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OVERRATED Defining a city in song: First Jay-Z threw his hat in the ring for usurping Sinatra with "Empire State of Mind," then Katy Perry celebrated Southland summer glitz with the catchy yet self-satisfied " California Gurls." Inevitably both songs fall short of capturing the reality of a place beyond what very wealthy celebrities enjoy, so can we all just take a break from courting various chambers of commerce and go back to just writing songs instead of anthems? Christopher Polk / Getty Images
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