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Song of the Year Runoff: Vikings Vs. VIPs.

Song of the Year Runoff: Vikings Vs. VIPs.

By Alexis Stephens | December 20, 2013

UPDATE: In the interest of genuine fairness and in consideration of the overwhelming support on both sides we have decided to extend the poll for a full 24 hours to account for time differences. The poll will now close at 11am EST Dec. 21. This is a final amendment. If the poll crashes or there are any technical difficulties, it will be declared a draw.

Wow. This has been one of the most thrilling and emotional reader polls that we’ve ever done. Song of the Year 2013 became a neck-and-neck show down for who has the most has the most passionate fans in the world.

In one corner stood Bunji Garlin. His track “Differentology” demonstrated that soca didn’t just have to be confined to Trinidad and Tobago or Caribbean communities around the world; it has worldwide infectiousness that fits right in with the domination of electronic dance music in 2013. And with Tessanne Chin’s win on The Voice this week, the future is looking very Caribbean.

In the other corner stood G-Dragon. The Big Bang member released his career-defining album Coup d’Etat this year, churning out singles “Coup d’Etat” and “Crooked,” which showed the world how magnetic and sonically eclectic and he could be. In “Crooked,” G-Dragon manages to be a mysterious, fun-loving, stylish, super-charged bad boy and his fans can’t get enough.

Both fan camps put their time and energy into making sure that their favorite artist pulled far and away from other notable contenders like 2NE1, Los Bunkers, and Zedd.

All of that was paying off until, with less than an hour to go… The poll froze. We worked as hard as we could to fix the problem (which is likely outside of our ability to fix), but THE FANS WERE TOO MUCH FOR THE SERVERS TO HANDLE. At the time that the poll, the margin between between the two artists was .02%. That ish is cray!

After a staff discussion, we only thought it would be fair to give the fans a little bit more time. You now have until 5pm EST this evening (12/20/13) to choose just between Bunji Garlin’s “Differentology” and G-Dragon’s “Crooked” for MTV Iggy Song of the Year.


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