We Bet You Didn’t Know These Top Artists Wrote Hit Songs For Someone Else

Songwriters are the backbone of the music industry. Their powerful lyrics and catchy instrumentals are the basis for a hit song. Before some musicians made it big, they were writing popular songs for some of music’s top stars. Many famous musicians still prefer to write for other artists who inspire them.

Musicians like Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and Bruno Mars don’t only write number one songs for themselves but contribute their natural abilities to other artists as well. These are some A-list singers who’ve written hit songs for other popular musicians.

A former boy band member ended up writing for many female singers.

Calvin Harris is More Than a DJ

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Not only is Calvin Harris one of the top DJs in the world, but he has also written for many well-known artists. Songs like Rita Ora’s “I Will Never Let You Down” and Rihanna’s “We Found Love” had Harris busy with the music and the lyrics.

It’s not unusual to see a Calvin Harris song topping the charts. Besides writing the songs, he produces, sings, and remixes them to match his personal dance music genre. It’s no wonder so many iconic artists want to collaborate with him.