Who REALLY wrote that song?

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(Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

(Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

Many of the world’s most famous singers and performers started out as song writers. Writing songs is a behind the scenes job that doesn’t get much glory, and once a song becomes popular the writers are often forgotten.  Huge names in music continue to write songs for their fellow performers.  Ne-Yo are Keri Hilson are two of the many musicians that have written lots of Top-40 songs recorded by other artists.  We have put together a list of major music singles that were written by famous celebrities. The talent behind the songs may surprise you!

“Don’t Cha” The Pussycat Dolls

Written by: Cee-Lo Green, Busta Rhymes & Sir Mix-a-Lot

“Irreplaceable” Beyonce

Written by: Ne-Yo

“Confessions” Usher

Written by: Jermaine Dupri

“Bump, Bump, Bump” B2k

Written by: Trey Songz

“Party in The U.S.A.” Miley Cyrus

Written by: Jessie J

“No Scrubs” TLC

Written by: Kandi Burruss

“F*** You” Cee-Lo Green

Written by: Bruno Mars

“Gimme More” Britney Spears

Written by: Keri Hilson (She also wrote Usher’s “Love in This Club”)

“Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It”  Will Smith

Co-written by: Nas

“Baby” Justin Bieber

Written by: The Dream & Christina Milian

“Whataya Want from Me” Adam Lambert

Written by: Pink (with Max Martin & Shellback)

“Let Me Love You” Mario

Written by: Ne-Yo

“I Look to You” Whitney Houston

Written by: R. Kelly


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