Van Halen, ‘Summer Nights’ vs. Meat Loaf, ‘You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth': Greatest Summer Song Battle
After starting with 32 of classic rock’s best summertime songs last week, we’re now down to eight. Over the next few weeks the field will be repeatedly cut in half by your votes until we arrive at the greatest summer song ever made.
After narrowly edging out Judas Priest's "Wild Nights, Hot and Crazy Days" in round one, Meat Loaf absolutely destroyed his second round competition, taking nearly three times as many votes as "Magic" by the Cars.
The Sammy Hagar-fronted version of Van Halen had a tougher second round fight, barely squeaking by Chicago's "Saturday in the Park." They had a much easier time in their opening battle, beating Queens of the Stone Age's "Feel Good Hit of the Summer" by a score of 72-28.
So which song will make it through to the semifinals? That’s where you come in. We’ve embedded both songs below so that you can make an informed decision. You can vote once per hour in each of the eight second-round Greatest Summer Song battles until voting closes on Aug. 10 at 11:59PM ET. Your choice for the Greatest Summer Song of all time will be revealed on Aug. 25, 2015.
Hear Van Halen Perform "Summer Nights"
Watch Meat Loaf Perform "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth"
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