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Lorde's Roseland Ballroom setlist, 'Swingin' Party'

New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde performs in concert at

(Credit: AP / Evan Agostini)

Before Lorde moves into The Replacements’ “Swingin’ Party,” she takes a moment and smiles.

“I didn’t write this song,” she tells the adoring crowd at Roseland Ballroom Monday night, “but I wish I did.”

It’s a brilliant choice for a cover -- much like her take on Tears for Fears’ “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” -- and she nails it by turning it into a danceable dirge. She transforms...

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