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“Addicted to Drugs”

Kaiser Chiefs | 2008

“Addicted to Drugs” is the Kaiser Chiefs' take on Robert Palmer’s Eighties hit “Addicted to Love,” minus his sexy backing "musicians." But this cheeky take on the pop classic was actually the second version of the song, as the first try didn’t sit well with the band. “The combination of the title, the sentiment and the downbeat-ness made it sound judgmental,” bassist Simon Rix said about the original version. The band then recorded the more upbeat take, which incorporated lots of percussion, including producer Mark Ronson on the agogo bell.

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“You Oughta Know”

Alanis Morissette | 1995

This blunt, bitter breakup song -- famous for its line "Would she go down on you in a theater?" -- was long rumored to be about Alanis Morissette getting dumped by Full House actor Dave Coulier. But while she never confirmed it was about him (Coulier himself says it is, however), she insisted the song wasn't all about scorn. "By no means is this record just a sexual, angry record," she told Rolling Stone. "The song wasn't written for the sake of revenge. It was written for the sake of release. I'm actually a pretty rational, calm person."

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