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Monday, March 18, 2013

20 Hit Songs Meant for Other Singers

20 Hit Songs Meant for Other Singers
Did you happen to know the smash song "We Found Love" by Rihanna? Apparently, that song was originally offered to Nicole Scherzinger but she passed it as she was busy at that time.

There are actually more hit songs that we know that are actually meant for other singers. Here are some of listed by Billboard.

1) Telephone by Lady Gaga, turned down by Britney Spears
2) Disturbia by Rihanna, turned down by Chris Brown
3) Friends in Low Places made famous by Garth Brooks, previously recorded by Mark Chesnutt
4) Rock Your Body by Justin Timberlake, turned down by Michael Jackson
5) Since U Been Gone by Kelly Clarkson, turned down by P!nk and Hillary Duff
6) N---as in Paris by Jay-Z & Kanye West, turned down by Pusha T
7) Gold Digger by Kanye West, turned down by Shawnna
8) S.O.S. by Rihanna, turned down by Christina Milian
9) Umbrella by Rihanna, turned down by Britney Spears
10) Nothin' On You by B.o.B., turned down by Lupe Fiasco

11) …Baby One More Time by Britney Spears, turned down by TLC
12) How Will I Know by Whitney Houston, turned down by Janet Jackson
13) Whataya Want From Me by Adam Lambert, turned down by P!nk
14) Toxic by Britney Spears, turned down by Kylie Minogue
15) Holiday by Madonna, turned down by Mary Wilson
16) I'm A Slave 4 U by Britney Spears, turned down by Janet Jackson
17) Thinkin Bout You famously recorded by Bridget Kelly, first recorded by Frank Ocean
18) Call Me by Blondie, turned down by Stevie Nicks
19) Don't Cha by The Pussycat Dolls, turned down by Paris Hilton
20) Let's Get Loud by Jennifer Lopez, turned down by Gloria Estefan

Photo courtesy of Billboard.com

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Franc said...

I guess the story of the song may be completely different had it been performed by a different performer.

Ron Leyba said...

I just can't believe that Paris Hilton turns down a song for her. Choosy hehe.

Erwin Ti-in said...

songs performed by other artists for sure will have a different impact, great share buddy. :)

Anonymous said...

Paris Hilton oh I never realized she is a singer too. Being choosy into something leads us to surpassing a great opportunity for us to regret it, so its better to give it try sometimes.

Anonymous said...

it might have been a destiny these singers were the ones who actually sung all the songs that were supposed to be for other singers. It was a actually a hit. That was nice of you to have done some research about it.

dustgaudan said...

I miss this songs. This should be compiled and listened to in a long day's work. Thanks for the list! :D

DiaryniGracia said...

every singer has their own version of any song they would like to sing. .that is why it always pass by who can make a more appealing or hit version. .

tess said...

Some artists turned down the song for a reason, probably not the right one for them nor their voice.

Marri Bermudez said...

Music has never been that interesting knowing this information. Maybe, that's meant to be. The songs turned out to be hits after all.

papaleng said...

They may have been the second choice, but what an opportunity to these singers. Luck as they may say.

Anonymous said...

though it was sang by another singer... they still had given justice to the song. Yahweh bless. ralph