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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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“Promiscuous”

Nelly Furtado with Timbaland | 2006

This club-oriented single featuring Timbaland, who produced Nelly Furtado's third album, Loose, was Furtado’s sexy return after the Canadian singer's exploration of her Portuguese heritage on Folklore. "In the studio, initially I didn’t know if I could do it, 'cause Timbaland wrote that chorus," Furtado said. "I'm like, 'That's cool, but I don't know if I'm ready to do full-out club.'" The flirty lyrics are a dance between a guy and girl, each knowing they will end up in bed together but still playing the game. "Tim and I called it 'The BlackBerry Song,' she said, "because everything we say in the song you could text-message to somebody."

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