John Prine's Life In 10 Songs : All Songs Considered On this special edition of All Songs Considered, we look back at the life and legacy of the late John Prine through ten of the defining songs from his nearly 50-year career.

Host Bob Boilen is joined by NPR Music's Ann Powers as they play cuts from across the singer's deep catalog, from his self-titled, 1971 debut to his final album, 2018's The Tree of Forgiveness.

1. "Sam Stone" from John Prine (1971)
2. "Angel From Montgomery" from John Prine (1971)
3. "Hello In There" from John Prine (1971)
4. "Yes I Guess They Oughta Name A Drink After You" from Diamonds in the Rough (1972)
5. "Sabu Visits the Twin Cities Alone" from Bruised Orange (1978)
6. "Unwed Fathers" from Aimless Love (1984)
7. "Lake Marie" from Lost Dogs + Mixed Blessings (1995)
8. "In Spite of Ourselves" from In Spite of Ourselves (1999)
9. "She Is My Everything" from Fair & Square (2005)
10. "When I Get To Heaven" from The Tree of Forgiveness (2018)
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On this special edition of All Songs Considered, we look back at the life and legacy of the late John Prine through ten of the defining songs from his nearly 50-year career. Host Bob Boilen is joined by NPR Music's Ann Powers as they play cuts from across the singer's deep catalog, from his self-titled, 1971 debut to his final album, 2018's The Tree of Forgiveness.

Prine died Tuesday in Nashville after spending close to two weeks in the hospital battling COVID-19. He was 73 years old. Read NPR's official obituary and Ann Power's remembrance.

1. "Sam Stone" from John Prine (1971)

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2. "Angel From Montgomery" from John Prine (1971)

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3. "Hello In There" from John Prine (1971)

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4. "Yes I Guess They Oughta Name A Drink After You" from Diamonds in the Rough (1972)

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5. "Sabu Visits the Twin Cities Alone" from Bruised Orange (1978)

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6. "Unwed Fathers" from Aimless Love (1984)

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7. "Lake Marie" from Lost Dogs + Mixed Blessings (1995)

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8. "In Spite of Ourselves" from In Spite of Ourselves (1999)

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9. "She Is My Everything" from Fair & Square (2005)

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10. "When I Get To Heaven" from The Tree of Forgiveness (2018)

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