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“Stillness is the Move”

Solange Knowles | 2009

Solange, Beyoncé's little 'sis, garnered indie cred when Bjork and Grizzly Bear embraced her cover of "Stillness" with her version featuring a sample of Dr. Dre's "Xxplosive", which borrowed from the bass-fueled "Bumpy's Lament". "As soon as I heard the Dirty Projectors song, it sounded like an R&B song," Knowles said. "That happens when I listen to Of Montreal -I can hear so much funk shit that I grew up listening to…There's so many different musical references in everything now that it just makes sense to take advantage of this moment. The white kids aren't going to jack our style anymore!"

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“I Was Made to Love Her”

Stevie Wonder | 1967

Stevie Wonder discovered true love while still a teenager, writing this ode to young love when he was only 17. The song, Wonder explained, "kind of speaks of my first love, to a girl named Angie, who was a very beautiful woman. She's married now. Actually, she was my third girlfriend but my first love. I used to call Angie up and we would talk and say, 'I love you, I love you,' and we'd talk and we'd both go to sleep on the phone.” The Beach Boys, Chaka Khan, Whitney Houston and Boyz II Men have all recorded versions of "I Was Made to Love Her."

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