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The Songs Of Diane Warren

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We normally associate our favorite hit songs with the singer or group who performs them, but there are many, many talented writers out there who provide these singers with some of their biggest hits. Diane Warren is one of those people.

According to Wikipedia, Diane Warren was born on September 7th in Van Nuys, California. She has written some of the biggest hits to ever be played on Pop, Rock, Country and R&B radio.

Her songs have received six Academy Award nominations, five Golden Glob nominations and seven Grammy Award nominations. In 2001, she was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

**Trivia Fact** Diane was the first songwriter in the history of Billboard to have seven hits, all by different artists, on the singles chart at the same time.


Here’s 10 of her biggest hits that have been ingrained into the soundtrack of our lives.

Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now – Starship

Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion

How Do I Live – LeAnn Rimes

Un-Break My Heart – Toni Braxton

Blame It on the Rain – Milli Vanilli

There You’ll Be – Faith Hill

Rhythm of the Night – DeBarge

Love Will Lead You Back – Taylor Dayne

If I Could Turn Back Time – Cher

When I See You Smile – Bad English

Her first big chart success happened in 1983 with ‘Solitaire,’ which Laura Branigan sang all the way to #7 on the Billboard Pop Charts.

And one of my favorites from from 1998. It scored a Grammy for Rock Vocal Group and was featured on the soundtrack to ‘Armageddon.’

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Here is a complete list of all of the songs she has written.




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