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Chapter 113: Rat Trap

Operatic & jazz rock

Saxophone, like cilantro, is bound to attract a polarizing response to anything you sprinkle it on. If you think you’re sax-allergic, allow these vital songs to rev you up and set you straight. “Baker Street” boasts the sauciest sax riff this side of “Careless Whisper.” Stevie Wonder expresses rapture through a sax duet. Steely Dan slyly deploys it to soundtrack delusions of middle-aged-man grandeur. And no one has made the sax sound as joyful as Bruce Springsteen and Clarence “The Big Man” Clemons. What, do you hate joy?
1. Bruce Springsteen

Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)

2. Gerry Rafferty

Baker Street

3. Steely Dan

Rikki Don't Lose That Number

4. Chicago

Saturday In the Park

5. Meat Loaf

Bat Out of Hell

6. 10cc

The Things We Do For Love

7. Dire Straits

Sultans of Swing

8. Steely Dan

Deacon Blues

9. Stevie Wonder

Sir Duke

10. The Boomtown Rats

Rat Trap