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Album: All I Ever Wanted (2009)
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Songfacts®:

  • This was originally recorded by the band Aranda. It was written by former Color Me Badd member Sam Watters, his songwriting partner Louis Biancaniello, and Dameon Aranda, the lead guitarist/vocalist of Aranda. The trio also penned the title track on All I Ever Wanted.
  • In publicity materials Clarkson described this as having a "kind of a punk-British Invasion sound."
  • Clarkson said on her website that recording this song was the album's turning point. She explained: "I sang that song through I don't know how many times, just because I was having so much fun. It was new and it was fresh and it didn't sound like anything on the radio. And after that, I went to my manager and said that I wanted to make a really fun, feisty album, and just wanted to go all the way with every song."

Comments: 2

  • Laura from El Paso, TxI love Kelly Clarkson and this song is just further proof she can do anything. So unlike her usual love ballads.......this song really rocks. I am surprised she did not make a video for it
  • Trever from Syracuse, NyWOW! This is not what you would hear from Kelly Clarkson! But that is good thing.....the good thing is that she can prove she can do anything! This song also is similar to some of the songs on my December! The only difference between this song and songs from my december is that this one is more outgoing and my december is more of like the "Dark" side of her! My Favorite song by kelly clarkson! Love the beat!
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