Chart topper Adele, who has pretty much ruled the roost when it comes to record sales in the UK, US and Australia with her second album 21, has revealed that she wrote most of the lyrics to the album when she was pissed. She’s confessed to everyone’s favourite London tabloid The Sun, that she keeps a ‘drunk diary’, which she fills up with her thoughts when she’s plastered and then uses it as inspiration and a source for her lyrics.

She says “I used to have to lock myself away in my house, get pretty drunk and write a drunk diary – and that was the first time I could admit things to myself. A drunk tongue is an honest one in my opinion and the next morning I would read it through with an awful hangover and, in the cold light of day, had to absorb my feelings about myself. I was a bit scared that I wouldn’t be articulate enough. When I was 18 or 19 I didn’t regret anything, I was very much a teenager and thought I knew it all. I started realising my own flaws and my disappointments and I started regretting a lot of stuff. It was quite an awakening.”

However, she’s revealed that despite her roaring success as a musician, she doesn’t always succeed. She’s apparently still down in the dumps about submitting a song for the soundtrack for the 2010 film Love And Other Drugs, which was rejected by producers. She laments; “I really wanted to have the soundtrack for Love And Other Drugs. I was in for a good shot but I submitted the wrong song. I love that kind of movie. Maybe next time.”