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Jill Sobule: 'Underdog Victorious' and One-Hit Fame

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Jill Sobule: 'Underdog Victorious' and One-Hit Fame

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Jill Sobule: 'Underdog Victorious' and One-Hit Fame

Jill Sobule: 'Underdog Victorious' and One-Hit Fame

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Jill Sobule is best known for her 1995 hit, "I Kissed A Girl" — a song about a cultural fascination with women having intimate relations with other women. Music critic Will Hermes has followed this seemingly one-hit wonder artist, and thinks she has a lot more to say about pop culture. Her songs are often small, nostalgic stories. In fact, one song on Sobule's new CD Underdog Victorious uses the melody from the 1970s hit song "Saturday in the Park," but tells a very different tale.