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“Rock Soldiers”

Ace Frehley | 1987

In early 1982, Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley was involved in two serious car accidents - one of which involved a high-speed police car chase on the Bronx River Parkway (and the destruction of Frehley's DeLorean car). And on his first post-Kiss solo album, Frehley's Comet, Ace opted to document this reckless period of his life, in the form of "Rock Soldiers." As he explained in his bio, No Regrets: "'Rock Soldiers' was inspired by my ill-fated trip in the DeLorean but also evokes images of the crash that nearly killed me and Anton [Fig]. It is, more than anything else, a song about rock star excess, and was written very honestly about my own life experiences, which, as it turned out, were far from over." Frehley co-wrote the tune with Chip Taylor, the same gentleman that penned both "Angel of the Morning" and "Wild Thing."

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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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