Author Erik Didriksen has recast lyrics to about 100 songs into Shakespearean sonnets — complete with iambic pentameter, old English constructions and time-appropriate references. You'll never hear "Once in a Lifetime" or "99 Problems" the same way again.
Erik's book "Pop Sonnets" goes on sale Oct. 6.
Erik joins Dad Rock hosts Patrick Foster and Jim Lenahan on this Bonus Track.
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