We pitted 64 of music's greatest cover songs against each other in a bracket tournament -- and your votes decided which songs advanced to the next round toward a 2016 Tournament of Covers champion! The champion was "Black Magic Woman" by Santana.
Congrats to our winning listeners:
Julie of Portage MI - Roku Streaming Stick
Tracey of Fort Worth, TX - Roku Streaming Stick
Frank of Greencastle, PA - Roku Streaming Stick
(unclaimed) - Roku Streaming Stick
Melanie of Livermore, CA - JBL Flip 3 Bluetooth Speaker
Steven of Sparks, NV - JBL Flip 3 Bluetooth Speaker
Michelle of Ronkonkoma, NY - Karaoke USA Karaoke Machine
Melinda of Guilderland, NY - Sonos Play
Samantha of McMinnville, OR - Apple Watch
Terry of Springfield, VA - Grand Prize Vacation Package
The final Music Madness bracket (click to view full):
Listen to the songs:
Music Madness Tournament of Covers
64 of music history's greatest covers battle it out for Music Madness supremacy!
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - William Shatner
(Oh) Pretty Woman - Van Halen
(Roy Orbison song)
Minute by Minute - Larry Carlton
(Doobie Brothers song)
I Will Survive - Cake
(Gloria Gaynor song)
I'll Be There - Mariah Carey feat. Trey Lorenz
(Jackson Five song)
Red Red Wine - UB40
(Neil Diamond song)
Mad World - Michael Andrews feat. Gary Jules
(Tears for Fears song)
Barbara Ann - The Beach Boys
Mr. Tambourine Man - The Byrds
(Bob Dylan song)
With a Little Help from My Friends - Joe Cocker
Hurt - Johnny Cash
(Nine Inch Nails song)
All Along the Watchtower - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
(Bob Dylan song)
Soulful Strut - Grover Washington, Jr.
(Young-Holt Unlimited song)
Smells Like Teen Spirit - The Bad Plus featuring Reid Anderson
I've Got You Under My Skin - The Four Seasons
(Broadway song, Sinatra hit)
Puttin' on the Ritz - Taco
(from the film Puttin' on the Ritz)
Mr. Bojangles - Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Nitty Gritty Dirt Band hit)
Tainted Love / Where Did Our Love Go - Soft Cell
(Gloria Jones song)
Killing Me Softly - Fugees
(Roberta Flack hit)
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
(Dolly Parton song)
Across the Universe - Fiona Apple
I Shot the Sheriff - Eric Clapton
(Bob Marley song)
The Man Who Sold the World - Nirvana
(David Bowie song)
Proud Mary - Ike and Tina Turner
(Creedence Clearwater Revival song)
I Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Mark Chesnutt
What a Wonderful World - Kenny G with Louis Armstrong
(Louis Armstrong song)
Dedicated to the One I Love - The Mamas & the Papas
When a Man Loves a Woman - Michael Bolton
(Percy Sledge song)
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
(Isley Brothers hit)
Light My Fire - Jose Feliciano
Crossroads - Cream
(Robert Johnson song)
Higher Ground - Red Hot Chili Peppers
(Stevie Wonder song)
I Got Rhythm - The Happenings
(From the musical Girl Crazy)
Danny's Song - Anne Murray
(Loggins & Messina song)
Jump - Aztec Camera
(Van Halen song)
Kiss - Art of Noise feat. Tom Jones
Ain't No Sunshine - Boney James
(Bill Withers song)
Terms and Conditions: The promoter is AccuRadio LLC, whose address is 10 W. Hubbard Street, Suite 5W, Chicago, IL 60654. Employees of AccuRadio and its affiliates, and their family members, are not eligible. Contest open only to listeners in the USA and Canada who are twenty-one (21) or older. There is no entry fee and no purchase is necessary to enter. The promotion begins on March 10, 2015 and ends on March 30, 2016. AccuRadio reserves the right to cancel or amend the promotion, its terms and conditions, at any time without notice. Prizes that may be awarded to the eligible winners are not transferable, redeemable for cash or exchangeable for any other prize. All prizes must be redeemed from AccuRadio within thirty (30) days of the contest end date unless otherwise stated in the contest’s official rules. Certain prizes are [e.g., date specific (i.e. concerts, trips)] and the winner or winners must be available on the dates specified. If a winner cannot be contacted or is disqualified for any reason, AccuRadio reserves the right to determine an alternate winner or not to award that winner’s prize, in its sole discretion. Entry into the promotion by placing vote(s) will be deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions. View full rules here.
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