All of these ICONIC songs were written for a different artist and my mind is taking me on a journey
I honestly can’t believe they ever thought Rihanna would sing some of these
by Una Dabiero
In case you're a dumbass like me, I wanted to share that pop music production isn't just artists writing some lyrics in a notebook like you did when you were 14 and in love with the football star. Apparently, songs are generally written for artists, who then have the ability to record them or pass them up. This means a lot of songs you love weren't even supposed to be how they are today. They were probably supposed to be sung by Beyonce — which honestly might've been better, but is still weird af.
Come on this journey with me. Close your eyes and imagine how these songs would've turned out had the authors' dreams come true. It has the same emotional effect as an episode of Black Mirror.
'All About That Bass'
According to Vanity Fair, "Beyonce passed on Meghan Trainor's 'All About That Bass.'"
I mean, probably because it was a fucking terrible song. Just imagine a world where Beyonce was singing such a cliched "you're pretty" anthem? You can't.
'Come and Get It'
Selena Gomez's "Come and Get It" was originally written for Rihanna, says Glamour. Honestly, I could see this one. And I love Selena, but Rihanna would've done the song like a million times more justice. It deserved to be a much bigger hit than it was.
'Shape of You'
"Shape Of You" was apparently also written for Rihanna before it was given to Ed Sheeran. I mean, thank god Ed got it because it's up for a Grammy.
At first, Ed Sheeran thought "Shape of You" could be a song for Rihanna.
2.8 billion views on YouTube later, he's glad he kept it for himself. https://t.co/lAGnswmh5g
— New York Times Music (@nytimesmusic) January 3, 2018
But also, I love Rihanna so much any track would sound better with her.
This ICONIC Pussycat Dolls song was originally written for Paris Hilton. Thank God she didn't take it, because it probably would've flopped and all of our 8th grade dances would be way less interesting.
"Miss Independent" was offered to Christina Aguilera and Destiny's Child before Kelly Clarkson recorded it.
I have a feeling Beyonce definitely decided to turn this one down because she knew she would become codependent on Jay-Z one day.
'I'm a Slave 4 U'
Britney's song about being a sexxxxi slave was originally supposed to be recorded by Janet Jackson. I love this one. I would honestly pay to teleport to the alternate universe where Janet recorded this jam.
Honestly, the most disturbing thing about "Disturbia" is that it was originally written for Chris Brown.
I'm just glad Chris didn't get the chance to ruin this song ' by being an abusive dumpster bag like he ruined smash-hit 'Forever.'
'We Can't Stop'
Miley Cyrus' iconic party anthem, the one where she refers to her "homegirl with the big butts," was unsurprisingly written for Rihanna. It was also unsurprisingly turned down by Rihanna. Thank God.
Imagine Shania Twain singing "to the left, to the left" with her Southern twang.
If you think Irreplacable ain't Beyonce's best song then you lying
— Liam Costello (@_liam_costello) January 15, 2018
That was apparently the author's vision, because it was offered to her before Beyonce.
"'..Baby One More Time'
Britney's number one, breakout pop anthem was ORIGINALLY WRITTEN FOR TLC.
That's all. I'm done.
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