The Number One #XPNGreatestYear in music is 1969

Throughout the past week WXPN has been counting down the top 20 Greatest Years in music as voted on by the WXPN community. The Seventies had a strong showing with 9 years, followed by the Sixties with five years, the Eighties with four years and the Nineties with two years represented. Sorry, 2000s and Fifties, you didn’t make the cut. The number one most voted on year for the Greatest Year in Music is 1969.

The last year of the Sixties is best remembered for some amazing releases by classic rock’s most loved artists. The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Sly & The Family Stone, Joe Cocker, The Rolling Stones, Crosby, Stills, & Nash, Bob Dylan, Jefferson Airplane all released timeless albums. It was the summer of Woodstock, Richard Nixon became President, Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, the largest anti-Vietnam war demonstration was held in Washington, and The Beatles recorded their last album together as a band, Abbey Road.

Listen to Spotify playlists from all 20 of the years voted as the Greatest Years in music here.

Spend some time with the Greatest Year In Music radio station that WXPN DJ’s host on Slacker here.

Below, listen to our 1969 Spotify playlist.

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