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Song of the Day #1741

Song of the Day: 7 Rings features a host of writing credits, but the most important ones are Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, and Ariana Grande, who took this song to #1 in its first week of release on the Billboard Hot 100, where it spent eight non-consecutive weeks (her longest running #1 single to date). The song, featured on her 2019 album, "Thank U, Next," interpolates the classic "Sound of Music" song, "My Favorite Things." If for nothing else, I give kudos to Grande for truly standing on the shoulders of giants in crafting this mega-hit. I'm sure many of her fans don't even know who Rodgers and Hammerstein are (and the Rodgers and Hammerstein estates are getting 90% of the royalties for the song)! And yet, the song is currently the subject of a lawsuit. Rapper DOT (Josh Stone) claims the hook was stolen from his song "I Got It" [YouTube links]. However that turns out, I like the song! Check out the video single, a remixed version featuring rapper 2 Chainz, the Workout Remix and the DJ Linuxis Deep House Remix. The song is nominated for Record of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, which takes place tonight. Tune in!