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Song Stories

“I Don't Care”

Fall Out Boy | 2008

When Pete Wentz and Patrick Stump wrote this song, which has appeared in both the TV show One Tree Hill and in the movie Sex Drive, it tested the bandmates' friendship. “We got in a fight about ‘I Don't Care’ because the day I wrote it, I didn't feel it, I wasn't there,” Stump explained. “He had to talk me into it and take me off the bridge, and that's kind of the thing with the band … Good friends should have good arguments, and we 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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