taylor swift & Other SIngers Who Write Their OWn Songs

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It’s often a collaborative process, but these artists get writing creds.

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Everyone wants to know where her next album is, but let’s appreciate all the songs already out there that she’s written, like her first smash hit, “Royals.”

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halsey




Along with co-writers, Halsey wrote every song on her debut album BADLANDS

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Mother Monster’s relationship with music certainly isn’t a bad romance. The singer wrote and produced every track on her six solo albums.

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taylor swift





The “Love Story” singer — who released not one, but two albums in 2020 — has worked hard to gain recognition for her songwriting. 

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You’re going to have people who are going to say, ‘Oh, you know, like, she just writes songs about her ex-boyfriends.’ ... that’s a very sexist angle to take.

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ed sheeran





Not only has Sheeran penned his own songs, but he’s also the man behind hits like One Direction’s “Little Things.”

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sam smith





The Grammy winner is a person of many talents. Smith sings, dances and writes, as showcased in “Diamonds” and its music video.

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carly rae jepsen





For her 2019 album Dedicated, the pop star wrote 200 songs, although only 15 made it onto the initial record. 

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“I also really wanted to figure out where I was going with this album and part of that was workshopping and experimenting and trying new things.”

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 Beyoncé



As always, we bow down to Queen Bey. Now let’s get in formation.

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shawn mendes






“Writing love songs is the easy part,” he told Fader. “Writing the songs that are about life and the things that actually happen to you is the hard part.”

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noel gallagher





While Gallagher has written dozens of songs since “Wonderwall,” it's still the only Oasis song most can name over 25 years later.

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jessie j






The singer is not only a vocal powerhouse, but she’s also a prolific writer who has been tapped by the likes of Miley Cyrus and David Guetta.

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