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30 Song Challenge, #25 (a song I like by an artist no longer living)

I skipped day 24 ("a song by a band you wish were still together") because I don't really pay enough attention to bands to know if they're still together or not, even if I like some of their songs.

For prompt 25, I know some of the people who contributed to the below song are still alive, but some are not, so I'm going to count it.

Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure


...with pigeon bonus!

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30 Song Challenge, #18 (a song from the year I was born)

Depeche Mode - Waiting For The Night



I just listened to this song for the first time this morning because I didn't particularly want to link any of the... six 1990 songs that I was familiar with ("Personal Jesus", "Enjoy the Silence", and "Policy of Truth" also by Depeche Mode, "The Weeping Song" by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, "Zem diviem karogiem" ('Under Two Flags') by Jumprava, and "Kamēr es tevi mīlēju" ('While I Loved You') by Pērkons). I'm glad I found it. It's relatable (if depressing). If I hadn't found it, I'd probably have linked either "Enjoy the Silence" or "The Weeping Song".

What would you pick for 1990?

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keda

30 Song Challenge, #17: a song I'd sing in duet with someone on karaoke

"I Know Him So Well" from "Chess" (John Barrowman and Daniel Boys cover just because)



This song has two important things going for it: the two singers get to sing different stuff at the same time, and there is DRAMA. I have sung it before (though not on karaoke - "on" karaoke? is that really how you use "karaoke" in a sentence?), and coordinating who sings what at what time was always a lot of fun.
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30 Song Challenge, #16 (a classic favorite)

Scarborough Fair + Canticle (Simon and Garfunkel)



I've got to admit I haven't paid a lot of attention to the Simon and Garfunkel version before -- I usually just listen to the Paul Cardall instrumental cover when I'm in a Scarborough Fair mood -- but I think the full lyrics of this version might help explain why the more recent covers sound like someone died, when the standard lyrics seem to just be about taunting one's ex.

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