For the last week, you've been voting for your favorite riffs and now it's time to announce the results of the next four groups. Well, here they are (and don't ask us where did the missing percents go, as it looks like the voting system has its way with the numbers.)
1st Round Rules
- 64 riffs will be placed into 16 groups where the winners will be decided by voting (every riff will compete with every other riff in a group)
- For every victory in a group, a riff gets a point
- Two riffs with the most points in every group will advance to the next round
- If three riffs have an equal amount of points, the percentage difference will be considered.
The group I was easily won by 'No One Knows' which got 30% more votes than any riff in every match-up.
Meanwhile, SOAD secured the second place by defeating Mastodon.
The riff from 'Fly Away' wasn't appreciated by the UG community and lost to everyone else.
Group I Results
No One Knows - 1st place
Aerials - 2nd
Blood and Thunder - 3rd
Fly Away - 4th
In the group J, the first place went to 'Seven Nation Army' while the other 3 riffs had to struggle for the second place. And, surprisingly, that struggle was won by Muse with 'Plug In Baby,' which was able to defeat one of UG favorite bands Tool with their riff from 'Lateralus.' And what made the victory even more epic is the fact that less than 10 votes made the difference!
The youngest riff in the entire Showdown 'Do I Wanna Know?' by Arctic Monkeys couldn't handle the competition and was eliminated from the tournament.
Group J Results
Seven Nation Army - 1st place
Plug In Baby - 2nd
Lateralus - 3rd
Do I Know? - 4th
'Ace of Spades' trumped all other riffs in the group K, including 'La Grange.'
However, 'La Grange' managed to win two other match-ups and proceed to the next round.
Group K Results
Ace Of Spades - 1st place
La Grange - 2nd
Sweet Home Alabama - 3rd
All Right Now - 4th
Group LAs one of the comments said the lineup of the group L was particularly interesting because "Randy Rhoads will always win against the other, and the Police will never win against anything." Well, that's exactly what happened. Crazy Train won over every other riff by a landslide.
But, despite Van Halen's riff being the second favorite, Dire Straits snatched the victory and secured the second place in the group.
Group L Results
Crazy Train - 1st place
Money for Nothing - 2nd
Ain't Talking' Bout Love - 3rd
Every Breath You Take - 4th
That's it for today, stay tuned for tomorrow when we'll announce the results for the groups M-P, and if you still haven't voted there, you can do it here.