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The latest reader mailbag looks at Olympic theme songs, Maroon 5, Carly Rae Jepsen, No Doubt and Washington, D.C.'s best musicians.

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Hi Gary,

On Friday (July 27), the Games of the XXX Olympiad, i.e., the 2012 Summer Olympics, opened in London, England.

Through the years, the