Ep. 8 Notes (“The Sign,” by Ace of Base)

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The Song

“The Sign,” by Ace of Base

And here are the lyrics (although no one seems to know what in the world Jenny Berggren sings at the beginning of the song [before the first verse]).

Supporting Songs

“One Love,” by Bob Marley


Information I drew on for the episode can be found at the following links.


The Wikipedia article for the song.

The list of Billboard Hot 100 #1 songs for 1993.

Billboard’s Top 20 Hot 100 Hits of the 90s.

The Wikipedia article on the studio that produced Ace of Base’s first album.

A Slate article on Denniz Pop and the studio in question.

The Wikipedia article on cultural appropriation.

Philosophical Sources

My article on Edmund Husserl’s theory of signs.

My article on Husserl’s theory of mathematics (and mathematical signs).

Christian J. Onof, “Jean-Paul Sartre: Existentialism,” Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Jean-Paul Sartre, Being and Nothingness, excerpt in which “I choose being born” is found.

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Featured image by Filip Kruchlik. Provided under a CC0 Public Domain license.

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