Billboard Hot 100 March Madness 2014: Elite 8

Well, well, well. It’s another week and the Billboard Hot 100 March Madness is down to the ELITE 8. My predictions from last week weren’t as good as my predictions for the sweet 16. Here were my picks:

Lorde, ‘Royals’ v. P!nk, ‘Just Give Me a Reason’

Imagine Dragons, ‘Radiactive’ v. Justin Timberlake, ‘Mirrors’

Daft Punk, ‘Get Lucky’ v. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, ‘Thrift Shop’

Miley Cyrus, ‘Wrecking Ball’ v. Rihanna, ‘Stay’


Well here are the actual picks for the Elite 8 (click pic for larger image):



Well my first pick was right. ‘Royals’ will be battling ‘Just Give Me a Reason.’ Half of my second pick was voted, ‘Radioactive.’  I mainly voted for ‘Mirrors’ over ‘The Monster’ because it had beat ‘Can’t Hold Us’ in the first round. No surprise that ‘Get Lucky’ was voted for. It could’ve gone either way with ‘Thrift Shop’ and ‘Timber’, but as much as ‘Timber’ is played I’m not surprised it won. Lastly, I’m rooting for ‘Wrecking Ball’ and have been voting for it the entire time. Although Miley Cyrus’ antics can and are over the top at times it doesn’t take away from the message of this song. Anyway, back to the standings, ‘Wrecking Ball’ will be up against ‘Applause.’ I have been counting out Gaga this whole time. I guess simply because the song isn’t played recently I’m forgetting the buzz it once had.

My final four picks:

Lorde, ‘Royals’ v. Daft Punk, ‘Get Lucky’

Imagine Dragons, ‘Radioactive’ v. Miley Cyrus, ‘Wrecking Ball’

My final 4 votes are based soley on what I think the better songs are. I’m pretty sure other fans will vote otherwise. Stay tuned for next week for the OFFICIAL Final 4 standings!

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