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Hit It! - Lorde, Ed Sheeran, Other Tops On World Music Charts

Hit It! - Lorde, Ed Sheeran, Other Tops On World Music Charts

Here are some of the songs topping the charts from music hot spots around the world.

Worldcrunch Pick:

Earlier this month, Legacy Recordings released "Elvis, The MovieSoundtracks," a box set of not 2, 3 or 5 albums, but 20 complete CDs compiling the King's best movie songs. Between 1956 and 1969, Elvis played in a total of 31 films, sometimes shooting up to three in a year.

These mostly hokey romances were all about Elvis finding a pretext to start singing and swinging his hips around to seduce the pretty lady who seems to find this completely normal. But it is also undeniable that at least Jailhouse Rock, Love Me Tender, Loving You, King Creole are up there among the classics.

Here, Elvis and his turtleneck/blazer combo perform the original "A Little Less Conversation" in the 1968 movie Live A Little, Love A Little:

Cover photo: Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal/ZUMA

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A Writer's Advice For How To Read The Words Of Politics

Colombia's reformist president has promised to tackle endemic violence, economic exclusion, pollution and corruption in the country. So what's new with a politician's promises?

Image of Colombian President Gustavo Petro speaking during a press conference in Buenos Aires on Jan 14, 2023

Colombian President Gustavo Petro, speaks during a press conference in the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on January 24, 2023.

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BOGOTÁ — Don't concentrate on his words, I was once advised, but look at what he's doing. I heard the words so long ago I cannot recall who said them. The point is, what's the use of a husband who vows never to beat his wife in January and leaves her with a bruised face in February?

Words are a strange thing, and in literal terms, we must distrust their meaning. As I never hit anyone, I have never declared that I wouldn't. It never occurred to me to say it. Strangely, there is more power and truth in a simple declaration like "I love her" than in the more emphatic "I love her so much." A verbal addition here just shrinks the "sense" of love.

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