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9. The Rolling Stones, "Ruby Tuesday"
Keith Richards wrote the song about a cherished groupie who got caught up in drinking, drugs, and Jimi Hendrix. For every man whose heart's been broken by a free-spirited artist type, Mick Jagger sings the words we thought but were afraid to say. — J.G.
8. Edith Piaf, "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien"
"Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien" makes me feel like I should be forlornly walking through a labyrinth of cobbled streets, but be viewing myself from a shaky-cam tracking shot instead of looking out of my eyes. It's in French, but you can still tell that it's about love lost without understanding a word. — Sean Morrow
7. Marvin Gaye, "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"
It was Motown producer Norman Whitfield's idea to have Marvin Gaye sing this song in a register close to the top of his range, so the desperation in his voice is equal parts physical and emotional. But the rest of the song's genius is in the arrangement: sinister electric piano, and pounding tribal drums, a perfect sonic approximation of infidelity-related paranoia. — A.H.