Luckily Ryan Tedder didn’t give ‘Counting Stars’ to Beyonce, ’cause it sold a million copies!

Take that money, watch it burn!

The Official Charts Company announced earlier this week that One Republic’s ‘Counting Stars’ has sold a million copies in the UK! Not only that, the song hasn’t left the Top 100 since it entered 61 weeks ago. Pretty cray right?

But there’s more: did you know Ryan Tedder was tempted to give the song to Beyonce to record? In a chat with the OFC Ryan says he was staying in a swanky pad in The Hamptons that Beyonce and Jay-Z has rented out when he started work on the song. Although he originally intended to only write songs for his own band, he nearly submitted Counting Stars to Beyonce because, as he puts it, “when Jay Z and Beyonce invite you to stay with them in the Hamptons, you don’t say no!”

Frankly, as much we love our Queen B, we can’t imagine this song done by anyone else:

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