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Song Stories

“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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“Road to Nowhere”

Talking Heads | 1985

A cappella harmonies give way to an a fuller arrangement blending pop and electro-disco on "Road to Nowhere," but the theme remains constant: We're on an eternal journey to an undefined destination. The song vaulted back into the news a quarter century after it was a hit when Gov. Charlie Crist used it in his unsuccessful 2010 campaign for the U.S. Senate in Florida. "It's this little ditty about how there's no order and no plan and no scheme to life and death and it doesn't mean anything, but it's all right," Byrne said with a chuckle.

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