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“School's Out”

Alice Cooper | 1972

Alice Cooper wondered why the joy of the last day of class was never put to music, so the shock rockers set out to rectify this situation with "School’s Out." "Going to school is the most common factor in juvenile life," explained co-writer/guitarist Michael Bruce. "And what moment of the school year does every kid look forward to? Summer -- when school's out. And 'school's out forever' is the ultimate dream to a kid." Hopefully, you were lucky to have purchased the original copy of the School's Out LP, in which the actual vinyl disc came wrapped in a pair of panties.

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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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