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100 songs everyone should listen to in their lifetime

INSIDER Logo By Jacob Shamsian of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 101:  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 100 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.

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 100 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.

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