2. Whitney Houstonâs âHow Will I Knowâ was originally intended for Janet Jackson.
3. Most people assume Justin Timberlakeâs âRock Your Bodyâ was just a homage to classic Michael Jackson, but The Neptunes actually wrote the music for Jacksonâs final album, Invincible.
4. Giorgio Moroder originally wanted âCall Meâ to be a collaboration with Stevie Nicks, but when she was not available, he instead finished the song with Blondie, and it became a No. 1 hit.
5. ââ¦Baby One More Timeâ was rejected by TLC, but Max Martin ended up giving the song to Britney Spears.
6. Leona Lewis was originally intended to sing âWe Found Loveâ and recorded a demo, but the song ended up going to Rihanna instead.
7. David Bowie gave âGolden Yearsâ to Elvis Presley, but since Presley declined to record it, it ended up on Bowieâs 1976 classic Station to Station.
8. Rihannaâs âUmbrellaâ was written by The-Dream and Tricky Stewart with Britney Spears in mind, but her label rejected it.
9. Bruce Springsteen wrote âHungry Heartâ for The Ramones, but his producer and manager Jon Landeau convinced him to keep it for himself. It ended up becoming Springsteenâs first major chart hit.
10. âToxicâ was originally offered to Kylie Minogue, but it eventually became a big hit for Britney Spears instead.
11. Paul McCartney wanted Tom Jones to record âThe Long and Winding Roadâ as a single in 1968, but that didnât work out, and he recorded it with The Beatles instead.
12. Chris Brown co-wrote and recorded âDisturbia,â but ended up deciding the song was better for a female singer and passed it on to Rihanna.
13. The Neptunes originally developed the beat for âIâm A Slave 4 Uâ for Janet Jackson, but after she rejected it, it went to Britney Spears instead.
14. Donna Summer wrote âDim All the Lightsâ for Rod Stewart, but she ultimately decided to keep the song for herself, and it became one of her signature hits.