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Watercooler: Jukebox – Odd Times

In 1973, Pink Floyd’s “Money” was #13 on Billboard’s Hot 100 list. Which in itself is not remarkable, as it’s a great song. But there’s a little funky detail about that song; it’s in 7/4 time.

It’s not in your regular 4/4 time which is like a march, or most rock-n-roll. Or a 3/4 time song like a waltz or some kind of ballade.  It’s in just a bizzarre non-symmeterical time and STILL managed to get to the #13 slot. And it’s STILL popular.

Here’s another of the “odd-timers” – Brubeck’s “Take Five”:

I just think it’s kind of neat that these tunes are a bit classic amongst each of their fan base, and don’t really conform to standard meter norms.

That’s all I got. It’s a Jukebox thread – howzabout you put your favorite pairs of tunes in the comments, since I only loaded 2 in?

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