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“The Wanderer”

Dion | 1961

Dion DiMucci, known professionally only by his first name, was given this song after Nino and the Ebbtides passed on it. But according to Dion, the tune, which is about a nomadic man who tattooed the names of his girlfriends on his arms, was a perfect fit for him. "You say to a chick, 'Stay away from that guy,'" he told Rolling Stone, "And she would say, 'What guy?' Chicks love a rebel."

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“Promiscuous”

Nelly Furtado with Timbaland | 2006

This club-oriented single featuring Timbaland, who produced Nelly Furtado's third album, Loose, was Furtado’s sexy return after the Canadian singer's exploration of her Portuguese heritage on Folklore. "In the studio, initially I didn’t know if I could do it, 'cause Timbaland wrote that chorus," Furtado said. "I'm like, 'That's cool, but I don't know if I'm ready to do full-out club.'" The flirty lyrics are a dance between a guy and girl, each knowing they will end up in bed together but still playing the game. "Tim and I called it 'The BlackBerry Song,' she said, "because everything we say in the song you could text-message to somebody."

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