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“Written in Reverse”

Spoon | 2010

When Spoon's frontman Britt Daniel was penning "Written in Reverse," he had a bad feeling. "The idea behind it was to write a kiss-off letter before I fell in love and got jerked around," he said. "Because I could see in the early stages of a would-be romance that that was exactly what would have happened." The song was the first single off their seventh album, Transference, which is the first to be recorded (in part) at Daniel's Portland, Oregon, home.

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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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