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“Hey Bulldog”

The Beatles | 1969
While John Lennon claims that “Hey Bulldog” is nothing more than a “good-sounding record that means nothing,” the track is beloved for its appearance in the Beatles’ animated film, Yellow Submarine – although it didn’t actually make the cut in the American version until the 1999 re-release. Nonetheless, it was written specifically for the soundtrack and recorded while the band was filming the “Lady Madonna” video. “Paul said we should do a real song in the studio,” says Lennon. “I had a few words at home, so I brought them in.”
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“Road to Nowhere”

Talking Heads | 1985

A cappella harmonies give way to an a fuller arrangement blending pop and electro-disco on "Road to Nowhere," but the theme remains constant: We're on an eternal journey to an undefined destination. The song vaulted back into the news a quarter century after it was a hit when Gov. Charlie Crist used it in his unsuccessful 2010 campaign for the U.S. Senate in Florida. "It's this little ditty about how there's no order and no plan and no scheme to life and death and it doesn't mean anything, but it's all right," Byrne said with a chuckle.

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