10 Hit Songs Turned Down by Other Artists

Even the greatest and most popular musicians in the world make mistakes when it comes to recognizing the potential of a certain song. These are the 10 times that artists passed up on the opportunity to record tracks that later turned out to be hit songs.

Toxic

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Britney spears released her hit single Toxic in January, 2004. It was a song that helped her earn her first Grammy and managed to find its way in a number of ‘Song of the Year’ lists. But the song that even Britney herself states that is her favorite was not actually intended for her at first. It was first presented to Australian singer Kylie Minogue at her record company, but she instantly decided she didn’t like it.

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