18 Singers Who Passed On Recording Some Of The Biggest Hits

By Kaitlin Reilly
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It's hard to imagine some of the biggest pop songs being recorded by someone other than their original singer. After all, who could imagine a Lady Gaga or Beyoncé song sung by anyone other than Mother Monster and Queen Bey? But, while many hits may seem tailor-fit to the pop stars who took them into the recording booth, not every song ended up in the hands of the person who was originally meant to sing it. In fact, certain pop stars were the second (and sometimes even third) choice to record a track — even though fans wouldn't be able to hear the song any other way. Click through to read about which singers could have recorded some of pop's biggest hits instead.

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