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885 All-Time Greatest and Worst Songs

The Polls Are Open for our next 885 Countdown.

In 2004 XPN moved into our new home, and you voted for the 885 All Time Greatest songs for our very first countdown. A decade has passed, music has changed, and 10 years of new artists have emerged, and we’re asking you to help us once again, to help us create the

885 All Time Greatest Songs Countdown…10 years later!



And there’s a twist:

When you cast your vote for your 10 GREATEST songs we want you to also vote for the 5 WORST songs of all time!

VOTE for your Top 10 Greatest Songs and Five Worst songs here. Voting ends 11:59pm ET on Thursday, September 25th, 2014.

When you vote you’ll be automatically entered to win a trip for two to the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Mexico for the My Morning Jacket One Big Holiday 4-night concert adventure January 31-February 4, 2015 featuring 3 totally unique MMJ shows plus performances by: Band of Horses, Preservation hall Jazz Band, War On Drugs, Dr. Dog, Dawes, and Sylvan Esso. Contest rules here Check out some of the XPN host picks and XPN staff picks and VOTE NOW Listen! The 885 All Time Greatest Songs Countdown (10 years later) and the 88 Worst Songs of All Time Countdown begins October 20th.

Random Greatest Song List

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  • Thomas, Philadelphia PA
  • 1. Last Kind Word Blues by Geeshie Wiley
  • 2. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
  • 3. Jungleland by Bruce Springsteen
  • 4. American Pie by Don McClean
  • 5. Bullfrog Blues (Live in Europe) by Rory Gallagher
  • 6. September Song by Lou Reed
  • 7. Stardust by Louis Armstrong
  • 8. Rambling Blues by Charlie Poole
  • 9. Peggy Sue by Buddy Holly
  • 10. I Got Rhythm by Charlie Christian and Benny Goodman

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Random Worst Songs List


  • mark, baltimore MD
  • 1. life is a highway by tom cochrane
  • 2. hero by foo fighers
  • 3. your body's a wonderland by john mayer
  • 4. fix you by coldplay
  • 5. daughter by pearl jam

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