50 Best Singles of 2011

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Paul Simon, 'Rewrite'
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5. Paul Simon, 'Rewrite'

Simon introduces us to a hard-luck Vietnam vet who's apparently revising a screenplay – and wishing he could do the same to his life. The story is so empathetic and vividly told, it's like we've known the guy for years.

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