Best Foo Fighters Songs

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The Top Ten

1 Everlong

I cannot explain in words why, just listen to the guitars, drums and lyrics and you know why. It's all just perfect

Everlong is amazing, its just so catchy. I just friggin' love it! Dave Grohl is just amazing.

This is the greatest hit from one of the greatest rock bands of the late 20th century. The Foo did a great job on this song and Dave Grohl is amazing in this song

Perfection

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2 The Pretender

Everything about this song just screams perfection! This song just proves that the Foo Fighters refuse to be like everyone else. My favorite song by them and possibly my favorite song of all time. I love it and I love the Foo Fighters. Rock just don't get better than this song. It's absolute genius!

Best Foo Fighters song I've ever heard. I listened to this song once and I've been humming it ever since. Listen to this before voting for any other song on this list!

I don't know why is it a question? It has the best lyrics, guitar, and singing of their songs

This is my favourite song ever love it

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3 Best of You

Can everyone stop voting for only Everlong and The Pretender!? Look how many votes those 2 have compared to the rest of the songs! It's not fair and it's not right, yes they are excellent songs but the Foo Fighters have worked really hard on making all their songs special so give some other songs some love. For example "Aurora" which happens to be Dave Grohl's favourite song is sitting at number 26... "New Way Home" at 31... Also Monkey Wrench is being underrated on here too, it's one of their most well known songs and it's at number 8...

The buildup in between the chorus is what gets me every time. The lyrics ring so true with me as well.

Really powerful, great lyrics, great video and it was also a huge success chart wise. Hit number 4 in the UK, and is certified Platinum in the US. Awesome.

This is their best song in my opinion.

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4 My Hero

This song makes the hairs on my arms stand up!
Try playing it before your next footy game:)

This song is the best it should be number one listen to it a couple of times and you'll see what a great song it is

TOP FOO FIGHTERS SONG EVER!

It gets me pumped up

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5 Learn to Fly

Excellent guitar riffs, excellent vocals and an all round excellent song.

Best song ever made by Foo Fighters in my opinion!
It's a a shame that it is only ranked #4 here.

The song is really catchy and it stuck in my head!

So vote for this song so people get it!

This is a classic rock and hard rock mixture of pure awesomeness. An incredible song with a more meaningful and melodic feel to it. The simple solos put an emphasis on the simple but amazing sound of this beautiful song. My personal favorite song of all time and of the Foo Fighters. I believe that this song is about the overdose and near death of the bands' drummer, Taylor Hawkins, which only adds more meaning to the song. Also a song in the game "Rock Band" - FooFighters

Best foo fighters song around - CalebMusic

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6 All My Life

Incredible song! So catchy and I love the vocal range. Always gives me the chills when Dave takes his voice way down low, then starts screaming. The guitar that kicks in at one point is amazing. LISTEN TO IT!

Amazing song by an unique Band!
Awesome to play on guitar.
All my Life

The Preserve is probably the best part.

First song I had heard by the Foo Fighter's, so catch and loud, I love the Bass played and also I love the drums fast pace within this brilliant song, Thank you Foo fighter's

Simply awesome, I love all Foo Fighters song, but this song is different, this song is FANTASTIC! The guitar, the drums, the vocals.

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7 Walk

Perfect guitars perfect drums perfect vocals perfect everything!

Great melody, great lyrics... my fave off the new album.

Best song off the new album, and it is one of their best songs period. It should be somewhere in the top ten.

No words to describe the depth of this song!

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8 Monkey Wrench

WHAT THE HECK!? THIS SHOULD BE TOP OF THE LIST! IT'S FOO FIGHTERS BEST SONG BY FAR. The top 5 should include this, The Pretender, Everlong, Wheels and Learn To Fly.

Their new songs are good all right but monkey wrench is definitely their best

How is this not top of the list? This is definitely the best Foo Fighters song, when everyone thinks Foo Fighters, Monkey Wrench always comes to mind first. VOTE!

Second best foo fighters song around - CalebMusic

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9 Times Like These

Nice, soft song from the Foo's, easily to remember because of the great lyrics. Aurora deserves a lot more recognition though, it's as good as this if not better.

I love this song it always brings a smile to my face when am sad or when am happy.
The Foo Fighters have a great collection of songs they are probably the best band live right now love them.

acoustic please! its the best :$$
i hear it every day and I wanna say I think
its the best song ever!
just listen what the song says
and you will notice the magic and beauty of music
you should listen music before voting! :$$

This deserves a higher position

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10 Rope

For me, this is the song that screams Foo Fighters! Great melody that makes you want to pick up a guitar and join in...

The delay at the beginning is awesome! The combined vocals between the Taylor and Dave makes this song number 1 for sure. The solo is awesome too! New Single and the best song of the band rate this please.

This song is absolutely mental! Its multidimensionally good. Kickass Riff, Kickass vocals and kickass solo! Without a doubt my favorite Foo song. This deserves to on top seriously!

Meh. Should definitely be higher than 10.

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The Contenders

11 Wheels

Dave grohl and the foo really outdid themselves on this song. The guitar riffs, the chorus, everything is amazing. My favorite quote from the song, "and everyone I'd loved before, flashed before my eyes. And nothing mattered anymore, I looked into the sky. "

This Song is a Masterpiece, I have to say that David Grohl's songwriting has had a an all time high, demonstrated by this song. I LOVE IT! ITS THE BEST! NONE OF HIS OTHER SONGS QUITE COMPARE! PLEASE DO US ALL A FAVOR AND VOTE FOR GOODNESS SAKE! ITS SO GOOD! 1

Most melodious song of the foos... Great guitar riff and beautiful solo.. And elegant bass... No wonder the best drums and vocals

The best Foo Fighters song of all time and one of my top 50 songs overall. Just a masterpiece on so many levels.

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12 Long Road to Ruin

This should be in the top ten at least. One of their best songs, in my opinion. "Running through hell, heaven can wait"

This is my favorite Foo Fighters song. Listening to it makes me feel like being someplace else, someplace magical. I always picture a beautiful scenery: an actual paved road, old and dusty, above it the night sky. There is no civilisation around so the only light comes from millions of sparkling stars and a couple of old-fashioned street lights lining the road. Wide and endless fields strech for miles on it's right and left-hand side. A single giant willow tree growing in one of the fields breaks the uniformity of the land. Underneath this tree I imagine me and my sweetheart parking our car and making love between the wheat ears with the stars looking down on us.
The reason why I'm sharing this probably pretty boring 'fantasy' is that I think every great song should have the ability to project wonderful images and/or ideas into your head which inspire you and make you realize once again what an amazing thing life is.
I wish all you Foo Fighters fans a nice day

Very deep lyrics, an actual song that has meaning and sounds amazing. Definitely one of their better songs!

Just learn the lyrics. They are so meaningful, and the melody so great. Listen to it over and over, and you will understand why it's the best

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13 Bridge Burning

This song deserves to be in the top 10 at least! Personally my favorite on their wasting light album

There is not one song that isn't amazing on the new album

Blew my mind when they opened their show with it. Gets the blood pumping every time.

good song - Lincoln9981

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14 These Days

This song deserves to be in the top 10! The interpretation of it can be whatever you want it to be! Heart-warming, electrifying song. You actually feel this song! I love it! Go listen to it... Now!

Dave Grohl is one of the most genuine musicians ever, and he is so transparent in every one of the Foo's songs. Yet in These Days, his emotion translates into the music more than in any other song of theirs. The pause before "EASY FOR YOU TO SAY" sends chills down my spine every listen of this masterpiece. Easily the most underrated song in their catalog.

Agreed with the others. This song is so electrifying and moving. I got here from searching "foo fighters these days best song". I love all of these other Foo Fighters songs but this song accomplishes few songs ever do... simplicity, emotion, strength, and vulnerability all in one song. Super simple, yet complex. I can't stop listening to this song.

AWESOME!

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15 Arlandria

amazing song. I love it. It has a catchy tune and it has a sweet drum solo. LOVE THE FOO FIGHTERS SO MUCH

Great music with a very simple rhythm section (yet effective. )Probably doesn't receive enough credit for a really good song!

Why isn't this song higher on the list!? I'm a long time foo fighters fan and this tops almost every song in the top ten list! Dave's vocals along with his amazing song writing skills are complimented greatly with beautiful music in his should-be hit.

This is one of their best, top 10 at least

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16 Hey, Johnny Park!

This is my all time favorite Foo Fighters song. The intro, the vocals, everything just fits perfectly. I'm not gonna argue that it should be in the top ten because it is my opinion, not yours. My opinion is that this song kicks nearly every song's ass on this list. It is called "Hey Johnny Park! " because Dave's best friend as a kid was a kid named Johnny Park, and he thought that if he named a song after him, that he would call.

Definitely my favorite Foo's song! I love all of their albums but this album and this song specifically just blow me away> From the soft beautiful verses to that powerful chorus with Dave's signature scream, super underrated and amazing song! If you haven't heard it, check it out!

Taylor Hawkins' first live song with the band - still as good as it always has been! The drums at the beginning are incredible and with the riffs it just works!

The best

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17 Aurora

Known to be Dave Grohl's favourite song and Is one of my favourite but foo fighters are my favourite band so it was hard to pick. Its a good unpopular song and maybe that's why he likes it?

This song is just perfect, it has a very powerful meaning, "i just kinda died for you, you just kinda stared at me, we will always have the chance,
We can do this one more time" it is so perfect... The guitar is so calm and relaxing and in the chorus is full of power but is still calm... By far my favourite song, and I have heard all of their albums including Wasting Light... This song is epic

This is one song I can listen to again and again!
Even dave grohl said it is one of his favorite song because it was the first song that he felt all the pieces fit perfectly together.

I'm just shocked how this isn't the top. I didn't know this song existed until we saw them play it in NJ, and it was just beautiful. It wasn't as crazy and as loud as all my life and the pretender and such but I think this is underrated altogether. Only true Foo Fighters fans know this song

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18 Dear Rosemary

I love this song and its one of the best foo songs in my opinion :) It has a good chorus and great guitars specially on the verses. I allso like how the guitar goes along the melody.

Oh com' on, shouldn't this song be in the top ten, at least. This song is great man please listen to it if you haven't. This song is one of my favourite Foo songs, "Truth ain't gonna change the way you lie, Youth ain't gonna change the way die".

one of the best of the foos I think that the new album is a little underrated but for me is better than all the other albums because all the songs rock!

It sould be on number 1
Amazing riff awesome song meaning so deep

19 I'll Stick Around

Great song... this was when Foo Fighters still had some Nirvana in them (Dave wrote this song while drumming for the grunge band) and when their music was a lot louder and rockier. I love wheels, this is a call, Monkey wrench and the pretender as well

Epic guitar riff is epic.

Why isn't this song top 5? Its got an intense set of lyrics and on of the best guitar riffs far none.

Extremely underrated

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20 Let It Die

So good. It does not deserve 22nd place this is ridiculous listen to this song before you vote for any others

My favourite song by foo fighters it is slow until... BAM a beautiful well rocked ending vote for this as it does not deserve 14th place

This is my favorite Foo Fighters songs, hands down. It takes the breath away and leaves you flying on wings. It is underrated very much. - bhargavsai

A great rock song punches you right in the face. This is one of those. Best song from them.

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21 This is a Call

Everlong and The Pretender are great songs but they are overrated. This is my #1 should be in top 10

This is like the best song and its not even on the top100! It's their first single! Come on!

I concur. This song is ridiculously low on this list! Rocking song! One of my favourites from that era and easily in my top 10 Foo's songs.

Great tribute to Kurt and to Dave's time in Nirvana. Angsty, energetic and sad.

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22 Breakout

Awesome song should be much higher. Ace music video and great part of the after dave screams breakout

This was my first Foo Fighters song, this is what pulled me into loving them so much. This song deserves to be much higher.

I can't believe that this song is so low. I never realized how good the Foo Fighters were until I heared this song. I sung this song in front of my friends and them they got into the Foo Fighters. I like it when they scream out breakout. another thing I can't beileve is This Is A Call is so low to. It is a very great song to, but Breakout is barely better

Crazy guitar riffs. Should be top 5 at least.

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23 Stacked Actors

I think this is a really good song. It's so much different from any other song that the Foo Fighters have released. It has metal roots in it, and really hard rock riffs. Just a really good song.

One of my favorites by the foo fighters! kinda different than the others

This song should easily be in the top 20 at least, it's one of their best songs live, always boasting a minimum of a seven minute time slot combined with drum and guitar jams during the bridge. Plus that bass line is so catchy how can this possibly be so low?

THIS IS MY FAVOURITE SONG THAT THE FOOS HAVE EVER DONE! AMAZING GUITAR/BASS RIFF AND BETTER DYNAMIC SHIFT THAN ANY DAVE GROHL SONG EVER!

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24 Big Me

Big me was the very first song I heard from Foo Fighters. Loved it from day 1 and the video is super funny... Foo Fighters style.

Originally recorded entirely by dave growl! He played every damn instrument on it! How is it not higher! Also big shout out to the foo fighters videos, which are hilarious

This should be higher

This is the foos first big hit and it's top ten on every other list. I'm not a huge fan but am suprised to see it this low

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25 I Should Have Known

No votes? Really? I wouldn't call this the best Foo Fighters song, but it doesn't deserve to be 42nd. It has a great meaning and was referred to as the core piece of the Wasting Light album, as said by Dave, Taylor and their producer Butch Vig.

'One thing is for certain, I'm still standing here, I should have known. '

This song is pure genius. The lyrics, the guitar riff at the beginning, the bass in the mid-section, the amazing drum fills you gotta appreciate. I don't understand why this is so underrated. It's kinds sad.

This is a PHENOMENAL song! I don't know how it's not in the top ten, let alone the best!

good

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26 White Limo

Kick ass bass, awesome vocals and a catchy chorus (most of which I can't hear the words of xD). Vote!

This song is awesome. It is very catchy and impossible to get out of your head. The video is awesome and it is just a freaking awesome song all around. They have so many great songs but I voted for this because it should be in the top 10 without a doubt.

WHAT THE HECK!? HOW IS THIS NOT IN THE TOP 5!? THIS IS MILES BETTER THAN ROPE!

Wholly ManiAcTicK! Ya gotta add this to your a.m. routine. The vocals, Lyrics, get ya ready for anything coming ahead that day. BRING IT ON WORLD!
Guitar, sweet dirty playing guitar.ALL O THOSE MEN. MMM.! And TAYLOR, shall I need say more than His name.? hAWWWkins & Grrohl. O/
VOLUME 49.
YA play the air guitar with the chords ya know.starting to enjoy the morning & future day. THEN.... That Douche of an old man looking at me with discust.
I turn it up to VOLUME 52.
YA GOTTA TRY IT ONE MORNING, PLEASE... AND TELL US IF YOUR EXPERIENCE. THANKS FOR READING. FOO FOR LIFE 🎈/.

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27 DOA

Can't believe this isn't in the top 10, it somehow always seems to get overlooked for some reason. Probably the best riff of any foo's track

My favourite Foo Fighters song, underrated and brilliant rock song from a great album. Excellent vocals, guitar, everything

My ringtone for 1 year and still love it, should be in the top 10s, AWESOME foo's song

Foo has so many amazing songs...but I am blown away that DOA is never listed as one of their best! It's been one of my favorites since the first time I heard it!

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28 No Way Back

This has got to be one of the greatest songs, it just gets people so fired up! It has to be at least higher up on this list.

I first discovered this song on the game "Madden 06" where is turned of all the songs but "No Way Back" because no other song was worthy of being played in the same game as it. To me it should be one of the classic Foo Fighters. - FooFighters

Why does nobody like this song? It was a single, had a music video, was in 2 big video games, and still? Those don't necesarily make a good song, plenty crap ones can fit that category, but still... Ridiculous

One of the best songs... This song must be in the top

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29 Erase / Replace

"Who made these promises? Who made these promisees?! ERASE! REPLACE! ERASE! REPLACE! awesome lyrics in this song I love it. Awesome guitar and screaming the chorus is just great!

Probally The Foo Fighters Most Underatted song, has great guitar playing Though

One of their best and most nderrated. Full of power and greed.

30 Back & Forth

Great!

31 Alone + Easy Target

This is their most commercial sounding song from the first record in my opinion. I love this song so much! And Dave playing everything makes it sound different too.

Kurt Cobain's favourite Foo Fighters' song. That should be enough explaining.

Possibly the most underrated Foo Fighters song. Top 3 in my humble opinion

I love the distortion of the guitars in this song.

32 Stranger Things Have Happened

This is one of the best songs I've ever listened to. Its melodies are powerful and the guitar chords make it a very catchy tune. Definitely a masterpiece!

It's a song that gives me the goosebumps! Absolutely different from the rest of the Foo songs, damn good acoustics and very deep lyrics.

This song is amazing. It isn't as adrenaline pumping as most Foo Fighters songs, but it is just perfect.

It's much less intense than their other songs, but it's my favorite by a long shot.

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33 Up In Arms

Underrated song, reminds me of my teen years

The loud-soft dynamics are great in this song.

I really love how it changes from a soft, poppy sound to a hard rocking punk-ish sound!

34 Something from Nothing

The only reason this song is not in the top ten is because it is just over a month old

One of the greatest too fighters songs ever! This song should be in top 5 at least! How is it in 107

Starts off pretty quiet and just gets louder and rockier throughout the song. Awesome!

Its pretty goood

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35 Next Year

One of the most beautiful songs I've heard in my life. Foo fighters have LOADS of amazing songs but this one is just extra special. - wolphert

Very beautiful song
My favorite

36 Generator

Everything about this song works well together. The drums, the guitar and the vocals are all given the chance to build up the pace. The talk box makes the track unique.

How on Earth does Generator get this low on the list. Its by far better than any of the Wasting Light songs and the only songs that should be in front of it are The Pretender, Everlong, Monkey Wrench, My Hero, and Learn To Fly.

This is everything you are looking for in a song.
Great Drumming, Great voice Great guitar solos I LOVE IT!

This is one of, if not the best Foo Fighters song. I love Dave Grohl, he has inspired me (I'm a musician) and I wish to one day meet him.

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37 But, Honestly

40 come on guys seriously this this song has beautiful acoustic this is to under rated

My favorite of all time.

The riff though!

That guitar solo 3:11 seconds in
Masterpiece

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38 Enough Space

Awesome song, might be the best opening song they ever wrote. The way it builds up and grows bigger and bigger really makes it hard not to headbang every time I hear it!

39 The Feast and the Famine

Love this song. Just came out yesterday and it already is among my top 20. The Foo's are definitely still alive.

Amazing song, really love the entire Sonic Highways album though...

This song deserves a far higher position than 79

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40 Low

How can anyone NOT like this!? This should be in the top 10! VOTE!

Wow... Just wow... How is this not in the top 20? This deserves at least 15. This is one of their greatest songs from one of their greatest albums. This amazing song is way too low in the list... So punny.

Very underrated. Awesome beat, no incredible beat. Oh, and the music video is hilarious! Top 20 at least!

This is my favourite song of all time! I can't believe it's not higher

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41 Come Alive

Soft but powerful, it was the first song I heard from their album echo silence patience AND GRACE, in my opinion it is their best soft song in history and in the world

THE Best Song. It starts off soft and beautiful, and then slowly gets harder and more powerful. The ending is definitely one of the best outros for a song ever. This should be on the top ten not ' 48.

Come On man 47! This song deserves to be in Top Ten. It is beautiful tries to show pain in a peaceful manner. This is one of the few songs of the band that I am addicted!
(And I don't get addicted easily! )

Best foo fighters song ever! So emotional! Gives me the chills every time I listen to it

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42 In Your Honor

That song make you wanna scream so badlly until I love hard rock so badly - joshlambert

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43 Disenchanted Lullaby

#74? You must be kidding. Everlong, My Hero, Times Like These and other songs that top this list are good songs, no doubt about it, but they are really overrated. There are many other Foo tunes much better than those, such as Disenchanted Lullaby, Free Me, For All The Cows, Tired of You, and many others. (Sorry for my poor English)

44 Good Grief

You guys are clearly out of touch with what made the foos amazing in the first place - the song kicks - vocals and very avant gard lyrics with drums that are beyond the realm

amazing - wake up people!

Such a great song one of my favorites off the first album

This is a really underrated song. Give it a listen.

45 New Way Home

The ending alone is as good as any good song recorded, definitely deserves too twenty if not higher.

Best outro, faster faster faster

Beautiful speed up

Epic close!

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46 M.I.A.
47 Outside

Great song. Not the best though. I like the new album, but its way different, taking a more electronic path I think

This song is outstanding! I love every second of it!

Best song of sonic highways in my opinion

48 Word Forward

This is just a truly beautiful song - jeremyelmkies

Top 5 at least! Class song

The Foos at their best

49 Skin and Bones
50 Cheer Up, Boys

This is their most underrated song. Not many people have heard it because all they care about from that album is the pretender. I know some people where the pretender was the only song that they have heard from the Foo Fighters (it is a good song). However, if more people knew about this song then it would be higher on the list

This is the 2nd best song after The Pretender from Echoes, Silence, Grace. Should at least be in the top 10! Listen to that riff! Awesome song.

Grossly underrated song.
One of my all time favorite Foo songs, no, all time favorite songs.
Echos is my favorite across the board album, with Wasting light missing out only because it is composed solidly of rock masterpieces, which is not a bad thing at all.

Hows this not on the top 10 this is the best song I've eve heard since paradise city

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