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Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Song of 2011?

Cast your vote in our weekly readers' poll

December 16, 2011 5:15 PM ET
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Our critics have had their say about their year-end favorites, including the 50 Best Singles of 2011, and now it's your turn. Our Weekend Rock question for you is: What is the best song of 2011?

You can vote here in the comments, on facebook.com/rollingstone, or on Twitter using the #weekendrock hashtag.

Last weekend, we asked you to choose the best albums of 2011, and we compiled the results in this video gallery.

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Song Stories

“Wake Up Everybody”

John Legend and the Roots | 2010

A Number One record by Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes in 1976 (a McFadden- and Whitehead-penned classic sung by Teddy Pendergrass) inspired the title and lead single from Wake Up!, John Legend's tribute album to message music. The more familiar strains of "Wake Up Everybody" also fit his agenda. "It basically sums up, in a very concise way, all the things we were thinking about when we were putting this record together in that it's about justice, doing the right thing and coming together to make the world a better place," he said. Vocalists Common and Melanie Fiona assist Legend on this mission to connect.

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