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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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“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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