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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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“Promiscuous”

Nelly Furtado with Timbaland | 2006

This club-oriented single featuring Timbaland, who produced Nelly Furtado's third album, Loose, was Furtado’s sexy return after the Canadian singer's exploration of her Portuguese heritage on Folklore. "In the studio, initially I didn’t know if I could do it, 'cause Timbaland wrote that chorus," Furtado said. "I'm like, 'That's cool, but I don't know if I'm ready to do full-out club.'" The flirty lyrics are a dance between a guy and girl, each knowing they will end up in bed together but still playing the game. "Tim and I called it 'The BlackBerry Song,' she said, "because everything we say in the song you could text-message to somebody."

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