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    Default The Elite Eight, Van Halen March Madness

    The quarterfinal match ups are all set. Voting will be open until 11:00 pm PST on Monday, April 28th.


    Unchained vs Hot For Teacher

    Girl Gone Bad vs Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love

    Mean Street vs Light Up The Sky

    Hear About It Later vs I'm The One
    "It's so lonely at the top because it's so crowded at the bottom" - Diamond David Lee Roth

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    Here are the final scores from the Sweet Sixteen:

    Unchained 29 Runnin' With The Devil 4
    Hot For Teacher 21 Everybody Wants Some!! 12

    Girl Gone Bad 20 Take Your Whiskey Home 13
    Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love 23 Sinner's Swing! 10

    Mean Street 19 Romeo Delight 14
    Light Up The Sky 19 In A Simple Rhyme/Growth 14

    Hear About It Later 18 Eruption 15
    I'm The One 18 Drop Dead Legs 15

    Here's the breakdown of the final 8 songs by albums:

    VH: 2
    VH II: 1
    FW: 3
    1984: 2

    WACF went 0-4 in the Sweet Sixteen.
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    Unchained vs Hot For Teacher - Unchained

    Girl Gone Bad vs Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love - Girl Gone Bad

    Mean Street vs Light Up The Sky - Light Up The Sky

    Hear About It Later vs I'm The One - I'm The One
    "It's so lonely at the top because it's so crowded at the bottom" - Diamond David Lee Roth

    "If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving is not for you"

    "Be careful what you wish for because you just might lose what you already have"

    "Women and Children First ... The REAL Van Halen III"

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    Unchained vs Hot For Teacher - I'm stepping over

    Girl Gone Bad vs Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love <--really good match-up. Easy for a good girl to go bad. Oops that was Rihanna GGB lyrics. Lazy eyes in the summer heat. GGB for the guitar.

    Mean Street vs Light Up The Sky - the end is dead ahead

    Hear About It Later vs I'm The One - it's a major violation

    ^---I look at this and ask what Sammy vh songs could hold up to these songs in the elite 8. 5150, humans being, crossing over.

    A good matchup will be mean street vs HAIL next round. Which one will lose to unchained?

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    Hot For Teacher
    Girl Gone Bad
    Light Up The Sky
    I'm The One

    Unchained vs HFT was the toughest one. Decided it on Al's stellar drums on HFT.

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    I vote for the 2nd track on all four of those match ups.

    I feel I should like GGB more than I do but there is just something about it that has never quite clicked for me, to this day. almost like there's too much going on
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    Unchained vs Hot For Teacher - Unchained

    Girl Gone Bad vs Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love - ATBL - I love GGB, but the HEY HEY HEY's are just too much fun

    Mean Street vs Light Up The Sky - Mean Street

    Hear About It Later vs I'm The One - HAIL
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

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    Unchained
    Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
    Light Up The Sky
    I'm the One

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    This one actually was pretty easy for me.

    Unchained vs Hot For Teacher Unchained

    Girl Gone Bad vs Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love ATBL

    Mean Street vs Light Up The Sky Mean Street

    Hear About It Later vs I'm The One HAIL
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    Hot for Teacher
    Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
    Mean Street
    Hear About it Later

    *** HAIL vs ITO was the toughest choice for me, this round***
    "There's too many people on this basketball that's floating around the sun, who are too afraid to allow themselves to FEEL" - Edward Van Halen
    "Van Halen was never about the singer..." - a very wise fan.
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    Unchained vs Hot For Teacher

    Girl Gone Bad vs Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love

    Mean Street vs Light Up The Sky

    Hear About It Later
    vs I'm The One

    only tough one was Unchained vs HFT

    Can't believe DDL lost, but oh well

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    Unchained vs Hot For Teacher

    Girl Gone Bad vs Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love

    Mean Street
    vs Light Up The Sky

    Hear About It Later vs I'm The One

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    Interesting to see many songs that are "deep cuts" make it this far, shows the depth of the calalogue

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    HFT
    GGB
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