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You Should Really Start Watching NBC’s Songland

You Should Really Start Watching NBC’s Songland

Lights come up. Three of the world’s biggest songwriters. Plus one famous, successful guest artist. An unknown songwriter walks in and performs their original song in the hopes that the artist will want to record it as their own. Then dreams come true.

This is why you should really start watching NBC’s Songland.

The Unmatched Talent of the Judges

A) Ryan Tedder – The Prince of Modern Pop

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Having already achieved global success with his band OneRepublic (he’s the lead singer), he spends the other half of his time writing and/or producing songs like ‘Halo’ by Beyoncé, ‘Sucker’ by the Jonas Brothers and ‘Rumour Has It’ by Adele.

He makes music with: Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Adele, Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Demi Lovato, the Jonas Brothers, 5SOS… the list goes on.

B) Ester Dean – The Head of Catchy Hooks

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Always wrapped in glitter, this platinum songwriter/producer is responsible for records like ‘Rude Boy’ and ‘S&M’ by Rihanna, ‘Come & Get It’ by Selena Gomez and ‘Super Bass’ by Nicki Minaj. Her mind.

She makes music with: Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Usher, Selena Gomez, Christina Aguilera, Little Mix… the names don’t stop!

C) Shane McAnally – The Leader of Lyrical Significance

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He’s had over 40 number-one hits, writing and producing songs for himself – and everyone else in the industry. Thanks to him, we have ‘Rainbow’ by Kacey Musgraves, ‘Body Like A Back Road’ by Sam Hunt and ‘Second Wind’ by Maren Morris!

He makes music with: Reba McIntyre, LeAnn Rimes, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Thomas Rhett, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line… seriously!

The Creative Excellence of the Guest Artists

Like, guys! You’re missing out on watching your amazing faves write and produce brand-new songs in real-time:

The Jonas Brothers

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John Legend

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Julia Michaels

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Charlie Puth

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Turning Dreams Into Reality

Finally, the resulting tracks are legitimately really cool. The artists can only select one winner per episode, but low-key, so many of the songs are worth a replay! Check out some of our all-time Songland favourites here:

Greenlight’ by Able Heart (written for the Jonas Brothers) – WINNER, (S1E4)

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Bet you didn’t know this track came from Songland!

‘We Need Love’ by Tebby Burrows (written for John Legend) – WINNER, (S1E1)

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Her voice is *so* pretty – hushed, yet really strong.

Scary’ by Axel Mansoor (written for H.E.R) – (S2E3)

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We vibe this song so muuuuch – it’s scaaaaary.

‘Be Nice’ by Adam Friedman (written for – WINNER (S1E2)

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You might’ve heard this one – released it with the Black Eyed Peas, featuring Snoop Dogg!

‘No Money Alright’ by Brandin Jay (written for Meghan Trainor) – (S1E5)

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Honestly, his playful lyrics and gospel feel makes him a winner in our books!

Have we convinced you yet? If so, you can catch Songland on NBC at 10/9c every Monday. We just know you’re going to get into it – and when you do, comment below or tweet us @TheHoneyPop about the show!

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