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Romeo and Juliet

by Dire Straits

“Romeo and Juliet” is a song by the British rock band Dire Straits, written by singer and lead guitarist Mark Knopfler. It first appeared on the 1980 album Making Movies and was released as...

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Somewhere over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World

by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

“Somewhere over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World” is a medley of Judy Garland’s “Over the Rainbow” and Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole and released on his albums Ka ʻAnoʻi and...

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Suzanne

by Leonard Cohen

“Suzanne” is a song written by Canadian poet and musician Leonard Cohen in the 1960s. First published as a poem in 1966, it was recorded as a song by Judy Collins in the same...

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The Lion Sleeps Tonight

by The Tokens

“The Lion Sleeps Tonight”, also known as “Wimba Way” or “Awimbawe” or “Wimoweh” (and originally as “Mbube”), is a song written and recorded by Solomon Linda. It was originally recorded with the Evening Birds...

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Sam Hall

by Frank Tovey

“Sam Hall” is an old English folk song about a bitterly unrepentant criminal condemned to death. Prior to the mid-19th century it was called “Jack Hall”, after an infamous English thief, who was hanged...

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Sunshine Superman

by Donovan

“Sunshine Superman” is a song written and recorded by Scottish singer-songwriter Donovan. The “Sunshine Superman” single was released in the United States through Epic Recordsin July 1966, but due to a contractual dispute the...

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The Intergalactic Laxative

by Donovan

“The Intergalactic Laxative” is a comedy folk song written by British singer-songwriter Donovan Leitch and released on his 1973 album, Cosmic Wheels. Cosmic Wheels reached the top 20 in both the US and UK,...

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The Tra La La Song (One Banana, Two Banana)

by Ritchie Adams and Steve Kincannon

The Banana Splits Adventure Hour is an hour-long, packaged television variety program featuring The Banana Splits, a fictional rock band composed of four funny animal characters. The costumed hosts of the show were Fleegle...

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Who Put the Bomp (in the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)

by Barry Mann

“Who Put the Bomp (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)” is a doo-wop style hit song from 1961 co-written (with Gerry Goffin) and recorded by Barry Mann. He was backed up by The Halos, who...

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