Rhapsody Turns 10

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Yes, we're a decade old. It's true. That's, like, 150 in Internet years, but we feel young, even as we look back at 10 solid years in the digital-music trenches. So let's celebrate, first and foremost with a crazy, illuminating, totally awesome essay from company lifer Mike McGuirk, our most famous and resilient critic who remembers it all, from the early Internet-bubble days to the Thailand detour. (Only he went to Thailand, but we all lived vicariously.) From there, we offer 10 playlists recounting the 15 most popular songs on our service for every year of our existence, tracking our love affairs across the decade, including tracks from the 10 most popular artists in the history of Rhapsody. (In... Read more »

Yes, we're a decade old. It's true. That's, like, 150 in Internet years, but we feel young, even as we look back at 10 solid years in the digital-music trenches. So let's celebrate, first and foremost with a crazy, illuminating, totally awesome essay from company lifer Mike McGuirk, our most famous and resilient critic who remembers it all, from the early Internet-bubble days to the Thailand detour. (Only he went to Thailand, but we all lived vicariously.) From there, we offer 10 playlists recounting the 15 most popular songs on our service for every year of our existence, tracking our love affairs across the decade, including tracks from the 10 most popular artists in the history of Rhapsody. (In ascending order: Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Nickelback, Coldplay, Jack Johnson, Linkin Park, Lil Wayne, and your No. 1 with a bullet, Eminem.) It's been a trip. Thanks for taking it with us.

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