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  1. Another fine Beato breakdown! In my head, it’s always linked to everything else on that first album, which was incredible.

    The Cars was released in 1978, so it was several months too late to be included on the golden record sent into space on Voyager I. That’s one marker for best song ever, I guess. Show the aliens how hard we rule.
    Here’s the list. Probably going to need Renfield to sort this out for us.

    Music included on the Voyager I golden record:

    – Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F. First Movement, Munich Bach Orchestra, Karl Richter, conductor. 4:40
    – Java, court gamelan, “Kinds of Flowers,” recorded by Robert Brown. 4:43
    – Senegal, percussion, recorded by Charles Duvelle. 2:08
    – Zaire, Pygmy girls’ initiation song, recorded by Colin Turnbull. 0:56
    – Australia, Aborigine songs, “Morning Star” and “Devil Bird,” recorded by Sandra LeBrun Holmes. 1:26
    – Mexico, “El Cascabel,” performed by Lorenzo Barcelata and the Mariachi México. 3:14
    – “Johnny B. Goode,” written and performed by Chuck Berry. 2:38
    – New Guinea, men’s house song, recorded by Robert MacLennan. 1:20
    – Japan, shakuhachi, “Tsuru No Sugomori” (“Crane’s Nest,”) performed by Goro Yamaguchi. 4:51
    – Bach, “Gavotte en rondeaux” from the Partita No. 3 in E major for Violin, performed by Arthur Grumiaux. 2:55
    – Mozart, The Magic Flute, Queen of the Night aria, no. 14. Edda Moser, soprano. Bavarian State Opera, Munich, Wolfgang Sawallisch, conductor. 2:55
    – Georgian S.S.R., chorus, “Tchakrulo,” collected by Radio Moscow. 2:18
    – Peru, panpipes and drum, collected by Casa de la Cultura, Lima. 0:52
    – “Melancholy Blues,” performed by Louis Armstrong and his Hot Seven. 3:05
    – Azerbaijan S.S.R., bagpipes, recorded by Radio Moscow. 2:30
    – Stravinsky, Rite of Spring, Sacrificial Dance, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Igor Stravinsky, conductor. 4:35
    – Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Prelude and Fugue in C, No.1. Glenn Gould, piano. 4:48
    – Beethoven, Fifth Symphony, First Movement, the Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer, conductor. 7:20
    – Bulgaria, “Izlel je Delyo Hagdutin,” sung by Valya Balkanska. 4:59
    Navajo Indians, Night Chant, recorded by Willard Rhodes. 0:57
    Holborne, Paueans, Galliards, Almains and Other Short Aeirs, “The Fairie Round,” performed by David Munrow and the Early Music Consort of London. 1:17
    – Solomon Islands, panpipes, collected by the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Service. 1:12
    – Peru, wedding song, recorded by John Cohen. 0:38
    – China, ch’in, “Flowing Streams,” performed by Kuan P’ing-hu. 7:37
    – India, raga, “Jaat Kahan Ho,” sung by Surshri Kesar Bai Kerkar. 3:30
    – “Dark Was the Night,” written and performed by Blind Willie Johnson. 3:15
    – Beethoven, String Quartet No. 13 in B flat, Opus 130, Cavatina, performed by Budapest String Quartet. 6:37

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