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“Glad You Came”

The Wanted | 2011

The Wanted timed the release of this single with what they hoped was the perfect season to debut this light-hearted tune. "When we first heard 'Glad You Came' we just knew it had to be the first single from the new album," band member Tom Parker said. "We all felt it was a new, refreshing sound and a perfect song for the summer which really gets you in the mood for a party." The song was also featured in the third season of the TV show, "Glee."

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“Madame George”

Van Morrison | 1968

One of the first stream-of-consciousness epics to make it onto a Van Morrison record, his drawn-out farewell to the eccentric "Madame George" lasted nearly 10 minutes, combining ingredients from folk, jazz and classical music. The character that gave the song its title provoked speculation that it was about a drag queen, though Morrison denied this in Rolling Stone. "If you see it as a male or a female or whatever, it's your trip," he remarked. "I see it as a ... a Swiss cheese sandwich. Something like that."

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