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rock and roll hall of fame

music friday: 2007

M.I.A., "Paper Planes". Straight to hell.

LCD Soundsystem, "All My Friends". Covered on the B-side by Franz Ferdinand and John Cale (not together).

MGMT, "Time to Pretend". Supposedly inspired by a praying mantis.

Arcade Fire, "Keep the Car Running". When Bruce Springsteen invites you onstage, you better bring a car song.

Kanye West, "Stronger". After his visit to Donald Trump, his past work may be reevaluated.

Feist, "1234". I dare you to click on the video link.

UGK, "Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You)". Featuring OutKast.

Robyn, "With Every Heartbeat". For some reason, this video is from a Nobel Peace Prize event.

The National, "Fake Empire". By this point, there will always be at least one song about which I have nothing to say.

Bruce Springsteen, "Livin' in the Future". Magic wasn't his best album, and this isn't the best song from that album. But I've always been intrigued by the line, "We're livin' in the future, and none of this has happened yet."

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Comments

Tomás

In the years when my littles were really little, my first two loved the song by Feist. Surprisingly, they liked the above video with Elmo less than the original video. There was something about her blue sparkly outfit and the colors and movement (and maybe even the one take thing) that kind of hypnotized them.

Steven Rubio

I'm often surprised by how much Sesame Street is part of American culture. So I didn't know the Feist/SS video existed, and I had to post it.

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