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The Best Music Of 2014

NPR Music's Favorite Songs Of 2014

This year, we couldn't control ourselves. The list of our best-loved songs of 2014 has no arbitrary limits, just 302 songs from every imaginable genre. And you can listen to every single one of them.

Unnatural Habitat The Greenhornes
Blue Liquid Andy McKee

In 2010, Omar Thornton killed eight colleagues in Manchester, Conn., before killing himself. Private employers used to create their own rules about guns on their property. But over the past five years, many states have adopted laws that allow employees to keep firearms in their vehicles at work. Douglas Healey/Getty Images hide caption

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Do Guns On The Premises Make Workplaces Safer?

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Fanshawe El Ten Eleven
Mwayenera [You Really Are Good] Malawi Mouse Boys
Miracle Matisyahu
Dearest Buddy Holly
You Give Me Problems About My Business The Mercury Program
Small Town Moon Regina Spektor
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Small Town Moon
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What We Saw From The Cheap Seats
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Yègellé Tezeta (My Own Memory) Mulatu Astatqé
It's Too Late Wild Belle
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It's Too Late
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Isles
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Wild Belle

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Masollan Balmorhea

A new directive from the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which regulates mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, will allow first-time homebuyers to put down as little as 3 percent. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Mortgage Giants Ease Down Payments For First-Time Homebuyers

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Employees at LifeSize in Austin, Texas, take a midday break to play a game of volleyball. The court was installed to help attract millennials to work for the company. Nicole Beemsterboer/NPR hide caption

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To Attract Millennials, A Company Changes Its Product And Workplace

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Palibe [It's Not There] Malawi Mouse Boys
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood theme We were unable to provide a listing for this song.
Pittsburgh Left Lymbyc Systym
Over and Over Good Old War
Perpetuum Mobile Penguin Cafe Orchestra
Coffee Sylvan Esso
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Coffee
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Carnival in Jamaica Monty Alexander

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