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Top 5: Confusing song titles

Being a songwriter is a tough business. The mainstream audience is surprisingly fickle, albeit not particularly discerning. Assuming you manage to navigate the pitfalls of pop songwriting and churn out something at least 60-percent original(ish), there’s still one more hurdle to clear. Your next big hit needs a big title, one that audiences can instantly identify with.

The Daily brief: Aug. 27, 2010

Bloomberg set to speak on campus… John Mayer compares HuffPo to Stanford Law alum?… Caltrain nixes weekend cuts idea… New trustees named… Stanford scholars talk Beck rally… Football team elects captains… Wie has hole-in-one… Schneider memorial date set… Pakistan floods fundraising gets underway… Stanford news from around the Web for Friday, Aug. 27, 2010.