It’s A Knockout

How time flies.

It’s five years since we did our last Music Stars knockout cup. This time, we thought we would give all the Cowley friends and acquaintances a chance to play along at home. Quite simply, we choose 128 music acts, past and present and draw their names out of a hat where each act goes head to head with another. Steven Neary, as he is in charge, chooses the song each act performs and the favourite song each match proceeds into the next round.

Here is the 2022 First Round draw:

  1. The Sweet vs Aztec Camera.
  2. Erasure vs ABBA.
  3. Savage Garden vs Tears For Fears.
  4. Blondie vs Marc Almond
  5. Stevie Wonder vs Madonna.
  6. Soft Cell vs Keane
  7. Gary Puckett & The Union Gap vs Alison Moyet
  8. The Eurythmics vs The Chords
  9. UB40 vs Dusty Springfield
  10. 10CC vs The Walker Brothers.
  11. ABC vs Simon & Garfunkel.
  12. Sandie Shaw vs The Manic Street Preachers
  13. Morrisey vs The Human League.
  14. The Undertones vs The Jam
  15. Elton John vs Billy Bragg
  16. George Ezra vs Wet Wet Wet
  17. David Bowie vs The Animals
  18. Radiohead vs The Supremes
  19. The Beautiful South vs Danny Wilson
  20. Secret Affair vs Blur
  21. Kylie Minogue vs The Kinks
  22. Shalimar vs Snow Patrol
  23. Bryan Ferry vs Madness
  24. The Four Seasons vs Fatboy Slim
  25. The Lightning Seeds vs Years & Years
  26. The Four Tops vs Kirsty McColl
  27. The Bee Gees vs East 17
  28. Ultravox vs Squeeze
  29. Matt Bianco vs Travis
  30. Donna Summer vs Paul Young
  31. Robbie Williams vs The Proclaimers
  32. Oasis vs Blue
  33. OMD vs Tavares
  34. Darts vs The Thompson Twins
  35. The Coral vs The Pet Shop Boys
  36. Culture Club vs James Blunt
  37. Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes vs Hue & Cry
  38. Leo Sayer vs The Stranglers
  39. The Police vs Level 42
  40. Queen vs Odyssey
  41. Lulu vs The Style Council
  42. Depeche Mode vs The Farm
  43. The Backstreet Boys vs The Rolling Stones
  44. KC & The Sunshine Band vs The Love Affair.
  45. George McCrae vs Talking Heads
  46. Coldplay vs New Order
  47. Yazoo vs REM
  48. U2 vs Kate Bush
  49. Chic vs Kool & The Gang
  50. The Tremeloes vs Spandau Ballet
  51. Dead Or Alive vs Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott
  52. Billy Ocean vs Take That
  53. Paul Simon vs The Tymes
  54. The Pretenders vs Amy Winehouse
  55. One Republic vs Justin Timberlake
  56. Sparks vs The Smith’s
  57. The Beatles vs The Black Eyed Peas
  58. The Killers vs The Verve
  59. T Rex vs Eminem
  60. The Small Faces vs The Streets
  61. Cockney Rebel vs The Mamas & The Papas
  62. The Chilites vs George Michael
  63. Fine Young Cannibals vs The Who
  64. The Housemartins vs M People.

Over to you….,

It may be ages before we announce the first round results. Within the Cowley house, things usually get very contentious with threats of confiscating salt and vinegar Chipsticks if Billy Ocean falls at the first hurdle.

2 thoughts on “It’s A Knockout”

  1. meant to be fully focussed on a meeting 🙂

    The Sweet
    Tears For Fears.
    Marc Almond
    Stevie Wonder
    Soft Cell
    Alison Moyet
    The Eurythmics
    Dusty Springfield
    The Walker Brothers.
    Sandie Shaw
    The Human League.
    The Undertones
    Elton John
    George Ezra
    David Bowie
    The Supremes
    The Beautiful South
    The Kinks
    Fatboy Slim
    The Lightning Seeds
    Kirsty McColl
    East 17
    Matt Bianco
    Donna Summer
    Robbie Williams
    The Thompson Twins
    The Pet Shop Boys
    Culture Club
    Hue & Cry
    The Stranglers
    Level 42
    Depeche Mode
    The Backstreet Boys
    KC & The Sunshine Band
    Talking Heads
    New Order
    Kate Bush
    Spandau Ballet
    Dead Or Alive
    Billy Ocean
    Paul Simon
    Amy Winehouse
    Justin Timberlake
    The Beatles
    The Verve
    T Rex
    The Small Faces
    The Mamas & The Papas
    George Michael
    Fine Young Cannibals
    The Housemartins

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