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On Jan. 20, 2001, former Attorney General Janet Reno made a memorable appearance on Saturday Night Live, where she, wearing a blue pants suit, crashed "Janet Reno's Dance Party," a recurring skit, featuring comedian Will Ferrell, wearing an identical blue pants suit, danced to "My Sharona." Later, when Reno ran for Florida's governorship, she hosted a real dance party. On South Beach. A reporter for The New York Times summarized the event: "South Beach's gay contingent, black hip-hop aficionados and spaghetti-thin model types all turned out to raise the roof with a folksy but not fashionable white woman with little hip in her hop." Reno has surprised us again. She is the co-producer of a new CD compilation, Song of America. It chronicles American history through song, with a range of music. Everything from a Lakota dream song to a James Brown hit. What is your favorite "Song of America"?