When a Celebrity Dedicates a Song to Another Celebrity (11 Pics)
Posted on Mar 07, 2016
Here's a list of songs that stars wrote for their favorite, or least favorite colleagues. It's amazing!
1. “My Favorite Mistake" – Sheryl Crow about Eric Clapton
The famous country singer released “My Favorite Mistake” and it started a rumor that the cheating man described in it was in fact, Eric Clapton. Crow didn’t approve or deny the rumor because she wanted to keep her privacy.
2. “How Do You Sleep” – John Lennon about Paul McCartney
“How Do You Sleep” was Lennon’s answer to McCartney’s previous attack. One of the greatest bands of all time split up because of mutual disagreements. Paul dedicated the song “Too Many People” to John, which started off one of the most famous feuds in music history.
3. “Candle In The Wind” – Elton John about Marilyn Monroe and Princess Diana
“Candle in the Wind” is paying tribute to Norma Jeane, which was Marilyn Monroe’s real name but there are verses that commemorate the tragic deaths of Princess Diana, James Dean and Jim Morrison.
4. “WTF” – Missy Elliot about Miley Cyrus
Missy Elliot is well known for her boldness and eloquence. She returned to the scene after a long break with the song “WTF”. When her fans realized that the song was a mockery of Miley Cyrus, it became even more popular. Missy scored some easy points by mocking Miley's dance moves.
5. “Fix You” – Chris Martin about Gwyneth Paltrow
Chris Martin’s divorce inspired him to write “Fix You”, one of the greatest Coldplay hits ever. He dedicated these verses to his ex-wife, Gwyneth Paltrow: “Lights will guide you home, and ignite your bones, and I will try to fix you”
6. “Everytime” – Britney Spears about Justin Timberlake
Justin and Britney were a picture-perfect, ideal pop couple from 1999 to 2002. Having known each other for 10 or 11 years from The Mickey Mouse Club it seemed a match made in Disney heaven. When they broke up, the public discovered their dirty side. Justin made “Cry Me A River”, accusing Britney of cheating on him, but Britney fired back with these lyrics: "I may have made it rain, please forgive me, my weakness caused you pain, and this song's my sorry. At night I pray, That soon your face will fade away...I see your face, You're haunting me, I guess I need you, baby."
7. “Layla” – Eric Clapton about Pattie Boyd (Wife of George Harrison)
This song was inspired by Clapton's unrequited love for Pattie Boyd, the wife of his friend and fellow musician George Harrison of The Beatles. "Layla" was unsuccessful during its initial release. Her name originated from the love story described in a poem The Story of Layla and Majnun in 5th-Century Arabia.
8. “Dirty Laundry” – Kelly Rowland about Beyoncé
Kelly Rowland's "Dirty Laundry" is an extremely emotional song that recounts the singer's many struggles, from domestic abuse to pangs of professional jealousy. Beyoncé’s to blame for the latter of those battles, as it seemed for some time that she (not Rowland or Michelle Williams) was the only singer to really deserve the title of Destiny's Child.
9. “Don’t” – Ed Sheeran about Ellie Goulding
Ed Sheeran's hit single “Don’t” is dedicated to his ex-girlfriend and colleague, Ellie Goulding, who was cheating behind Ed’s back. It incorporates the lyrics such as “I never saw him as a threat, ‘til you disappeared with him to have sex”, and “you were looking for a lover to BURN” it was soon rumored to be about Ellie and Ed.
10. “Innocent” – Taylor Swift about Kanye
Taylor Swift is well-known for writing songs about the men from her past. “Innocent” is also dedicated to a man, but for different reasons. Allegedly, it was written in response to Kanye West's interruption of her acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. Swift performed the song at the following year's ceremony as a means of putting the controversy behind them.
11. "You Oughta Know" – Alanis Morissette about Dave Coulier
Canadian star Alanis Morissette, which publicly aired every last detail of her dirty laundry with ex Dave Coulier (who played Joey Gladstone in the American comedy Full House). "You Oughta Know" incorporates spicy references of going down on him in a theatre and wondering if he thinks of her while in bed with his new girlfriend.