MGK’s Philly 500 changes quite a bit from year to year because it’s all based on the votes of MGK listeners.  Take a look at these interesting stats & compare the past 5 years worth of Top 5’s on the Countdown to see how much things change.

MGK’s Philly 500 is The Top 500 Classic Rock Songs as voted by MGK listeners.  We countdown from song number 500 to song number one during Memorial Day Weekend. This year, the countdown comes iwth a bonus, the chance for you to win $500.  Find out how to score the cash & VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE SONGS for this year’s Countdown (voting deadline is 5/24).


Philly 500 – Interesting Stats

Only one song has been in the top 5 for the last 5 years – Led Zeppelin “Stairway To Heaven”.

Only one band has had 2 songs in the same top 5: Led Zeppelin with “Black Dog” and “Stairway…” in 2013.

There were 11 unique bands in the Top 5 over the past 5 years.

Only 2 bands have made each top 5 in the past 5 years: Led Zeppelin and The Beatles

Compare the past 5 years of Top 5’s to each other to see how much things change.


5. AC/DC “You Shook Me All Night Long”
4. Beatles ‘Hey Jude”
3. Led Zeppelin “Black Dog”
2. Lynyrd Skynyrd “Sweet Home Alabama”
1. Led Zeppelin “Stairway To Heaven”


5. Aerosmith “Dream On”
4. Lynyrd Skynyrd “Free Bird”
3. AC/DC “You Shooke Me All Night Long”
2. Led Zeppelni “Stairway To Heaven”
1. The Beatles “A Day In The Life”


4. Lynyrd Skynyrd “Free Bird”
3. The Beatles “Hey Jude”
2. Led Zeppelin “Stairway To Heaven”
1. The Eagles “Hotel California”


5. Eagles “Hotel California”
4. Lynyrd Skynyrd “Free Bird”
3. Billy Joel “Piano Man”
2. Led Zeppelin “Stairway to Heaven”
1. Beatles “A Day in the Life”


5. Beatles “A Day in the Life”
4. Rolling Stones “Sympathy For The Devil”
3. Peter Frampton “Do You Feel Like We Do”
2. Eagles “Hotel California”
1. Led Zeppelin “Stairway to Heaven”