Some of our favorite songs have crazy origins, most of which never make it to the public arena. Here are 5 songs that we love that we caught wind of their inspirations.
Janet Jackson “Son Of A Gun”
This one was all about Janet’s ex-husband Rene Elizondo. Janet was inspired to put this little ditty together after Rene tried to take credit for some of Janet’s biggest hits that he claimed he had a hand in during their marriage.
Producer Dallas Austin happened upon a book of poems by TLC member T-Boz and was so struck with one particular poem that he convinced her it needed to be a song. He had a great hunch as the song went on top the Billboard Hot 100 charts for 3 weeks!
Lauryn Hill “Lost Ones”
Lauryn and Wyclef’s affair was a quiet one…….until it wasn’t! Then she recorded this scathing track and made it the very first song on her monstrous debut solo album “The Mis-Education of Lauryn Hill”.
ConFunkShun “Love’s Train”
Though not officially released as a single, this song became one of the funk outfit’s most well know songs. What isn’t well known is that the song is about a love triangle between two of the band members and the same young lady.