“What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger”: Biggest Cliche Lyric Ever?

Becky Bain | October 13, 2011 3:28 pm

It’s likely that Friedrich Nietzsche had no idea he would inspire performers across the music spectrum when he coined the phrase “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” back in the 19th century. Actually, his words in 1889’s Twilight Of The Idols were “That which does not kill us makes us stronger,” but artists like Kanye West, Kelly Clarkson, Jay-Z and Anthrax have seen fit to paraphrase the German philosopher in the course of writing their own jams. Jump below for proof.

What other cliche phrases need to be banned from music? The terse direction to “Hold On” might be a good starting point.

[Via Jezebel]