Bonnie McKee Explains Her Biggest Hit That Never Happened: Watch

Superstar singer-songwriter Bonnie McKee has a few smashes of her own up her sleeve (“American Girl” is now out on iTunes!), but the in-demand scribe has also penned tunes for the biggest names in the business — so what about the hit that never happened? When McKee stopped by Idolator headquarters a few weeks ago, I asked her to talk about the biggest track she wrote that never made the album — a monster hit that, for whatever reason, got ended up on the cutting room floor. Instead, she talked about her favorite song that she thought would be a hit, but ended up underperforming.

In a deft move of what we in the industry call “#lotuspromo,” McKee explained that it was Christina Aguilera‘s excellent “Let There Be Love” from her much-maligned LP Lotus that disappointed her most — and her enthusiasm about having Aguilera cut one of her tracks was dampened by the song’s failure to launch.

Still, she had a pretty good attitude about it; it seems that the unbreakable flower within remains undeterred. Rise up, indeed.

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