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We love these chart-topping hits, but can you imagine if they were sung by different artists? Check out which track was originally meant for whom in the list below!
“Telephone” by Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga may have written the famous hit, but she intended for it to be used on Britney Spears’ album “Circus.” But when she didn’t use it, Gaga put the track on her own album “Fame Monster.”
“Disturbia” by Rihanna
Ironically enough, this song was penned for Rihanna’s famous ex, Chris Brown, but when he decided to record “Forever” instead, he gave this track to Rihanna.
“Rock Your Body” by Justin Timberlake
While we can’t imagine anyone else singing this pop hit, we are still curious what it might have sounded like done by the King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson.
“Since U Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson
This song went through several different artists before going to this American Idol star. First, Dr. Luke and Max Martin tried P!nk, and when she refused they tried Hilary Duff.
“Umbrella” by Rihanna
When Britney Spears was making her big comeback in 2007, this track was offered up for her new album. But since she had already finished recording it went to Rihanna who made it the No. 1 hit we know and love today.
“…Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears
Imagine this pop hit as an R&B track. The song was originally offered to the “Waterfalls” singers, TLC. When they turned it down it ended up becoming Britney’s debut single.
“Halo” by Beyonce
After Leona Lewis won the UK X Factor, mentor Simon Cowell tried to get this track from Ryan Tedder. But with busy schedules, the song eventually went to the Queen Bee herself, Beyonce.