10 Hit Songs Originally Penned for Other Artists

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014

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It’s hard to fathom that many of the songs we love weren’t originally meant for the voice on the track. Oftentimes, hit songs are turned down by one artist before catapulting another’s into a new tax bracket. Most remain mum on their detrimental career move and are forced to listen to these chart-topping hits in constant rotation.

Flip the page to see what artists foolishly passed on hit records. You’ll be surprised by some of them.

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