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“I Don't Need Society”

D.R.I. | 1983

Bands that fall into the grindcore category seem to abide by a simple guideline: "How fast can you go?" And D.R.I. (short for "Dirty Rotten Imbeciles") are considered one of the genre's godfathers, as heard by their Dirty Rotten LP from 1983, and this, the album's lead-off cut — which barely lasts more than a minute. "I laugh when I listen to those early albums," D.R.I. singer Kurt Brech said. "Sounds like a grinding noise! Someone told me we invented grindcore, could be true but we never planned it that way. We were just experimenting with playing as fast as we could and still stay tight." 

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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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