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“Jump in the Pool”

Friendly Fires | 2008

Off the U.K. group's debut record, the dance-rock song with heavy drums was influenced by rhythmic South Americans. "When we wrote "Jump in The Pool," we were watching footage of all these Peruvian dancers shaking their feathers with all these drums," Edd Gibson, the band's lead guitarist, said. "We found it very inspiring and decided to capture a bit of that." It was one of the last songs they wrote for the record and it's where lead singer Ed Macfarlane said that "the Friendly Fires sound started to bubble up."

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“You Oughta Know”

Alanis Morissette | 1995

This blunt, bitter breakup song -- famous for its line "Would she go down on you in a theater?" -- was long rumored to be about Alanis Morissette getting dumped by Full House actor Dave Coulier. But while she never confirmed it was about him (Coulier himself says it is, however), she insisted the song wasn't all about scorn. "By no means is this record just a sexual, angry record," she told Rolling Stone. "The song wasn't written for the sake of revenge. It was written for the sake of release. I'm actually a pretty rational, calm person."

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