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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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Public Radio's Most Played Songs Of 2014

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Members of Suede in 1993, left to right: Simon Gilbert, Bernard Butler, Brett Anderson, Matt Osman. Steve Jennings/Corbis hide caption

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The Mix: Britpop At 20

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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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Songs Inspired By The Civil Rights Movement

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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Malian singing legend Oumou Sangare performing in Essaouira, Morocco in June 2012. Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Billie Holiday topped Jazz24's list of the greatest jazz vocal songs with "Strange Fruit." Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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