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1. “Born in the U.S.A.”
The first commercial CD pressed in the United States was Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.”
2. “No Woman, No Cry”
Bob Marley gave songwriting credits on “No Woman, No Cry” to his childhood friend Vincent Ford, who ran a soup kitchen in Jamaica. Royalties from the hit song helped keep the kitchen running.
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3. “Bridge Over Troubled Water”
Simon and Garfunkel bickered nonstop while recording “Bridge over Troubled Water.” Garfunkel wanted Simon to sing it (“I’m sorry I didn’t,” Simon has said), and Simon never liked Garfunkel’s closing “Sail on, silver girl” verse.