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For our Cabin Fever playlist, we asked for songs that get your blood pumping and body moving, despite weeks of cold, gray days

Cabin Fever Playlist

Trade Your Snow Boots For Dance Shoes, And Just Press Play

Don't give in to that midwinter swoon. Listen to this instead: More than 800 of you, our listeners, shared songs to quicken the blood and make you move. Inside, find our Cabin Fever Playlist — 84 tracks meant to wake you from even the deepest hibernation.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) presents the "Hero of Labour" award to conductor Valery Gergiev, head of the Mariinsky Theatre.

Deceptive Cadence

Valery Gergiev, The Powerful And Polarizing Maestro

The conductor, slated to perform at the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics, sparked controversy with his recent comments on Russia's anti-gay legislation. The head of St. Petersburg's Mariinsky Theatre is a friend and ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Red Guards — high school and university students — wave copies of Chairman Mao Zedong's Little Red Book during a parade in June 1966 in Beijing's streets at the beginning of China's Cultural Revolution. More than 1 million people are believed to have died during the decade-long upheaval.

Parallels

Chinese Red Guards Apologize, Reopening A Dark Chapter

During China's Cultural Revolution, communist youth known as Red Guards persecuted, tortured and killed millions of Chinese — so-called class enemies. Now some Red Guards are apologizing publicly in rare examples of open discussion of the party's historic mistakes.

Pasture Elephant Revival

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Zenophile Mylo

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Who's Sorry Now? Connie Francis

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Nova Burial & Four Tet

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Emkay Bonobo

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Like a Ghost in Your Own Life Ulrich Schnauss

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Shostakovic Symphony no 8 movement 3 Mariinsky Orchestra

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Tokyo After Midnight Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra

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Melanine Tycho

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Jeep's Blues [Live] Duke Ellington

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    At Newport 1956 Complete
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Twilight in Maple Shade (Chinese Cymbals) Yuck

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    Glow & Behold
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Flat Panda Dianogah

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    Millions of Brazilians
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You Wish Nightmares on Wax

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    In a Space Outta Sound [Japan Bonus Track]
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Beautiful Otherness Bent

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And Lay Debo Band

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Waka Waka (Esto Es África) Shakira

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Smoothie Song Nickel Creek

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