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Songs with an army of songwriters
« on: March 19, 2017, 11:04:35 PM »
I am searching for the songs with the most songwriter credits.

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Drake - Glow

Graham Kanye West Shebib Malik Yusef Sakiya Sandifer Philip Bailey Noah Goldstein Maurice White Carlo Montagnese Majid Al-Maskati Gabriel Garzón-Montano Jefferies Ilsey Juber Louis King, Jr. Cydel Young Kenza Samir Jordan Ullman

17 names

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/More_Life

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Re: Songs with an army of songwriters
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 05:32:42 AM »
Most Beyonce songs?

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Re: Songs with an army of songwriters
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 05:47:52 AM »
Timber by Ke$ha is another one. It has 16 songwriting credits.


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Re: Songs with an army of songwriters
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 08:46:55 AM »
Kanye West - All Day; 19 writers

written by Kanye West, Paul McCartney, Tyler Bryant, Kendrick Duckworth, Karim Kharbouch, Ernest Brown, Cydel Young, Victor Mensah, Allan Kyariga, Mike Dean, Che Pope, Noah Goldstein, Allen Ritter, Mario Winans, Charles Njapa, Malik Yusef Jones, Patrick Reynolds, Rennard East and Noel Ellis.
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Re: Songs with an army of songwriters
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2017, 04:49:28 PM »
That's because of sample clearance, most of the times.

Is not like 16 people write a song... the producers and every person involved gets songwriting credits to get some royalties.
People do not get paid in cash or receive advances.

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Re: Songs with an army of songwriters
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2017, 04:45:50 AM »
I would call Once in a Lifetime a song with an army of songwriters, not because of the amount but the influence they all have on the industry.
Also it's a song that would happen Once in a Lifetime lol.

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Re: Songs with an army of songwriters
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2017, 01:20:07 PM »
G-Eazy feat. Kehlani - Good life

Justin Franks
Andrew Thomas
Moses Davis
Skylar Grey
Steven Marsden
Gerald Gillum
Jason Evigan
Vanessa Carlton
Marco Rodriguez-Diaz
Benjamin Diehl
Kehlani Ashley Parrish
Danny Majic
Dean Mundy


Quite a good song!
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Re: Songs with an army of songwriters
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2017, 02:44:32 AM »
G-Eazy feat. Kehlani - Good life

Justin Franks
Andrew Thomas
Moses Davis
Skylar Grey
Steven Marsden
Gerald Gillum
Jason Evigan
Vanessa Carlton
Marco Rodriguez-Diaz
Benjamin Diehl
Kehlani Ashley Parrish
Danny Majic
Dean Mundy


Quite a good song!
DJ Frank E using the same formula since forever, lol. It's hard not to love it though, it's interesting how a lot of producers evolve and Justin keeps doing the same thing over and over again.

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Re: Songs with an army of songwriters
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2017, 06:47:14 PM »
New Iggy Azaela (Switch)

Amethyst Kelly
Anton Hård af Segerstad
Georgia Ku
Maurice "Verse" Simmonds
Kyle Owens
Akil King
Christopher Wallace
Jalacy J. Hawkins
Christopher Martin
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Re: Songs with an army of songwriters
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2017, 09:51:56 AM »
Liam Payne - Strip that down

Howard E. Scott
Quavious Marshall
Brian Thompson
Harold Ray Brown
Rickardo Ducent
Ed Sheeran
Sylvester Allen
Shaun Pizzonia
Lee Oskar
Liam Payne
Orville Burrell
Le Roy Lonnie Jordan
Charles William Miller
Steve Mac
Morris Dickerson
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Re: Songs with an army of songwriters
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2017, 11:20:27 AM »
Liam Payne - Strip that down

Howard E. Scott
Quavious Marshall
Brian Thompson
Harold Ray Brown
Rickardo Ducent
Ed Sheeran
Sylvester Allen
Shaun Pizzonia
Lee Oskar
Liam Payne
Orville Burrell
Le Roy Lonnie Jordan
Charles William Miller
Steve Mac
Morris Dickerson

Looks like at least one sample
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Re: Songs with an army of songwriters
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2017, 02:49:13 PM »
Strip That Down has three songwriters, but sampling It Wasn't Me   by Shaggy.

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Re: Songs with an army of songwriters
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2017, 02:33:07 PM »
The Killers - The Man

Otha Nash
Robert Earl Bell
Richard Westfield
Ronnie Vannucci
Mark Stoermer
Claydes Smith
George Brown
Dennis Thomas
Garret Lee
Brandon Flowers
Ronald Bell
Donald Boyce
Robert Mickens
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Re: Songs with an army of songwriters
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2017, 08:45:21 PM »
Found this: http://www.idolator.com/7659080/songwriter-profile-jacob-kasher-interview

Is there ever a case of too many cooks on a song?
Sometimes there are songs that have a lot of songwriters on it, but that doesn’t mean they were all in the room. Sometimes, you’ll have a song where let’s say I’m in a room with two other writers and we’re jamming around on guitar all day and we’re kind of hitting a wall, so I pull up a beat loop and we write to it. That, all of a sudden, makes four people. But then you discover that three people made that loop, so that’s six people. Oh, and then the artist wants to change a few words. That’s seven people. And then the production’s not quite right, so you get somebody to finish it. Now it’s eight people.

If you really break it down, it’s not like eight people were in a room making the song. There are so many different ways that that kind of cluster fuck can happen. But yeah, I don’t do writing camps because I get really competitive and overwhelmed, especially when my friends are next door and I know they’re really talented. I’d be so worried thinking, “Is my song better? Are they doing something I should be doing?” I like small, focused groups to bounce sounds with.

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Re: Songs with an army of songwriters
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2017, 08:46:45 PM »
Very interesting, thank you!
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