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"Windows Down" is infectious from the get-go, even though you may find yourself thinking, "Have I heard this song before?" The guitar riff and "Woo hoo!" found in the chorus, as catchy as it is, is strikingly similar to Blur's "Song 2." Apparently, this sample was approved by the Brit band, so save your complaints. Either way, "Windows Down" is impossible not to like, and rest assured it'll be part of everyone's soundtrack for summer.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about what it means to "sample" music as opposed to blatantly copying. Sampling means an artist, usually with permission, incorporates music or a melody from another song into their own, and puts a twist on it. Can you think of other songs or musicians who have done this?
Do you like it when artists use this technique, or do you think it's still a form of copying?
There are lots of very popular boy bands around. What, if anything, sets BTR apart from the others? Is it their music? Their image? Their reputation?
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