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9. Bicycle Race, by Queen "I want to ride my bicycle/I want to ride my bike/I want to ride my bicycle/I want to ride it where I like." This is clearly a call for expanding bike lanes throughout urban areas. Either that or Freddie Mercury couldn't come up with a better rhyme for "bike."

8. Dirty Water, by The Standells I don't know if anybody outside Massachusetts likes this 1966 proto-punk Boston anthem, but it's pretty popular where I come from. The song, whose title refers to the notoriously polluted Charles River, is played at every home game victory for the Sox, the Celtics, and the Bruins. The Charles has been cleaned up considerably since then, but still not enough to make me want to swim in it.

7. Big Yellow Taxi, by Joni Mitchell I'm not going to argue that you can rock out to this song, only that it has become a standard, covered by everyone from Bob Dylan to Amy Grant to Counting Crows. My favorite line: "They took all the trees/Put 'em in a tree museum/And they charged the people/A dollar and a half just to see 'em." Apparently this is an allusion to Honolulu's Foster Botanical Garden, which now charges $5 for admission.

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