Songs We Love Handpicked by NPR Music staff and public radio hosts.
Songs We Love

Songs We Love

Handpicked by NPR Music staff and public radio hosts

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01In Your Name

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    Song
    In Your Name
    Album
    Letters To Lost Loves
    Artist
    Tyson Mostenbocker
    Label
    Tooth & Nail Records
    Released
    2016

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02Taken

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    Song
    Taken
    Album
    Varmints
    Artist
    Anna Meredith
    Label
    Moshi Moshi Records
    Released
    2016

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04Heaven Sent

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    Song
    Heaven Sent
    Album
    The Very Last Day
    Artist
    Parker Millsap
    Label
    Okrahoma
    Released
    2016

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06Harmonious Dance

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    Song
    Harmonious Dance
    Album
    Rarity of Experience, Pt. 1
    Artist
    Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band
    Label
    No Quarter
    Released
    2016

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01Stone Fox

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    Song
    Stone Fox
    Album
    Legends of These Lands Left to Live
    Artist
    Ali Beletic
    Label
    Lightning
    Released
    1969

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03Retox

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    Retox
    Album
    Demain Est une Autre Nuit
    Artist
    Essaie Pas
    Label
    DFA
    Released
    2016

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02Bed Down

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    Song
    Bed Down
    Album
    Let A Lover Drown You
    Artist
    Penny & Sparrow
    Label
    Single Lock Records
    Released
    2016

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02Jesus Gave Me Water

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    Jesus Gave Me Water
    Album
    Panola County Spirit
    Artist
    Walker Family Singers
    Label
    Daptone
    Released
    2016

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02Undertow

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    Song
    Undertow
    Album
    Tessellations
    Artist
    Various Artists
    Label
    Houndstooth
    Released
    2016

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11Eseis Padia Vlahopoila

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    Eseis Padia Vlahopoila
    Album
    Why The Mountains Are Black
    Artist
    Christos Baniakas
    Label
    Third Man Records
    Released
    2016

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05You Are My Sunshine

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    You Are My Sunshine
    Album
    Southern Family
    Artist
    Various Artists
    Label
    Low Country Sound
    Released
    2016

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01Back In The Ring

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01Get On Board

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    Song
    Get On Board
    Album
    The Westerner
    Artist
    John Doe
    Label
    Cool Rock Records/Thirty Tigers
    Released
    2016

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03Lewlyweds

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    Lewlyweds
    Album
    Break
    Artist
    Slingshot Dakota
    Label
    Topshelf Records
    Released
    2016

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