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Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)


Thanksgiving Edition: Songs About Your Family

November 26th, 2013

Episode 489 of 811 episodes

How would you describe your family in a song? Would it be AC/DC's ominous "Highway to Hell," or The Beatles' warm, sentimental "All You Need Is Love"? Last week we asked you to tell us about the songs that remind you of your family. We got a lot of wonderful stories (and a few unsettling ones), along with a bunch of great song suggestions that reflect the same wide range of family experiences. On this special Thanksgiving week edition of All Songs Considered, we share some of our favorite stories and songs — from still in love to "still crazy." AC/DC Album: Highway to Hell Song: Highway to Hell The Beatles Album: Magical Mystery Tour Song: All You Need Is Love Alasdair Roberts Album: Farewell Sorrow Song: Whole House Is Singing The Beatles Album: I Want to Hold Your Hand/This Boy Song: I Want to Hold Your Hand Radiohead Album: OK Computer Song: No Surprises Sister Sledge Album: We Are Family Song: We Are Family Carl Douglas Album: Best of Carl Douglas: Kung Fu Fighting Song: Kung Fu Fighting Night Beds Album: Country Sleep Song: Even If We Try Paul Simon Album: Still Crazy After All These Years Song: Still Crazy After All These Years Jimmy Dean Album: 20 Great Story Songs Song: Please Pass the Biscuits Lead Belly Album: Best of Lead Belly Song: Goodnight Irene Joni Mitchell Album: Blue Song: A Case of You Yeah Yeah Yeahs Album: It's Blitz! Song: Heads Will Roll

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