The "Spotlight Songs" pages feature four songs from each year that represent a variety of sounds from the year. On each page is a photo of the artist, a sample of the recording, the lyrics to the song, and information about the record. Want to find out who played harmonica on "Hey Baby!" or where the "Tom Dooley" story came from -- check them out in the "Spotlight" section.

To access the spotlight songs, click on the appropriate year button below, or on the specific song title. These buttons also appear on each page so you can use them to jump around if you like.
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