You Were On That Song!? 9 Celebs Who Showed Up On Some Of Our Favorite Tracks And We Didn’t Even Know It

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December 18, 2012 ‐ By IndigoBlack

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Whether these artists were huge names or little known artists at the time, they’ve been featured on some of our favorite songs over the years, producing, singing, writing, and more. While many of their voices and talents were ignored since all the attention was on the major artist of that time they were working with, they all went on to have a great deal of success in their own right, even passing up the people they once had to go through hell and high water to get on a track with. Interested in finding who sang on what? You know what to do–get to clickin’. (Sorry, but you knew that was coming…)

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  • onesolo

    yall should mention some of the other theme songs to tv shows like lil richard on magic school bus etc

  • cree

    Christina Milian singing “Play” by J.Lo. You can barely hear J.Lo’s sorry voice in any of her songs. Had poor Ashanti and C.Milli doing all the grunt work with their mediocre voices.

  • Lala

    You forgot Michael Jackson singing background vocals on Rockwell’s (Barry Gordy’s son) “Somebody’s Watching Me.”

  • msglamgalore

    You forgot that Michael Jackson sang background on Stevie Wonder’s song “All I do”

  • lateshia

    I remember Reading Rainbow as a kid I used to wonder who did the theme song now I know. I’m 30 now and I still love hearing the theme song. I didn’t know John Legend was on “everything is everything” I’ll have to look at the album booklet again. Good one Kyva Dyva Faith Evans should be on this list she is very underrated just like Chaka Kahn. Faith has done a lot of background vocals for a lot of singer including on Usher very first album that people forget about.

  • Ms. Bee

    “Sangin’ in the background” is Gina’s phrase, not Pam’s. But I’m no Martin connoisseur or anything.

    Reading Rainbow was almost as old as Cicely Tyson. Lol jk. Levar worked that.

    • Miss_Understood

      I am a Martin connoisseur and I appreciate you pointin that out! LOL….it was the episode where her and Pam were tryna be Biggie’s backup singers

  • Laila

    Part Time lover is one of my favorite songs, so I heard Luther..u can’t miss him! Sista was jammin so no surprise Missy worked with Jodeci. I think that’s babyface in the background of Bobby Brown’s Roni.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kyvaj Kyva Dyva

    This was pretty good. Honorable mention includes up and coming Bad Boy artists back in the 90s featured on others’ work. For example Carl Thomas was featured on either Faith or 112’s project before his debut. Even though Mary J. wasn’t a Bad Boy artist, Faith sang background vocals on My Life. Listen to “Can’t Live Without You.”

  • bigdede

    I still listen to Jermaine “Greasy” Jackson. “Do what you do” is on my Ipod! The Reading Rainbow theme sung by Chaka is part of my childhood. When that song came on, you knew it was time to see Levar Burton talking about reading. All the rest of them I knew about.

  • thatonegirl

    That Reading Rainbow theme song was everything to me as a child.

  • mdoubs

    Everything Is Everything <3