We asked you, the readers, to help us decide Boston's best musical act of all-time
. After more than 8,000 votes and plenty of heated arguments, you crowned a champion. En route, you made your voice heard by casting enough write-in ballots to place a surprise pick on this list. Click through to see Boston.com readers' top 25 choices. Don't forget to tell us what you think
This Friday, The Globe Magazine will reveal its picks for "Boston's 25 All-Time Best Pop Music Acts" online.
The full issue will be out in print on Sunday, August 8.