There's an old Yiddish expression, beshert, which translates as "meant to be." What the Ashkenazi Jews of the 9th century failed to identify is a term for when it's not meant to be. Such is the case for these 10 hit tracks and the artists for whom they were originally penned, yet, for whatever reason, ended up being recorded by someone else.
The stories behind why are often simple. Singer/songwriter Bonnie McKee gave us a prime example: “I was supposed to be writing a song for Rihanna with my friend Kelly Sheehan called 'How We Do.' They said it sounded too much like Katy [Perry], so it ended up in the hands of Rita Ora. So, Rita cut it, and it ended up being a number-one song.”
Sometimes it’s that cut and dry; other times it’s much more complicated — and often with accompanying fan folklore. After all, McKee notes, “It's fun to imagine a different voice on a song that we know and love." Here are 10 familiar songs that turned out to be beshert for someone else.
In our opinion, you're never too old to have a stocking — especially one that's filled with more than just candy canes. So, to keep this festive tradition alive, we rounded up 23 amazing goodies for all the beauty devotees on your list. And, if you see something you like, there's nothing wrong with dropping a few hints read
This was the smallest wedding I’ve ever done! It was just me and the guys and the justice of the peace at the Mayflower Inn in Washington, Connecticut. And yet, everything about it was still magical and remarkable. Click through for photos of the happy couple tying the knot and celebrating with just one another. read