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23 Songs That Were Secretly Written By Huge Stars

Best Life Logo By Ashley Moor of Best Life | Slide 1 of 24: It's probably no surprise to you that many artists don't write their own songs. After all, many of us know that Smokey Robinson penned The Temptations' iconic "My Girl" and that Carole King was behind Aretha Franklin's "You Make Me Feel (Like a Natural Woman)." But there are some super well-known names that penned songs for other artists that may have evaded you. For example, did you know Shel Silverstein wrote a song for Johnny Cash? Or that Prince is behind the single that made Sinéad O'Connor famous? Get ready to learn which popular songs were secretly written by huge stars. And for more hard-to-believe facts about the music industry, check out these 40 Facts About Music That Really Sing.

23 Songs That Were Secretly Written By Huge Stars

It's probably no surprise to you that many artists don't write their own songs. After all, many of us know that Smokey Robinson penned The Temptations' iconic "My Girl" and that Carole King was behind Aretha Franklin's "You Make Me Feel (Like a Natural Woman)." But there are some super well-known names that penned songs for other artists that may have evaded you. For example, did you know Shel Silverstein wrote a song for Johnny Cash? Or that Prince is behind the single that made Sinéad O'Connor famous? Get ready to learn which popular songs were secretly written by huge stars. 

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