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102 songs everyone should listen to in their lifetime

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  These are the best 102 songs of all time - according to
  critics, awards, and sales.
  
  "Purple Rain" launched Prince's career.
  
  Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" broke one of the longest-standing
  records in music history by topping the charts for 17 weeks.
  
  
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  Some of these songs have gone down in the
  history books for breaking records and reaching new heights.
  Others were received terribly by critics, but are still adored by
  people today.

  We took the songs with the highest ratings,
  biggest sales, most awards, and top ranks on radio charts and
  included them alongside some of Insider's favorite picks. All
  together, we've formed a definitive list of the 102 songs
  everyone should listen to in their lifetime.   

  Here they are, in no specific order. 

  Amy Daire contributed to an earlier version of this
  article.

  • These are the best 102 songs of all time - according to critics, awards, and sales.
  • "Purple Rain" launched Prince's career.
  • Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" broke one of the longest-standing records in music history by topping the charts for 17 weeks.
  • Some of these songs have gone down in the history books for breaking records and reaching new heights. Others were received terribly by critics, but are still adored by people today. 

We took the songs with the highest ratings, biggest sales, most awards, and top ranks on radio charts and included them alongside some of Insider's favorite picks. All together, we've formed a definitive list of the 102 songs everyone should listen to in their lifetime.

Here they are, in no specific order. 

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