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Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen) ( 1998)

Australian director and screenwriter Baz Luhrmann had a one hit wonder in 1998 with a spoken word piece in which he recites the poem Wear Sunscreen by journalist Mary Schmich (not Kurt Vonnegut) which she wrote as a theoretical speech to a graduating class. It all makes sense now.

The “single” came from his 1998 album, Something for Everybody, containing ambient versions or either newly recorded or remixed music from his films and plays. Everybody’s Free (to Wear Sunscreen) actually topped the charts in Ireland, Scotland and the UK as well as Canada’s adult contemporary chart.

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