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Filter vs. Buckcherry – Classic Cage Match

Filter vs Buckcherry
Reprise / DreamWorks

Two entered, one emerged! Filter‘s ‘Take a Picture’ proved to be the victor in the previous Classic Cage Match, earning 58 percent of the fan vote over Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Scar Tissue’ in battle of 1999 songs. ‘Take a Picture’ is easily one of the finest moments of Filter’s career, as frontman Richard Patrick’s voice hits full rasp awesomeness over the melodic rock backing. The song will now advance to face another opponent from 1999 — Buckcherry’s ‘Lit Up.’

While the tracks are not very similar musically, they both proved to be crucial songs in each band’s career. ‘Lit Up’ was the song that put Buckcherry on the map in ’99, featuring Josh Todd’s now recognizable voice and the band’s brash, take no prisoners rock. Add in the hedonistic tone of the lyrics, and ‘Lit Up’ was just the type of rock anthem that listeners were looking for in ’99. And it’s a song that’s stood the test of time to become one of the band’s more popular tracks.

So let’s hop in the way back machine and set the coordinates for 1999. Take a listen to Filter’s ‘Take a Picture’ and Buckcherry’s ‘Lit Up’ in the players below, then let us know which song you want to advance to the next Classic Cage Match by voting in the poll provided.

(This Classic Cage Match will run until Friday, June 27, at 2PM ET. Fans can vote once per hour! So come back and vote often to make sure your favorite song wins!)

Filter, ‘Take a Picture’

Buckcherry, ‘Lit Up’

Rules of Classic Cage Match:


Classic Cage Match songs must be at least 10 years old. Fans can vote once per hour for their favorite song. If a band remains the reigning champ for four straight cage matches, they are entered into the Loudwire Classic Cage Match Hall of Fame. With so many great songs out there, we have to give other bands a chance!

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