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15 Major Hit Songs That Were Almost Sung By Artists You Wouldn’t Expect

Paris Hilton could have sang “Don’t Cha”!

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1. Rihanna’s “Umbrella” was originally written for Britney

Britney had passed on the song for Blackout and Mary J.Blige was the second choice, but Blige later passed and it was given to RiRi. Thank goodness!

2. “Telephone” by Lady Gaga ft. Beyoncé was almost sung by Britney Spears

The song was originally written for Britney Spears’ album Circus but didn’t make it!

3. “Don’t Cha” by the Pussycat Dolls was passed by Paris Hilton!

Pussycat Dolls posing and Paris Hilton at an event. Ronelyeser/Broadimage/Shutterstock

4. Charli XCX’s “Boom Clap” was written for Hilary Duff.

Charli XCX on the red carpet and Hilary Duff at Disney Expo. Via Rollingstone/ Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

The song originally written by Charli was actually made for Hilary, but her turning it down was probably the best blessing ever for Charli!

5. Britney Spears’ “… Baby One More Time” was for TLC!!!

Britney Spear in Baby One More Time, TLC posing.
Via Billboard/Pinterest

Baby one more time seemed like it was MADE for Britney, but boy were we wrong! The song was written for TLC before making it to Britney.

6. Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone” was offered to Pink and Hilary Duff

Pink turned down the offer and was passed to Hilary Duff, but she could hit the high notes in the song. Thanks to this it became the lead single for Kelly’s album Breakaway!

Kelly Clarkson on the red carpet and Pink performing.
Getty Images/ENNIO LEANZA/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

7. “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor was offered to Adele and Beyoncé.

8. Kylie Minogue almost sung “Toxic” by Britney Spears 

Britney Spears in Toxic MV and Kylie Minogue on the red carpet. Via Youtube/ News.Sky

The song was originally offered to Kylie Minogue, but didn’t go through.

9. Camila Cabello almost featured on “Closer” by Chainsmokers ft. Halsey track.

Camila was close to covering the hook for the now-famous hook, but unfortunately passed because Fifth Harmony was about to put an album out.

10. “We Found Love” by Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris nearly had Leona Lewis on the song.

Leona Lewis had recorded a version for the song, but the vocals was later offered  to Rihanna after Calvin went on tour with her.

11. NSYNC’s “Bye Bye Bye” wasn’t meant for them 

 

The song was turned down by British boy band Five! 

12. Pink “Get the Party Started” was offered to Madonna.

Pink from Get The Party Started MV and Madonna photography. YouTube/Ricardo Gomes

13. “New Rules” by Dua Lipa was for Little Mix!

The song was written for  Little Mix, but was turned down and passed by other artist before Dua picked it up and popularized the song.

14. CeeLo Green or Carly Rae Jepsen was interested in “Want to Want Me” by Jason Derulo

15. “Dangerous Woman” by Ariana Grande was written for Carrie Underwood.

Imagine what Dangerous Woman would have sounded like if it weren’t by Ariana!  The song was originally made for country music.

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