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“White Liar”

Miranda Lambert | 2009

Miranda Lambert wrote this song with her good friend, and frequent collaborator, Natalie Hemby. “Natalie had the title, 'White Liar,' and we thought it was great,” Lambert explained. “I started playing a little bit of a tune to it on the guitar, and we just started writing. It happened really fast. We wrote it in about 20 minutes. Cheating in a small town is what this song is all about.” The accompanying video featured country artist Jamey Johnson as a minister at a wedding, with her parents and band members playing the role of ceremony guests.

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“Whoomp! (There It Is)”

Tag Team | 1993

Cecil Glenn — a.k.a., "D.C." — was a cook at Magic City, a nude dance club in Atlanta, when he first heard women shout "Whoomp — there it is!" Inspired by the party chant, he and partner Steve "Roll'n" Gibson wrote a song around it. Undaunted by label rejections, they borrowed $2,500 from Glenn's parents and pressed 800 singles, which quickly sold out in the Atlanta area. A record deal came soon after. Glenn said the song was meant for positive partying. "If you're going to say 'Whoomp there it is,' and you're doing something negative, we'd rather it not have come out of your mouth."

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