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“Freak Out”

Liars | 2007

According to Liars multi-instrumentalist Aaron Hemphill, the song "Freak Out" almost didn't make it onto 2007's Liars, the band's fourth album. "I almost didn't put it on the CD I sent to Angus [Andrews],” he said. “We don't know what fits for Liars or what will make a good record." The fuzzy, distorted guitar-infused track ultimately did make the cut, though, and Hemphill has no regrets. “I think that's the greatest thing, too--you never know what you're going to get when you're creative.”

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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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