People Behind Music: Max Martin

The People Behind Music: Max Martin max-martin-ascap-2015-billboard-650

The reason why articles addressing these people is necessary is because there music has affected all of our lives in one way or another, their songs are constantly on the radio yet we don’t know who they are or what their first name is.

While Max may look like your everyday working man, he is a pure genius. Everyone has heard one of the hundreds of songs he has written for other artist. These artist include Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, P!ink, Maroon 5 and many more. He has written the third most billboard pop songs to reach number one. He follows only after John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Some of his songs include…

“Do You Know (What It Takes),” Robyn, 8/2/1997

“Quit Playing Games (With My Heart),” Backstreet Boys, 9/6/1997

“Show Me Love,” Robyn, 11/29/1997

“Everybody [Backstreet’s Back],” Backstreet Boys, 5/9/1998

“Baby One More Time,” Britney Spears, 1/30/1999

“I Want It That Way,” Backstreet Boys, 6/26/1999

“(You Drive Me) Crazy,” Britney Spears, 11/13/1999

“That’s the Way It Is,” Celine Dion, 3/4/2000

“Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely,” Backstreet Boys, 3/18/2000

“Oops!…I Did It Again,” Britney Spears, 6/10/2000

“It’s Gonna Be Me,” ‘N Sync, 7/29/2000

“Shape of My Heart,” Backstreet Boys, 12/2/2000

“Since U Been Gone,” Kelly Clarkson, 4/9/05

“Behind These Hazel Eyes,” Kelly Clarkson, 6/11/05

“U + Ur Hand,” P!nk, 5/5/2007

“Who Knew,” P!nk, 9/29/2007

“Hot N Cold,” Katy Perry, 1/22/2008

“I Kissed a Girl,” Katy Perry, 7/5/2008

“My Life Would Suck Without You,” Kelly Clarkson, 2/7/2009

“3,” Britney Spears, 10/24/2009

“Whataya Want From Me,” Adam Lambert, 5/1/2010

“California Gurls,” Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg, 6/19/2010

“Dynamite,” Taio Cruz, 8/21/2010

“Teenage Dream,” Katy Perry, 9/18/2010

“DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love,” Usher feat. Pitbull, 10/9/2010

“Teenage Dream,” Glee Cast, 11/27/2010

“Raise Your Glass,” P!nk, 12/11/2010

“Hold It Against Me,” Britney Spears, 1/29/2011

“F**kin’ Perfect,” P!nk, 2/12/2011

“Blow,” Ke$ha, 3/19/2011

“Loser Like Me,” Glee Cast, 4/2/2011

“E.T.,” Katy Perry feat. Kanye West, 4/9/2011

“Till the World Ends,” Britney Spears, 5/14/2011

“I Wanna Go,” Britney Spears, 8/20/2011

“So What,” P!nk, 9/27/2008

“Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.),” Katy Perry, 8/27/2011

“The One That Got Away,” Katy Perry, 1/7/2012

“Domino,” Jessie J, 2/18/2012

“Part of Me,” Katy Perry, 3/3/2012

“Scream,” Usher, 8/4/2012

“Wide Awake,” Katy Perry, 8/11/2012

“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” Taylor Swift, 9/1/2012

“One More Night,” Maroon 5, 9/29/2012

“Beauty and a Beat,” Justin Bieber feat. Nicki Minaj, 1/5/2013

“I Knew You Were Trouble.,” Taylor Swift, 1/12/2013

“Daylight,” Maroon 5, 2/23/2013

“Roar,” Katy Perry, 9/14/2013

“Dark Horse,” Katy Perry feat. Juicy J, 2/8/2014

“Problem,” Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea, 6/7/2014

“Break Free,” Ariana Grande feat. Zedd, 8/30/2014

“Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift, 9/6/2014

“Bang Bang,” Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj, 10/4/2014

“Love Me Harder,” Ariana Grande & The Weeknd, 11/22/2014

“Blank Space,” Taylor Swift, 11/29/2014

“Love Me Like You Do,” Ellie Goulding, 3/7/2015

“Style,” Taylor Swift, 3/21/2015

“Bad Blood,” Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, 6/6/2015

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