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“Shutterbugg”

Big Boi feat. Cutty | 2010

"Shutterbugg" marked OutKast member Big Boi's first solo work, seven years after the chart-topping double-disc album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. The bubbling electro beat features a low-end, voice-like bassline, and singer-rapper Cutty buttresses Big Boi's nimble rapping on the chorus. The concept is "capturing the moment," according to Big Boi, "whether it be your kid's first steps or you got a Polaroid and you with your lady somewhere...It's a funky, get-down, slap-your-sister-in-the-mouth jam."

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“Road to Nowhere”

Talking Heads | 1985

A cappella harmonies give way to an a fuller arrangement blending pop and electro-disco on "Road to Nowhere," but the theme remains constant: We're on an eternal journey to an undefined destination. The song vaulted back into the news a quarter century after it was a hit when Gov. Charlie Crist used it in his unsuccessful 2010 campaign for the U.S. Senate in Florida. "It's this little ditty about how there's no order and no plan and no scheme to life and death and it doesn't mean anything, but it's all right," Byrne said with a chuckle.

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