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43 Classic Songs You'll Recognize But Don't Know Who They're By

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You know those tunes you've heard a million times -- in movies, on TV, in the hotel lobby or just in your general surroundings wherever you go -- for which you cannot, for the life of you, name the artist?

You might try to Shazam but it's often too noisy, or too late, which only adds to the mystery.

Luckily for you, we've rounded up 43 such tunes to bring you that elusive Eureka! moment.

You can thank us later.

  • The Alan Parsons Project, "Sirius"
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  • Homer 'Boots' Randolph III, "Yakety Sax"
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  • Raymond Scott Quintette, “Powerhouse”
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  • Antonio Vivaldi, "Le Quattro Stagioni"
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  • Average White Band, "Pick Up the Pieces"
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  • Mr. President, "Coco Jambo"
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  • Ludwig van Beethoven, "Symphony No. 5 in C minor"
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  • Dick Dale, "Misirlou"
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  • Johann Strauss II, "The Blue Danube"
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  • Benny Goodman, "Sing, Sing, Sing"
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  • Gary Glitter, "Rock 'N' Roll Part 2"
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  • Yello, "Oh Yeah”
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  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"
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  • Dave Brubeck, "Take Five"
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  • Richard Strauss, "Also sprach Zarathustra" Op. 30
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  • Johann Sebastian Bach, "Air on the G String"
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  • Giacomo Puccini, "O mio babbino caro"
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  • Pyotr Tchaikovsky, "1812 Overture"
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  • Richard Wagner, "Ride of the Valkyries"
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  • Erik Satie, "Gymnopédie No. 1"
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  • Run–D.M.C., "It's Tricky"
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  • Johannes Brahms, "Hungarian Dance No. 5"
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  • Julius Fučík, "Entry of the Gladiators"
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  • The Proclaimers, "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"
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  • Pyotr Tchaikovsky, "Romeo and Juliet"
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  • Carl Orff, "O Fortuna"
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  • Wilson Pickett, "Land of 1000 Dances"
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  • Percy Faith, "Theme From A Summer Place"
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  • Georges Bizet, "Les Toréadors"
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  • The Ventures, "Hawaii Five-O"
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