Hot 100 March Madness 2014: Vote Now In The Final Four!
Cast your vote for your favorite Top 5 single from the past year.
P!nk ended Lorde's fantasy, "Get Lucky" went down to "Timber" and Gaga couldn't stop Miley's wrecking ball: Round 3 of Hot 100 March Madness has come to a close, and this year's Final Four has been set. Hundreds of thousands of votes were cast over the past few days, and a pool of eight Top 5 hits from the past year was reduced to just four smash hits. Now, it's time to choose which two songs will survive the fourth round of voting, and enter the championship.
To help choose the winner of Hot 100 March Madness 2014, check out the updated bracket of songs, and vote for your favorite tracks in the head-to-head match-ups!
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From May 4, 2013 to the first week of March, there have been 32 songs that appeared in the Top 5 of the Hot 100. The match-ups within the bracket were decided arbitrarily, with all 32 songs given an equal chance of following past winners "Hold It Against Me" and "Scream and Shout," and securing a Hot 100 March Madness victory.
In the third round of action (click here to see last week's bracket), P!nk's "Just Give Me a Reason" and Lorde's "Royals" were locked in an extremely close battle, but in the end, the duet was able to strike down the New Zealand teenager's No. 1 hit with 52 percent of the vote. Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" was riding high in its match-up for a while, but a late surge for Eminem's "The Monster" (featuring Rihanna) pushed the song ahead and kept it there, finishing with 61 percent of votes cast.
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Meanwhile, Pitbull and Ke$ha kept cutting down the competition, as "Timber" crushed Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" with 70 percent of the vote. Finally, Lady Gaga's "Applause" came up short against Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball," with the latter track earning 70 percent of the votes in the battle of the divas. Will Miley's first-ever No. 1 single on the Hot 100 chart become her first single to make the Hot 100 March Madness finals? Is the team of Pitbull and Ke$ha unstoppable? And who will win the battle of collaborations: P!nk and Nate Ruess, or Eminem and Rihanna? It's up to you to choose.
On Monday (Mar. 24), we'll reveal the two songs that won their Round 4 match-ups, and one final round of voting will begin. On Thursday, Mar. 27, a new Hot 100 March Madness champion -- the Top 5 song that you think was the hottest single of the past year -- will be crowned. Vote now in the match-ups below, and get sucked into the Madness!