23 Songs That Were Secretly Written By Huge Stars

17. Beyoncé’s “Halo,” Co-Written by Ryan Tedder Aside from being one of the most beloved musicians of all time, Beyoncé has proven time and again that she knows how to assemble the perfect team to lead her to infinite success. Case in point: The star’s recruitment of OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder to co-write one of her biggest hits, 2008’s “Halo.” […]

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23 Songs That Were Secretly Written By Huge Stars

16. One Direction’s “Little Things,” Co-Written by Ed Sheeran From the moment that boy band One Direction gained international fame, fellow pop star Ed Sheeranwas right by their side, helping to penn heartfelt ballads like “Little Things” and “Moments” that ultimately did big things for the burgeoning pop group. While speaking with Capital FM in 2012, Sheeran explained how his […]

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23 Songs That Were Secretly Written By Huge Stars

15. Whitney Houston’s “Exhale (Shoop Shoop),” Written by Babyface Penned by Babyface in 1995, “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” was featured on the soundtrack for the film Waiting to Exhale, starring Whitney Houston. Initially, according to Fred Bronson’s book The Billboard Book of Number 1 Hits, Houston was not even interested in singing on the soundtrack because she wanted to focus more on her […]

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23 Songs That Were Secretly Written By Huge Stars

14. Britney Spears’ “Till The World Ends,” Co-Written by Kesha In more recent years, Kesha has managed to show the world a more serious and grounded side of herself. And she’s also lent her talents to other musicians—like Britney Spears. The “Tik Tok” singer helped pen Spears’ 2011 comeback hit, “Till The World Ends.” In an interview with MTV shortly […]

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23 Songs That Were Secretly Written By Huge Stars

13. Nelly’s “Hot in Herre,” Co-Written by Pharrell Williams Pharrell Williams has helped penned hits for Gwen Stefani (“Hollaback Girl”), Britney Spears (“I’m a Slave 4 U”), and yes, even Nelly (“Hot in Herre”). As far as Nelly’s famous track goes, the rapper admitted to The Fader that Williams’ track barely made it onto his wildly popular 2002 album, Nellyville. “I knew that we […]

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