The 20th Anniversary Spotify Playlists

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In the world of music, we’ve seen a lot over the past 20 years. From boy bands to bad boys, from songs we love to songs we can’t escape. We’ve lost heroes and discovered new ones. In celebration of MSNBC’s 20th anniversary, here is a selection of playlists that recognize some of the most memorable music from the past two decades. Enjoy.

Remember.
Legends, entertainers, characters, musicians – we look back on those we have lost over the past 20 years, who filled our lives and ears with joy.

Characters.
An artist’s influence can live far past the songs they write, the words they sing and the stories they tell. Here, we remember the people who have transcended their albums and performances, and became a part of the American zeitgeist.

Politics.
Music and politics often go hand-in-hand. At times, the art is reactionary, sometimes spurning political change, always impactful and inspiring. Here is a look at some of MSNBC’s favorite political songs.

Missed.
Music that is omnipresent on the air waves can overshadow artists that may be lesser known. This is a collection of songs from the past 20 years that should not go missed.

Charts.
For the 20 years that MSNBC has been on-air, there have been songs that have penetrated the air waves and become instant hits. Here is a list of songs that topped the charts from the last 20 years. 

The 20th Anniversary Spotify Playlists

Updated