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Thursday, February 5, 2015

20 Years Of Max Martin Dominating The Charts

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Has there ever been a songwriter/producer as prolific at pop music as Max Martin? He's co-written a mind-bending number of pop hits over the last 20 years or so that have helped break most of the pop stars that dominate the charts.

 Check out this partial list, and keep in mind that most were #1's.

Katy Perry: "Not N Cold," "Teenage Dream," "I Kissed A Girl," "California Gurls," "E.T.," "Part Of Me," "Roar"

Pink: "Please Don't Leave Me," "So What," "I Don't Believe You"

Kelly Clarkson: "Since U Been Gone," "My Life Would Suck Without You"

Taylor Swift: "We Are Never Getting Back Together," "Shake It Off," "Blank Space"

Britney Spears: "Oops, I Did It Again," "Baby One More Time," "3," "Hold It Against Me"

Christina Aguilera: "My Body"

Maroon 5: "One More Night"

Celine Dion: "That's The Way It Is"

Jesse J: "Domino"

Arianna Grande: "Problem"

Backstreet Boys: "I Want It That Way"

The interesting thing about Max Martin (real name Karl Martin Sandberg) is that his background was as the frontman for a glam-metal band called It's Alive, and he's mostly self-taught when it comes to production and recording.

Martin isn't the only Swede that's hit the charts hard though. ABBA was a huge hit-maker in the 70s, Ace of Base for a brief period in the early 90s, and frequent Martin collaborator Shellback has written and produced hits with Usher, Adam Lambert, Katy Perry, Cher Lloyd, Kesha and One Direction among others separate from Martin.

Those Swedes know how to craft a pop tune.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Now I know who to blame

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