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Song of the Day 3/24/10

The best 666 songs of alltime countdown continues every day, all the way to #1. Wednesday’s song is #127:

The Electric Light Orchestra – Bluebird

Genius in the studio: Jeff Lynne processes the word “work” as it repeats over and over again to replicate the sound of a dog barking. In the context of the song (a big, uncannilly pretty janglerock anthem) and the lyric (all this backbreaking work for nothing, essentially), it packs a punch. From the last good ELO album, Secret Messages, 1983.

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