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Macklemore (left) and Ryan Lewis, whose "Thrift Shop" was the biggest song of 2013, according to Billboard's year-end chart. John Keatley/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Here Are 68 Of 2013's Biggest Songs In 5 1/2 Minutes

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Our alternate headline: Why Nobody Will Ever Top Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You." YouTube hide caption

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Luscious Jackson released a children's album, Baby DJ, last month. Doug Seymour /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Petula Clark's new album, Lost In You, features a reworking of her signature hit "Downtown." Clement Schneider/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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War Stories From Petula Clark

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The audience at Beyonce's Dec. 3 performance at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Larry Busacca/PW/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment hide caption

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The room of Samantha Alejandra, 18, in Mexico City, doubles as a shrine to her favorite K-Pop boy band, Super Junior. Marlon Bishop for NPR hide caption

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Meet Latin America's Teenage Korean Pop Fanatics

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Beyonce's New Album Is Entertainment's October Surprise

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The Beach Boys in 1964. Top row: Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson. Bottom row: Mike Love, Al Jardine, Brian Wilson. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Andrew Bird On World Cafe

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Lorde performs in Sydney, Australia, in October. Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images hide caption

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Lorde Sounds Like Teen Spirit

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