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As the NPR Music team and others prepared to leave the network's old headquarters, mysterious messages began appearing on the windows and walls: "Everything will be better!"

As the NPR Music team and others prepared to leave the network's old headquarters, mysterious messages began appearing on the windows and walls: "Everything will be better!" Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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As they filled up their moving boxes to relocate to NPR's new offices, All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton sent out a plea to listeners for the best songs about how to deal with change: breakups and letdowns, graduation, big moves, etc. You responded in huge numbers, and we picked a few standouts to play on this week's show. We've got classics from Led Zeppelin, The Animals and Neil Young and more modern favorites such as The White Stripes and Vic Chesnutt.

Bob and Robin also welcomed some fellow NPR friends to share some of their favorite moving-on songs. All Songs Considered intern Lorie Liebig shared a heartbreaking cut from The Head and the Heart, Stephen Thompson brought us a sweet and soothing track from David Mead, and Daoud Tyler-Ameen kicked things up with "Following Through" from D.C.'s own The Dismemberment Plan.

Songs Featured On This Episode

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The Animals

  • Song: We Gotta Get Out of This Place
  • From: Best of the Animals [ABKCO]

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Song
We Gotta Get Out of This Place
Album
Best of the Animals [ABKCO]
Artist
The Animals
Label
ABCKO

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Vic Chesnutt

  • Song: Dodge
  • From: Drunk (Deluxe Reissue, 2004)

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Song
Dodge
Album
Drunk (Deluxe Reissue, 2004)
Artist
Vic Chesnutt
Label
Texas Hotel
Released
1993

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Billy Joel

  • Song: Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
  • From: Stranger

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Song
Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
Album
Stranger
Artist
Billy Joel
Label
Sony Music Distribution
Released
1977

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George Harrison

  • Song: All Things Must Pass
  • From: All Things Must Pass

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Song
All Things Must Pass
Album
All Things Must Pass
Artist
George Harrison
Label
Capitol
Released
1970

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