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Faith No More | 1992

Faith No More made a career out of keeping listeners on their toes. Case in point is how the group came up with the idea to cover the Commodores' R&B/soft-rock crossover ballad "Easy." "The motivation was kinda to f--- with people," admitted keyboardist Roddy Bottum. "We'd been covering this the same time as [Black Sabbath's] 'War Pigs' and kids would literally expect us to do 'War Pigs.' So being the a--holes we are, we hear people screaming for 'War Pigs,' it was a case of going into the absolute furthest opposite direction."

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“You Oughta Know”

Alanis Morissette | 1995

This blunt, bitter breakup song -- famous for its line "Would she go down on you in a theater?" -- was long rumored to be about Alanis Morissette getting dumped by Full House actor Dave Coulier. But while she never confirmed it was about him (Coulier himself says it is, however), she insisted the song wasn't all about scorn. "By no means is this record just a sexual, angry record," she told Rolling Stone. "The song wasn't written for the sake of revenge. It was written for the sake of release. I'm actually a pretty rational, calm person."

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