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  1. Heavy Rotation: 9 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
    From Frank Ocean's latest to Hiss Golden Messenger's tribute to North Carolina educators, these are public radio's most-loved songs of October. More....
  2. Heavy Rotation: September Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
    This month's list of songs includes upbeat folk from Gruff Rhys, an electronica cut from Octo Octa, and a new track from Cigarettes After Sex. More....
  3. Heavy Rotation: Summer Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
    On this month's Heavy Rotation, hear music from Raphael Saadiq, Nick Lowe, Veronica Swift and more. More....
  4. Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
    There are some new-comers on the music scene, and our NPR Music member stations have curated a list of some highlights for your playlists. More....
  5. Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
    Check out fresh new sounds from Johnny Polygon, Lana Del Rey, The Suitcase Junket and more. More....
  6. Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
    Featuring Christone "Kingfish" Ingram's duet with blues legend Buddy Guy, Ani DiFranco, Rhiannon Giddens and more. More....
  7. Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
    On this month's Heavy Rotation, hear the latest songs from Ari Lennox, Anderson .Paak, Ben Kweller, Y La Bamba and more. More....
  8. Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
    Hear SOAK's disco-ball beat that won't quit, Faye Webster's breezy soliloquy and a raspy battle cry from Mavis Staples. More....
  9. Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
    Listen to some newfound favorites, including an epic piano anthem by Florence + The Machine, an acoustic drive-by ballad from Oshima Brothers plus Kehlani's sassy new dance-floor bop. More....
  10. Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
    A new collaboration from Karen O and Danger Mouse, a fresh new beat from French producer FKJ and a new single from Jack White's The Raconteurs are among this month's favorites.  More....