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    Default Great Music - Tournament Finals: Quarterfinals (Matchup 7 of 13)

    For this finals poll, please choose one track to move on to the next round.

    IMPORTANT! Please do not simply vote on name recognition (or lack thereof) alone. Please do listen to each nomination and then make your choice. Even if you think you know a track well, it's still worth giving it a listen for a refresher.

    The poll will run for seven days. Discussion is greatly encouraged!

    The nominees are (please let me know if any video doesn't play for you):

    Simon and Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence (1964)


    Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven (1971)

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    HOW WE GOT HERE


    Simon and Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence (1964)


    Nominated by T-Dogz_AK47 on December 8, 2015.
    Seconded by Iwritecode on December 8, 2015.

    In Round 1 it placed 1st in Group 6 (March 18-25, 2016):
    • Simon and Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence (1964) 82.35%
    • The Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There (1963) 76.47%
    • The Kingsmen - Louie Louie (1963) 76.47%
    • Barry Mann - Who Put the Bomp (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp) (1961) 52.94%
    • Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come (1964) 52.94%
    • Otis Redding - These Arms of Mine (1962) 35.29%
    • B. Bumble & The Stingers - Bumble Boogie (1961) 23.53%

    In Round 2 it placed 1st in Group 15 (May 9-16, 2016):
    • Simon and Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence (1964) 80.00%
    • The Contours - Do You Love Me (1962) 66.67%
    • Dion - Runaround Sue (1961) 60.00%
    • Elvis Presley - (You're the) Devil in Disguise (1963) 40.00%
    • Shelly Fabares - Johnny Angel (1962) 13.33%

    In Round 3 it placed 1st in Group 10 (June 23-30, 2016):
    • Simon and Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence (1964) 81.25%
    • Ray Charles - Georgia on My Mind (1960) 43.75%
    • Etta James - At Last (1960) 31.25%
    • Jimmy Soul - If You Wanna Be Happy (1963) 31.25%

    Entering the playoffs it was ranked 6th.

    In Playoffs Round 2 it beat out The Tokens - The Lion Sleeps Tonight (1961) with 68.18% of the vote (September 28 - October 5, 2016).

    In the Quarterfinals it beat out The Zombies - She's Not There (1964) with 73.91% of the vote (November 10-17, 2016).

    In the Semifinals it beat out The Drifters - Under the Boardwalk (1964) with 90.48% of the vote (December 6-13, 2016).

    In the Finals it beat out Ben E. King - Stand By Me (1961) with 54.55% of the vote (December 19-31, 2016).

    Throughout the tournament it earned an average vote percentage of 75.82%, good for 1st out of 14.

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    HOW WE GOT HERE


    Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven (1971)


    Nominated by fernandito on December 15, 2015.
    Seconded by Iwritecode on December 15, 2015.

    In Round 1 it tied for 1st in Group 14 (March 25 - April 1, 2016):
    • Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven (1971) 73.68%
    • The Rolling Stones - It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It) (1974) 73.68%
    • Black Sabbath - Iron Man (1970) 68.42%
    • David Bowie - Suffragette City (1972) 52.63%
    • The Doors - Roadhouse Blues (1970) 52.63%
    • Van Morrison - Moondance (1970) 47.37%
    • The Hollies - The Air That I Breathe (1974) 31.58%

    In Round 2 it placed 1st in Group 16 (May 13-20, 2016):
    • Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven (1971) 75.00%
    • The Temptations - Papa Was a Rollin' Stone (1972) 50.00%
    • The Doobie Brothers - Black Water (1974) 50.00%
    • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Mr. Bojangles (1970) 50.00%
    • Lou Reed - Perfect Day (1972) 25.00%

    In Round 3 it placed 1st in Group 8 (June 29 - July 6, 2016):
    • Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven (1971) 77.78%
    • Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine (1971) 44.44%
    • The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971) 38.89%
    • The Who - Baba O'Riley (1971) 33.33%

    Entering the playoffs it was ranked 6th.

    In Playoffs Round 2 it beat out Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970) with 65.22% of the vote (October 4-11, 2016).

    In the Quarterfinals it beat out Aerosmith - Dream On (1973) with 57.14% of the vote (November 12-19, 2016).

    In the Semifinals it beat out Don McLean - American Pie (1971) with 57.14% of the vote (December 7-14, 2016).

    In the Finals it beat out Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama (1974) with 52.17% of the vote (December 19-31, 2016).

    Throughout the tournament it earned an average vote percentage of 65.45%, good for 9th out of 14.

    In the Tournament Finals Round 2 it beat out The Mamas and the Papas - California Dreamin' (1966) with 61.90% of the vote (January 9-16, 2017).

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    Zeppelin baby.
    I'm responsible for my own happiness? I can't even be responsible for my own breakfast!

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    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."

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    Now that "California Dreamin'" is out, "The Sound of Silence" is it for me.

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    Stairway To Heaven
    Eliza dear, you know, there's something I should say

    I never really loved you, but I'll miss you anyway

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    Hello Darkness my old friend.

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    "The Sound of Silence" ranked first overall after the playoffs. Just sayin'.

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    Stairway!!!!!!!

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    bears are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    The Sound of Silence
    Only the gentle are ever really strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Hello Darkness my old friend.
    Does anyone else picture Will Ferrell tumbling senselessly into a swimming pool when hearing/reading these words?
    Eliza dear, you know, there's something I should say

    I never really loved you, but I'll miss you anyway

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    Voted Simon and Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence (1964)

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    Just three votes back now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Hello Darkness my old friend.
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    "The Sound of Silence" ranked first overall after the playoffs. Just sayin'.
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    Voted Simon and Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence (1964)
    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    Just three votes back now

    Give me a fucking break, please!!!! Simon & whodafuck? Really? Sounds of Silence over "Stairway"? Get a grip people!!!!!!!!
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    Need more action up in here!

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    I voted Stairway.

    I remember one time when I was probably around 12 or 13 and just starting to get more interested in music. I was with a group of my friends and family at a haunted house for my birthday. We walked into one room and my friend goes, "Hey! They are playing Stairway!" So we both sat down on the couch in the middle of the room and starting listening to the song instead of going through the rest of the house.

    Then my other friend flopped down on a nearby mattress and accidentally squished one of the "monsters" that was hiding under it. All we heard was "Ah! get off me!"

    It was an old resort that ended up burning down a few years later. But it was one of the best haunted houses I ever went through.

    Hearts are tough, she said, most times hearts don't break, and I'm sure that's right . . . but what about then? What about who we were then? What about hearts in Atlantis?

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    Now just two back!

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    Simon and Garfunkel are in completely different league over Led Zeppelin, it shouldn't even be close!

    Voted for The Sound of Silence.

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    I cannot vote.

    I'm like a deer in the deadlights.

    WTF to do.
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    if someone ties them now...

    (oh good Lord, no!!!!!!!)

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    When one is in agreement with bears one is always correct. (mae)

    bears are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    The sound of silence!

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    oooh no!! now I wish someone would tie them back!

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    When one is in agreement with bears one is always correct. (mae)

    bears are back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I voted for Stairway.
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    I voted Stairway also.
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