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Seduction Through a Pane of Glass: Suzanne Vega's "Tom's Diner"

Britney Spears and Fall Out Boy try to universalize desire in their versions of Suzanne Vega's "Tom's Diner". That may be how pornography works, but it's not how desire works, and this difference is the key to the coy allure of the song.

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The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '80s: Part 3: 60 - 41

Some songs are too weird to attract mainstream success.

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Ordinary Magic: Suzanne Vega's 'Days of Open Hand'

If Days of Open Hand is an album of dreams, then there's surely the awareness of awakening, a consciousness hovering outside of the songs that is longing to be identified.

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One Hit Wonder: DNA

DNA made "Tom's Diner" into an international sensation but barely profited from their work.

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Suzanne Vega: Beauty & Crime

Stories of graffiti artists, famous love affairs, and Edith Wharton: what happens in New York never stays in New York. If the streets could talk, they might sound like Suzanne Vega.

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