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“Creep”

TLC | 1995

Songwriter and producer Dallas Austin wrote this Number One single off TLC's multimillion-selling album CrazySexyCool from a woman's perspective, then held onto the tape for a while letting the word "creep" seep into his head. His writing from a female point-of-view was something the trio appreciated, according to Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins. "We thought that was a good relationship to talk about because a lot of people don't admit that's how they feel -- that their man's playing on them and they want to be with him so they seek attention elsewhere, but they really want to be with their guy," the TLC singer said.

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“Hungry Like the Wolf”

Duran Duran | 1982

This indulgent New Romantic group generated their first U.S. hit with the help of what was at the time new technology. "Simon [Le Bon] and I, I think, had been out the night before and had this terrible hangover," said keyboardist Nick Rhodes. "For some reason we were feeling guilty about it and decided to go and do some work." Rhodes started playing with his Jupiter-8 synth, and then "Simon had an idea for a lyric, and by lunchtime when everyone else turned up, we pretty much had the song." The Simmons drumbeat was equally important to the sound of "Hungry Like the Wolf," as Duran Duran drummer Roger Taylor stated it "kind of defined the drum sound for the Eighties."

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