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Kelly Clarkson Has Never Heard Tokio Hotel's 'Run Run Run'

Kelly Clarkson Has Never Heard Tokio Hotel's 'Run Run Run'

When Kelly Clarkson released her new song “Run Run Run” earlier this week, many people figured it was a cover version of Tokio Hotel‘s song.

Well, the 32-year-old singer just revealed that she never heard the German band’s version of the song until today!

Kelly recorded the song as a duet with John Legend and it will be featured on her new album Piece By Piece, in stores on March 3.

You can listen to the song right now and also make sure to check out our recent feature on Tokio Hotel for more info on them!

Click inside to read the rest of Kelly Clarkson’s tweets about Tokio Hotel…

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  • Nemo Waldow

    Sorry, that’s absurd !!!

  • Rory Calhoun

    She is quick to place blame elsewhere. She did that once before too.

  • Tatjana Yurkina

    http://www.josepvinaixa.com/blog/kelly-clarkson-piece-by-piece-itunes/ Here you can see all the songwriters of the tracklist Kelly)

  • Renan Alex

    Sorry, but Kelly is a b**ch… How an artist does not see that there’s another version of the song before it launches? Tokio Hotel’s Run Run Run IS A SINGLE, IS A MUSIC VIDEO!!
    And Tokio Hotel really wrote the music, look the album Kings Of Suburbia.
    This will turn a war.

    https://twitter.com/tokiohotel/status/571359472762933248/photo/1

  • Nu

    really? which song was that??

  • Rory Calhoun

    There was a song that she did which had the same beat as Halo. She threw the producer under the bus.

  • James

    Kelly isn’t a b*tch. She received and recorded the song 2 years ago from one of the writers, and it was just a piano and vocal track…Tokio Hotel weren’t credited as writers on it (another singer named Nick Gardner also got the original demo, no credits to Tokio Hotel).

    Tokio Hotel also got the demo, they changed a few words and put themselves on the writing credits, and put it out before Kelly. They didn’t write the original song, they changed a couple things and gave themselves credits for it.

    I personally think its a little rude the way Tokio Hotel are acting, since they know that they weren’t original writers on the song.

  • James

    Kelly received and recorded the song 2 years ago, from one of the writers, before Tokio Hotel recorded and released theirs….and the version she received was just a piano and vocal track…Tokio Hotel weren’t credited as writers on it (another singer named Nick Gardner also has said that he got the original demo, no credits to Tokio Hotel).

    Tokio Hotel also got the demo from that same songwriter, they changed a few words and put themselves on the writing credits, and put it out before Kelly. I personally think that’s a bit dishonest of them to try and act like they wrote the song from the start, when all they did in reality was change a couple of words (and this is proven by the actual registered songwriting credits on Kelly’s album).

  • http://notonly.ru/ Маргарита Бабовникова

    It was Ryan Tedder from OneRepublic.

  • Guest

    Follow the link

  • http://notonly.ru/ Маргарита Бабовникова

    Kelly’s album have Kaulitz’s as credited songwriters.

    Check facts before comments. Don’t trust everything she wrote in twitter.

  • James

    Rightfully so, because the same producer/songwriter co-wrote and produced both Halo and Already Gone.

  • James

    No, it doesn’t. I have the album and I’m looking at the booklet right now.

    Here’s a picture of the official booklet:

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OKLxUY8YedI/VO_dudhmhJI/AAAAAAAAEj0/RFXzq7xeYHQ/s1600/20e.jpg

  • Marie Klz

    On YouTube, we all can see the date of the song : tokio hotel > september 12th, 2014 ! She lied, sorry. #TokioHotelFan

  • http://notonly.ru/ Маргарита Бабовникова

    and as a musician (or she’s not a musician?) she should know, that every musician have style. that’s why she choose one writer over another.

  • James

    Cracking up at the ignorance here.

    Kelly received the original demo of the song BEFORE Tokio Hotel recorded and released theirs. Kelly’s version is officially registered without them as songwriters.

    So no, she didn’t lie. She always gives credit where credit is due.

  • http://notonly.ru/ Маргарита Бабовникова

    Next day she will publish some Britney Spears song and swear she never heard it before, she got a demo 10 years ago from writer and finally release.

  • James

    She’s a professional in this business, that situation was on her 4th album so she had been well experienced in the business.

    When Already Gone came out, plenty of people and press were saying that she copied Halo. And in reality, she didn’t. Ryan Tedder co-wrote and produced both Halo and Already Gone before either one of them were released.

  • http://notonly.ru/ Маргарита Бабовникова

    Who said when they RECORDED song?
    Don’t imagine things you don’t know.

    Kaulitz’s credited as writers on her album — she lied to you.

  • James

    haha no. I’m sorry but you can’t argue with official songwriting database credits, which is the proof here.

    Kelly has ALWAYS been honest about this stuff.

  • Eli

    Couldn’t agree more with you, James! Educate them!

  • Eli

    Clock ha!

  • James

    No, they aren’t haha. I literally commented above with a picture of the credits in her album booklet, and Kaulitz is NOT credited.

  • Erik

    The fact that these TH fans think that TH actually wrote the song when ACTUALLY they only changed 4 words from the demo is just LMAO. Like come on. Kelly got the song before them and she wasn’t able to release it because she was pregnant. So she kept on to it and then TH recorded it. If anything TH stole from Kelly.

  • Eli

    So Kelly and OFFICIAL PUBLISHERS are liars? Smh 😅😂
    TH fans please don’t be delusional, clearly we can see who are the ones that are lying and being unproffesional. Enough said

  • http://notonly.ru/ Маргарита Бабовникова

    booklet is not legal statement.

  • James

    Yes, it absolutely is. It’s officially published and released. Those are the official writers of the song.

    They would get sued if they published the wrong information.

    Not to mention, there is another singer, Nick Gardner, who has said on twitter that he also received the demo a couple years ago to record, and Tokio Hotel weren’t credited as writers when he got it either.

  • Eli

    ASCAP is legal statement. The twins are not writers of the song ;)

  • Edge

    You’re right. TH must be lying with their booklet as well!

  • Eli

    Still will that old “tea”?

    http://www.vaseline.us/Resources/Images/jelly1_tcm2858-777653.png

    Use it sis, so you can let it go. xo

  • http://notonly.ru/ Маргарита Бабовникова

    you are fanboy.
    How, tell me how it can be David Jost (TH producer) here, if she don’t get that version with HIS co-writing. Surely after two years ago.

  • Edge

    fff bitch doesn’t even know his facts and is going around spewing LIES. Already Gone was recorded and produced BEFORE Halo even existed. Who the fuck are you with that whack ass shade. lmao

  • http://notonly.ru/ Маргарита Бабовникова

    As beyonce and Taylir Swift do all the time.

  • Edge

    This bitch claiming lies as facts when all the proof stating otherwise is in front of her face. lmao I can’t

  • http://notonly.ru/ Маргарита Бабовникова

    booklets publish wrong info all the time. really

    i play piano and i remember a lot of composers names listed on sheet music. booklets publish wrong info all the time.

  • Edge

    What do Kelly, Beyonce and Taylor have in common? They’re all Grammy winners! Poor Tokio Inn.

  • http://tvsourcemagazine.com/ SourceRyan

    Sorry, I’ve never heard of Tokio Motel before today.

    It’s common place for singers (and bands) to record songs written by others. Kelly received a version from the original songwriters and recorded that with a new arrangement with John Legend. The version TM did is different. Apparently they changed a few (ie 4) words around and added a chorus or something. Kelly didn’t credit them bc she didn’t use their version. It’s as simple as that.

    Rather than attack Kelly, be grateful that because of her, millions of fans around the world will hear TM’s version for the first time.

  • Marcus

    It’s not a matter of whether or not Kelly covered their song. She didn’t. They both recorded a song that they were sent. Someone can change one single conjunction and get writing credit, which is what Tokio Hotel most likely did. That’s why they’re listed fourth and fifth in the writing credits – they contributed a very very small amount. Kelly, on the other hand, kept the same lyrics as the demo. That’s why only the original songwriters are credited. She’s not ripping them off on her album credits. The song is registered on ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) without their names included. She’s not “lying.” This registration is like an official copyright – it can’t be forged or screwed around with like a lot of Tokio Hotel fans are doing to the Wikipedia pages to include their names in the writing credits.

    http://i.imgur.com/P8iMkdp.jpg

  • Nemo Waldow

    Tweet on Twitter
    Kelly Clarkson ‏@kelly_clarkson
    Also, they weren’t included as writers of the song because I guess they didn’t write it according 2 publishers.Not trying to disrespect them

    Tokio Hotel ‏@tokiohotel
    @kelly_clarkson instantly loved your version when it was played for us weeks ago and your record company asked us for our publishing info

    Kelly Clarkson ‏@kelly_clarkson
    @tokiohotel oh my gosh are you for real?! I’m so sorry! Well props on writing/recording an amazing song & sorry 4the mix up. Let’s fix this!

    https://twitter.com/kelly_clarkson/status/571389552532852736

  • Rory Calhoun

    Wait! She was the one I heard in the interview saying that she was sorry and threw the producer under the bus. I am not going to argue with you. I heard her say what I heard her say.

  • Rory Calhoun

    RIGHT! I was not bagging on her. I was just saying that it happened before.

  • Marcus

    But the song’s ASCAP registration begs to differ.

    http://i.imgur.com/P8iMkdp.jpg

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    Bottom line: shit happens when you don’t write your own material. She’s been through this before.

  • Sam

    The fact that the publishers, and two people who received the demo along with John Legend have all said that Tokio Hotel were not credited should say something to everyone. I think it’s pretty obvious what happened. Tokio Hotel pulled a Beyonce and changed 4 words to the song and credited themselves as writers. The original writers don’t credit them, the publishers don’t credit them and another singer Nick Gardner said he received the same demo Kelly did back in 2013 and Tokio Hotel were not credited there…he said everything that Kelly said was true because he had the same demo as she did. When the original writers of the song don’t even credit you then it means you obviously did not write the song. The truth is going to come out. Either the original writers were shady for not including Tokio Hotel OR Tokio Hotel credited themselves because they changed 4 words. Right now it seems like it’s the latter.

  • Vintage59

    I don’t know what happened. All I know is that Tokio Hotel took three years to write Kings of Suburbia and some of the songs are that old and their version IS a simple piano and vocal track.
    Hmmm…

  • http://notonly.ru/ Маргарита Бабовникова

    That’s rude. They all are AMERICANS. When european artist win GRAMMY or OSCAR it’s really outstanding date. All americans awards is highly usa-centred. like 95 % usa, 4 for great britain and 1 percent all the rest the world.

    Do you really believe all the rest of world don’t wrote nothing?

    Don’t be so naive. Don’t be a fanboy.

  • http://notonly.ru/ Маргарита Бабовникова

    Where, where you read that she got demo before band?

    Why, why so much fantasy here… Why you speak like you was there? Why?

  • http://notonly.ru/ Маргарита Бабовникова

    Don’t be fanboy and put a “bitch” in your ass, okay? Am I ever be a rude to you or anybody here? Or any Kelly song teach you to call “bitch” a girl you even don’t know? Such a shame.

    Kelly admit TH are writers

    https://twitter.com/kelly_clarkson/status/571389552532852736

  • http://notonly.ru/ Маргарита Бабовникова

    And now she apologizes for not crediting them.

    https://twitter.com/kelly_clarkson/status/571397003340615680

  • Nemo Waldow

    TOKIO HOTEL you’re disrespectful