The Hits Popstars Turned Down

File this under stupid moves. Many of today’s biggest hits were originally intended for another singer.

However, turned down, the songs found new life in another singer’s track list. Did you know for example that Britney Spear’s biggest hit “Baby One More Time,” was originally offered to TLC? Of course TLC would survive, with a few hits on their own (Waterfall). Spears would go on to turn down a hit herself-“Telephone,” which found a home with Lady Gaga, who paired up with Beyonce, and had a home run on her hands.

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