Honestly, I think we should start off by admiring those fantastic pink shoes.

This is part one of a Chili Peppers double-header. Feel free to guess what tomorrow’s round will be (zero points for cheating).

The results from Iron Maiden’s battle against itself is in, and the results are conclusive: if you want to make your song even better, bring in a quarter of a million people to do backing vocals.


Now for today’s battle: Higher Ground is one of those “generational songs.” It was one of Wonder’s biggest hits, reaching #4 on the Billboard charts in 1973, but if you grew up in the 90's this is probably a Chili Peppers song first and foremost. I personally didn’t know their version was a cover until around the time it showed up on Guitar Hero (yes, I’m a little ashamed of that).

Stevie Wonder - 1973

Red Hot Chili Peppers - 1989


And if you haven’t voted in the battle between Nine Inch Nails and Johnny Cash, that one still has 26 hours to go before closing.