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1. “Black Widow”- Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora
Katy Perry co-wrote this song, which she was considering using on her 2013 album Prism. She decided against it and let Azalea use the song instead
2. “Justify My Love”- Madonna
2 years into his music debut, Lenny Kravitz was wrote this song for Madonna.
3. “Disturbia”- Rihanna
Chris Brown wrote one of Rihanna’s earlier #1 hits.
4. “Manic Monday”- The Bangles
Prince originally wrote “Manic Monday” for the band Apollonia 6, but gave it to the Bangles 2 years later. He used his pseudonym Christopher for the writing credits.
5. “Kokomo”-The Beach Boys
John Phillips of the Mamas & the Papas wrote the verses to “Kokomo,” which was made specifically for the Tom Cruise film Cocktail.
6. “Paul Revere”- Beastie Boys
While the Beastie Boys wrote most of their album “Licensed to Ill,” Run-DMC jumped in on “Paul Revere” and helped out with the lyrics.
7. “You Are Not Alone”- Michael Jackson
R. Kelly wrote Jackson’s last Hot 100 #1.
8. “You Don’t Know My Name”- Alicia Keys
Kanye West wrote the lyrics and produced the song for Keys’ 2003 album.
9. “Fuck You”- CeeLo Green
Bruno Mars co-wrote CeeLo Green’s biggest solo hit.
“Irreplaceable”- Beyonce Ne-Yo originally wrote this song with a country singer in mind before changing it to an R&B jam. Beyonce heard a demo and decided she wanted it.
10. “Do the Bartman”- The Simpsons
Michael Jackson didn’t take credit originally because of contract issues, but he wrote this pop-rap track for the show since he was a huge fan.
11. “Buggin”- Bugs Bunny (Space Jam Soundtrack)
Clearly Jay-Z loved Space Jam as much as the rest of us, because he wrote Bugs Bunny’s solo rap “Buggin.”
12. “Irreplaceable”- Beyonce
Ne-Yo originally wrote this song with a country singer in mind before changing it to an R&B jam. Beyonce heard a demo and decided she wanted it.
13. “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It”- Will Smith
For a brief period of time in the late 1990s, Nas was Will Smith’s go-to hip-hop writer, and wrote “Gettin Jiggy Wit It.” He also had a had in writing Smith’s other hit “Miami.”