And then there were two: the Final Four of Billboard.com’s Hot 100 March Madness is now over, and it’s time for the pair of finalists to square off! The annual twist on the college basketball tournament bracket is now in its fourth year, and once again, we’re asking pop fans to vote for their favorite recent hits on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
To help choose the winner of Hot 100 March Madness 2015, check out the updated bracket of songs, and vote for your favorite track in the final head-to-head match-up!
The 32 original songs were the most recent hits to appear in the top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100, through the chart dated March 14, 2015. The match-ups within the bracket were decided arbitrarily, so don’t worry about any NCAA-style rankings — any of the 32 songs were given the same chance of following Britney Spears‘ “Hold It Against Me,” Will.i.am and Britney Spears’ “Scream and Shout” and Miley Cyrus‘ “Wrecking Ball” and capturing Hot 100 March Madness glory.
In the Final Four, Hozier continued his magical run toward the championship round, as “Take Me To Church” crushed the combination of Kanye West, Rihanna and Paul McCarney and earned 73 percent of the vote compared to “FourFiveSeconds.” Meanwhile, Katy Perry and Juicy J are trying to capture their first Hot 100 March Madness crowns and are doing so in convincing fashion: “Dark Horse” earned 70 percent of the vote against “Love Me Like You Do,” putting Ellie Goulding‘s championship hopes to an end.
It’s finally time to decide which song will join “Hold It Against Me,” “Scream and Shout” and “Wrecking Ball” as a Hot 100 March Madness champion. “Dark Horse” or “Take Me To Church”? On Tuesday (Apr. 7), we’ll reveal whether Hozier or Katy Perry & Juicy J has declared victory in our annual bracket challenge. Vote now in the final match-up, and help decide this year’s winner!