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“Heart's All Gone”

Blink-182 | 2011

Blink-182 included "Heart’s All Gone" on their long-awaited album "Neighborhoods," which was their first set of new music in eight years. The album featured several songs that displayed a different sound than they had created in the past, but they added this song to remind their fans they were still the same band. "We released 'Heart's All Gone' to go 'Hey, there's a few things on the record that if you only want nostalgic stuff from us, it's still there,'" frontman Tom DeLonge explained.

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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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