Ballads are John Legend’s forte, but “All of Me” might just be his most famous. Those that know this Grammy-winning artist may be familiar with his wife, Chrissy Teigen. The two were engaged at the time, and it was the first time that Legend had written about her in a song. We think.
No doubt he’s written plenty more about her over the years, but to Teigen, it’s clear that the song is about her. She stated that the line “What would I do without your smart mouth” is a dead giveaway.
“So What” by Pink
Every relationship has its rocky sections, and that's where we got the song “So What” from this singer. Pink had become estranged from her husband Carey Hart, a motocross racer, and she decided to let some of her feelings out with this not-exactly-romantic tune. The two were able to reconcile, and Pink even invited him to be in the song's music video.
Hart agreed though he wasn't aware that the song was about their relationship until he was on set and started paying attention to the lyrics. Well, maybe don't become estranged from your wife, then.
“Dear John” by Taylor Swift
Swift is famous for her personal life, and for putting those details into her record-breaking music. Many have done similar things, but Swift just seemed to get labeled that way. Her song “Dear John” was inspired by her relationship with John Mayer, whom she dated a year prior.
She's never actually confirmed that, but Mayer was pretty adamant that it was about him – and that he didn't deserve the callout. He says he was humiliated by it, and that he hadn't done anything to deserve being publically blasted. He specifically called it a lousy thing for Taylor to do.
“Thank U, Next” by Ariana Grande
Despite being super young, Ariana Grande has still racked up an impressive number of famous relationships. This song of liberation and empowerment mentions them all by name, giving each of them – Big Sean, Mac Miller, Ricky Alvarez, and Pete Davidson – their time to “shine.”
However, this song isn't exactly a tear-down tune. Grande wants her fans to have grace in their relationships, deal with their romantic pasts, and look ahead to the next relationship they might have like it's their first.
“Turnin' Me On” by Blake Shelton
One of the most famous and popular country musicians ever, Blake Shelton could probably have a bunch of songs on this list. One huge hit is the tune “Turnin' Me On,” which was inspired by his then-girlfriend, none other than singer Gwen Stefani. Eventually, they married, and it's pretty clear that this song was all about her – even though Shelton doesn't mention Stefani by name.
However, he does do something that might as well be the same thing. He name-drops the cosmetics company she has a deal with in the line “She's Revlon red in the blackest night.”