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Taylor Swift wrote “This Is What You Got here For” for Calvin Harris and Rihanna as a single in 2016.

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The unique songwriting credit got to Harris and an unknown author named Nils Sjöberg, which Rolling Stone later confirmed was Swift’s songwriting pseudonym.

Harris turned annoyed that the highlight was centered on Swift’s songwriting credit score, and he subtweeted her in 2016: “I do know you are off tour and also you want somebody new to try to bury like Katy, and so forth., however I am not that man, sorry. I will not permit it.”


Pharrell helped write “Hollaback Lady” with Gwen Stefani for her 2004 album, Love. Angel. Music. Child.

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Stefani instructed Billboard in 2019: “I used to be being bullied by somebody and was being known as a cheerleader, which was a foul factor! Rising up, that was not cool. I instructed Pharrell we should always write a track about that.

“He at all times had this little keyboard that he writes every little thing on, and he packages stuff into it. He goes, ‘This beat?’ and he performed ‘Hollaback Lady.’ I used to be like, ‘You had that in there all these hours and also you by no means performed that till now? Why did not you play that the primary time I walked in right here?!'”


Kelly Clarkson wrote “Inform Me a Lie” for One Route’s 2011 album, Up All Night time.

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Clarkson instructed the Day by day Star in 2012: “Making a gift of my songs just isn’t one thing I do calmly. I am very explicit about that as a result of my songs are like my infants — I am such a author’s snob. However I just like the story of [One Direction] and the way they got here collectively as a bunch. They’ve labored so effectively within the US, in addition to the UK, as a result of individuals love a narrative. Plus, they’ve this innocence about them that draws individuals.'”


Linda Perry (from Four Non Blondes) wrote “Lovely” for Christina Aguilera’s 2002 album, Stripped, and “Get the Occasion Began” for Pink’s 2001 album, Missundaztood.

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Perry instructed Rolling Stone in 2019: “[Christina Aguilera] stood there in my studio with the lyrics in her arms after which stated to this good friend she introduced alongside, ‘Do not have a look at me,’ in that little whispery voice. I knew I used to be going to maintain that on the document, and I knew she was the suitable particular person for the track. I noticed, ‘Oh, she’s insecure. She’s a kind of lovely individuals who’s obtained every little thing however is tremendous insecure. Okay, this track is hers.'”

And when it got here to writing “Get the Occasion Began” for Pink, Perry recalled: “I despatched it to Madonna and he or she handed, however every week later, Alecia [Pink] known as. She left me this message how she would come discover me if I did not name her again. I stated, ‘I believe you’ve got the unsuitable Linda Perry.’ She stated, ‘Is that this the Linda Perry who sang ‘Expensive Mr. President’ in Four Non Blondes? Nicely, I’ve the suitable particular person.’ I instructed her, ‘Nicely, I’ve obtained one thing I wrote final week,’ and despatched it to her. I suppose she despatched it to L.A. Reid and so they stated, ‘Okay now we have our first single.'”


Miguel and Justin Timberlake helped write “Rocket” with Beyoncé for her 2013 self-titled album, Beyoncé.

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In her Self-Titled documentary, Beyoncé revealed: “One of many issues I really like about this mission is how keen all of those unimaginable artists had been to write down collectively. Justin Timberlake, Miguel, and myself all labored collectively to write down ‘Rocket.’

“There was a second within the studio the place I did not wanna cease singing it, and I simply sort of zoned out. I do not assume I’d’ve finished it again then — I do not assume I’d’ve been assured sufficient. I’d’ve been too afraid of what different individuals thought.”


Prince wrote “Manic Monday” for the Bangles’ 1986 album, Completely different Mild.

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Susanna Hoffs, lead singer of the Bangles, instructed NPR that Prince wrote “Manic Monday” for the band as a result of he was such a giant fan of their music.

He invited the Bangles to his studio to hearken to a demo, and the Bangles “hovered across the cassette machine — ‘trigger again then, it was tape — and [they] had been smitten with the track.” Hoffs admitted: “I want I had had an opportunity within the a long time after to inform him: ‘Thanks for the track.’ It is nonetheless enjoyable to sing, each time.”


Bruno Mars helped write “All I Ask” with Adele for her 2015 album, 25.

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Mars instructed a radio present in 2016: “As quickly as we hit a pair chords that [Adele] appreciated, we began rolling, and that is the place we obtained that track from. There was a second when she was singing within the sales space — and I am not exaggerating in any respect — and the water was vibrating. Like, you realize that scene in Jurassic Park [where] the water begins jiggling? She’s obtained some pipes on her, and he or she’s only a famous person.”


Harry Kinds wrote “Only a Little Little bit of Your Coronary heart” for Ariana Grande’s 2014 album, My The whole lot.

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Grande revealed in an interview with MTV in 2014 that Kinds “was simply visiting the studio, and [producers] Savan and Johan had been like, ‘Hey, do you wanna write a track for Ariana?’ and he was like, ‘Oh, certain!’ He went into the opposite room and so they had been writing for some time.

“I keep in mind after I heard it, I used to be like, ‘Wow, that is a very robust verse, that is actually lovely!’ after which on the refrain I used to be, like, crying! I am actually excited, clearly for his followers to listen to it as effectively, ‘trigger they had been very excited once they heard [about the collaboration].”


Mariah Carey wrote Religion Hill’s “The place Are You Christmas?” for the How the Grinch Stole Christmas soundtrack in 2000.

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Carey initially wrote the track to carry out herself, however Religion Hill recorded the Christmas basic for the film as an alternative, presumably due to a authorized battle between Carey and ex-husband/music govt Tommy Mottola.


Missy Elliott wrote “My Love Is Like…Wo” for Mýa’s 2003 album, Moodring.

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In 2018, Elliott tweeted about her expertise writing for Mýa: “I keep in mind I had 10 pictures of Patrón writing the lyrics. I performed it for Mýa and we was dancing ‘around the studio having a ball. On this music video, SHE DID DAT. The choreography was lit ????.”


Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz wrote “Million Greenback Invoice” for Whitney Houston’s 2009 album, I Look to You.

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Keys talked about collaborating with Houston in a Rolling Stone interview shortly after the legendary singer died: “She was a girl from the streets of Newark — she had that vitality and brashness, that laughter and silliness. She’d crack a joke at something.

“After we made ‘Million Greenback Invoice’ in 2009, she was doing 100 thousand jokes. I needed to reel the session in, like, ‘Okay, if we hold joking like this, we’re by no means going to get something finished!’ I suppose one thing in my spirit acknowledged one thing in her spirit and we linked.”


Christina Milian wrote “Play” for Jennifer Lopez’s 2001 album, J.Lo.

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In 2019, Milian appeared on Discuss Stoop and recalled: “A whole lot of the songs I wrote early on had been songs I wrote for myself. So for individuals like Jennifer Lopez, [‘Play’] was a track I initially wrote for myself. After we had been within the studio and recorded it, she hadn’t added the ‘Play my motherfucking track!’ [lyric] but. I keep in mind I heard it on the radio, and everybody was speaking about how she cursed on the track, however I cherished that she did that.”


John Lennon helped write “Fame” with David Bowie for Bowie’s 1975 album, Younger People.

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In 2003, Bowie instructed Performing Songwriter journal: “[John and I] had been speaking about administration, and it sort of got here out of that. He was telling me, ‘You are being shafted by your current supervisor,’ and that was mainly the road. John was the man who opened me as much as the concept that all administration is crap, and that there is not any such factor nearly as good administration in rock ‘n’ roll.

“It was at John’s instigation that I actually did with out managers and began getting individuals in to do particular jobs for me, reasonably than signing myself away to 1 man ceaselessly and have him take a bit of every little thing that I earn.”


Carole King wrote “(You Make Me Really feel Like) a Pure Lady” for Aretha Franklin’s 1968 album Woman Soul.


King wrote the hit together with her ex-husband, Gerry Goffin, and music producer Jerry Wexler. Shortly after Franklin’s loss of life in 2018, King instructed Leisure Weekly: “Gerry Goffin and I had been thrilled to write down [‘(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman’ for Aretha]. After we heard it, it was not solely her magnificent voice, however the entire association.

“It was very totally different than the demo I had made, after which there’s the model that I did on Tapestry. I imply, there’s all these alternative ways to do it. The one factor that topped the unique was her efficiency on the Kennedy Middle Honors in 2015. Not solely did she nonetheless have it, however she had it and extra — she got here out and sat down on the piano, and my face simply lit up. She’s one of the gifted piano gamers — interval.”


And Sia wrote “Invincible” for Kelly Clarkson’s 2015 album, Piece by Piece.

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Clarkson instructed the Sydney Morning Herald in 2015: “It was the final track we recorded for the album — I used to be finished with the album — and Jesse (Clarkson’s producer) emailed me and stated, ‘Sia wrote this track, you gotta hear it!’ We texted a bit, and he or she’s simply so good — it is uncommon, which is sort of unhappy, as a result of it is a aggressive world, and other people wish to pit girls towards one another within the [music] trade. I do not really feel that means, so it was good, as a result of she was so uplifting.”