I Know That Song! The One Clive Davis Told Kelly Clarkson He "Hated"


Today's singer originally wrote this song to cope with the emotional distress caused by her parents' divorce. Some say It explores the pain of her deteriorating relationship with her father, but others feel it is aimed more at her mom. 

When the divorce happened, her mom was always busy and our little future star had to make sandwiches for herself to eat.

Either way, she sings about trying not to make the same mistakes her parents did, and how because of the divorce, she is scared to fall in love, in fear of going through the same pain her parents did.

She started writing this long before she won American Idol. In fact, she was just 16 when she was with friends one night and they were talking about the influence that older people/peers have on you and started writing it.

She revealed that she burst into tears after playing this song for the first time to legendary record producer Clive Davis. "I cried because he hated it and told me verbatim that I was a [crappy] writer who should be grateful for the gifts that he bestows upon me,'" she said. "He continued on about how the song didn't rhyme and how I should just shut up and sing.”

Well, she was right to believe in herself because the song peaked at number seven and became her sixth single to reach the top-ten!

The original version of this song was NOT nominated for a Grammy, but the version that WAS was a duet between country legend Reba McEntire and today’s singer. This duet was released as a single in 2007. 

The irony here is that In 2012, she began dating talent manager Brandon Blackstock, son of her former manager Narvel Blackstock and former stepson OF Reba McEntire!

Together, they have a daughter, River Rose and a son, Remington "Remy" Alexander. In 2020, she filed for divorce from Blackstock, citing irreconcilable differences 2021, and even though this was her greatest fear dating back to her parent’s divorce, she graciously stated that "both of us deserve the opportunity to build a new life"

Kelly Clarkson...Because of You...on K103’s I Know That Song

And Congrats to our friend Ricky Camargo working at Nordstrom in Vancouver. He guessed the theme of the week was songs with the word "You" in the title.

Monday: Madonna's Crazy For You

Tuesday: Selena's Dreaming of You

Wednesday: 3 Doors Down, Here Without You

Thursday: Dan Hartman's I Can Dream About You

Friday: Kelly Clarkson's Because of You


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