The 2020 Countdown By The Numbers: The first 24 hours - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Not long ago, we crossed over into day two of The 2020 Countdown. A huge amount of music has made its way onto the XPN airwaves since 8 a.m. on Thursday, this morning ewe bring you some top-level takeaways from day one. Keep your browser pointed to the #XPN2020 By The Numbers page for full-on real-time statistical breakdown.

In the first 24 hours of #XPN2020, we heard…

* 246 artists total.

* 306 songs.

* multiple songs by 42 artists, three or more songs by 16 artists, five or more songs by two artists.

* a few Philadelphia-rooted artists in the mix, including The Stylistics, Solomon Burke, Teddy Pendergrass, Nazz, Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes, The War on Drugs, and Low Cut Connie.

* the oldest song we played was “Rollin’ Stone” by Muddy Waters, the newest song we played was “Murder Most Foul” by Bob Dylan.

* the longest song we played was “In-a-gadda-da-vida” by Iron Butterfly at 17 minutes 11 seconds. The shortest song we played was “It’s Only Love” by The Beatles at one minute 57 seconds.

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