Thu. Jul 25th, 2024

The Checklist is a brand new, weekly short-form present out there solely on the SXM App, hosted by popular culture consultants, authors, and BuzzFeed alums Matt Bellassai and Nichole Perkins. From breaking down bizarre and wild lyrics, to digging into a few of the greatest songs of all time, it’s the topical mix of music and tradition that you simply by no means knew you wanted.

On the premiere episode of The Checklist, Matt and Nichole discover the songs which might be so iconic that it’s practically unimaginable to think about them carried out by anybody else — and but, in an alternate universe…

“Poisonous” by Britney Spears

Initially meant for: Janet Jackson and Kylie Minogue.

Cathy Dennis, one of many songwriters, confirmed “Poisonous” was written with Janet in thoughts. It was then pitched for Kylie’s Physique Language album however turned down, in the end ending up as one in every of Britney’s greatest hits.

“I Don’t Wish to Miss a Factor” by Aerosmith

Initially meant for: Celine Dion

Songwriter Diane Warren wrote “I Don’t Wish to Miss a Factor” with a feminine diva in thoughts like Celine Dion, envisioning it as a comfortable and fairly tune. Sung as a substitute by Steven Tyler, it stays Aerosmith’s solely US number-one single.

“Chandelier” by Sia

Initially meant for: Rihanna or Beyoncé

Sia claims she “unintentionally” wrote this mega-hit for herself. She was jamming with pal Jesse Shatkin, sure she was crafting a success for Rihanna or Beyoncé, however as a substitute the lead single for her album 1000 Types of Concern got here to be.

Wish to know what different huge hits had been initially meant for different artists — together with Ed Sheeran, Pussycat Dolls, and Bruce Springsteen tracks? Take heed to Episode 1 of The Checklist on the SXM App now.

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