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“Makes Me Wonder”

Maroon 5 | 2007

“Makes Me Wonder” became an international hit for Maroon 5, but Adam Levine wrote this song specifically to respond to what he felt like was a political crisis in America, especially in regard to the war in Iraq. "The chorus is very much about confusion,'' the Maroon 5 lead singer said. "There is so much going on in America at the moment. I hope we [the U.S.] can dig ourselves out of this hole. There's a bunch of confusion going on in the world."

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“Promiscuous”

Nelly Furtado with Timbaland | 2006

This club-oriented single featuring Timbaland, who produced Nelly Furtado's third album, Loose, was Furtado’s sexy return after the Canadian singer's exploration of her Portuguese heritage on Folklore. "In the studio, initially I didn’t know if I could do it, 'cause Timbaland wrote that chorus," Furtado said. "I'm like, 'That's cool, but I don't know if I'm ready to do full-out club.'" The flirty lyrics are a dance between a guy and girl, each knowing they will end up in bed together but still playing the game. "Tim and I called it 'The BlackBerry Song,' she said, "because everything we say in the song you could text-message to somebody."

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