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“Can't Get Enough”

Bad Company | 1974

After leaving his band Free, Paul Rodgers sang briefly in a band named Peace, which toured with Mott the Hoople. While backstage one day, Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs played Rodgers some songs he'd written--including this blues rocker--that the Hoople had rejected. "From day one I knew that was a hit," Rodgers said. "I was surprised that anyone had difficulty seeing that." Inspired by Ralphs' song, the two agreed to form a supergroup, Bad Company, to record "Can't Get Enough." "I knew if we could write that sort of music, then we were going to be big," Rodgers said.

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“Whoomp! (There It Is)”

Tag Team | 1993

Cecil Glenn — a.k.a., "D.C." — was a cook at Magic City, a nude dance club in Atlanta, when he first heard women shout "Whoomp — there it is!" Inspired by the party chant, he and partner Steve "Roll'n" Gibson wrote a song around it. Undaunted by label rejections, they borrowed $2,500 from Glenn's parents and pressed 800 singles, which quickly sold out in the Atlanta area. A record deal came soon after. Glenn said the song was meant for positive partying. "If you're going to say 'Whoomp there it is,' and you're doing something negative, we'd rather it not have come out of your mouth."

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