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    Default It's time for VH March Madness...

    I always wondered what VH Linkers thought was the ultimate Van Halen song. So let's find out.

    I have put together a single elimination, bracket style tournament pitting one song against each other. The last one standing will be the VH Links favorite Van Halen song.

    VH has 133 studio recorded songs; I did not include the B-side Crossing Over, That's Why I Love Ya, or the live takes on I Can't Drive 55, One Way to Rock, or Won't Get Fooled Again.

    To get this to 128 songs, I arbitrarily dropped song intros Intruder and Primary, and dropped the instrumentals Strung Out and Doin' Time. In addition, Little Guitars (Intro) is considered part of Little Guitars for this tournament.

    I made 8 divisions; named after the seven members of Van Halen and the 8th was named after Ted Templeman. (Were you expecting a Mitch Malloy division? LOL)

    I made 8 #1 seeds, and these are the eight songs according to Setlist.fm that they have played most often live: Runnin' With the Devil, You Really Got Me, Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love, Jamie's Cryin' (a surprise, I might add), Dance the Night Away, Unchained, Jump, and Panama. I pitted them against what I would consider the #16 seeds (instrumentals or album fillers): Tora! Tora!, Sunday Afternoon in the Park, 1984, Inside, A Apolitical Blues, Baluchiterium, Neworld, and, ahem, How Many Say I.

    The remainder of the matchups are completely random and were tabulated by a random number generator.

    I will post the #1 vs 16 matchups today, and every 24 hours, I will put up the next match.

    Let's have some VH fun... what do you say?

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    You sure it's safe to hold a march madness tournament in these virus-dominated times?!? Several songs might get infected...
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    Final match up:

    Source Of Infection vs. Somebody Get Me A Doctor
    "It's so lonely at the top because it's so crowded at the bottom" - Diamond David Lee Roth

    "The truth sounds like hate to those who hate the truth" - Todd Wagner

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

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    Default It's time for VH March Madness...

    I’m taking How Many Say I, for the upset.


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    Just in case anybody has forgotten, I already did this back in 2016 ...

    http://www.vhlinks.com/vbforums/thre...=march+madness

    And again in 2018 ...

    http://www.vhlinks.com/vbforums/thre...=march+madness

    In 2016, Unchained defeated Mean Street in the finals by the score of 24-17.

    In 2018, Unchained was removed from the tournament. Romeo Delight defeated Mean Street in the finals by the score of 20-19 when a poster named tankman from Yorkshire, England cast the deciding vote.
    "It's so lonely at the top because it's so crowded at the bottom" - Diamond David Lee Roth

    "The truth sounds like hate to those who hate the truth" - Todd Wagner

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

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    Graver, Walking Ed, refugee from CVH & proud tone chaser...

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    Hey now, the guy put some work into this for our entertainment. The least we could do is all play along and make sure Mean Street finally wins!

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    Default I know... but with no real March Madness, it felt like time to entertain ourselves...

    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    Just in case anybody has forgotten, I already did this back in 2016 ...

    http://www.vhlinks.com/vbforums/thre...=march+madness

    And again in 2018 ...

    http://www.vhlinks.com/vbforums/thre...=march+madness

    In 2016, Unchained defeated Mean Street in the finals by the score of 24-17.

    In 2018, Unchained was removed from the tournament. Romeo Delight defeated Mean Street in the finals by the score of 20-19 when a poster named tankman from Yorkshire, England cast the deciding vote.
    Appreciate that it was done before. Will keep at it unless the interest is low. It's not like we have new VH to listen to in these difficult times! Not like something was released from the Vault to keep us entertained while quarantined!

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    How about keep it going for the "Least Favorite VH Song?" Being serious.
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    VAN HALEN W/SAMMY: 8x
    VAN HALEN W/GARY: 5x
    MAMMOTH WVH: 1x
    CHICKENFOOT/THE CIRCLE: 10x
    DAVE SOLO: 14x
    SAMMY SOLO: 15x (W/MONTROSE 1x, @CABO WABO CANTINA 1x)
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    Or "Containing Best Guitar Solo?"

    A shit time like this is a good time for a poll, as long as it's something different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariner View Post
    Appreciate that it was done before. Will keep at it unless the interest is low. It's not like we have new VH to listen to in these difficult times! Not like something was released from the Vault to keep us entertained while quarantined!
    Why don't you list all of the matchups in one post? That would make it much easier for people to vote by simply highlighting their choices. Also, if you do them one match up at a time in 8 different brackets, it will take a month of Sundays to get through the tournament.

    Just some food for thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DFVH5150 View Post
    How about keep it going for the "Least Favorite VH Song?" Being serious.
    Why go through all that for HMSI?

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    Why don't you list all of the matchups in one post? That would make it much easier for people to vote by simply highlighting their choices. Also, if you do them one match up at a time in 8 different brackets, it will take a month of Sundays to get through the tournament.

    Just some food for thought.
    Don't you hate it when someone tries to do something you already know how to do so well... but with mixed results.

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    Need a bracket or hard to follow

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