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Talking Heads

Once In A Lifetime

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“Once in a Lifetime” is a song by Talking Heads, from their album Remain in Light. Written by David Byrne, Brian Eno, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, and Tina Weymouth, it was named one of the 100 most important American musical works of the 20th century by National Public Radio. It made #14 in the UK charts and #31 in The Netherlands. The song never charted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US, although over the years various 80s format radio stations have come to programming it in their playlists. It was an early MTV staple and was one of the most heavily played videos upon MTVs debut in Aug. 1981. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Once in a lifetime, water flowing underground ... Into the blue again, after the money's gone ... Same as it ever was, same as it ever was, same as it ever was, same as it ever was

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