“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). Originally titled as “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)”, the song served as the album’s 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 pop rock, 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.”

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