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Song Of The Summer: The FINAL Rounds

Back in June, we kicked off the official Summertime Sadness Bracket to figure out who wrote the official song of the summer! This is certainly an ongoing debate, so to do this right, we need everyone’s opinion. We need YOUR opinion. From now until Labor Day, we are running a bracket where we need you to vote on your favorite song. Different songs will go head-to-head for each round. This is single elimination, so if you see a song you like, VOTE!!! The Summertime Sadness Bracket is unique because we are including songs from legendary acts like ParamoreGreen Day, and Fall Out Boy, but also modern acts like WaterparksMagnolia Park, and Meet Me @ The Altar.

Today we are entering the final rounds of the bracket. Let’s see who the winners have been so far! If you’re unsure how this works, head to the bottom to read about the rules. Without further ado, let’s jump into our current leading songs!

Round 1:

“Swing, Swing” by The All-American Rejects vs. “Everything Is Alright” by Motion City Soundtrack

Winner: “Swing, Swing” by The All-American Rejects!

Round 2:

“Fake Blood” by Heart Attack Man vs. “Loner” by YUNGBLUD

Winner: “Loner” by YUNGBLUD!

Round 3:

“Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down” by Fall Out Boy vs. “The Great Escape” by Boys Like Girls

Winner: “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down” by Fall Out Boy!

Round 4:

“Misfits” by Magnolia Park vs. “Loved You A Little” by The Maine

Winner: “Loved You A Little” by The Maine!

Round 5:

“Rock Show” by blink-182 vs. “I’m Just A Kid” by Simple Plan

Winner: “Rock Show” by blink-182!

Round 6:

“*equip sunglasses” by Hot Mulligan vs. “Flames” by MODSUN

Winner: “Flames” by MODSUN!

Round 7:

“Misery Business” by Paramore Vs. “Jamie All Over” by Mayday Parade

Winner: “Misery Business” By Paramore!

Round 8:

“estella//” By KennyHoopla vs. “WE MADE PLANS AND GOD LAUGHED” by Beauty School Dropout

Winner: “estella//” by KennyHoopla!

Round 9:

 “The Anthem” by Good Charlotte vs. “Basket Case” by Green Day

Winner: “The Anthem” by Good Charlotte!

Round 10:

“Say It (To My Face” by Meet Me @ The Altar vs. “DIE OUT HERE” by De’Wayne

Winner: “Say It(To My Face)” by Meet Me @ The Altar!

Round 11:

“In Too Deep” by Sum 41 vs. “Ocean Avenue” by Yellowcard

Winner: “Ocean Avenue” by Yellowcard!

Round 12:


Winner: “FUNERAL GREY” by Waterparks!

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Who will you vote for?

Here’s how it works: It seems kinda unfair to pin a band that has been around for over a decade, with life-long fans, against an up-and-coming group. Don’t worry, we thought about that too. Legacy acts will only go head-to-head with other legacy acts, and then repeat with the newer acts. Basically you’ll get a winner from both groups. However, in the very last round, we will pin them against each other… for fun! We honestly think it would be kinda sick if a new band won the official crown. 

So how do you vote? Easy. On Tuesday’s and Thursday’s we will post a poll on our Instagram. Tuesday’s are legacy bands and Thursday’s are modern bands. All you have to do is decide which of the two songs you like the best for that day. We handle the rest. Make sure to check back in to see how your favorite track is performing! Who will you choose? Let the games begin.

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