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“Home”

Glasser | 2010

Through a mere four lines long, Glasser's Cameron Mesirow packs a big idea into the lyrics of her debut single. "'Home' is about being scared of trusting things that I need to depend on," she said. "I move around a lot, and so home is merely a concept of comfort." She followed the album with a companion film, A Flaw in the Flat Screen, inw hich she did interpretive dances to parts of her songs.

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“Whoomp! (There It Is)”

Tag Team | 1993

Cecil Glenn — a.k.a., "D.C." — was a cook at Magic City, a nude dance club in Atlanta, when he first heard women shout "Whoomp — there it is!" Inspired by the party chant, he and partner Steve "Roll'n" Gibson wrote a song around it. Undaunted by label rejections, they borrowed $2,500 from Glenn's parents and pressed 800 singles, which quickly sold out in the Atlanta area. A record deal came soon after. Glenn said the song was meant for positive partying. "If you're going to say 'Whoomp there it is,' and you're doing something negative, we'd rather it not have come out of your mouth."

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