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“The House That Heaven Built”

Japandroids | 2012

The penultimate song on the duo's sophomore album "Celebration Rock," well, rocks pretty hard. "It is, for lack of better word, the most massive thing that we've done," Brian King, Japandroids' guitarist, told Rolling Stone. "When we set out to record this record, we made a very conscious decision to not really change the formula…I think we all just felt really confident that if we went in and did basically the same thing that we did on "Post-Nothing" or on our singles, that we would inherently come out with something that was a lot bigger and better in every sort of way."

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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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