It’s hard to imagine anybody else singing these iconic songs, but the truth is sometimes musicians pass on gold.
Britney Spears first single “…Baby One More Time” was rejected by TLC.
In 2015, TLC members Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas told MTV News:
“I was like, I like the song but do I think it’s a hit? Do I think it’s TLC? I’m not saying ‘hit me baby.’ No disrespect to Britney,” T-Boz told MTV News. “It’s good for her. But was I going to say ‘hit me baby one more time’? Hell no!”