Thank you all very much for voting in the Sweet 16. You were all asked to make some tough decisions, but in many of the cases the winners were decisive but some were also close and one match-up was decided by one vote. Here are the final results of the Sweet 16.
Stairway to Heaven (1) ran away and hid from Don't Fear the Reaper (8) by a 32-5 margin
American Pie (2) beat Sweet Home Alabama (7) in a squeaker 20-17.
Freebird (3) brushed aside Purple Haze (6) in a 23-14 decision.
Hotel Californina (4) held off the upset minded Carry On Wayward son to win by a 20-17 margin.
Won't Get Fooled Again (1) ran roughshod over Brown Eyed Girl (8) by a 29-8 vote.
Bohemian Rhapsody (2) doubled up Satisfaction (7) in a 24-12 decision.
Born to Be Wild (3) took the magic away from Black Magic Woman (6) in a 27-10 thumping.
Pink Floyd's Money (5) scored the only upset of the Sweet 16 over Crazy Train in a 19-18 thriller.
So now we are down to the Elite 8. It only gets tougher. For some of you, maybe it doesn't as many favorite songs are falling out of the running. I hope you have just as much enjoyment in this round as the other ones. Voting will be open for one week. Next Saturday at noon will be the cut-off for the Elite 8 voting and shortly thereafter, I'll post the winners and announce the Final Four. Without further ado, here is the ballot for the Elite 8.....
Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin (1) vs Hotel California - Eagles (4)
American Pie - Don McLean (2) vs Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd (3)
Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who (1) vs Money - Pink Floyd (5)
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (2) vs Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf (3)