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Who Are These Songs Really About?

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Whenever you hear a song you really like that seems to point to a certain celebrity (that may or may not be pleased with the tune), don’t you wonder who it’s REALLY about? Of course! The first time I remember wildly speculating about who was behind the song was in 1972 with Carly Simon’s huge hit ‘You’re So Vain’. As it turns out, it was about her relationship with actor Warren Beatty. Duh.

Here are some more big songs, who sang them, and, according to MSN Music, who they were actually written about. If you have any plans to date Taylor Swift in the near future, heads up!!


  • Justin Bieber ‘Sorry’ – written about Selena Gomez
  • Selena Gomez ‘The Heart Wants What it Wants’ – written about Justin Bieber
  • Justin Timberlake ‘Cry Me a River’ – written about Britney Spears
  • Taylor Swift ‘We are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ and ‘All Too Well’ – written about actor Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Taylor Swift  ‘Style’ and ‘Out of the Woods’ – written about One Direction band member Harry Styles
  • Taylor Swift ‘Dear John’ – written about John Mayer
  • Taylor Swift ‘Forever and Always’ and ‘Better than Revenge’ – written about Joe Jonas
  • One Direction ‘Perfect’ – written about Taylor Swift
  • John Mayer ‘Paper Doll’ – written about Taylor Swift
  • Jonas Brothers ‘Much Better’ and ‘Paranoid’ – written about Taylor Swift
  • Miley Cyrus ‘7 Things’ – written about Nick Jonas
  • Jonas Brothers ‘Wedding Bells’ – written about Miley Cyrus
  • Miley Cyrus ‘Wrecking Ball’ – written about actor Liam Hemsworth
  • OutKast ‘Ms Jackson’ – written by Andre 3000 about Erykah Badu
  • Ed Sheeran ‘Don’t’ – written about Ellie Goulding
  • Jordin Sparks ‘How Bout Now’ – written about Jason Derulo
  • Kanye West‘s album ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ – written about Amber Rose

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