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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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“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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