16 Number One Songs From Our First 16 Years

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Clockwise from upper left: Cover art for Björk's Vespertine, Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Moby's Play, Kanye West's Late Registration, Sleigh Bells' Treats and Regina Spektor's Begin To Hope (Courtesy of the artists)
Clockwise from upper left: Cover art for Björk's Vespertine, Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Moby's Play, Kanye West's Late Registration, Sleigh Bells' Treats and Regina Spektor's Begin To Hope (Courtesy of the artists)

Sixteen years ago All Songs Considered started as NPR's first online-only program. This month we're celebrating its sweet 16 birthday, and to mark the occasion on this week's episode we're counting down our favorite songs from each of the past 16 years. Hearing some of these cuts is a real trip down memory lane, from the dreamy synth sound of Moby's "Porcelain," and Björk's polyrhythmic "Hidden Place," to The Postal Service, Grizzly Bear and Kanye West's brilliant and playful earworm "Gold Digger."

If you've had a memorable moment with All Songs Considered, share your story in the comments section below. We love hearing from our listeners. And if you want to share your own list of number one songs from each of the past 16 years, well pass that along, too!

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Cover art for Bjork's Vespertine.

Cover art for Bjork's Vespertine.

Cover art for Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Cover art for Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Cover art for The Postal Service's Give Up.

Cover art for The Postal Service's Give Up.

Cover art for Arcade Fire's Funeral.

Cover art for Arcade Fire's Funeral.

Cover art for Kanye West's Late Registration

Cover art for Kanye West's Late Registration

Cover art for Regina Spektor's Begin To Hope

Cover art for Regina Spektor's Begin To Hope

Cover art for Radiohead's In Rainbows

Cover art for Radiohead's In Rainbows

Cover art for Bon Iver's For Emma, Forever Ago

Cover art for Bon Iver's For Emma, Forever Ago

Cover art for Veckatimest

Cover art for Veckatimest

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