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Just been playing around on wikipedia this afternoon and found a list of Desmond Child's work I thought some might find interesting:

 

This is a list of songs written or co-written by American songwriter Desmond Child.

 

Aerosmith

 

"Heart's Done Time"

"Dude (Looks Like a Lady)"

"Angel"

"What It Takes"

"Flesh"

"Crazy"

"Hole in My Soul"

"Ain't That a Bitch"

Clay Aiken

 

"Invisible"

"Run to Me"

Animotion

 

"Calling It Love"

Sebastian Bach

 

"Falling Into You"

Jimmy Barnes

 

"Let's Make It Last All Night"

Robin Beck

 

"If You Were a Woman and I Was a Man"

"Hide Your Heart"

"Hold Back The Night"

"Jewel In My Crown"

"Save Up All Your Tears"

"Tears in the Rain"

Petra Berger

 

"Requiem"

Bo Bice

 

"Inside Your Heaven"

Bif Naked

 

"I Love Myself Today"

Michael Bolton

 

"How Can We Be Lovers?"

"Love Cuts Deep"

"Forever Isn't Long Enough"

"New Love"

"Save Me"

"The One Thing"

"In the Arms of Love"

Bon Jovi

 

"You Give Love a Bad Name"

"Livin' on a Prayer"

"I'd Die For You"

"Without Love"

"Bad Medicine"

"Born to Be My Baby"

"Blood on Blood"

"Wild is the Wind"

"Keep the Faith"

"I'll Sleep When I'm Dead"

"Something for the Pain"

"This Ain't a Love Song" / "Como Yo Nadie Te Ha Amado" (Spanish version)

"Hearts Breaking Even"

"Diamond Ring"

"One Wild Night"

"The Distance"

"Misunderstood"

"All About Lovin' You"

"Hook Me Up"

"Bells of Freedom"

"Dirty Little Secret"

"(You Want to) Make a Memory"

"Let's Make it Baby" (demo, special release)

"Brokenpromiseland"

"Fast Cars"

"Happy Now"

"Learn to Love"

Bonfire

 

"The Price of Loving You"

"Sword and Stone"

Boyzone

 

"All the Time in the World"

Cher

 

"Emotional Fire"

"Does Anybody Really Fall In Love Anymore?"

"Just Like Jesse James"

"Save Up All Your Tears"

"We All Sleep Alone"

"Perfection"

"Working Girl"

"Give Our Love a Fighting Chance"

"Love On A Rooftop"

"Main Man"

Chicago

 

"All Roads Lead to You"

Kelly Clarkson

 

"Before Your Love"

Alice Cooper

 

"Poison"

"Spark in the Dark"

"House of Fire"

"Why Trust You"

"Bed of Nails"

"This Maniac's In Love With You"

"Trash"

"Hell is Living Without You"

"I'm Your Gun"

"Dangerous Tonight"

"Might As Well Be On Mars"

D-Side

 

"Invisible"

Hazell Dean

 

"Livin' on a Prayer"

Diana DeGarmo

 

"Dreams"

"Emotional"

Dream Theater

 

"You Not Me" (w/John Petrucci)

Hilary Duff

 

"Who's That Girl?"

FM a/k/a FMUK

 

"Bad Luck"

"Burning My Heart Down"

Ace Frehley

 

"Hide Your Heart"

Alejandra Guzman

 

"Quiero Vivir" ("I Want to Live", Spanish translation of "Old Before I Die"

"Volveré a Amar"

"Todo"

"Vagabundo Corazón"

"Soy Tu Lluvia"

Hall & Oates

 

"And That's What Hurts"

Hanson

 

"Weird"

Chesney Hawkes

 

"Waiting for the Night"

Ty Herndon with Stephanie Bentley

 

"Heart Half Empty"

INXS

 

"Afterglow"

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

 

"I Hate Myself for Loving You"

"Little Liar"

"You Want In and I Want Out"

"Ashes In The Wind"

"As I Am"

KISS

 

"I Was Made For Lovin' You"

"I've Had Enough (Into the Fire)"

"Heaven's on Fire"

"Under the Gun"

"King of the Mountain"

"Who Wants to Be Lonely"

"I'm Alive"

"Radar for Love"

"Uh! All Night"

"Bang Bang You"

"My Way"

"Reason to Live"

"You Love Me to Hate You"

"Let's Put The X In Sex"

"(You Make Me) Rock Hard"

"Hide Your Heart"

La Ley

 

"Más Allá"

Ricky Martin

 

"Livin' la Vida Loca"

"Spanish Eyes" ("La Diosa del Carnaval")

"I Am Made of You"

"I'm On My Way"

"The Cup of Life" ("La Copa De La Vida")

"Love You for a Day"

"She Bangs"

"Saint Tropez"

"Nobody Wants to Be Lonely"

"Jezabel"

"The Touch"

"Are You In It For Love"

"Shake Your Bon-Bon"

Jesse McCartney

 

"Because You Live"

Stephanie McIntosh

 

"The Night Of My Life"

Cyndi Lauper

 

"Insecurious"

Mitch Malloy

 

"Music Box"

"Cowboy and the Ballerina"

Meat Loaf

 

"The Monster Is Loose"

"Blind as a Bat"

"If God Could Talk"

"What About Love?"

"Alive"

"Monstro"

"I Saw Elvis in Vegas" (unreleased)

"I Wanna Be With You" (unreleased)

Mika

 

"Erase"

Billie Myers

 

"A Few Words Too Many"

"Kiss The Rain"

Alannah Myles

 

"Bad 4 You"

Vince Neil

 

"Promise Me"

Katy Perry

 

"Waking Up In Vegas"

Ratt

 

"Givin' Yourself Away"

"Lovin' You's a Dirty Job"

"One Step Away"

"Shame Shame Shame"

"Can't Wait on Love"

"Scratch That Itch"

"Hard Time"

"Heads I Win, Tails You Lose"

"All or Nothing"

"Top Secret"

LeAnn Rimes

 

"Life Goes On"

"Suddenly"

"The Safest Place"

"Sign of Life"

"Review My Kisses"

"Love Is an Army"

"You Made Me Find Myself"

"Twisted Angel"

Kane Roberts

 

"Wild Nights"

"Twisted"

"Does Anybody Really Fall In Love Anymore?"

"Dance Little Sister"

"Rebel Heart"

"You Always Want It"

"Fighter"

"I'm Not Lookin' For An Angel"

"Too Far Gone"

"It's Only Over For You"

Roxette

 

"You Don't Understand Me"

Ru Paul

 

"If You Were a Woman (And I Was a Man)"

Jennifer Rush

 

"Heart Wars"

"Love of a Stranger"

"Down to You"

"Everything"

"Waiting for the Heartache"

"Timeless Love"

"Tears in the Rain"

"In the Arms of Love"

Richie Sambora

 

"Father Time"

"Rosie"

Saraya

 

"Timeless Love"

Scorpions

 

"Hour 1"

"The Game of Life"

"The Future Never Dies"

"You're Lovin' Me to Death"

"321"

"Love Will Keep Us Alive"

"We Will Rise Again"

"Your Last Song"

"Love is War"

"The Cross"

"Humanity"

"Cold"

Shakira

 

"Tu Seras Historia De Mi Vida"

Victoria Shaw

 

"Where Your Road Leads"

Sisqó

 

"Thong Song"

Billy Squier

 

"Stronger"

"Tied Up"

Paul Stanley

 

"Live To Win"

"Lift"

"Wake Up Screaming"

"All About You"

"Where Angels Dare"

Paul Stanley and Desmond Child

 

" Shocker" Shocker OST

Swirl 360

 

"Love Should Be a Crime"

"There"

Bonnie Tyler

 

"If You Were a Woman (And I Was a Man)"

"Lovers Again"

"Notes From America"

"Hide Your Heart"

"Save Up All Your Tears"

"Take Another Look at Your Heart"

Carrie Underwood

 

"Inside Your Heaven"

Steve Vai

 

"In My Dreams With You"

Maria Vidal

 

"Do Me Right"

John Waite

 

"Don't Lose Any Sleep"

"These Times Are Hard for Lovers"

Robbie Williams

 

"Old Before I Die"

Trisha Yearwood with Garth Brooks

 

"Where Your Road Leads"

2Be3

 

"Excuse My French"

"Whatchagonnado"

"Love 4 Sale"

"Come Into My Life"

 

One thing I've noticed is that Southgang's 'Tainted Angel' appears to be missing from this list. And it is also missing from Howard Benson's production credits on wikipedia. Anyone know of anything else missing here? He worked with a heap more 80's bands than the list suggests, didn't he?

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Strange. Desmond has been involved with so many great classics, yet it still floors me how bad his solo album "discipline" was. I still consider him one of the best songwriters out there though.

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Strange. Desmond has been involved with so many great classics, yet it still floors me how bad his solo album "discipline" was. I still consider him one of the best songwriters out there though.

 

I really like 'Discipline' - a couple of fillers granted. But still good.

 

He does get slated a bit, but there's no doubt he's a great songwriter.

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Strange. Desmond has been involved with so many great classics, yet it still floors me how bad his solo album "discipline" was. I still consider him one of the best songwriters out there though.

 

I really like 'Discipline' - a couple of fillers granted. But still good.

 

He does get slated a bit, but there's no doubt he's a great songwriter.

 

I actually thought "Discipline" was killer. Sure he isn't the worlds best vocalist but the songs/arrangements were all (except a couple of filler) pretty damned awesome. Should've continued to make solo discs IMO....

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I thought 'Discipline' was ok aswell. For something a little different from Desmond Child, and for the more open minded amongst us, don't forget the 2 excellent 'Desmond Childe & Rouge' cd's that are both thankfully now avaliable aswell. 'Runners In The Night' is especially a great disc.

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Strange. Desmond has been involved with so many great classics, yet it still floors me how bad his solo album "discipline" was. I still consider him one of the best songwriters out there though.

 

I really like 'Discipline' - a couple of fillers granted. But still good.

 

He does get slated a bit, but there's no doubt he's a great songwriter.

 

I actually thought "Discipline" was killer. Sure he isn't the worlds best vocalist but the songs/arrangements were all (except a couple of filler) pretty damned awesome. Should've continued to make solo discs IMO....

 

I actually think he's a pretty damned fine vocalist....and better then the majority of the people he wrote for :whistle:

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Yeah, I liked him as a vocalist too. 'Discipline' wasn't perfect, but I also found it to have some pretty great tracks on it. Probably as many fillers to be honest, but well worth a place in the collection, imo. 'The gift of life' is an especially stunning song, and I also really love 'I Don't Wanna Be Your Friend'.

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