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To coincide with our just-posted Top 100 songs of 1981 readers poll results, we’ve created this accompanying Spotify playlist. As you can see (and hear), the playlist is bookended by Depeche Mode, with “Just Can’t Get Enough” at No. 1 and “Photographic” at No. 100, and 97 songs in between. What’s missing? Joan Jett’s “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll,” which isn’t on Spotify.

Oh, and, no, The Specials’ “Ghost Town” isn’t on here twice.

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So here are nearly 7 hours of great songs from 1981 for your streaming pleasure: