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Song that will sell her: 'Rolling in the Deep'
With a few tweaks it could be a gospel song. Or disco. But it's also kind of bluesy. Whatever it is, Adele's powerhouse vocals lead the charge -- without a hint of melisma.
Song that will sell her: 'F--- You'
From its mood-setting piano-percussion opening to its falsetto "oooos" and Commodores-like supporting vocals, this profane pop songs belongs in a '70s time capsule.
Song that will sell her: 'Radioactive'
Led by a warm, steady bass line and jangly, reverb-drenched guitar, this wears its U2 influence with pride and the choir-like vocals near the end should convert non-believers.
Song that will sell her: 'Really Very Small'
Launched by soft, harmonizing vocals, the tempo picks up to become a menacing lounge number that could soundtrack a film noir.
Song that will sell her: 'I Am the Photographer'
This trippy Sundays-sounding song reflects the dual emotions Campbell felt as he experienced joy and grief -- joy over the pending birth of his first child and grief over the death of his father.
Song that will sell her: 'Unrequited Love'
Heavy on harmony vocals and thin on instruments, it's a Carole King-esque song with lots of shoo-op shoo-ah vocals that recall the Shangri-Las.
Song that will sell her: 'All Arise'
A barn burner that begins with an Appalachian-style fiddle, this is a little bit alt-country and a little bit rock'n'roll.
Song that will sell her: 'In Vain or True'
Even with multiple voices, you can hear what sounds eerily like George Harrison's vocals singing backup on this Beatle-esque number.
Song that will sell her: 'Marathon'
If the Shirelles covered Jimmy Buffet, it might sound like this.
Song that will sell her: 'I Killed Sally's Lover'
Imagine if John Denver hung out with the Clash and decided to write a follow-up to the Jimi Hendrix tune 'Hey Joe.'
Song that will sell her: 'Under Cover of Darkness.'
A bouncy tune with happy guitars, it's sure to perk up a mom party.
Song that will sell her: 'Tree by the River'
This love song with gentle vocals conjures sun-drenched images of bygone summer days.
Song that will sell her: 'Tonight's the Kind of Night'
Led by Charlie Fink's vocals, which recall Kinks frontman Ray Davies, this folky song features '80s-pop synth and explosive, gospel-like backing vocals.
Song that will sell her: 'Puppet to the Man'
Featuring boomy drums and Lou Reed-like phrasing, this sounds like it came from your mom's vinyl collection.
Song that will sell her: 'Cartoon Gold'
More country than rock, this slide guitar and banjo track would have worked well on the 'Urban Cowboy' soundtrack.
Song that will sell her: 'Surprise'
Have mom listen to this low-key acoustic number while lying in bed with candles, pondering the absurdities of life.
Song that will sell her: 'Helplessness Blues'
With its acoustic guitars and tight harmonies, Spin rightly suggested it would fit perfectly on the soundtrack for 'The Graduate.'
Song that will sell her: 'Changing'
Lead singer Mikel Jollett said he felt like it was 1962 when he wrote this song. But it it could easily draw comparisons to '70s Clash singles.
Song that will sell her: 'When Delivery Comes'
A trippy, Doors-like intro marches toward slow, deliberate guitar leads in a tune former Fairport member Richard Thompson would surely appreciate.
Song that will sell her: 'Born This Way'
Sounding not a little like 'Express Yourself,' this robust club song with its pulsating beat and bombastic vocals is sure to be a hit at Pride events for years to come.