Parenthetical Song Titles

I am way, way, way too fascinated by parenthetical remarks in song titles. Take the Simple Minds song “(Don’t You) Forget About Me.” “Don’t You (Forget About Me).” To give you an idea how insane I think that title is, I got it completely wrong the first time. I thought the (Don’t You) part was in parenthesis. That made little sense. The way it actually is makes even less sense.

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