Music Madness Tournament

Our first shot at doing this podcast thing with structure. We selected 64 songs from 2012 (and early 2013) and pitted them against each other in a single elimination tournament. After hours of deliberation, we finally came out with a winner. Who will it be? Listen to find out.

Round 1

North Bracket East Bracket
#1 Gym Class Heroes – Stereo Hearts
#16 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
#1 Justin Timberlake feat Jay-Z – Suit and Tie
#16 Tyga – Rack City
#8 Ne-Yo – Let Me Love You
#9 One Direction – Live While We’re Young
#8 Will.i.am feat Britnay Spears – Scream and Shout
#9 Muse – Madness
#5 Taylor Swift – We are never ever getting back together
#12 Kanye West & Jay-Z – Ni***s In Paris
#5 Jason Mraz – I won’t give up
#12 Nicki Minaj – Starships
#4 Adele – Skyfall
#13 Usher – Climax
#4 One Republic – Feel Again
#13 Bruno Mars – Locked out of Heaven
#6 The Band Perry – Better Dig Two
#11 Calvin Harris (ft. Neyo) – Let’s Go
#6 Imagine Dragons – It’s Time
#11 Mumford and Sons – I Will Wait
#3 Taylor Swift – Red
#14 Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop
#3 Flo Rida – Whistle
#14 Alabama Shakes – Hold On
#7 Zedd ft. Foxes – Clarity
#10 Kendrick Lamar – Poetic Justice
#7 Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifia and Bruno Mars – Young, Wild and Free
#10 Schoolboy Q – Yay Yay
#2 Miguel – Adorn
#15 Justin Timberlake – Mirrors
#2 Alicia Keys – Girl on Fire
#15 Juicy J – Bandz A Make her Dance
South Bracket West Bracket
#1 Flo Rida – Wild Ones
#16 Of Monsters and Men – Little Talks
#1 Taylor Swift – 22
#16 Drake – Started from the Bottom
#8 Mary J Blige – Don’t Mind
#9 Major Lazer – Get Free
#8 Ed Sheeran – A team
#9 Fun – Carry On
#5 Kendrick Lammar – Swimming Pools (Drank)
#12 Lupe Fiasco – Battle Scars
#5 Bruno Mars – When I was your man
#12 Frank Ocean – Thinking about you
#4 Beyonce – Love on Top
#13 Baiyu – Again
#4 Lea Michele – Being Good Isn’t Good Enough
#13 Fun (feat Janelle Monae) – We are young
#6 Maroon 5 – Payphone
#11 Deadmau5 – The Veldt
#6 Psy – Gangam Style
#11 David Guetta – Titanium
#3 GOOD Music – Mercy
#14 Rihanna – Jump
#3 Rihanna – Diamonds
#14 Lupe Fiasco – Bitch Bad
#7 Lumineers – Ho Hey
#10 Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
#7 Chris brown – Don’t Wake Me up
#10 Swedish House Mafia – Don’t You Worry Child
#2 Drake feat Rihanna – Take Care
#15 Jack White – Freedom at 21
#2 Bauer – Harlem Shake
#15 Les Mis – I Dreamed a Dream

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4

Round 2

North Bracket East Bracket
#16 Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
#8 Ne-Yo – Let Me Love You
#1 Justin Timberlake feat Jay-Z – Suit and Tie
#9 Muse – Madness
#12 Kanye West & Jay-Z – Ni***s In Paris
#4 Adele – Skyfall
#5 Jason Mraz – I won’t give up
#4 One Republic – Feel Again
#6 The Band Perry – Better Dig Two
#14 Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop
#6 Imagine Dragons – It’s Time
#3 Flo Rida – Whistle
#2 Miguel – Adorn
#7 Zedd ft. Foxes – Clarity
#7 Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifia and Bruno Mars – Young, Wild and Free
#2 Alicia Keys – Girl on Fire
South Bracket West Bracket
#16 Of Monsters and Men – Little Talks
#9 Major Lazer – Get Free
#16 Drake – Started from the Bottom
#9 Fun – Carry On
#5 Kendrick Lammar – Swimming Pools (Drank)
#4 Beyonce – Love on Top
#13 Fun (feat Janelle Monae) – We are young
#12 Frank Ocean – Thinking about you
#6 Maroon 5 – Payphone
#14 Rihanna – Jump
#6 Psy – Gangam Style
#14 Lupe Fiasco – Bitch Bad
#10 Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
#15 Jack White – Freedom at 21
#10 Swedish House Mafia – Don’t You Worry Child
#15 Les Mis – I Dreamed a Dream

Episode 5
Episode 6

Round 3 – Finals

North Bracket East Bracket
#12 Kanye West & Jay-Z – Ni***s In Paris
#8 Ne-Yo – Let Me Love You
#1 Justin Timberlake feat Jay-Z – Suit and Tie
#5 Jason Mraz – I won’t give up
#14 Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop
#2 Miguel – Adorn
#6 Imagine Dragons – It’s Time
#2 Alicia Keys – Girl on Fire
South Bracket West Bracket
#9 Major Lazer – Get Free
#4 Beyonce – Love on Top
#9 Fun – Carry On
#12 Frank Ocean – Thinking About You
#14 Rihanna – Jump
#15 Jack White – Freedom at 21
#14 Lupe Fiasco – Bitch Bad
#15 Les Mis – I Dreamed a Dream

Episode 7
Episode 8