Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Max Martin as Mike Chapman

The best song on the Veronica's debut was co-written by Swedish hit man Max Martin. Martin reached his peak when he was penning and producing hits for Britney, Backstreet and N'Sync. Now that those 3 are in remission, he's not quite chart bound. But his name still pops up on albums. Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone" was co-written by him. And in Sweden he still Produces like crazy. I've often thought that Martin was my generations Mike Chapman. You remember him, he produced Blondie's breakthrough hits, and co-wrote/produced a truckload of hits in the late 70's and early 80's ("My Sharona, "Hot Child In The City" a bunch of Suzi Quatro, etc). He had a distinctive sound, much like Martin, and his songs still sound good today. Much like Martin's will 10 or 20 years from now.
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