Issue #147 - The “Million Dollar Battle” begins Friday at 6AM on Boss Radio. The co-winners of the competition were “Windy” by The Association and “Light My Fire” by The Doors.
How did the competition work? Did they have records squaring off one-on-one or in a group or ...?
The records squared off one-on-one. Listeners would call in and vote for their favorite of the two records played. The record that won became the champion and would face a new challenger and so on. "Windy" and "Light My Fire" were declared co-winners because they had the same number of wins against their respective challengers.
The natural question is, why didn't "Windy" and "Light My Fire" ultimately square off in the final challenge?
Good question. Perhaps they'd get more publicity if they let both Warner Bros. and Elektra boast that they had the winner.
If I recall correctly, “Windy” and “Light My Fire” each had 16 victories in the Million Dollar Battle. In third place was the Beatles’ “Day Tripper” with 14 wins. Two other songs with double-digit wins were “Exodus” and “The Letter”. There may be a few others but I can’t remember.And what about “Satisfaction”, the two-time reigning champion of the Top 300? Its Million Dollar Battle victory tally was: ZERO! In a “stunning upset” (well, in my opinion), challenger “Satisfaction” lost a close battle against champion “To Sir With Love.”
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