30 DAY SONG CHALLENGE- DAY 9- A SONG TITLE THAT HAS THREE WORDS: “WATCHING THE DETECTIVES”- ELVIS COSTELLO

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30 Day Song Challenge- Day 9- A Song Title That Has Three Words: “Watching The Detectives.” “Watching The Detectives” was not on the UK release of Elvis Costello’s debut album My Aim Is True but it was added on the US release as the final track on side 1. The song was inspired by The Clash and motion picture composer Bernard Herrmann- and features a reggae beat. I have always thought that a couple years later Stevie Wonder kind of nicked “Watching The Detectives” with his “Master Blaster.” Rolling Stone magazine ranked “Watching The Detectives” at #363 on their 500 Greatest Songs Ever list. It certainly is an early Elvis Costello highlight.

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