American Girl Sales Require Counting Crows' 'American Girls'

We've already provided your Cyber Monday playlist (which features holiday commerce-friendly tunes from the likes of 50 Cent, My Morning Jacket, those bizarre robot hamsters, Chicago-based doll company American Girl has gotten in on Cyber Monday action and has subsequently become one of the most sought-after sales across the Internet today. Though the company rarely puts things on sale, there are dozens of accessories available for cut rates (though the incredible surge in traffic has slowed the company's retail site to a crawl, so best of luck getting to the deals).

Still, even if you can't get your hands on some top-shelf doll clothes at discount prices, you still have an excuse to crank up Counting Crows' 2002 hit "American Girls." Since their instant classic debut August and Everything After hit the airwaves in 1993, Counting Crows have managed to swing with all manner of rock trends: Though they mostly borrowed their sound from the Byrds and Bob Dylan, they were a clear product of the grunge era (what with all the moping) and have found a home with fans of jam bands, mainstream rock, '90s alternative and pure pop. In 2002, they dropped their fourth album Hard Candy, which featured the lead single "American Girls," a big-hooked blast of pop that sounded like summertime but evoked the ache of the changing of seasons. It's a wholly underrated song that deserves a second listen.

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