Some great performers aren't especially remarkable songwriters: Madonna, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber... most of the major pop divas.
But this whole part..
The one who has always been admirably honest about the whole thing is Britney Spears, who rarely writes songs (though when she does they're usually surprising) and never takes credit where it isn't due, and doesn't rise up to the bait of those who suggest that this makes her somehow less of a true artist because she knows that she's BRITNEY ****ING SPEARS. Every songwriter alive would eat his left big toe to write a song recorded by Britney Spears, even Stefani "Sour Grapes" Germanotta herself, and many of them have tried, most of them unsuccessfully and sometimes with premium material that occasionally finds its way to another artist's successful recording. One of the many reasons for this is that just about any song is elevated by earning a spot in Britney Spears's discography ('70s cover songs arguably excepted) because Britney Spears is Britney Spears, and there's something about Britney Spears that's magic but fascinatingly impossible to pinpoint.
I'm really intrigued by the whole Telephone story. I don't think it was Britney's idea for the duet to end up on The Singles Collection though, she would've been content to have it on TFM, it was probably her team or whoever else was the one that rejected it in the first place. Also, Gaga and Britney are on excellent terms, I couldn't see them liking each other if Gaga replaced Britney with Beyonce.
This is quite interesting. The only one I didn't know about was ''Milkshake'', but thank god the Neptunes gave that one to Kelis.
Kylie probably rejected ''Toxic'' because it didn't really was the direction she wanted to take at that time. It would never fit on ''Body Language'' so I completely understand.
Bey. Drake. Nicki. Bon-Qui-Qui.
Sean Paul - Janet Jackson - Ciara - Whitney Houston - Cassie - Lady Gaga -Destiny's Child - Missy Elliott - Mariah Carey - Lana Del Rey - J. Cole - Mary J. Blige - Frank Ocean - Rihanna - Pitbull - Ameriie - Britney Spears - Eve - Trina - Madonna - Khia - Kanye West
stanning for the Legendary Humble Pop Princess soon to be Queen of Pop -Britney Spears
the eighth top-selling female artist in the United States, with 34 million certified albums, 50th best selling artist and also the youngest over 100 million records sold worldwide, 2 diamond albums, Grammy Winner, 2002 Forbes Magazine's world's most powerful celebrity, Yahoo!'s most popular search term for seven non consecutive years, youngest celebrity in Hollywood Walk of Fame, 5 no.1 songs in hot 100 and counting...