2011: The Return of the Sax

The year's top 10 best pop songs featuring saxophone

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3. Tune-Yards, 'Gangsta'

Tune-Yards mastermind Merrill Garbus is one of the fiercest singers in pop music today, with a voice capable of such intensity that some of her shouts seem as though they could level a mountain range. In this performance of "Gangsta," a standout track from her band's breakthrough album, w h o k i l l, the singer complements her voice with sax parts so wild, they make her seem mild in comparison.

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