In a new article that showcases songs that were originally intended for different artists, it’s been revealed that both Paris Hilton’s reggae track “Stars Are Blind” and Fergie’s smash hit “Glamorous” (which sounds like a a take on Gwen’s “Luxurious” anyway) were originally presented to Gwen during her solo times, but she ended up turning both down. Interesting!
On “Stars Are Blind”, many fans (including myself) thought it sounded like a song for Gwen, so it makes perfect sense. Producer of Hilton’s version, Fernando Garibay, confirmed that it was for Gwen during the The Sweet Escape writing and recording sessions.
And though Fergie had a hand in the writing credits for her 2007 single “Glamourous”, the article also says the orginal song and idea was presented to Gwen and she had rejected the song, more than likely for The Sweet Escape.
Refinery 29 — And if you ever thought that Paris Hilton’s breezy “Stars Are Blind” sounded uncannily like a Gwen Stefani ripoff, that’s no accident. Producer Fernando Garibay has confirmed it was in fact originally intended for the No Doubt singer’s solo sessions. And Fergie’s vaporous hit, “Glamorous,” is also a Stefani reject (we can see why).