Sometimes the best records come together in a matter of days and even minutes. Take The-Dream. In a recent interview with Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg and Juan Epstein, the singer-songwriter revealed that one of his biggest song credits, Beyonce’s “Single Ladies,” was created in 20 minutes.
“Word for word, it may not be right the first time as you’re going in and putting words in certain places, but it made sense overall,” said Dream. “When Bey came in, she had that smirk that I see when I know a record is happening.” The rest is history. The song gave Beyonce four more Grammys, including Best R&B Song and Song of the Year in 2008. Take a look at a few other songs that were birthed in a short amount of time.