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Songs for Someone Else

Check out these songs that were originally meant for someone else that went on to become hits!

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    Rihanna - Disturbia
    Originally written by Chris Brown for his own album. He opted to record a different song instead and gave it to his girlfriend.
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    Britney Spears - Toxic
    The song was first written for Kylie Minogue. Kylie first heard the demo version and hated it. She passed and Britney made it a #1 single!
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    Garth Brooks - Friends in Low Places
    Originally written for country singer Mark Chesnutt.
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    Rihanna - Umbrella
    Rihanna's break out hit was originally written for Britney Spears!! It was supposed to be her comeback hit but she passed.
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    Justin Timberlake - Rock Your Body
    Originally written for Michael Jackson! Michael turned it down and Timberlake ended up buying the song years later.
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    Kanye West - Gold Digger
    One of Kanye's biggest hits was originally written for rapper Shawnna.
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    Kelly Clarkson - Since You've Been Gone
    Originally written for Pink, then passed on by Hilary Duff as well. It then was given to Kelly who turned it into a mega hit.
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    Lady Gaga - Telephone
    Lady Gaga originally wrote the song for Britney Spears but Britney turned it down! Lady Gaga ended up saving it for herself.
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    Rihanna - S.O.S.
    Rihannas hit single originally penned for Christina Milan who passed.
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    Britney Spears - Baby One More Time
    Believe it or not it was originally written for TLC. It was supposed to be on their album which featured hits like No Scrubs. The song went on to make Britney a mega star!
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