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Fascinatin' Rhythm: Drop That Name, 02/22/20


2/22     Episode # 2008

Most catalogue songs are exercises in wit based on a single premise—“You’re the Top” or “Let’s Do It.” They’re about the songwriter’s ability to weave a list of clever if arbitrary associations. Sometimes, though, the song might feature a more interesting point of view that reveals something about character or situation. These list songs feature the names of the famous, both real and fictional.