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Don’t Stop Believin’ vs. We Will Rock You

It all comes down to this - the final two songs competing to be the new tradition at Kauffman Stadium. Both songs are arena rock classics. Both songs are legendary. Both songs are instantly recognizable. Only one can win. The decision is in the hands of the people tonight. Here are the final two: Don’t Stop Believin’ Song We Will Rock You Journey Artist Queen Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon Write ...

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Rock and Roll All Nite vs. We Will Rock You

One more chance for a song to get to the championship match. Both legendary rock anthems. Both staples on classic rock radio. Only one will have the chance to compete to be the Royals sixth inning tradition. Rock and Roll All Nite Song We Will Rock You KISS Artist Queen Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley Writers Brian May 1975 Year 1977 Dressed to Kill/Alive Album News of the World 57/12 Top Chart Position N/A Hard ...

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Don’t Stop Believin’ vs. Livin’ on a Prayer

And then there were four. Two 1980s titans go head to head in a battle of songs that do not believe in the letter "g." Only one can move on, regardless of how beloved both songs are. Don't Stop Believin' Song Livin’ On A Prayer Journey Artist Bon Jovi Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon Writers Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond Child 1981 Year 1986 Escape Album Slippery When Wet 9 Top Chart Positio ...

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Twist and Shout vs. We Will Rock You

We close out the elite eight with one of the most epic match ups in this competition, between a pair of heavyweight English rock and roll bands. Who makes it to the semifinals? This is as tough a choice as I’ve seen yet. Twist and Shout Song We Will Rock You The Beatles Artist Queen Phil Medley, Bert Russell Writers Brian May 1964 Year 1977 Please Please Me Album News of the World 2 Top Chart Position N/A ...

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Old Time Rock and Roll vs. Rock and Roll All Nite

Do you like the rock and roll? Well this afternoon's contest is for you, as two songs with Rock and Roll in the title will be fighting to move into the final four of the Play it Forward competition. Tom Cruise in his underwear vs. a group of shock rock legends. Old Time Rock and Roll Song Rock and Roll All Nite Bob Seger Artist KISS George Jackson, Thomas E. Jones III, Bob Seger Writers Gene Simmons, Paul S ...

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I Want You to Want Me vs. Livin’ on a Prayer

After tonight's game, we'll be halfway to the final four. Who will the second artist be? Check out the matchup. I Want You to Want Me Song Livin’ On A Prayer Cheap Trick Artist Bon Jovi Rick Nielsen Writers Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond Child 1977/1979 Year 1986 In Color/Cheap Trick at Budokan Album Slippery When Wet 7 Top Chart Position 1 Classic Rock Genre Glam metal I Want You To Want Me facts: ...

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Brown Eyed Girl vs. Don’t Stop Believin’

We move forward toward a winner, as 3/4 of the songs in this competition have been eliminated. Now to determine the best of what's left, starting with two classic sing alongs. Which one wins? Brown Eyed Girl Song Don't Stop Believin' Van Morrison Artist Journey Van Morrison Writers Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain, Neil Schon 1967 Year 1981 Blowin' Your Mind Album Escape 10 Top Chart Position 9 Oldies Pop Genre C ...

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We Will Rock You vs. 1999

We close out the home stand and the second round of the tournament on the same day. Which will be the final entry to the Elite Eight? Let's look at the numbers. We Will Rock You Song 1999 Queen Artist Prince Brian May Writers Prince 1977 Year 1982 News of the World Album 1999 N/A Top Chart Position 12 Classic Rock Genre Pop/Funk We Will Rock You facts: The first track off the iconic "News of the World" al ...

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Sweet Caroline vs. Twist and Shout

The final two match ups of the second round are upon us. Tonight, the Boston Red Sox sing-along song vs. Ferris Bueller's favorite song. Sweet Caroline Song Twist and Shout Neil Diamond Artist The Beatles Neil Diamond Writers Phil Medley, Bert Russell 1969 Year 1964 N/A Album Please Please Me 4 Top Chart Position 2 Oldies pop Genre Oldies rock Sweet Caroline facts: The unofficial official theme song for th ...

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Ring of Fire vs. Rock and Roll All Nite

Bob Seger performed about as well as Alex Gordon on Sunday. Who will he face in the next round? Either a country legend or one of the best live acts singing one of the most famous rock anthems in history. Ring of Fire Song Rock and Roll All Nite Johnny Cash Artist KISS June Carter, Merle Kilgore Writers Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley 1963 Year 1975 N/A Album Dressed to Kill/Alive 17 Top Chart Position 57/12 Cou ...

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Louie Louie vs. Old Time Rock and Roll

We're now halfway there toward deciding the Elite Eight for the Play it Forward competition. Fans are dressing to the nines today for an oldie, but goodie, which goes up against a song extolling the virtues of such songs. Louie, Louie Song Old Time Rock and Roll The Kingsmen Artist Bob Seger Richard Berry Writers George Jackson, Thomas E. Jones III, Bob Seger 1963 Year 1978 The Kingsmen in Person Album Stra ...

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Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey vs. Livin’ On A Prayer

The Beatles finally lost a matchup in the Play it Forward competition, as Cheap Trick moves on to the Elite Eight. Will Bon Jovi help deal The Beatles their second straight loss as we get halfway through the Elite Eight. Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey Song Livin’ On A Prayer The Beatles Artist Bon Jovi Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller/Little Richard Writers Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Desmond Child 1964 Year ...

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I Feel Fine vs. I Want You to Want Me

Journey keeps on believin’ that it will win. Now to figure out how the second bracket shapes up. Will it be Beatles vs. Beatles to reach the Final Four? That depends on this first matchup.   I Feel Fine Song I Want You to Want Me The Beatles Artist Cheap Trick John Lennon/Paul McCartney Writers Rick Nielsen 1964 Year of Release 1977/1979 N/A Album In Color/Cheap Trick at Budokan 1 Top Chart Position ...

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Centerfield vs. Don’t Stop Believin’

Pushing on to our quest to narrow this to eight songs, we get the only song about actual baseball against one of the most popular sing-alongs in history. Let’s see how they match up. Centerfield Song Don’t Stop Beleivin’ John Fogerty Artist Journey John Fogerty Writers Steve Perry/Jonathan Cain/Neal Schon 1985 Year 1981 Centerfield Album Escape 44 Top Chart Position 9 Rock Genre Classic Rock Centerfie ...

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Born to Run vs. Brown Eyed Girl

Now, we head into uncharted territory, as we are down to the Sweet 16 songs in the quest for tradition at Kauffman Stadium. The first matchup features the American working man’s hero vs. an Irish legend not named Bono. Born to Run Song Brown Eyed Girl Bruce Springsteen Artist Van Morrison Bruce Springsteen Writers Van Morrison 1975 Year 1967 Fearless Album Blowin’ Your Mind 23 Top Chart Position 10 Clas ...

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You Belong With Me vs. 1999

The last matchup of the first round, with a young pop country queen against one of the most prolific forces in pop and funk music history. You Belong With Me Song 1999 Taylor Swift Artist Prince Taylor Swift and Liz Rose Writers Prince 2008 Year 1982 Fearless Album 1999 2 Top Chart Position 12 Pop country Genre Pop/Funk You Belong With Me facts: Song about an awkward shy girl, explaining how different she ...

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Twist and Shout vs. Walk of Life

As we get closer to the end of the third round, we have a third offering from the Fab Four against a classic rock giant who successfully used MTV early on to fully break out in the United States. Twist and Shout Song Walk of Life The Beatles Artist Dire Straits Phil Medley, Bert Russell Writers Mark Knopfler 1964 Year 1985 Please Please Me Album Brothers In Arms 2 Top Chart Position 7 Oldies, Rock Genre Roc ...

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Summer of ’69 vs. Sweet Caroline

It's time to begin the final quadrant of the bracket's first round. Up first, a summer classic vs. the theme song for another baseball franchise. Summer of '69 Song Sweet Caroline Bryan Adams Artist Neil Diamond Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance Writers Neil Diamond 1985 Year 1969 Reckless Album N/A 5 Top Chart Position 4 Rock Genre Oldies pop Summer of '69 facts: Coming of age song is one of the most famous songs ...

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Rock and Roll All Nite vs. Small Town

Just one John Cougar Mellencamp song remains after Ring of Fire defeated R.O.C.K in the USA last night, and it goes up against the national anthem of rock and roll. Rock and Roll All Nite Song Small Town KISS Artist John Cougar Mellencamp Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons Writers John Mellencamp 1975 Year 1985 Dressed to Kill/Alive Album Scarecrow 57/12 Top Chart Position 6 Hard Rock Genre Rock Rock and Roll All N ...

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R.O.C.K. in the USA vs. Ring of Fire

As we continue to go through the first round of this bracket, we get the first of two straight John Cougar Mellencamp songs against one of the most famous songs of a country legend. R.O.C.K. in the USA Song Ring of Fire John Cougar Mellencamp Artist Johnny Cash John Mellencamp Writers June Carter, Merle Kilgore 1986 Year 1963 Scarecrow Album N/A 2 Top Chart Position 17 Rock Genre Country R.O.C.K. in the USA ...

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