16 Hit Songs We *Totally* Misunderstood When We First Heard Them
“Love Song,” Sara Bareilles
“Love Song” sounds like Sara Bareilles was dating a stage five clinger who needed to be the center of attention all the time, even in her work. As it turns out, “Love Song” isn’t going out to a soon-to-be-dumped lover, but her record label, who was pressuring Sara to put a love song on her album. Sara told MTV that the label was apathetic to everything she had turned in, which ironically inspired her to clawback at their attempt at creative control with the chart-topping hit they’d been craving.