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12 Secrets That Will Change the Way You Hear Your Favorite Tracks

Stars reveal behind-the-scenes secrets.

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When her dog Tarzan ran into the studio, Cabello’s producer Mike Sabath yelled with excitement. Listen for his reaction on “Don’t Go Yet.”

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Eilish revealed over IG Live that on Happier Than Ever, you can hear her dog Shark barking. “He actually barked in the middle of a take and we kept it and repeated it,” she said.

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Rodrigo wrote her post-breakup ballad “Driver’s License” while crying in her living room, she told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe.

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I was driving around my neighborhood, actually listening to really sad songs and crying in the car.

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In the 2019 Jonas Brothers documentary Happiness Continues, Jonas revealed that he wrote “Hesitate” as “vows before I wrote my vows” to wife Sophie Turner. So romantic!

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The Panic! at the Disco singer told radio host Zach Sang that he powered through a 104-degree fever to work on Taylor Swift’s song “Me!” in the studio.

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For “Juice,” Lizzo recruited some of her best friends to record the song’s chorus, songwriter Theron Thomas said in a New York Times “Diary of a Song” video.

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On her album Treat Myself, Trainor needed someone yelling in the background so she got her mom, brother and husband Daryl Sabara to participate, she explained on The Tonight Show.

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Halsey set the record straight to Glamour about the inspiration behind their song “Without Me,” explaining that it was a way to deal with their breakup with G-Eazy.

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At a secret iHeartRadio concert for fans, Lorde revealed that she was brought to tears listening to Rihanna’s “Higher” and thus was moved to write “Liability.”

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Styles’ first solo song “Sign of the Times” actually had an elaborate backstory about a mother dying in childbirth, the former One Directioner told Rolling Stone.

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In “Wildest Dreams,” Swift’s own heartbeat is the beat used to set the song’s tempo. Check out the liner notes for 1989 if you don’t believe us!

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"I wrote the song in about 10 minutes with [producer] RedOne. And it was my first time being in a Hollywood studio,” Gaga told Heat magazine in 2009 about “Just Dance.”

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