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2. Cat Power, "Aretha, Sing One For Me"
This is a cover of a George Jackson song from the 1970s, but Chan Marshall's version is our favorite. It's from the Jukebox era, when Cat Power was simply happy and playing music that meant something to her. This song, in which the narrator attends an Aretha Franklin concert and begs her to sing something that will relieve her heartache, speaks to the emotional connection that can exist between artists and their audiences. Considering how many times I've listened to Moon Pix after a break up, the song also offers what was probably an unintentional reference to the cyclical nature of hero worship. Aretha inspires Chan. Chan inspires Emily. Emily inspires all of you.