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Songs For A Pandemic

Alan Light
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Carly Simon sang the theme song "Nobody Does It Better" for the 1977 James Bond film "The Spy Who Loved Me."

Whether separated from a loved one or hosting a virtual dance party, music is filling a void for many of us.

Music historian Marc Myers is our guide for this inside look at four classics from the 1970s and 80s: "Hello It's Me," "Nobody Does It Better," "The Power of Love" and "September." He reveals the stories about their creation, the artists that made them hits, and their enduring qualities.

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