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“Get Myself Into It”

The Rapture | 2006

"The Eighties are our Nuggets," said The Rapture's Luke Jenner, using the Sixties psych-rock series as a comparison to show just how important the era is to the band's sound. Further proof can be found on "Get Myself Into It," an electro-infused track from their 2006 album Pieces of the People We Love, featuring a sax solo ripped right from the decade of excess. About the decision to add horns, drummer Vito Roccoforte explained "It lifted up that part where it comes in… and added dynamics to it. The song just doesn't work without it."

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“Nightshift”

The Commodores | 1984

The year after soul legends Marvin Gaye and Jackie Wilson died, songwriter Dennis Lambert asked members of the Commodores to give him a tape of ideas. "And the one from Walter Orange has this wonderful bass line," said co-writer Franne Golde. "Plus the lyric, 'Marvin, he was a friend of mine' ... Within 10 minutes, we had decided it should be something like a modern R&B version of 'Rock 'n' Roll Heaven,' and I just said, 'Nightshift.'" This tribute to the recently deceased musicians was the band's only hit without Lionel Richie, who had left for a solo career.

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