Addicted

Album: Breakaway (2005)
  • This is one of Kelly Clarkson's most intense songs. It's about a woman in the throes of addiction which is slowly destroying her, but it makes her feel amazing and gratifying when she's high. It can apply to substance addiction or to a destructive relationship. >>
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    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA
  • Clarkson wrote this with former Evanescence members Ben Moody and David Hodges. The trio also wrote Clarkson's hit "Because Of You."

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  • Biff from Oshkosh WisconsinI played this song on the jukebox and nobody in the place could believe it was Clarkson.
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