15 Songs That Are Secretly About Famous People

15 Songs That Are Secretly About Famous People

They say, “revenge is a dish best served cold.” Well, what if you’re not a chef? What if the best thing you can make is microwave ramen noodles (and, let’s be honest, that dish is just something you whip up when you’re a college student and you’re out of eggs)? You can’t do any good cold dishes other than cereal, so what can you do for revenge? When you’re a musician, you can write a song.

For centuries, musicians have thrown shade, expounded on hard feelings, expounded on loving feelings, expressed regret, and have just plain been inspired by other humans to write, perform, and sing specific works. This also includes songs written about famous people.

However, it’s only been in the past few decades that a celebrity’s song about another celebrity could bring in tons of record sales and downloads. There are even songs you love that you may not know are about a specific famous person. Let’s unpack a few of those, shall we?

Aerosmith's "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)"

CRACKED.COM AEROSMITH'S DUDE (LOOKS LIKE A LADY) IS ABOUT VINCE NEIL OF MÖTLEY CRÜE. The song came to Steven Tyler after he saw the back of Neil's head and mistook him for a woman. Neil is cool with it, and appreciates being the inspiration.

Source: HuffPost

Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl"

KATY PERRY'S I KISSED A GIRL WAS INSPIRED BY SCARLETT JOHANSSON. Perry opened up a magazine, saw a picture of Johansson, and said to her boyfriend, If Scarlett Johansson walked into the room and wanted to make out with me, I would make out with her. Thus a song was born. CRACKED.COM

Source: NME

Taylor Swift's "Style"

STYLE BY TAYLOR SWIFT IS ABOUT HARRY STYLES. Among other songs, Style was inspired by the relationship between Swift and Styles. I'm lucky if everything  helped create those songs, he said in a Rolling Stone interview. CRACKED.COM

Source: Elle

U2's "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of"

CRACKED.COM STUCK IN A MOMENT YOU CAN'T GET OUT OF WAS U2'S FAREWELL TO MICHAEL HUTCHENCE. The somber song is performed as a fictional conversation about suicide between Bono and the INXS co-founder Hutchence, who hung himself in 1997.

Source: YouTube

Lenny Kravitz's "It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over"

IT AIN'T OVER 'TIL IT'S OVER IS ABOUT LENNY KRAVITZ'S DIVORCE FROM LISA BONET. The two had recently broken up when Lenny first started writing the song. In spite of the chemistry they had (on top of having a child together), they ultimately divorced. CRACKED.COM

Source: Rolling Stone

Pink's "So What"

CRACKED.COM PINK'S SO WHAT IS ABOUT HER SEPARATION FROM HER HUSBAND. VO Oddly, she still had the guy, Carey Hart, in the music video. It's not as awkward now as it was then, since the two got back together a couple years later.

Source: The List

Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl"

HOLLABACK GIRL WAS GWEN STEFANI'S RESPONSE TO COURTNEY LOVE. Stefani heard Love criticize her as a cheerleader and got fired up. She wrote this song in response, stating that she doesn't typically get involved with sh*t-talking  - even though this sh*t- talking took her to a platinum record. CRACKED.COM

Source: The Cut

Diddy's "I Need a Girl (Part One)"

THE GIRL DIDDY NEEDED IN I NEED A GIRL (PART ONE) WAS JENNIFER LOPEZ. While there are many people Diddy is talking about, one significant incident this song was inspired by was Diddy's 2001 break-up with J-Lo after the two dated on and off for years. CRACKED.COM

Source: popdirt.com

Little Mix's "Shout Out to my Ex"

LITTLE MIX'S SHOUT OUT TO MY EX WAS A SHOUT OUT TO ZAYN MALIK. The song, containing the lyrics Hope she ain't fakin' it like I did, babe, allegedly refers to Little Mix member Perrie Edwards' breakup with Malik, after he called off their engagement via text message and started dating Gigi Hadid. CRACKED.COM


The Jonas Brothers' "Lovebug"

THE JONAS BROTHERS' LOVEBUG WAS MILEY CYRUS. Cyrus and Nick Jonas met while taping an episode of Hannah Montana, and dated in their early teens. In spite of a breakup, the two are on good terms. CRACKED.COM

Source: Capital UK

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