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WDVE Memorial Day 500 ends in major upset

Ben Schmitt
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The WDVE Memorial Day 500 returned to the airwaves after more than two decades this holiday weekend, but not without some controversy.

Perennial 1980s winner, “Stairway to Heaven,” was unseated as the No. 1 song by Pink Floyd. It wasn’t the defeat of Zeppelin that led to tweets of rage from listeners, but the song that won: Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall.”

Others tried to find a way to accept this stunner.

Here’s the Top 10 of 500.

  1. PINK FLOYD – ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL

  2. LED ZEPPELIN – STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN
  3. GUNS N’ ROSES – SWEET CHILD O’ MINE
  4. LYNYRD SKYNYRD – FREEBIRD
  5. QUEEN – BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
  6. LED ZEPPELIN – BLACK DOG
  7. ROLLING STONES – SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL
  8. EAGLES – HOTEL CALIFORNIA
  9. THE WHO – WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN
  10. GUNS N’ ROSES – WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE

WDVE also tweeted out the entire list.

Local vlogger Paul Petroskey, 48, who grew up in Bethel Park and lives in Pittsburgh’s Brookline neighborhood, wrote down each song from 1985-1989. He live tweeted the entire four-day countdown this past weekend.

In the end, Petroskey summed up the upset succinctly: “The people have spoken.”

Ben Schmitt is a Tribune-Review assistant news editor. You can contact Ben at 412-320-7991, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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