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“Beautiful Monster”

Ne-Yo | 2010

This tune, which Ne-Yo chose as the debut single from Libra Scale is part of a continuing story that is woven through the entire concept album. "The song itself is a small piece of a much larger puzzle," he noted. Ne-Yo co-wrote the song, which he said "actually represents the mind-state of the man in the story whenever he comes into contact with his love interest-slash-nemesis." The song became a Number One dance hit in the U.S., as well as topping the singles chart in the U.K.

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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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