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Miami Native Desmond Child Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame Today

True hometown hero (Miami born and raised!) Desmond Child gets inducted today into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York. Boasting almost three decades in the biz, Child may not quite be a household name – but the stars for whom he’s crafted megawatt hits are. Enjoy this streaming playlist of a few of the stellar pop hits Child has penned over the years. And they are definitely eclectic – “Hate Myself For Loving You” by Joan Jett? That was him. “The Thong Song” by Sisqo? Yep, that was him too.

After the jump, check out a bigger list of Child’s songs for other artists. – Arielle Castillo

Desmond Child Hits


"Heart's Done Time"

"Dude (Looks Like a Lady)"


"What It Takes"



"Hole in My Soul"

"Ain't That a Bitch"

Clay Aiken


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"

Save Up All Your Tears

Petra Berger


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 Aint A Love Song"

"Hearts Breaking Even"

"Diamond Ring"

"One Wild Night"

"The Distance"


"All About Lovin' You"

"Hook Me Up"

"Bells of Freedom"

"(You Want to) Make a Memory"

Dream Theater

"You Not Me" (w/John Petrucci)


"Emotional Fire"

"Does Anybody Really Fall In Love Anymore?"

"Just Like Jesse James"

"Save Up All Your Tears"

"We All Sleep Alone"

"Love On A Rooftop"

"Main Man"

Kelly Clarkson

"Before Your Love"

Alice Cooper


"Spark in the Dark"

"House of Fire"

"Why Trust You"

"Bed of Nails"

"This Maniac's In Love With You"


"Hell is Living Without You"

"I'm Your Gun"

"Dangerous Tonight"

"Might As Well Be On Mars"



Diana DeGarmo



Hilary Duff

"Who's That Girl?"

FM a/k/a FMUK

"Bad Luck"

"Burning My Heart Down"



Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

"I Hate Myself For Loving You"

"Little Liar"

"You Want In, I Want Out"

"Ashes In The Wind"

"As I Am"


"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"

"Hide Your Heart"

Meat Loaf

"The Monster is Loose"

"Blind as a Bat"

"If God Could Talk"

"What About Love?"



"I Saw Elvis in Vegas" (unreleased)

"I Wanna Be With You" (unreleased)

Ricky Martin

"Livin' la Vida Loca"

"Spanish Eyes"

"I Am Made of You"

"The Cup of Life"

"She Bangs"

"Saint Tropez"

"Nobody Wants to Be Lonely"


"The Touch"

"Are You In It For Love"

"Shake Your Bon-Bon"

Jesse McCartney

"Because You Live"

Stephanie McIntosh

"The Night Of My Life"



Billie Myers

"A Few Words Too Many"

"Kiss The Rain"

Alannah Myles

"Bad 4 You"

Vince Neil

"Promise Me"


"Givin' Yourself Away"

"Lovin' You's a Dirty Job"

"One Step Away"

"Shame, Shame, Shame"

"Can't wait on Love"

LeAnn Rimes

"Life Goes On"


Jennifer Rush

"Heart Wars"

"Love Of A Stranger"

"Down To You"

La Ley

"Más Allá"

Kane Roberts

"Wild Nights"


"Does Anybody Really Fall In Love Anymore?"

"Dance Little Sister"

"Rebel Heart"

"You Always Want It"


"I'm Not Lookin' For An Angel"

"Too Far Gone"

"It's Only Over For You"


"You Don't Understand Me"

Richie Sambora

"Father Time"



"Hour 1"

"The Game of Life"

"We Were Born to Fly"

"The Future Never Dies"

"You're Lovin' Me to Death"


"Love Will Keep Us Alive"

"We Will Rise Again"

"Your Last Song"

"Love is War"

"The Cross"



"Thong Song"


"Tu Seras Historia De Mi Vida"

Carrie Underwood

"Inside Your Heaven"

Paul Stanley

"Live To Win"


"Wake Up Screaming"

"All About You"

"Where Angels Dare"

Paul Stanley & Desmond Child

" Shocker" Shocker OST

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"

Steve Vai

"In my dreams with you"

John Waite

"Don't Lose Any Sleep"

Robbie Williams

"Old Before I Die"


"Excuse my french"


"Love 4 Sale"

"Come into my life"