Singer Switch! 10 Songs That Would’ve Been Smash Hits (Had Another Artist Sung It)

By Christopher Rosa

When a song doesn’t fit, it just doesn’t fit. Unfortunately for today’s crop of talent, recording a song that doesn’t feel right can mean losing a coveted spot atop the Billboard Hot 100 or Top 40 charts.  It’s like squeezing into a pair of jeans after Thanksgiving—not pretty, y’all.

There are many cases of artists attempting to fit their circle sounds into square songs—a little Hilary Duff for ya, folks!—and the results are all kinds of awkward and just…meh.

Here are a few examples. Can you think of any would’ve-been smashers had another artist laid down the vocals? Let us know in the comments below.

10.Recovery” by Justin Bieber from Journals (2013)

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