Song Stories

“Can't Get You Out of My Head”

Kylie Minogue | 2001

After a 14-year absence on the U.S. charts, Kylie Minogue landed her second Top 10 hit with this dance-pop ditty about a lover's touch playing on repeat in her mind. During the hiatus, the Aussie was best known in the States for her 1988 cover of "The Loco-Motion." Now, "Out of My Head" is considered her most successful single and signature song, having peaked at Number One in 15 countries. She told Rolling Stone that her early influences included Donna Summer, Bonnie Tyler, Stevie Wonder and the Beatles. "Then 'Grease' came along," she said, "and that was it. At nine years old I was Olivia Newton-John ..."

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“Party Rock Anthem”

LMFAO | 2011

This electro-pop uncle-nephew duo burst onto the scene with 2009’s "Shots," a song about getting totally obliterated. Two years afterward, they were still shamelessly getting wild but now insisting that everyone else join them in the fun. "I wanted a song for when we walked into a party, so I thought, 'Party rock in the house tonight/Everybody just have a good time,'" Redfoo (a.k.a. Stefan Gordy, son of Motown founder Berry Gordy) told Rolling Stone about the lyrics to "Party Rock Anthem." "The 'just' was key. I made it a command to focus people on what to do now that we’re here together."

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