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From Arrested Development's 1993 album, 3 Years, 5 Months and 2 Days In the Life Of..., Tennessee hit No. 6 on Billboard Hot 100 and won a Grammy. Prince's Alphabet St. had been used in the song without permission, but Prince cut the group a break and only charged them $100,000 instead of demanding future royalties.
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Ann Peebles wrote I Can't Stand the Rain with her husband Don Bryant. It was released in 1973 and reached No. 6 on the R&B charts. John Lennon was quoted as saying, "it was best song ever." The band Eruption released a cover in 1978, Tina Turner recorded it for Private Dancer (1984), and in 1997, Missy Elliott used it in The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly).
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Marvin Gaye's Trouble Man was released in 1972 for the motion picture soundtrack for the movie Trouble Man. The album was the first to be written and produced by Gaye, and though it was his only film score, it has inspired artists like James Brown, Barry White, Willie Hutch, and Edwin Starr to produce soundtrack albums of their own.
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