Here is how the process works. The first round will consist of 64 groups of 80s songs. This is consistent with the group format used in the World Cup. The total number of 80s songs in the entire tournament is 650 and was vetted with PTBN staff members and non-staff music experts. It is possible that an individual’s personal favorite song didn’t make the cut, but we feel confident at PTBN that these 650 songs cross all genres and are representative of the sound of the decade, including criteria across success, longevity and impact on pop culture.
We’re done with the wishy-washy pick four songs now! It’s about to get real. The remaining 128 songs have been seeded into four regions. One on one matchups going forward. In the immortal words of 80’s ICON Optimus Prime: “One shall stand, one shall fall!”
CHOOSE ONE, AND ONLY ONE, FOR EACH MATCHUP!