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The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe

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24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.

World Cafe Archives

Join the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

Our longtime listeners might recall that back in 2004 we did our very first listener countdown – the 885 All Time Greatest Songs, followed by 11 more years of countdowns.

We took a hiatus, but as we head into the end of 2020, we’re bringing back the All Time Greatest Songs Countdown, only this time we’ll be playing back the two thousand and twenty all-time greatest songs. But we need your help. We’re looking for you to cast your vote for up to ten songs that you consider to be the ALL TIME GREATEST songs. Help shape the sound of The 2020 Countdown!

Need help with your list? Click here for resources to reference while curating your all time greatest songs list.

REGISTER to attend a virtual conversation about The 2020 Countdown moderated by Bruce Warren. World Cafe Host Raina Douris, XPN Morning Show Host Kristen Kurtis, and XPN Midday Host Helen Leicht will discuss their personal Top 10 lists, how they reached their decisions, the criteria they used, and just what exactly makes an All Time Greatest Song!


Rock your vote NOW.

The 2020 Countdown is made possible with support from
Penn LPS Online at the University of Pennsylvania
Masters of Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania

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