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“Look at Me Now”

Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes | 2011

Chris Brown fortified his bad boy image and displayed his rap skills in 2011's "Look At Me Now." The singer rhymes about his "yellow" obsessions, "Yellow model chick/Yellow bottle sipping/ Yellow Lamborghini" before launching into lines about his genitals. "I knew that I was working on something for a Chris Brown record, but I thought it was for a mixtape... Then Busta Rhymes got on it and I was like, 'Okay, this is going to be a club record.' And then when Wayne got on it 'Look at Me Now' became a radio record. It just took off from there," producer Diplo said.

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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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