23 Songs That Were Secretly Written By Huge Stars

6. Beyoncé’s “Irreplaceable,” Co-Written by Ne-Yo
While crafting her second solo studio album, 2006’s B-Day, Beyoncé enlisted the help of many established musicians, including Ne-Yo, who co-wrote the break-up anthem “Irreplaceable.” And, while Ne-Yo later admitted that he regretted handing over such a powerful and personal song, rather than keeping it for himself, the singer also told Choice FM that the hand-off made him realize bigger things about how men and women perceive break-ups. “I honestly wrote that song for myself,” he admitted. “But that song actually taught me a very interesting lesson—men and women don’t actually think that much differently on the grand scheme of things.”

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