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“I Wanna Be Your Dog”

The Stooges | 1969

When the Stooges penned "I Wanna Be Your Dog," the group was trying to express the perfect pick-up line -- if you were a Detroit punk. As guitarist Ron Asheton explained, "The title came from you see some girl that you really liked, and what's the crudest but kind of polite thing you could say? 'Well, hey, baby, I wanna be your dog!' All the titles came from real-life slang." Further "Stooges slang" would appear on the 1970 LP Fun House, in the song "Down on the Street" (the phrase "o-mind") and as the title of the tune "TV Eye."

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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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