Monday, March 27

Music Monday: The Last Four

by Scott Lydon

UPDATE: We fixed the poll. Go vote again if you haven't already!!


Happy Music Monday! For those who don't know, each year we do a special March Bracket Event on our site. This year Scott's been forced honored with the keys to the event. We call it... MUSIC MADNESS!!

At the top of March, we posted 64 one-hit wonders. Now it's all down to these four. You might even call them... The Last Four! You could call them something else too but our lawyers advised us not to use another name. When you're done reading the list, head to our Facebook poll and fight between the decades. We'll have the results (and the Championship) on Wednesday and the big wrap-up announcement on Friday! But for now... Let's get hype!

Zombie Nation - Kernkraft 400

 

 

After the fall of Gary Glitter, only one band was able to take his place in the world of sporting hype. Zombie Nation is the proof that sometimes, all you've gotta do is be in the right place at the right time. Now everyone knows their song, even if almost no one knows their name. The perfect song to get us excited for the list of LAST FOUR one-hit wonders!

What, you expected us to just post without a crowd warmup? Do you even KNOW how Championships work? Sheesh. You'd think you never watched sports before! Anyway, Last Four coming up after the jump, and then you'll need to go and cast your vote on our Facebook poll.

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Friday, March 24

Music Madness: Announcing The Final Eight

by Madness Comissioner


Eight! Eight teams are left in this four-on-four battle! By next Monday we'll know which one-hit wonder is the champion of each decade! And YOU can play a part! Go vote via our Facebook page to close out the decades and we can turn this thing into a GREATEST OF ALL TIME MATCH!

Of course the brackets sealed a while ago, but you can still enjoy gawking at everyone else's brackets in this thread. Some of those guessers might just win a real trophy at the end of this thing! And in case you're curious, a perfect bracket at this point would look something like this. Maybe with a better font.

So take a look at Scott and Kathleen with our cool bracket wall and see the full list of the remaining eight contestants!

Already know the songs by heart? Go vote across all four decades! But if you wanna see what's left, don't worry. We've got the head-to-head breakdown happening below.

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Wednesday, March 22

Music Madness: Announcing The Solvent Sixteen

by Madness Comissioner


You voted. Your friends voted. Your foes voted. And now we've narrowed our month-long Music Madness event down to just sixteen one-hit wonders. Today you'll be able to vote via our Facebook page to knock the Solvent 16 all the way down to the Final 8. Today the votes come from the '70s, '80s, '90s and '00s. It's all in play, and any of them could go away.

Of course the brackets sealed a while ago, but you can still enjoy gawking at everyone else's brackets in this thread. Some of those guessers might just win a real trophy at the end of this thing! And in case you're curious, a perfect bracket would look vaguely like this. Maybe a little prettier. Look, let's not dwell on the past any more, okay?

And now, are you ready to rock Round Three? Take a look at Scott and Kathleen with our cool bracket wall with the remaining contestants! And also the songs they want to win!

Already know the songs by heart? Go vote across all four decades! But if you wanna see what's left, don't worry. We've got the head-to-head breakdown happening below.

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Monday, March 20

Music Monday: Bracket Talk

by Scott Lydon


Happy Music Monday! At this point, we're three weeks in to Music Madness so there's no point in recapping the rules. The important facts to know are these: We've created four brackets ('70s, '80s, '90s and '00s) and picked sixteen one-hit wonders for each one. Each Wednesday and Friday in March, you'll be able to vote via our Facebook page to help determine the winners! We're also giving away real trophies in three categories: Most Right Answers, Least Right Answers, and Prettiest Hand-Made Bracket. And by this point, well, a lot of the brackets look something like this.

That's what Poor Scott's bracket looks like. Today he's going to look at his biggest mistakes and explain what we was thinking. Then you can do the same with YOUR bracket in the comments below. Ready? Let's commiserate together!

70s Bracket: Elvin Bishop - Fooled Around And Fell In Love beat Amii Stewart - Knock On Wood

 

I picked Knock On Wood because it's AMAZING. It's high energy, and a disco classic they still play even today! There's nothing wrong with the Elvin Bishop song, but it's so mellow and neutral. Maybe everyone knew it better from the Guardians Of The Galaxy soundtrack? Maybe that's why it won? OR MAYBE THEY WERE JUST ALL JUST WRONG!

More whining from Scott coming right up. Hey, let him have this. He's done a lot of work on these brackets.

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Friday, March 17

Music Madness: Round Two:'80s vs '00s

by Madness Comissioner


It's time for Round Two in our month-long Music Madness event! Just to recap, we've created four brackets ('70s, '80s, '90s and '00s) and picked sixteen one-hit wonders for each one. Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday in March, you'll be able to vote via our Facebook page. You've all been nailing that part so far, and you've narrowed the field down to 32 candidates. Today we're voting on the '80s and the '00s!

Of course the brackets closed last week, but you can still enjoy gawking at everyone else's brackets in this thread. Some of those guessers might just win a real trophy at the end of this thing. You can find out what they all stand for on the master list right here.

Today's face-offs include the hits of the '80s AND the '00s. Take a look at Scott and Kathleen with our cool bracket wall and see the full list of contestants.

Know the songs by heart? Go vote across two decades! Need a refresher? No worries, we've got the head-to-head happening below.

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Wednesday, March 15

Music Madness: Round Two:'70s vs '90s

by Madness Comissioner


It's time for Round Two in our month-long Music Madness event! Just to recap, we've created four brackets ('70s, '80s, '90s and '00s) and picked sixteen one-hit wonders for each one. Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday in March, you'll be able to vote via our Facebook page. You've all been nailing that part so far, and you've narrowed the field down to 32 candidates. Today we're voting on the '70s and the '90s!

Of course the brackets closed last week, but you can still enjoy gawking at everyone else's brackets in this thread. Some of those guessers might just win a real trophy at the end of this thing. You can find out what they all stand for on the master list right here.

Today's face-offs include the hits of the '70s AND the '90s. Take a look at Scott and Kathleen with our cool bracket wall and see the full list of contestants.

Already know the songs by heart? Go vote across two decades! Need a refresher? No worries, we've got the head-to-head happening below.

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Monday, March 13

Music Monday: Round One Heartbreaks

by Scott Lydon


Happy Music Monday! For those who don't know, each year we do a special March Bracket Event on our site. This year Scott's been forced honored with the keys to the event. We call it... MUSIC MADNESS!!

The rules are simple. We've created four brackets ('70s, '80s, '90s and '00s) and picked sixteen one-hit wonders for each one. Each Wednesday and Friday in March, you'll be able to vote via our Facebook page to help determine the winners! Check back here on Wednesday for the next round!

Today, though, Scott's recapping the poor unfortunate songs that should have gone further, but didn't. Take a moment to show them some respect, okay?

70s Bracket: The Floaters - Float On

 

This song has a lovely groove, a beautiful message, and an offer to share your love with Larry. How could it have lost to the woman who plays Mama on Mama's Family? HOW I ASK YOU??

Voting on Round Two continues later this week. Be ready for it!

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Friday, March 10

Music Madness: Round One: The '00s

by Madness Comissioner


For those who don't know, each year we do a special March Bracket Event on our site. This year's rules are simple. We've created four brackets ('70s, '80s, '90s and '00s) and picked sixteen one-hit wonders for each one. Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday in March, you'll be able to vote via our Facebook page.

You can also play along at home with your very own bracket full of initials! We used initials because the song/artist combo didn't fit onto one page. You can find out what they all stand for on the master list right here. And you can check out other people's brackets in the comments of this thread. Play along by voting via our Facebook page every Wednesday and Friday. Follow your heart.

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Wednesday, March 08

Music Madness: Round One: The '90s

by Madness Comissioner


Happy Music Monday! For those who don't know, each year we do a special March Bracket Event on our site. This year's rules are simple. We've created four brackets ('70s, '80s, '90s and '00s) and picked sixteen one-hit wonders for each one. Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday in March, you'll be able to vote via our Facebook page.

You can also play along at home with your very own bracket full of initials! We used initials because the song/artist combo didn't fit onto one page. You can find out what they all stand for on the master list right here. And you can check out other people's brackets in the comments of this thread. Play along by voting via our Facebook page every Wednesday and Friday. Follow your heart.

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Monday, March 06

Music Monday: Music Madness Drama Recap

by Scott Lydon


Happy Music Monday! For those who don't know, each year we do a special March Bracket Event on our site. This year Scott's been forced honored with the keys to the event. We call it... MUSIC MADNESS!!

The rules are simple. We've created four brackets ('70s, '80s, '90s and '00s) and picked sixteen one-hit wonders for each one. Each Wednesday and Friday in March, you'll be able to vote via our Facebook page to help determine the winners! Additionally, you might want to check out the master list so or maybe take a look at other people's brackets. One of them might just win a trophy!

Today, though, Scott's gonna devote Music Monday to four upcoming battles that are connected to some in-house drama. That's right. We're gonna take you behind the scenes.

90s Bracket: Deep Blue Something - Breakfast At Tiffany's vs Chumbawumba - Tubthumping

 

This battle has a serious side: Scott didn't originally want Chumbawumba in this bracket. Scott's boss forced h im to include it. You don't want Scott's boss to win this one, do you? Remember: a vote for Deep Blue Something is a vote for freedom and justice.

It's not a Madness without some drama! Four more serious battles previewed after the jump.

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