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11 Hit Songs That Were Written For Someone Else

We’ve all heard about actors turning down movie roles that turn out being huge at the box office, you know they’re probably kicking themselves.  But what about musicians, did you know it happens in the music industry too?  Writers create songs with a certain artist in mind, but sometimes that artist isn’t interest in the song.  So, Spinner.com has a list of 11 Hit Songs That Were Written For Someone Else and it’s crazy to see how big these songs were for the “other” artist!

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Britney Spears[/lastfm] ”…Baby One More Time” was originally written for [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]TLC[/lastfm]


Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know” was originally written for [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Janet Jackson[/lastfm]


Beyoncé’s “Halo” was originally written for [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Leona Lewis[/lastfm]


Justin Timberlake’s “Rock Your Body” was originally written for [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Michael Jackson[/lastfm]


Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone” was originally written for [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Pink[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Hilary Duff[/lastfm] also passed on it


Kanye West’s “Gold Digger” was originally written for [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Shawnna[/lastfm]


Rihanna’s “Umbrella” was originally written for [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Britney Spears[/lastfm]


Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” was originally written for [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Celine Dion[/lastfm]


Britney Spears’ “Toxic” was originally written for [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Kylie Minogue[/lastfm]


Kelly Clarkson’s “Miss Independent” was originally written for [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Destiny’s Child[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Christina Aguilera[/lastfm] also passed on it.


Rihanna’s “Disturbia” was originally written for [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Chris Brown[/lastfm]

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