Some of your favorite songs were written by, and even FOR, other artists. Keep scrolling to see some examples that were news to us!
Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl” was written by the Neptunes . . . a.k.a. Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo!
Christina Aguilera co-wrote “Miss Independent” for herself, but ultimately decided it was a better fit for Kelly Clarkson.
Kelly Clarkson’s “Breakaway” was also a hand-me-down from Avril Lavigne!
And while we’re at it, “I Do Not Hook Up” was one of Katy Perry’s leftovers. Apparently, Kelly has a knack for making gourmet meals out of sloppy seconds!
Jessie J. wrote “Party in the U.S.A.” for Miley Cyrus.
Sia wrote Rihanna’s “Diamonds”.
Bruno Mars co-wrote the Cee Lo classic “Forget You”.