Just the Facts: Day One of the #885countdown of the Greatest Songs of the New Millenium - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Yesterday was the first day of the 885 Greatest Songs of the New Millenium countdown. It was a day of musical surprises; we heard songs from Lady Gaga, Kanye West, The Rapture, LMFAO, and Carly Rae Jesperson’s “Call Me Maybe” had some folks looking at their radio dials asking themselves: “Am I on the right station?” There were also plenty of XPN favorites; Richard Thompson, Counting Crows, Spoon, Patty Griffin and The Decemberists.

Above, we’ve got a chart of the number of songs from each year that were represented. Below, an artist breakdown. Of the 162 songs we played on the first day of the countdown, 12 artists had two songs or more in the countdown.

Wilco – 5 songs
Tom Petty – 2 songs
Spoon – 2 songs
Raphael Saadiq – 2 songs
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – 2 songs
Josh Ritter –2 songs
Justin Timberlake – 2 songs
John Mayer – 2 songs
Ingrid Michaelson – 2 songs
Fiest – 2 songs
The Decmberists – 2 songs
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – 2 songs

In case you missed any of the countdown, we’ve got a Spotify list of all the songs so far here. Join us on twitter @wxpnfm; use #885countdown in your tweets to follow the conversation.

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