Why Is the Runtime On This Simon and Garfunkel Song Listed as “2:74”?

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(via mental_floss) by Nick Greene

When Columbia Records sent copies of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Fakin’ It” to radio stations across America in the summer of 1967, the 45s’ printed labels would have looked normal to DJs at first glance. It had the song’s title, its writing credit, and all the relevant copyright information. Had they looked closer, however, they would have noticed something funky with the runtime—it’s listed as “2:74,” not “3:14”…

Read more: http://mentalfloss.com/article/77621/why-runtime-simon-and-garfunkel-song-listed-274

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