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“Heart's All Gone”

Blink-182 | 2011

Blink-182 included "Heart’s All Gone" on their long-awaited album "Neighborhoods," which was their first set of new music in eight years. The album featured several songs that displayed a different sound than they had created in the past, but they added this song to remind their fans they were still the same band. "We released 'Heart's All Gone' to go 'Hey, there's a few things on the record that if you only want nostalgic stuff from us, it's still there,'" frontman Tom DeLonge explained.

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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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