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“Irresistible Force”

Jane's Addiction | 2011

Jane's Addiction admit they prefer to not explain their songs and would rather let the listener figure out the meaning for themselves. But after several erroneous explanations of this song were released in the media, Perry Farrell came clean on the real inspiration for the track. "The song is really a love story, and a theory on creation," he explained. "A sexual explosion caused the creation of our galaxy, and all earthly life. We -- in both his and hers image -- continue this process." "Irresistible Force" was included on The Great Escape Artist, which was the band’s first album in eight years.

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“Whoomp! (There It Is)”

Tag Team | 1993

Cecil Glenn — a.k.a., "D.C." — was a cook at Magic City, a nude dance club in Atlanta, when he first heard women shout "Whoomp — there it is!" Inspired by the party chant, he and partner Steve "Roll'n" Gibson wrote a song around it. Undaunted by label rejections, they borrowed $2,500 from Glenn's parents and pressed 800 singles, which quickly sold out in the Atlanta area. A record deal came soon after. Glenn said the song was meant for positive partying. "If you're going to say 'Whoomp there it is,' and you're doing something negative, we'd rather it not have come out of your mouth."

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