The War On Drugs, seen here performing live on KEXP, supplied several of public radio's most popular songs this year. Dave Lichterman/KEXP hide caption

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Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" is undeniably one of the songs of this summer. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Songs Of The Summer, 1962-2014

Revisiting the earworms of summers past will likely bring back sunny memories, as well as groan-inducing moments of "What was I thinking?"

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The Freedom Singers make several appearances in our mix of songs inspired by the civil rights movement — a collection that ranges from 1963 to the present day. Joe Alper hide caption

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Marvin Sapp performs at the How Sweet the Sound national gospel competition September 29 ,2008 in Chicago, Illinois. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images hide caption

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