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Notes On the Cello (Or: Great Moments in Pop-Soul Strings)

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In today's Song of the Day, my office-mate Stephen Thompson celebrates a wistful little Laura Gibson tune, not least for what the Portland Cello Project does by adding its "army of cellos" to what had been a bare-bones original.

"There's something about the instrument's soft, rich tone that supplies a sort of intravenous warmth, adding shading and texture without overwhelming the arrangement," Stephen writes.

Which made me think: Best chart-topping string arrangement ever?

My answer, plus where to submit yours, after the jump...

You'll have your favorite, I expect — and