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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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“Money For Nothing”

Dire Straits | 1984

Mark Knopfler wrote this song with Sting, and it wasn’t without controversy. The Dire Straits frontman's original lyric used the word “faggot” to describe a singer who got their “money for nothing and their chicks for free.” Even though the slur was edited out in many versions, the band, and Knopfler, still took plenty of criticism for the term. “I got an objection from the editor of a gay newspaper in London--he actually said it was below the belt,” Knopfler told Rolling Stone. Still, "Money For Nothing," undoubtedly augmented by its innovative early computer-animated video, stayed at Number One for three weeks.

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