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Kelly Clarkson: Soundtrack of my life

On the eve of her fifth album, ”Stronger,” the pop superstar, 29, shares songs that inspire and stir her — and the one that makes her run to the nearest karaoke machine

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A Preview of Stronger
Following several red herrings this summer (Clarkson says she felt ”robbed” by the glut of tracks that leaked online without her knowledge), Stronger‘s first single, ”Mr. Know It All,” will debut live via webcast on Aug. 30. ”I can’t wait to perform it,” she says. ”It’s everything I am as a woman and a singer. I love telling men off!” she quips. But Clarkson’s already got her own favorite among the radio-friendly mix. (”You Love Me,” she says, is ”very Tina Turner.”) ”Usually, on most albums I’ll fight and be like, ‘No, this needs to be a single.’ There’s no real fighting on this. The label and I, we all love all of them. We’re just going to see what everybody digs.”