Thursday, April 26, 2007

Diane Warren.

I am a bit of a music snob. But even I love to sing along to those
sappy, pop love songs. The other day, while watching Oprah, I
learned that most of these "classics" are written by one person:
Diane Warren! Dude. Check out her Wikipedia page for
a (partial!) list of her songs. I can’t believe how many hits she has
had! And for a (somewhat) variety of artists, pop, country, R&B,
rock, etc. And I thought some of these artists wrote their own
songs, but nope.

"Most of Warren's songs deal with romantic themes. In spite of
that, she has never been married and says she has never been in
love and does not enjoy dating."


But seriously. "Because You Loved Me"? I admit it. I love that song. And she wrote it about her dad, who always supported her, especially when her mom didn’t.

Some others:

-Several songs for the Pussycat Dolls and Milli Vanilli! (hilarious)
-"Can't Fight the Moonlight," recorded by LeAnn Rimes
-"Don't Turn Around," recorded first by Tina Turner and later by Ace of Base
-"How Can We Be Lovers?" recorded by Michael Bolton
-"I Get Weak," recorded by Belinda Carlisle
-"I Learned From The Best," recorded by Whitney Houston
- "If I Could Turn Back Time," recorded by Cher (Again, I admit to loving to sing along to this song)
- "Numb," recorded by Pet Shop Boys
- "There You'll Be," recorded by Faith Hill
-"Un-Break My Heart," recorded by Toni Braxton
-"When I See You Smile" by Bad English

Apparently she’s writing Whitney Houston’s comeback song. I hope it’s awesome, in that pop-ish, mainstream way.

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