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The Pussycat Dolls | 2006

While the Dolls started as a lingerie-wearing, burlesque-style dance troupe, they put aside their garters and fishnet stockings to record girl power tunes like "Don't Cha," "Stickwitu" and "Beep." But in this song, featuring raps by Snoop Dogg, the Dolls returned to their sexy form, singing about the desire to be undressed. "We wanted to go back to the roots of the Dolls," said Doll Nicole Scherzinger. "Go with the corset vibe and have it be a little raw and a little hotter."

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“Madame George”

Van Morrison | 1968

One of the first stream-of-consciousness epics to make it onto a Van Morrison record, his drawn-out farewell to the eccentric "Madame George" lasted nearly 10 minutes, combining ingredients from folk, jazz and classical music. The character that gave the song its title provoked speculation that it was about a drag queen, though Morrison denied this in Rolling Stone. "If you see it as a male or a female or whatever, it's your trip," he remarked. "I see it as a ... a Swiss cheese sandwich. Something like that."

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