onsidered to be the most successful and prolific contemporary songwriter of our time. a quick look at her list of hit singles she’s written (either on her own or as a collaborator) – which stretches much wider outside of the blue islands – shows just how diverse she is. since the success of her early hit “solitaire” in 1983, written for laura branigan (from the pre-blue-box days), she’s regarded by many as the most sure-fire way of getting a hit song! here is a list of her most important ones that have charted on blue-box… (how many do you recognise?)


Title
Certification
Chart Position Peak
nothing’s gonna stop us now (starship) (1987)
x3
4
who will you run to (heart) (1987)  
9
look away (chicago) (1988)
10
i get weak (belinda carlisle) (1988)
x2
2
world without you (belinda carlisle) (1988)
14
if i could turn back time (cher) (1989)
8
blame it on the rain (milli vanilli) (1989)
3
how can we be lovers? (michael bolton) (1990)
9
i didn't want to need you (heart) (1990)  
19
just like jesse james (cher) (1990)  
23
live for loving you (gloria estefan) (1991)
11
time, love & tenderness (michael bolton) (1991)
8
i will be here for you (michael w. smith) (1992)
x2
5
don’t turn around (ace of base) (1994)
14
tears in the rain (jennifer rush) (1995)
5
i’d lie for you [and that’s the truth] (meat loaf) (1995)
11
not a dry eye in the house (meat loaf) (1996)
19
reach (gloria estefan) (1996)
6
un-break my heart (toni braxton) (1996)
x2
3
because you loved me (celine dion) (1996)
x2
1 (3 weeks)
when i die (no mercy) (1996)
9
how do i live (leann rimes) (1997)
2
how do i live (trisha yearwood) (1997)
5
if i was a river (tina arena) (1998)
2
i don’t want to miss a thing (aerosmith) (1998)
8
from the heart (another level) (1999)
14
music of my heart (*nsync & gloria estefan) (1999)
15
i learned from the best (whitney houston) (2000)
15
i turn to you (christina aguilera) (2000)
15
spanish guitar (toni braxton) (2000)
3
could i have this kiss forever (enrique iglesias & whitney houston) (2000)
x3
2
that’s when i’ll stop loving you (double a-side w/ "i'll never stop") (*nsync) (2000)
6
can’t fight the moonlight (leann rimes) (2000)
x4
1 (5 weeks)
the right kind of wrong (leann rimes) (2000)
x4
1 (6 weeks)
there you’ll be (faith hill) (2001)
x3
1 (4 weeks)
but i do love you (leann rimes) (2001)
9
we can (leann rimes) (2003)
22
too lost in you (sugababes) (2003)
x3
1 (5 weeks)
nothing hurts like love (daniel bedingfield) (2004)
5
numb (pet shop boys) (2006)
1 (3 weeks)
cry over me (meat loaf) (2007)
7
you haven't seen the last of me (cher) (2010)
17