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"An Epic Match-Up Among the 64 Best Pop Songs Released Since 1981"

This competition, The Ultimate Pop Song Tournament, fills me with terror-rage just looking at its brackets! (Pitting "Edge of Seventeen" v "Take Me Home Tonight" is tough on the mind.) In any event, voting is now underway for “Nothing Compares 2 U” v “I Will Always Love You" and We Belong” v. “Lost In Your Eyes.” You know what to do with that. (via)

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djfreshie (#875)

#1: Tubthumping.

Why even have the tournament? Go get a dictionary. Look up "Perfect Pop Song." Bam! It just says: Tubthumping. This is a waste of time.

@djfreshie And that's when I clicked "close bracket".

dog days are over isn't even the 64th-best song from the year it was released

okay this list is going to drive me nuts and i overslept because of the lil wayne show last night and i need to get to work. but 'jesus walks' over 'gold digger'? 'lost in your eyes' over 'only in my dreams'? 'i want it that way' and 'since u been gone' IN THE SAME BRACKET?!?!?

keisertroll (#1,117)

@Maura Johnston Dog Days Are Over beat Pants On The Ground in the play-in game.

C_Webb (#855)

Kind of loving Gaga vs. Parton. The rest just makes me feel old and angry.

keisertroll (#1,117)

None of this matters if they're just going to play "One Shining Moment" in the end.

keisertroll (#1,117)

And no Weird Al? FOR SHAME.

allyzay (#321)

Whoa, Choire, congratulations on finding the worst!!

Ham Snadwich (#11,842)

Man, everyone knows the best pop song ever is I Want You Back by the Jackson 5.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_5hQ8cEE7Q

Prove me wrong.

HereKitty (#2,713)

@Ham_Snadwich Paul McCartney says it's God Only Knows, by the Beach Boys, and if anyone's qualified to make that judgment …

Ham Snadwich (#11,842)

@HereKitty …it's certainly not the guy responsible for Wings.

LondonLee (#922)

Whatever the best pop song ever is it's on Motown. That much I know.

HereKitty (#2,713)

@Ham_Snadwich Ha, touché!

ABC > I Want You Back.

Ham Snadwich (#11,842)

@HereKitty Possible, but I Want You Back gets the edge since you don't hear it as much.

Ham Snadwich (#11,842)

Ah, best pop song since 1981. So not exactly best "ever".

Smitros (#5,315)

Between this and the debt ceiling impasse it's an embarrassing day for democracy.

Tulletilsynet (#333)

How did I Will Always Love You make it in amongst this dreck? It's got three strikes against it (the genre, the chronology, the lack of cringe-inducing elements). Did somebody do a cover version, or what?

keisertroll (#1,117)

@Tulletilsynet I honestly can't tell if you're being sarcastic.

Tulletilsynet (#333)

@keisertroll
How did I Will Always Love You make it in amongst this dreck? It's got three strikes against it (the genre, the chronology, the lack of cringe-inducing elements). Did somebody do a cover version, or what?

Better now?

cherrispryte (#444)

As I hate (most) sports but love the concept of "brackets," I expect to see a LOT of coverage of this!

keisertroll (#1,117)

@cherrispryte THIS IS THE PART OF BRACKETS WHERE WE DANCE

percolator (#1,721)

"Don't You Want Me" getting a #9 seed is SHOCKING, the selection commitee should be ashamed of itself.

Also, "Freedom '90" over "Since U Been Gone" is clearly this year's 5/12 upset.

percolator (#1,721)

Damnit, I meant Sweet Dreams. Apparently, my bracket reading skills are diminished when it's not college hoops season.

Rod T (#33)

I just voted for Kelly Clarkson over Tina Turner, and I don't know how I feel about that.

Also? Too much clicking required. I'm glad they're getting pageviews and "deep visits", but annoying.

cxs504 (#15,464)

Smells Like Teen Spirit is a pop song? Is it opposites day?

chef dave (#3,898)

@cxs504 Only one of the best and most important pop songs ever.

Are YOU opposites day?

Tulletilsynet (#333)

@chef dave
Important Pop Songs. Great album title. Excuse me, I think that's my head exploding.

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