2. Boys Like Girls
While not on our original list, these heart-on-their-sleeve rockers drew by far the heaviest contingent of write-in votes, enough to displace the majority of our nominees. Many write-in ballots (though not enough to crack the top 25) were cast for, in order, 1980s rockers Mass and the Stompers, mellow jam bands Dispatch and State Radio, Ipswich's own the Fools, and raucous rock group the Neighborhoods.
Pictured: Boys Like Girls performs at the Bamboozle Road Show at the Comcast Center in Mansfield on June 27, 2010.
Related: Photos of the 2010 Bamboozle Road Show
Erik Jacobs for the Boston Globe