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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Top 10 Songs Called "Time," and What They Will Teach You

Posted By on Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 10:43 AM

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6. "Time," Freddie Mercury, 1986 (2:57)

"Time/ It waits for nobody," Freddie sings, thus reinforcing the above principle that songs called "Time" are like dollar stores where all the cheap cliches are suddenly free. But let's get meta here: This is a song called "Time" from the two-album-length soundtrack of a Dave Clark musical also called Time. Which only goes to show that you can never spend too much time singing about time.

5. "Time" The Black Lips, 2011 (2:46)

Now, people, don't get all worried about time. "You keep on cryin' ... But I keep on movin'." This here is the unconcerned approach: Chill the fuck out already. You should be using your precious time to smoke drugs and speed down the road.

4. "Time," Cat Stevens," 1970 (1:26)

Possible truth: The best way to write a song called "Time" is to make it really, really short.

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