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885 Countdown 2013

Calling All Music Fans!
The Polls Are Open for our Next 885 Countdown!

VOTE for your Top 10 Songs - from 2001 to Present, and Help Shape this Year's Countdown!

Vote for your favorite songs of the New Millennium and you could win a trip for two to see John Mayer, October 5 at the Hollywood Bowl in California. We'll fly you to L.A., take care of hotel and tickets to the show. Plus you'll also win a John Mayer CD catalog, including his new album, Paradise Valley.

Voting ends on 9/16/13. VOTE NOW.


Need help with your lists? Check out some of our Host Picks and VOTE NOW.

You can find the Contest Rules here.


The 885 Greatest Songs of the New Millennium Countdown is Coming this Fall. Countdown begins 10/14/13!

Need Help with Your List?

Here's 5 random songs from past XPN Year in Review lists to jog your memory. Want more? Then, visit our Year in Review List of All Lists (everyone loves lists, so we pulled together a list of lists) for even more suggestions.

  • 1. Shine by Donavon Frankenreiter
  • 2. At Or With Me by Jack Johnson
  • 3. Doin' It, Right by Cheers Elephant
  • 4. How Come You Never Go There by Feist
  • 5. The Boxer by Jerry Douglas

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