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“Here Comes the Rain Again”

Eurythmics | 1983

On an overcast day in New York City, Dave Stewart began playing minor chords on a small keyboard. Sitting at a window nearby, his bandmate and then-lover Annie Lennox looked at the gray sky and spontaneously sang, "Here comes the rain again," starting this melancholy song that uses the weather as a metaphor for a sullen mood. "The whole song was about that undecided thing, like here comes depression, or here comes that downward spiral," Stewart said. "But then it goes, 'So talk to me like lovers do.'"

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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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