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“Heart in Your Heartbreak”

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart | 2010

"Heart in Your Heartbreak" is a pop song about getting dumped, but lead vocalist Kip Berman didn't linger on the downtrodden themes."But the song ultimately evolves in that you realize that there's no point in feeling bad about it because it wasn't that great in the first place," he said. Even though the music has a twee feel to it, Berman wanted the song to relate to teens and adults alike. "It's really important that our music doesn't exist solely on this purely sensational, 15-year-old level. Those feelings are legitimate, and I still feel the 15-year-old way, but it's also good to feel the young-adult way."

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“Stillness Is the Move”

Dirty Projectors | 2009

A Wim Wenders film and a rapper inspired the Dirty Projectors duo David Longstreth and Amber Coffmanto write "sort of a love song." "We rented the movie Wings of Desire from Dave's brother's recommendation, and he had me go through it and just write down some things that I found interesting, and they made it into the song," Coffman said. As for the hip-hop connection, Longstreth explained, "The beat is based on T-Pain. We commissioned a radio mix of the song by the guy who mixes all of Timbaland's records, but the mix we made sounded way better, so we didn't use it."

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