Kara DioGuardi Covers 'Women's Health' April 2010
The 39-year-old American Idol judge and songwriter dished on the stories of songs she’s written or collaborated on. Check it:
On “Rich Girl”: “I didn’t write [this song] with Gwen. [Interscope Geffen A&M chairman] Jimmy Iovine gave me the track, and I hummed some melodies and scatted some words. She loved it and filled it in. I remember getting a call in my car: ‘Jimmy Iovine and Gwen Stefani on the line. Can you take the call?’ I practically drove off the road.”
On “Sober”: “[Pink] and I opened up a bottle of wine, and it was the greatest game of tennis ever. She would say an amazing line, and I had to say something just as good. We were in sync. We’ve all had things in our lives that we should’ve done without, whether it’s drinking, eating, or working too hard. We had a common ground, and I had one of the best nights of my writing life.”
On “I Do Not Hook Up”: “I wrote this with Katy Perry on my kitchen floor. Originally the line was ‘Keep your thing in your pants, your heart on your sleeve,’ which I really liked. But Kelly changed it to ‘Keep your head in my hand and your heart on your sleeve.”
For more from Kara, including a behind-the-scenes video of her cover shoot, check out WomensHealthMag.com!
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