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March Madness - The Divisions

I'm waiting for Rome Girl who understands graphics shit to make the tournament grid. That said, I have picked the 16 teams for each of the four divisions and seeded them.

At first my plan was to seed based on album sales. They I started googling and discovered that record companies are lying pieces of shit and that every big act has tons of conflicting numbers about album sales and that smaller bands don't have any info on album sales at all. Plus a lot of album sale numbers are skewed by "Greatest Hits" albums (this means you Queen and The Eagles)which I don't think is fair.

So, I ended up seeding by general popularity combined with coolness and my overall sense of album sales. (For example, I'm sure Green Day has sold more albums than the Sex Pistols, because the Sex Pistols only have one album to sell, but I think putting Green Day as the #1 seed in the punk category is ridiculous. I did put Green Day as #2, simply by the strength of their album sales compared to the rest of the division.)

The one thing people will yell about is the inclusion of Evanescence as "Metal" instead of "Girl Bands." This was made on a completely practical basis. People nominated too many girl bands and not enough metal bands. I already had to cut The Spice Girls - the number one selling girl band of all time. To prevent deeper cuts I needed to move Evanescence into Metal - a category that didn't have a ton of nominations.

My entire intent was to get as many, many of the nominations in as possible.

Anyway, here they are. I'll have the grid and the poll up shortly.

Classic Traditional Rock Division

#1 Beatles
#2 The Rolling Stones
#3 Led Zeppelin
#4 The Who
#5 The Doors
#6 Queen
#7 Fleetwood Mac
#8 David Bowie
#9 Pink Floyd
#10 Jimmi Hendrix
#11 Eric Clapton
#12 Pearl Jam
#13 Aerosmith
#14 The Band
#15 The Eagles
#16 The Kinks


Punk/New Wave Division

#1 The Sex Pistols
#2 Green Day
#3 Nirvana
#4 The Cure
#5 The Clash
#6 The Ramones
#7 Duran Duran
#8 Depeche Mode
#9 The Smiths
#10 The Misfits
#11 Joy Division
#12 Black Flag
#13 Dead Kennedys
#14 The Damned
#15 Fear
#16 Killing Joke


Metal Division

#1 Metallica
#2 Slayer
#3 Iron Maiden
#4 Nine Inch Nails
#5 Megadeth
#6 Black Sabbath
#7 Guns N Roses
#8 AC/DC
#9 Motorhead
#10 Anthrax
#11 Alice Cooper
#12 Motley Crue
#13 KISS
#14 Evanescence
#15 Judas Priest
#16 Twisted Sister

Girl Groups

#1 Madonna
#2 The Go Gos
#3 Joan Jett
#4 Patti Smith
#5 Destiny's Child
#6 Britney Spears
#7 The Bangles
#8 The Ronnettes
#9 Tori Amos
#10 Suzanne Vega
#11 Garbage
#12 Kate Bush
#13 The Runaways
#14 The Donnas
#15 Ani DiFranco
#16 Babes In Toyland
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