The Voices Behind The Hits: 10 Demo Versions Of MONSTER Songs (Sung By The Original Writers)

by (@JordanRuntagh)

“Love The Way You Lie” by Skylar Grey (better known from Eminem’s Recovery)

The hook singer has written the bones for this Eminem comeback track, as well as Dr. Dre‘s “I Need A Doctor,” EDM masterpiece “Clarity” by Zedd, and songs for Cee Lo Green.


“Halo” by Ryan Tedder (better known from Beyonce’s 2008 album I Am…Sasha Fierce)

In addition to being the lead singer forĀ One Republic, Tedder also moonlights as an uber-successful songwriter, penning Adele’s “Rumor Has It,” Leona Lewis’ “Bleeding Love,” and ‘Yonce’s latest, “XO.”


“Irreplaceable” by Ne-Yo (better known from Beyonce’s 2006 album B’Day)

We have to admit, it’s a little jarring to hear this breakup-song-to-end-all-breakup-songs sung from the male perspective! The smooth R&B star also helped out with “Flaws and All,” another stand-out track from Bey’s sophomore disc.

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