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SONG OF THE WEEK: "Lollipop" by Aqua (1997)

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"Aqua" was a Danish/Norweigian dance/pop band who's one hit was the notoriously filthy "Barbie Girl" song in 1996 (The chorus of which is the current jingle used in Barbie Doll commercials, which utterly amazes the wife and I because, well, that song is filthy!)

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SONG OF THE WEEK: "The Old Rugged Cross" from Doctor Who (2006)

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This is not an FMV or fan edit, this entire thing is an unexpectedly moving scene from one of the goofier episodes of the new Dr. Who.

I've always loved this hymn, I've always thought it was beautiful, but I suspect this probably played out considerably more emotionally in the UK than in the 'States. (Most Americans I know felt the scene either dragged on, or was entirely inappropriate because "There won't be religion in space." I never really understood that kind of thinking) Back during World War II, during the Battle for Brittain, and in the closing days of the war, when the V2s were coming in, the population used to ride out the attacks in the city's sprawling subway tunnels.

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SONG OF THE WEEK: "Solitary Man" by Johnny Cash (2000)

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The penultimate episode of Stargate: Atlantis revolved rather heavily around Johnny Cash's "Solitary Man," both literally - as we see in the clip - and thematically, in that Shep is isolated from everyone around him in this iteration of his life.

A cover of Neil Diamond's 1966 hit, Johnny and Rick Rubin bring a bleak and haunting feel to it. And of course it's really cool when the A-10 Warthogs roll in...

and if that doesn't work, go here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBGWk_qm-z4

That's Tom Petty on the backing vocals, by the way.

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SONG OF THE WEEK: "Dancing on the Moon" by The Fleisher Brothers (1935)

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This is kinda' long, and mostly musical. Likely as many of you will find it charming as will find it gratingly awful, according to your tastes. Well, duh, I guess that's true of everything.

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SONG OF THE WEEK: "Sodium" by Mike and the 'Bots (1997)

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Ok, the song itself isn't particularly Science Fictional, but it's being sung by some robots, and that's got to be worth something, right?
At any rate, I can't get the damn thing out of my head, and now, neither can you. Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! You are all my slaves, my mindless slave army, thanks to the power of infectious doo-wop, Bwa-ha-ha-ha - oh, wait: did I say that out loud? Yikes. Nevermind. Moving on...

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SONG OF THE WEEK: "Biff's Question Song" by Thomas F. Wilson (2006)

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Thomas F. Wilson (And for some reason I keep wanting to type that as "F. Thomas Wilson") Is probably best known as "Biff Tannen" and "Mad Dog Tannen" from the Back to the Future movies, but he's also got a ton of voice acting credits, and he's had a long standup comedy career as well. He's also an award-winning still life painter, and a surprisingly good singer/guitarist, as you can see in the clip below the jump.

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