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“Love Is Blindness”

Jack White | 2011
When the line up for Q Magazine's U2 tribute album AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered was announced, it listed Jack White as covering "Love is Blindness." The song seemed like an odd pick for the White Stripes singer, but he made it uniquely his own by adding a searing blues edge and howling vocals. As Bono said about the cover album, "When I hear the album, when U2 do it, all I hear is what’s wrong with it. But when I heard all these artists doing it, I thought, ‘It’s really good.'"
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“Vans”

The Pack | 2006

Berkeley, California rappers the Pack made their footwear choice clear in 2006 with the song "Vans." The track caught the attention of Too $hort, who signed them to his imprint. MTV refused to play the video for the song, though, claiming it was essentially a commercial for the product. Rapper Lil' B disagreed. "I didn’t know nobody [at] Vans," he said. "I was just a rapper who wore Vans." Even without MTV's support, Lil' B recognized the impact of the track. "God blessed me with such a revolutionary song… People around my age know who really started a lot of the dressing people are into now."

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