Listen to JESUS CHILDREN OF AMERICA by Stevie Wonder.
Listen to AMUSEMENT PARKS U.S.A. by The Beach Boys.
Stevie Wonder has never been on this blog until today--what a crime. Well, we've got him now, from just about his best and most well known album (leaving aside "Songs In The Key Of Life"). So you people might already have this tune. But give it another listen today.
Everybody also knows the Beach Boys of course, but maybe not Amusement Parks U.S.A. I've got a lot of favorite Beach Boys songs, but still, this one ranks right up there. Especially the off-kilter and almost creepy spoken section a couple of verses in. Check it out.
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