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"Musical Fight"
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“Musical Fight”: Most Literal Song Title

“Musical Fight” by The Crashers is, literally, a fight set to music: “Musical Fight”     The Crashers     1970 Produced by Sonia Pottinger and released in early 1970, this A-side was initially titled “Target,” with the artist name listed as The Gaytones.  For the first few seconds of the song, you can

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“Barbara’s Boy”: Song Premise Invalidated By Modern Science

The Four Tops took a turn for the topical on their 1969 Motown LP, Soul Spin, an album that included this very tuneful track – “Barbara’s Boy” – about the psychological impact of uncertainty over paternity issues in the wake of a failed romantic entanglement: “Barbara’s Boy”     The Four

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