12 Unlikely Origins of Popular Songs

Who was Dolly Parton talking to when she wrote “I Will Always Love You?” And which power pop ballad was originally written for a vampire musical? You’ll learn the answers to those questions and more as Erin (@erincmccarthy) discusses the unlikely origins of 12 popular songs.

This episode of The List Show dives into the strange stories behind pop songs, from the real-life tragedies that led to catchy tunes to the time an imperfect translation gave Britney Spears a hit.
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For more of the stories behind the music you know, check out our article on The Strange Origins of 17 Popular Songs: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/598583/bizarre-origins-behind-popular-songs

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