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Songs We Love

NPR staff discuss our favorite songs from our favorite artists.

Recent Songs We Love

Robert Sherman (left) and his brother Richard in a documentary of their life and songs, The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story.

March 7, 2012 NPR staffers celebrate the men behind "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" with their memories.


Etta James circa 1960 in Chicago.

January 21, 2012 A string of stunning '60s singles cemented James as one of the great female vocalists of all time.


August 16, 2011 On her 53rd birthday, hear songs from Madonna's remarkably successful career.

Marvin Gaye performs in the Netherlands on July 1, 1980.

May 21, 2011 Hear every song from the record, and read NPR staffers' reflections on the album's lasting legacy.


Roy Orbison.

April 27, 2011 Orbison's biggest hits, like "Oh, Pretty Woman" and "Crying," are indelible. Hear eight of the best.

Public Enemy in 1987; credit: David Corio/Redferns

December 31, 2009 Def Jam's box set contains some of the most amazing music released since the dawn of hip-hop.


February 28, 2010 Hear NPR contributors' favorite Chopin performances on the 200th anniversary of his birth.

The Best Of Soul Train

November 2, 2010 We've pulled out four terrific videos to give us a reason to start a Soul Train Line here at NPR.


March 4, 2010 Hear NPR staff favorites from Pavement's new best-of collection, Quarantine the Past.

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards; photo credit Dominique Tarl

May 13, 2010 Preview the unreleased material as musicians expound on the album's lasting influence.

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