The 10 Weirdest Paths to SuperstardomSheryl Crow wrote McDonald's jingles, Paula Abdul was a Laker Girl and Diddy washed cars
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It's easy to sing an upbeat song about how every day is a winding road when your road happens to have led to fame, fortune and above-average blonde highlights. That's the story for Sheryl Crow, who made her living composing television jingles for corporate giants like Toyota and McDonald's (Mickey D's reportedly paid her $40,000 for a single ad) before landing a gateway gig singing backup on Michael Jackson's "Bad World" tour. In the process of shilling for the man, Crow penned a surprisingly compelling lyric: "It's a good time for the great taste of McDonald's."