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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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“Money For Nothing”

Dire Straits | 1984

Mark Knopfler wrote this song with Sting, and it wasn’t without controversy. The Dire Straits frontman's original lyric used the word “faggot” to describe a singer who got their “money for nothing and their chicks for free.” Even though the slur was edited out in many versions, the band, and Knopfler, still took plenty of criticism for the term. “I got an objection from the editor of a gay newspaper in London--he actually said it was below the belt,” Knopfler told Rolling Stone. Still, "Money For Nothing," undoubtedly augmented by its innovative early computer-animated video, stayed at Number One for three weeks.

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