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“Bang Bang Bang”

Mark Ronson and the Business Intl feat. Q-Tip and MNDR | 2010

This song includes both MDNR lead singer Amanda Warner and rapper Q-Tip on the track, but the latter guest appearsance wouldn’t have happened without a providential accident in the studio. "Q-Tip came to the studio to record a rap and I accidentally played the first few bars of 'Bang Bang Bang' while trying to find something else,” Ronson recalled. “He said, 'What was that, those chords man, those are ill -- let me do something on that.'" Q-Tip added his part, and the song landed in the Top 10.

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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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