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“Remember the Time”

Michael Jackson | 1991
Producer and songwriter of “Remember the Time,” Teddy Riley, admits he was blown away by Michael Jackson’s delivery of the song. “"One of the biggest things Michael really surprised me with on the Dangerous album was his vocal deliverance on Remember The Time,” Riley noted. “ I came to the project with this track. That was the sound I was thinking of for this album. Basically it was the sound I wanted on “Dangerous” and he loved it – loved it from the beginning.” “American Idol” winner Kris Allen resurrected the song by performing it during one of his live auditions in 2009.
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“Stillness Is the Move”

Dirty Projectors | 2009

A Wim Wenders film and a rapper inspired the Dirty Projectors duo David Longstreth and Amber Coffmanto write "sort of a love song." "We rented the movie Wings of Desire from Dave's brother's recommendation, and he had me go through it and just write down some things that I found interesting, and they made it into the song," Coffman said. As for the hip-hop connection, Longstreth explained, "The beat is based on T-Pain. We commissioned a radio mix of the song by the guy who mixes all of Timbaland's records, but the mix we made sounded way better, so we didn't use it."

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