From 'ABC' to 'Walk this Way,' 'Anthems We Love' book explores classic songs

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Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with music journalist Steve Baltin about his book "Anthems We Love: 29 Iconic Artists on the Hit Songs that Shaped our Lives." Baltin spoke with artists about their classic songs including "Africa," "One," and "My Girl."

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Steve Baltin is the author of "Anthems We Love." (Joseph Llanes)

Anthems heard in this segment

"Le Freak" by Chic

"God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys

"ABC" by The Jackson 5

"My Girl" by The Temptations

"One" by U2

"You're Still the One" by Shania Twain

"Don't Stop" and "Tusk" by Fleetwood Mac

"Big Love" (performed live) by Lindsey Buckingham

"No Scrubs" by TLC

"At Seventeen" by Janis Ian

"Anticipation" by Carly Simon

"Africa" by Toto

This segment aired on November 2, 2022.


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