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Illuminated Fountain Performances Playlists

Check out our descriptions and playlists for this year’s Illuminated Fountain Performances and Fireworks & Fountains Shows. Revisit a favorite ... try something new* ... experience them all!



American Songbook Reimagined
Bailando: Latin Rhythms
The Beatles
Be Our Guest
British Invasion
Classic Rock Road Trip
Copland Classics
An Evening with Leonard Bernstein
Halloween Magic
*Here You Come Again
*Hip Hop Mixtape
*It’s Always Sunny at Longwood Gardens
*Las Vegas Legends
*Leading Ladies: Madonna and Lady Gaga
The Magic of Mozart
Monet’s Garden
Night at the Movies II
The Piano Men
Pure Imagination
Queens of Soul
Rockin’ the Red, White, and Blue
Selections from Carmina Burana
Sleeping Beauty
Solid Gold ’70s
Sounds of Motown
*Spirit of America
*Start Me Up
Swan Lake
To Philly, With Love
We’ve Got the Funk



American Songbook Reimagined

Contemporary recording artists deliver new takes on classic Great American Songbook selections in this rousing performance. Reimagined hits by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, Willie Nelson, Aretha Franklin, and more make for a memorable fountain performance.

  • Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: They All Laughed
  • Taco: Puttin’ on the Ritz
  • Aretha Franklin: Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive
  • Billy Porter and Pentatonix: Oh, What a Beautiful Morning
  • Willie Nelson: Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
  • Queen Latifah: Lady is a Tramp
  • Sinead O’Connor: I Want to be Loved by You
  • Nina Simone: My Way
  • Rufus Wainwright: Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart
  • David Byrne: Don’t Fence Me In

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Bailando: Latin Rhythms

October 14

Our fountains dance along to energetic Latin beats hailing from Mexico to Spain, courtesy of songs by Carlos Santana, Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias, and more.

  • José Alfredo Jiménez: El Rey
  • A Dios Le Pido: Juanes
  • Joan Sebastian: Secreto De Amor
  • Thalía: Pena Negra
  • Ricky Martin: Vente Pa’ Ca
  • Carlos Santana: Smooth
  • Enrique Iglesias: Bailando (Spanish Version)
  • Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee: Despacito
  • Shakira: Nunca Me Acuerdo de Olvidarte
  • Marc Anthony: Vivir Mi Vida
  • Marc Anthony: Vivir Mi Vida (Pop Version)

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The Beatles

Celebrate legacy and innovation as our revitalized fountains team up with one of the most popular and influential groups of all time.

  • Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • Help!
  • I Want to Hold Your Hand
  • All You Need is Love
  • I Feel Fine
  • Here Comes the Sun
  • Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  • Let It Be

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Be Our Guest

Themes from your favorite animated movie classics—including Aladdin, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, and more—delight the young, and young at heart, during this magical performance.

  • When You Wish Upon a Star from Pinocchio
  • Try Everything from Zootopia
  • How Far I’ll Go from Moana
  • Under the Sea from The Little Mermaid
  • When We’re Human from The Princess and the Frog
  • A Whole New World from Aladdin
  • Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious/Step in Time/Let’s Go Fly a Kite from Mary Poppins
  • Be Our Guest from Beauty and the Beast
  • Circle of Life from The Lion King
  • Let It Go from Frozen
  • Beauty and the Beast (Finale)

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British Invasion

For decades, British rock and pop have captured the hearts of the American public. Join us as our fountains celebrate a musical revolution that continues today.

  • The Electric Light Orchestra: All over the World
  • Coldplay: Viva la Vida
  • Elton John: Your Song
  • The Who: Pinball Wizard
  • Paul McCartney: Live and Let Die
  • Adele: Skyfall
  • Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody

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Classic Rock Road Trip

You’ll be Rockin’ Down the Highway in our Main Fountain Garden as The Rolling Stones, Tom Cochrane, Bruce Springsteen, and more take you on a Classic Rock Road Trip.

  • The Rolling Stones: Start Me Up
  • Bruce Springsteen: Born To Run
  • The B-52’s: Roam
  • The Doobie Brothers: Rockin’ Down the Highway
  • Steppenwolf: Born To Be Wild
  • War: Low Rider
  • Tom Cochrane: Life Is A Highway
  • The Ides of March: Vehicle
  • Golden Earring: Radar Love

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Copland Classics

October 21

American composer Aaron Copland evokes the vast American landscape and the pioneer spirit through his music. Watch as our fountains dance to music inspired by the prairies themselves.

  • Saturday Night Waltz from Billy the Kid
  • Street Scene in a Frontier Town from Billy the Kid
  • 2nd Movement from Appalachian Spring
  • 4th Movement from Appalachian Spring
  • 7th Movement from Appalachian Spring
  • Coda from Appalachian Spring
  • Buckaroo Holiday from Rodeo
  • Hoe-Down from Rodeo

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An Evening with Leonard Bernstein

Celebrate musical mastermind Leonard Bernstein with selections from some of his most famous works including West Side Story, On the Town, Candide, and other quintessential compositions.

  • Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
  • No. 13 Times Square Finale from On the Town
  • No. 9 Lonely Town from On the Town
  • Fancy Free (Danzon) from Variation III
  • Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront: Andante (With Dignity)
  • Overture to Candide

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New this year! In honor of Juneteenth, this tribute to the end of slavery in the United States honors and recognizes the themes of freedom, hope, and strength.

  • Nina Simone: I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
  • Curtis Mayfield: Move On Up
  • Andra Day and Common: Stand Up for Something
  • The Staple Singers: Freedom Highway
  • Marvin Gaye: What’s Going On
  • Aretha Franklin: Respect
  • L.E.A.H: Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody
  • Sam Cooke: A Change is Gonna Come
  • Black Eyed Peas: Where is the Love?
  • Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar: Freedom
  • Beyoncé: Lift Every Voice and Sing

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Halloween Magic

October 30

You’re in for a real treat! Get ready for a spooky good time as our fountains dance along to spook-tacular Halloween favorites.

  • The Citizens of Halloween: This is Halloween
  • Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter
  • Fifth Harmony: I’m in Love with a Monster
  • The Lovin’ Spoonful: Do You Believe in Magic
  • Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters
  • Warren Zevon: Werewolves of London
  • Stevie Wonder: Superstition
  • Michael Jackson: Thriller

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*Here You Come Again

October 28

New this year! From 9 to 5 to Jolene, our fountains twirl along to powerhouse hits by cultural icon Dolly Parton.

  • Romeo (featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, Tanya Tucker, and Mary Chapin Carpenter)
  • Not Enough (featuring Queen Latifah)
  • I Will Always Love You
  • Islands in the Stream (featuring Kenny Rogers)
  • Jolene
  • Here You Come Again
  • Baby I’m Burnin’
  • Silver Threads and Golden Needles (featuring Tammy Wynette)
  • Why’d You Come in Here Lookin’ Like That
  • Applejack
  • From Here to the Moon and Back (featuring Kris Kristofferson)
  • 9 to 5

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*Hip Hop Mixtape

October 16

New this year! We pay homage to the powerhouse culture and expression of hip hop with a lively selection of favorites.

  • The Sugarhill Gang: Rapper’s Delight
  • DJ Kool: Let Me Clear My Throat
  • The Roots, Tariq Trotter, and Erykah Badu: You Got Me
  • Jay-Z and Alicia Keys: Empire State of Mind
  • Arrested Development: Mr. Wendal
  • The Roots and DJ Jazzy Jeff: The Next Movement
  • Nas: I Can
  • Lizzo and Ariana Grande: Good As Hell
  • John Legend, The Roots, and Black Thought: Hard Times
  • The Notorious B.I.G.: Mo Money Mo Problems

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*It’s Always Sunny at Longwood Gardens

October 2

New this year! The forecast calls for exuberant fountains that will have you Walking on Sunshine for this weather-inspired show.

  • Electric Light Orchestra: Mr. Blue Sky
  • Katrina & The Waves: Walking on Sunshine
  • Martha & The Vandellas: Heatwave
  • Eurythmics: Here Comes the Rain Again
  • Imagine Dragons: Thunder
  • The Beatles: Good Day Sunshine
  • Johnny Nash: I Can See Clearly Now
  • Buster Poindexter and His Banshees of Blue: Hot Hot Hot
  • Violent Femmes: Blister in the Sun
  • Smash Mouth: Walkin’ on the Sun
  • The Temptations: I Wish it Would Rain
  • The Weather Girls: It’s Raining Men

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*Las Vegas Legends

October 1, October 15

New this year! From the croons of the Rat Pack to the tunes of quintessential Vegas residency artists, it’s a sure bet there’s plenty of swagger in this stunning show.

  • Cher: Believe
  • Britney Spears: Oops!... I Did it Again
  • Dean Martin: That’s Amore
  • Elvis Presley: Burning Love
  • Wayne Newton: Danke Schoen
  • Tom Jones: It’s Not Unusual
  • Blue Man Group: The Forge
  • Sammy Davis Jr.: Mr. Bojangles
  • Barry Manilow: Copacabana (At the Copa)
  • Liberace: Boogie Woogie
  • Frank Sinatra: That’s Life
  • Celine Dion: I Drove All Night
  • Elvis Presley: Viva Las Vegas

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*Leading Ladies: Madonna and Lady Gaga

New this year! Vogue along to this thrilling show dedicated to pop icons and powerhouse influencers Madonna and Lady Gaga.

  • Madonna: Material Girl
  • Lady Gaga: Marry the Night
  • Madonna: Express Yourself
  • Lady Gaga: Just Dance
  • Madonna: Crazy for You
  • Lady Gaga: Bad Romance
  • Madonna: Like a Prayer
  • Lady Gaga: Gypsy
  • Madonna: Vogue
  • Lady Gaga: Born This Way

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The Magic of Mozart

In a tribute to Mozart’s genius, our fountains glide along to selections from some of his most well-known masterpieces.

  • The Marriage of Figaro - Sinfonia
  • Divertimento in D - Presto
  • Symphony No. 35 - Finale
  • Requiem - Dies Irae
  • Requiem - Lacrimosa
  • Symphony No. 40 - Finale
  • The Magic Flute – Queen of the Night aria
  • The Magic Flute – Pa-Pa-Pa-Papagena
  • Symphony No. 41 - Molto Allegro

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Monet’s Garden

Find yourself transported to the artist’s graceful Giverny landscape amid sounds of the classics from Debussy, Dukas, Ravel, and other celebrated French composers.

  • Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé
  • Paul Dukas: La Péri
  • Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
  • Saint-Saëns: Aquarium from Carnival of the Animals
  • Ravel: Boléro
  • Claude Debussy: La Mer

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Night at the Movies II

You loved Night at the Movies ... now get ready for the sequel featuring a whole new lineup of silver screen hits from The Greatest Showman, Footloose, Slumdog Millionaire, and more.

  • Twentieth Century Fox Theme
  • I Will Follow Him from Sister Act
  • Another Day of Sun from La La Land
  • A Million Dreams from The Greatest Showman
  • Footloose from Footloose
  • Don’t Stop Me Now from Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Greased Lightning from Grease
  • Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire
  • Time Warp from The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life from Dirty Dancing
  • This Is Me from The Greatest Showman

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The Piano Men

From Tiny Dancer to Uptown Girl, our fountains sway to the iconic sounds of two of the greatest artists of all time—Billy Joel and Elton John.

  • Billy Joel: Prelude/Angry Young Man
  • Elton John: I’m Still Standing
  • Billy Joel: My Life
  • Elton John: Tiny Dancer
  • Billy Joel: Uptown Girl
  • Elton John: Crocodile Rock
  • Billy Joel: Piano Man
  • Elton John: Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting

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October 9

New this year! We’re beyond Proud to honor just a few of the many inspiring women in music, and their messages of strength and empowerment.

  • Heather Small: Proud
  • Estelle and Janelle Monáe: Do My Thing
  • Kygo and Whitney Houston: Higher Love
  • Beyoncé: Halo
  • Jennifer Lopez: Ain’t Your Mama
  • Fleur East: Sax
  • Laura Mvula: That’s Alright
  • Andra Day: Rise Up
  • Rihanna: Don’t Stop the Music
  • MOMOLAND: Ready or Not

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Pure Imagination

October 22

You’ll be saying I’m a Believer with us in this imaginative show that takes you Over the Rainbow and into pure Magic.

  • Gene Wilder: Pure Imagination from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • The Monkees: I’m a Believer
  • Selena Gomez: Magic
  • Grace Potter: Something That I Want
  • Shawn Mendes: Imagination
  • Israel Kamakawiwo’ole: Over the Rainbow
  • DJ Khaled and Demi Lovato: I Believe
  • Gwen Stefani: The Sweet Escape
  • Hall & Oates: You Make My Dreams
  • American Authors: Best Day of My Life
  • Swedish Mafia: Save the World
  • Ester Dean: Let It Grow (Celebrate the World)

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Queens of Soul

October 8

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough to keep us from celebrating legends like Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, and more in this incredible, soul-stirring tribute.

  • Chaka Khan: I’m Every Woman
  • Aretha Franklin: Think
  • Etta James: Something’s Got A Hold On Me
  • Fontanella Bass: Rescue Me
  • Whitney Houston: I Will Always Love You
  • Gladys Knight and the Pips: Midnight Train to Georgia
  • Staple Singers: I’ll Take You There
  • Diana Ross: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
  • Irma Thomas: Breakaway
  • Jill Scott: Run Run Run
  • Tina Turner: Proud Mary

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Rockin’ the Red, White, and Blue

Join us for this stirring salute to America featuring hits from Tom Petty, Miley Cyrus, Bruce Springsteen, and more musical legends.

  • Lenny Kravitz: American Woman
  • Elton John: Philadelphia Freedom
  • Tom Petty: American Girl
  • James Brown: Living in America
  • Ray Charles: America the Beautiful
  • Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings: This Land is Your Land
  • Bruce Springsteen: Born in the USA
  • Miley Cyrus: Party in the USA

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Selections from Carmina Burana

September 30

Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana springs to life in our salute to this frequently performed cantata drawn from a 13th-century collection of songs and plays.

  • Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi – “O Fortuna”
  • Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi – “Fortune plango vulnera”
  • 1. Primo vere - “Veris leta facies”
  • 1. Primo vere - “Ecce gratum”
  • Uf dem Anger – “Tanz”
  • Uf dem Anger – “Floret silva nobilis”
  • Uf dem Anger – “Chramer, gip die varwe mir”
  • Uf dem Anger – “Swaz hie gat umbe” – “Chume, chum geselle min”
  • Uf dem Anger – “Were diu werlt alle min”
  • 2. In Taberna – “Estuans interius”
  • 2. In Taberna – “In taberna quando sumus”
  • 3. Cour d’amours – “Amor volat undique”
  • 3. Cour d’amours – “Circa mea pectora”
  • 3. Cour d'amours – “Veni, veni, venias”
  • 3. Cour d’amours – “In trutina”
  • 3. Cour d’amours – “Tempus est iocundum”
  • Blanziflor et Helena – “Ave formosissima”
  • Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi – “O Fortuna”

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Sleeping Beauty

October 7

We awaken Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty for a beautiful evening beyond your wildest dreams.

  • Introduction
  • The Spell
  • Blind Man’s Bluff
  • The Spell Finale
  • Coda
  • The Christening Finale
  • Diamond Fairy & Coda
  • Hop-o’-My Thumb
  • Panorama
  • Lilac Fairy Variation
  • Coda
  • Polonaise
  • Apotheosis
  • Waltz
  • The Awakening

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Solid Gold ’70s

Take a bell-bottomed step back in time to the disco decade featuring iconic music from the Bee Gees, Kool and the Gang, Donna Summer, and more cool cats you’ll really dig.

  • Bee Gees: Stayin’ Alive
  • Patti LaBelle: Lady Marmalade
  • KC and the Sunshine Band: Boogie Shoes
  • Kool and the Gang: Get Down On It
  • Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive
  • The Five Stairsteps: Ooh Child
  • Earth Wind and Fire: Shining Star
  • The Trammps: Disco Inferno
  • Donna Summer: Last Dance

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Sounds of Motown

Find yourself transported to 1959 in the Motor City when Berry Gordy, Jr. founded Motown Records and introduced the world to one of the most defining American sounds of the last century. From the songs of Diana Ross to Lionel Richie to Stevie Wonder, the fountains can’t help but dance along.

  • Stevie Wonder: Sir Duke
  • The Supremes: You Can’t Hurry Love
  • The Isley Brothers: This Old Heart of Mine
  • Lionel Richie: All Night Long
  • The Temptations: Get Ready
  • Al Green: Let’s Stay Together
  • The Jackson 5: I Want You Back
  • Martha and the Vandellas: Dancing in the Streets
  • Marvin Gaye: I Heard it Through the Grapevine
  • Diana Ross: I’m Coming Out

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*Spirit of America

New this year! Celebrate the unbreakable soul of America with selections inspired by the spirit of the country felt in the 1700s to World War II to the Civil Rights Movement to recent day.

  • 1st Michigan Colonial Fife and Drum Corps: Washington’s Artillery March Medley
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda: The Story of Tonight from Hamilton
  • Mahalia Jackson: My Country ‘Tis of Thee (America)
  • Morton Gould, Boston Pops Orchestra: American Salute
  • John Williams, Boston Pops Orchestra: Shenandoah
  • John Phillip Sousa, Boston Pops Orchestra: The Stars and Stripes Forever
  • Glenn Miller and the Army Air Force Band: Over There
  • The Andrews Sisters: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
  • Leonard Bernstein, Boston Pops Orchestra: America Medley
  • The Staple Singers: Freedom Highway
  • Robbie Robertson and Six Nations Women Singers: Stomp Dance
  • James Brown: Living in America
  • Whitney Houston and the Florida Orchestra: The Star Spangled Banner

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*Start Me Up

Fireworks & Fountains Show October 23

New this year! Rock along with The Rolling Stones as we pay tribute to this larger-than-life rock band ... this show will have you saying anything but (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.

  • Paint It, Black
  • Mother’s Little Helper
  • Gimme Shelter
  • (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
  • Time Is On My Side
  • Start Me Up
  • Let’s Spend the Night Together
  • Brown Sugar
  • Get Off of My Cloud
  • As Tears Go By
  • Jumpin’ Jack Flash
  • You Can’t Always Get What You Want

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Swan Lake

Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet takes new flight in our graceful rendition of this poignant story of metamorphosis, romance, and tragedy.

Act I

  • Scène (Allegro giusto)
  • Waltz (Tempo di valse)
  • Pas de Trois (Allegro)
  • Pas de Trois Coda (Allegro vivace)
  • Pas de Deux (Tempo di valse)
  • Pas de Deux Coda (Allegro molto vivace)

Act II

  • Scène (Moderato)
  • Waltz (Tempo di valse)
  • Coda (Allegro vivace)


  • Scène (Allegro; Allegro giusto)
  • Spanish Dance (Allegro non troppo; Tempo di bolero)
  • Hungarian Dance; Czardas (Allegro moderato; Presto)

Act IV

  • Finale - Scène (Allegro vivace; Andante; Allegro agitato; Alla breve; Moderato e maestoso; Memo mosso; Moderato)

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To Philly, With Love

Come Rock Around the Clock, do The Twist, and Raise Your Glass along to songs inspired by and performed by artists with strong ties to Oh, What A Beautiful City—our beloved Philadelphia.

  • Marian Anderson: Oh, What a Beautiful City
  • Boyz II Men: Motownphilly
  • Bill Haley and His Comets: Rock Around the Clock
  • Chubby Checker: The Twist
  • Patti LaBelle: New Attitude
  • The Soul Survivors: Expressway to Your Heart
  • The Roots: Streets of Philly
  • The O’Jays: Love Train
  • Hall and Oates: Philly Forget Me Not
  • Will Smith: Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It
  • Sister Sledge: We Are Family
  • Pink: Raise Your Glass

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We’ve Got the Funk

October 29

From Prince to the Commodores to Parliament, we’ll be gathered together to all Let’s Go Crazy during this fun evening of funk.

  • Sly & The Family Stone: Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)
  • The Isley Brothers: It’s Your Thing
  • Lyn Collins: Think (About It)
  • Average White Band: Pick Up The Pieces
  • Commodores: Brick House
  • Childish Gambino: Have Some Love
  • Parliament: Flashlight
  • Jamiroquai: So Good to Feel Real
  • War: Why Can’t We Be Friends?
  • Earth, Wind & Fire: Serpentine Fire
  • Prince: Let’s Go Crazy

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