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“Devil Inside”

INXS | 1988

With his alluring vocals, Michael Hutchence sang about a certain horned imp but he wasn't trying to proselytize. "It's incredible how people are raised about and become pious individuals and everybody looks up to them and they have complete faith," he told Rolling Stone. "It's wonderful to have faith, but I don't think the pope is any better than anyone else." Hutchence didn't think Jimmy Swaggart was any better either as he dedicated 'Devil' to the infamous sinner. "By addressing the devil – and I don't believe in the devil, it's a metaphor – and not trying to achieve the angel, we're a lot better off."

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“I Was Made to Love Her”

Stevie Wonder | 1967

Stevie Wonder discovered true love while still a teenager, writing this ode to young love when he was only 17. The song, Wonder explained, "kind of speaks of my first love, to a girl named Angie, who was a very beautiful woman. She's married now. Actually, she was my third girlfriend but my first love. I used to call Angie up and we would talk and say, 'I love you, I love you,' and we'd talk and we'd both go to sleep on the phone.” The Beach Boys, Chaka Khan, Whitney Houston and Boyz II Men have all recorded versions of "I Was Made to Love Her."

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