“One” – Aimee Mann

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Another terrific Aimee Mann cover … this time of Harry Nilsson’s “One” which Three Dog Night turned into a big hit during the early 1970s. Mann’s version was brilliantly used over the opening of P.T. Anderson’s 1999 masterpiece “Magnolia.” I like this version WAAAAY better than Three Dog Night’s cover, which is the best known version.

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“Baby Blue” – Aimee Mann

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Aimee Mann’s lovely version of Badfinger’s early 1970s classic “Baby Blue,” originally released as a B-side.  The original played at the end of “Breaking Bad”‘s final episode, but I thought I’d give a shout-out to this great, but little-known cover.

“Wise Up” – From “Magnolia” dir. PT Anderson (1999)

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From PT Anderson’s 1999 film “Magnolia,” the audacious scene where all of the lead characters (who are experiencing incredible emotional trauma) sing along to Aimee Mann’s tremendously emotional song “Wise Up.” A brilliant and artistically ballsy scene and one of the reasons PT Anderson is our generation’s greatest filmmaker.