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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Lyrics Uncovered: The Beatles’ ‘Taxman’

It's that time of year again -- when we sort through all of our receipts and forms and pay more than our fair share to Uncle Sam.

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Band on the Run
Concord

Paul McCartney, ‘Band on the Run’ Lyric Video – Exclusive Premiere

The lyric video for Paul McCartney's 'Band on the Run' single.

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Rod Stewart
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Lyrical Lines That Helped Define the 1970s

The following is an exclusive excerpt from 'If There's a Bustle in Your Hedgerow: 50 Lyrical Lines That Helped Define the 1970s' by author and UCR contributor Chris Epting. Enjoy!

We all have those songs that have

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Rolling Stones Some Girls
Rolling Stones Records

Lyrics Uncovered: The Rolling Stones’ ‘Some Girls’ Album

The Rolling Stones had one heck of a decade in the '70s. They started with one of their all-time greats -- 1971's 'Sticky Fingers' -- and then ended it with another classic, 1978's 'Some Girls.' The latter record helped save the band after a few years of roc

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The Beatles
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Top 10 Beatles Lyrics

Ultimate Classic Rock counts down the best Beatles lyrics.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Top 10 David Bowie Lyrics

Focus on the image if you want. David Bowie certainly went a long way to get people to pay attention to it. The songs, of course, helped. His striking arrangements, melodies and performances all made

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Ray Davies
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Top 10 Ray Davies Lyrics

Ray Davies and the Kinks were so wildly creative in their time, they’re considered godfathers of punk, metal, Britpop, indie rock and more, thanks to the band's music. But the band's frontman is also a great storyteller. No less a songsmith than Pete Townshend has credited his o

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Simon and Garfunkel
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Top 10 Simon & Garfunkel Lyrics

Simon & Garfunkel rose to prominence in the mid-'60s as part of the folk-rock movement, but by the time the duo ended their run in 1970, they had created a body of work that touched on pop, rock, country, gospel and world music. Their clean productions and pristine vocal harmonies made their recor

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Bob Dylan
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Top 10 Bob Dylan Lyrics

Bob Dylan isn’t a fixture on the commencement-address circuit, but if he ever wanted an easy paycheck, he could begin with this list of the Top 10 Bob Dylan Lyrics. Any graduation speaker can quote ‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ or ‘Forever Young’ as a space-filler when they talk to the class of 2000-and-whenever

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Dire Straits
Vertigo/Warner Bros.

Dire Straits, ‘Sultans of Swing’ – Lyrics Uncovered

‘Sultans of Swing’ was both the first single from Dire Straits’ debut album and a revealing first-person account of the average working band’s hardscrabble, often thankless existence playing British pubs during the '70s. It’s only fitting, therefore, that Dire Straits leader Mark Knopfler was inspired to write the tune in a pub, pint in hand, whilst watching just one such band calling themselves – you guessed it – the Sultans of Swing.

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