Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)

Kelly Clarkson

About Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)

"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" is a song by American recording artist Kelly Clarkson and the titular song from her fifth studio album, Stronger (2011). Titled as "What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)" for the album version, the song served as its second single on January 17, 2012 through RCA Records. Written by Jörgen Elofsson, Ali Tamposi, and David Gamson, with additional writing and production by Greg Kurstin, "Stronger" is an uptempo song which draws from the genres of dance-pop and electropop. Its lyrical content mainly explores themes of empowerment and recovery following a heartbreak, with the chorus inspired by a Friedrich Nietzsche quotation: "That which does not kill us makes us stronger."In the United States, "Stronger" became her third song to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart for three non-consecutive weeks, surpassing "A Moment Like This" (2002) and "My Life Would Suck Without You" (2009) as her longest-running number one single on the chart. It also topped fifteen other Billboard charts, including Adult Pop Songs, Adult Contemporary, Hot Dance Club Songs, and Pop Songs charts, more than any other song Clarkson has ever released. Internationally, "Stronger" topped the national charts of Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia and attained a top-ten position in over fifteen countries around the world, eventually selling over five million copies worldwide, becoming one of the best-selling singles of all time. Its success helped its parent album to sustain commercial longevity for over a year. "Stronger" merited consideration for several industry awards—including three Grammy Award nominations, and a World Music Award nomination. 


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You know the bed feels warmer
Sleeping here alone
You know I dream in color
And do the things I want

You think you got the best of me
Think you had the last laugh
Bet you think that everything good is gone
Think you left me broken down
Think that I'd come running back
Baby you don't know me, 'cause you're dead wrong

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone
What doesn't kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn't mean I'm over 'cause you're gone

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone

You heard that I was starting over with someone new
But told you I was moving on over you

You didn't think that I'd come back
I'd come back swinging
You try to break me but you see what doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone
What doesn't kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn't mean I'm over 'cause you're gone

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone

Thanks to you I got a new thing started
Thanks to you I'm not the broken-hearted
Thanks to you I'm finally thinking 'bout me
You know in the end the day to left was just my beginning
In the end

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone
What doesn't kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn't mean I'm over 'cause you're gone

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and 
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stronger
Just me, myself and I
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn't mean I'm lonely when I'm alone

When I'm alone

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Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter and occasional actress. Born in Fort Worth and raised in Burleson, Texas, Clarkson came into prominence after becoming the winner of the inaugural season of the television series American Idol in 2002 and later becoming the runner-up in the television special World Idol in 2003. more »

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Written by: Greg Kurstin, Alexandra Leah Tamposi, Jorgen Kjell Elofsson, David Gamson

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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12 facts about this song

Song Creation
"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" was co-written by a group of songwriters namely, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin, Ali Tamposi, and Jorgen Elofsson.
Chart-topping Track
Upon its release in 2011, it reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States, making it one of Kelly Clarkson's most popular tracks.
Grammy Winner
The song won the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance, beating out other popular tracks including Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain" and Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe".
International Success
It was not only a hit in the U.S., but also in other countries. The song found success on charts in the UK, Canada, Australia, and Ireland, among others.
Album Name
This song is the title track of Clarkson's fifth studio album, "Stronger".
Inspirational Quote
The title and theme of the song was inspired by the famous Friedrich Nietzsche adage, "What does not kill me, makes me stronger".
Music Video Recognition
The music video received award nominations on several platforms, including MTV Video Music Awards and MuchMusic Video Awards.
Sales Record
By January 2013, the single had sold over 4 million digital copies in the U.S.
Personal Impact on Clarkson
Clarkson has openly spoken about how the empowering lyrics helped her during tough times, stating that the song came at the right time for her as she was going through tough period in her personal life.
Audience Engagement
Fans were invited to participate in the official music video for this song. Clarkson put out a call for fans to submit videos of themselves singing and dancing to the song.
TV Performances
Clarkson has performed the song live on several television shows including 'Saturday Night Live', 'The X Factor' and 'Dancing With The Stars'.
Covers and Samples
Because of its popularity, many other artists and TV shows have covered and sampled this song. Some of these include Glee and Pentatonix.

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