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December 30, 2019 - Tying Up a Few of '19's Musical Loose Ends with Noble, Gore, Como and Sinatra

Wrapping up the year (and the decade!), here are some of December's scattered retro melodies heard in commercials and on the big screen: "Accidents Will Happen" by British rock chick Patsy Ann Noble (from the 1963 film "Live it Up!) reached American ears some five-point-six decades late via a Heineken Beer snare. Lesley Gore's classic statement of independence, "You Don't Own Me," turned up for the second time in as many months in a spot for Giorgio Armani's Si Passione fragrance. Walmart milked Perry Como's "Magic Moments" remembrances to inform hungry holiday gobblers (i.e. all of us) about the national chain's free grocery pickup. Meanwhile, Golden Globe-nominated comedy Knives Out carved out a spot on its soundtrack for "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die" by Frank Sinatra.

You Don't Own Me