Kelly Clarkson, the American Idol Season 1 winner, wrote an entry to the Daily Star about the song she composed for herself and soon gave to One Direction to record it for their debut album, Up All Night.
"Giving away my songs is not something I do lightly," Kelly started on her entry. "I'm very particular about that because my songs are like my babies. If I wanted it done I can sing it myself. I'm such a writer's snob."
"People have asked for songs and I'm like: 'I can't stand their voice, they're not singing my song,'" she continued saying on her entry. "When Simon Cowell put me forward to write for One Direction I said: 'Let me hear them first.' Simon has been really supportive since I won American Idol.
"'Tell Me A Lie' is the cut I've got on 1D's album as I like the story of them, how they came together as a group. While I wrote the song for me, it didn't fit in the current album as I never want an album to sound like one thought.
"One Direction have worked so well in America as well as the UK because people love a story, plus they have this innocence about them that attracts people.
"There's a lot of British talent doing well in America right now. I'm a huge fan of Ellie Goulding and Jessie J."