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Song Stories

“Ignition (Remix)”

R. Kelly | 2003

Robert Sylvester Kelly can pack more sexual innuendo into a song than just about anyone. Appearing on the soundtrack to Love Don't Cost a Thing and on his 2003 album Chocolate Factory, he's on the comeback trail here with one of his most popular songs in years. Contrary to the title, this is not a remix, Kelly added "-Remix" to the title to avoid confusion with another song with the same title on Chocolate Factory. Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt made huge waves on the Internet when he did a singer-songwriter version of the song while playing acoustic guitar.

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“Road to Nowhere”

Talking Heads | 1985

A cappella harmonies give way to an a fuller arrangement blending pop and electro-disco on "Road to Nowhere," but the theme remains constant: We're on an eternal journey to an undefined destination. The song vaulted back into the news a quarter century after it was a hit when Gov. Charlie Crist used it in his unsuccessful 2010 campaign for the U.S. Senate in Florida. "It's this little ditty about how there's no order and no plan and no scheme to life and death and it doesn't mean anything, but it's all right," Byrne said with a chuckle.

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