Hitmakers: Kelly Clarkson reveals the secrets behind her huge ballad Because Of You

George Garner

It’s hilarious that this is one of my biggest-selling singles because I was told it didn’t rhyme and it was a shitty song.

Good old record executives. I tried my damnedest to get this song on my first album – making that was a real wake up call for me, like, ‘Oh, I’m in a boat by myself paddling upstream’.

I tried to reach out to other writers and [thought of] Ben Moody, who had success with Evanescence. I said ...

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