12 Hit Pop Songs You Didn’t Know Were Intended For Other Artists

Thought Catalog

1. “Bad,” Michael Jackson

Recorded in 1986, “Bad,” the single and title track from Michael Jackson’s best-selling record of the same name, was originally intended as a duet between MJ and Prince, but obviously those plans didn’t work out so well. After the phenomenal success of MJ’s career defining Thriller, which has sold more than 40 million copies since its release in 1982 (think about that for a second), “Bad” continued to push MJ’s image in an edgy direction. You have to wonder what that duet would have been like though. Like which one of those queens would have had the highest heels? It is a valid concern.

2. “It’s Raining Men,” Weather Girls

Did you know that this sassy 1982 gay classic, which still makes me yassss today, was actually offered to Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Cher and even Barbra Streisand before being recorded by the Weather Girls…

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