Steve Robson
OriginJarrow, Tyne and Wear, England
Occupation(s)Songwriter, record producer, instrumentalist
InstrumentsPiano, violin, clarinet, saxophone
Associated acts

Steve Robson is an English songwriter and record producer[1] who has sold in excess of 138 million records around the world. He has written and produced 12 no 1 UK/US singles, 38 no 1 UK/US albums and a further 41 top 5 UK/US albums and singles.[2] He is Grammy-nominated for Rascal FlattsWhat Hurts the Most”,[3] which also won BMI Song of the Year[4] and a Nashville Songwriters Association International "10 Songs I Wish I’d Written" award, He has won Ivor Novello Awards[5] and Brit Awards for Take That's “Shine[6] and has had a further two Ivor Novello nominations for Olly Murs' “Troublemaker[7] and "Dance with Me Tonight".[8]

Early life

Born in Jarrow, Robson is a classically trained instrumentalist on piano, violin, clarinet, and saxophone. Whilst living in the North East, he spent his time playing in bands and working on various TV shows. He moved to London in his late teens to continue his TV career and there began his songwriting career. He still lives in London.[9]


Career highlights include No. 1 singles for Olly Murs ("Troublemaker", "Dance with Me Tonight", "Please Don't Let Me Go"),[10] Take That ("Shine"),[11] Rascal Flatts ("These Days", "What Hurts the Most", "My Wish", "I Won't Let Go"),[12] Leona Lewis ("Run"),[13] Helping Haiti ("Everybody Hurts"),[14] Busted" ("You Said No"),[15] Westlife ("Queen of My Heart)[16] and No. 1 albums for Little Mix,[17] One Direction,[18] Olly Murs,[19] 5 Seconds of Summer,[20] Robbie Williams,[21] Take That,[22] Ella Henderson,[23] John Newman,[24] Leona Lewis,[25] Westlife,[26] Blue,[27] Faith Hill,[28] Wynonna Judd,[29] Carrie Underwood,[30] James Morrison,[31] and Natalie Imbruglia.[32]



Louis Tomlinson Walls "Habit" Co-writer/producer
Ronan Keating Twenty Twenty "Love Will Remain" (with Clare Bowen) Co-writer
Brett Eldredge Sunday Drive "Sunday Drive" Co-writer
Shenandoah & Zac Brown Band "I'd Take Another" Co-writer
Lucia & the Best Boys The State Of Things "Let Go" Additional producer
James Blunt Once Upon a Mind - Time Suspended Edition "Happier" Co-writer/producer


James Blunt Once Upon a Mind "Cold" Co-writer/producer
"The Truth" Co-writer/producer
"Stop the Clock" Co-writer/producer
"The Greatest" Co-writer/producer
Maisie Peters It's Your Bed Babe, It's Your Funeral "Look At Me Now" Co-writer
Zucchero "My Freedom" Co-writer
P!NK Hurts 2B Human "90 Days" featuring Wrabel Co-writer/producer
Push Baby D.O.C. "Mama's House" Co-writer
Tom Walker What a Time to Be Alive "How Can You Sleep at Night?" Co-writer
James Morrison You're Stronger Than You Know "Ruins" Co-writer
Monica Martin "Patient" Co-writer
Ward Thomas Restless Minds "It's Not Just Me" Co-writer
"One More Goodbye" Co-writer
Etham Stripped EP "Opposite of Loving Me" Co-writer


Take That Odyssey "Said It All (single)" Writer
"Shine (single)" Writer
"Get Ready For It" Writer
Olly Murs You Know I Know "You Know I Know" Writer/Producer
"Love Me Again" Writer/Producer
"Excuses (single)" Writer/Producer
"Feel The Same" Writer/Producer
"Somebody New" Writer/Producer
"Mark On My Heart" Writer/Producer
"Take Your Love" Writer/Producer
"Talking To Yourself" Writer/Producer
Catherine McGrath Talk of This Town "Lost In The Middle" Writer/Producer
"Wild (single)" Writer/Producer
"Good Goodbyes" Writer/Producer
Rae Morris Someone Out There "Push Me To The Limit" Writer
Josh Groban Bridges "Won't Look Back" Writer/Producer
5 Seconds of Summer Meet You There Tour Live "The Only Reason" Writer/Producer


Neiked "Call Me (single)" Writer
Syn Cole "Feel Good (single)" Writer
James Blunt The Afterlove "Heartbeat" Writer/Producer
"Somebody" Writer/Producer
"Singing Along" Writer/Producer
Earl (singer) Tongue Tied "Travelling Heart" Writer/Producer
Skinny Living "Fade (single)" Writer/Producer
Gavin James Only Ticket Home "Hearts On Fire (single)" Producer
Catherine McGrath Talk of This Town "Talk of This Town (single)" Writer/Producer
"Through It Was Going To Be Me" Writer/Producer
Matt Terry Trouble "The Thing About Love (single)" Writer/Producer


Little Mix Glory Days "Nobody Like You" Writer/Producer
Robbie Williams The Heavy Entertainment Show "Pretty Woman" Writer/Producer
Olly Murs 24 Hrs "You Don't Know Love (single)" Writer/Producer
"Grow Up (single)" Writer/Producer
"24 Hours (single)" Writer/Producer
"Back Around (single)" Writer/Producer
"Flaws" Writer/Producer
"How Much For Your Love" Writer/Producer
"That Girl" Writer/Producer
"Better Without You" Writer/Producer
Jack Savoretti Sleep No More "Start Living In The Moment" Writer/Producer
The Shires My Universe "Naked" Writer/Producer
Jason Mraz "Man Who Planted Trees" Writer
Steven Lee Olsen All About You Writer


Olly Murs Never Been Better "Kiss Me (single)" Writer
Nashville Soundtrack "Holding On" Writer
Ben Haenow Ben Haenow "Start Again" Writer/Producer
James Morrison Higher Than Here "Lonely People" Writer
"Just Like a Child" Writer
Seafret Tell Me It's Real "Wildfire (single)" Writer/Producer
"Missing" Writer/Producer
"Be There (single)" Writer/Producer
"Breathe" Writer/Producer
"Atlantis (single)" Writer/Producer
Kip Moore Wild Ones "What I Do" Writer


5SOS 5 Seconds of Summer "Don't Stop (single)" Writer/Producer
"Heartbreak Girl" Writer/Producer
Olly Murs Never Been Better "Wrapped Up (single)" Writer/Producer
"Beautiful to Me (single)" Writer/Producer
"History" Writer/Producer
"Tomorrow" Writer/Producer
"Hope You Got What You Came For" Writer/Producer
"Can't Say No" Writer/Producer
"We Stil Love" Writer/Producer
Take That III "Get Ready For It" Writer
One Direction Four "18" Producer
Paloma Faith A Perfect Contradiction "Trouble With My Baby" Writer/Producer
McBusted McBusted "Air Guitar (single)" Writer/Producer
"Get Over It (single)" Writer/Producer
"Gone" Writer/Producer
"Back In Time" Writer/Producer
Ella Henderson Chapter One "Giants" Writer/Producer
"Rockets" Writer/Producer
"Beautifully" Writer/Producer
"Unfinished" Writer/Producer
Ella Eyre Feline "Alone Too" Writer/Producer
Lower Than Atlantis Lower Than Atlantis "Criminal" Writer


Cascada Acoustic Sessions "Enemy" Writer
One Direction Midnight Memories "Why Don’t We Go There" Writer/Producer
"Half a Heart" Writer/Producer
James Blunt Moon Landing "Postcards" (single) Writer/Producer
"Hollywood" Writer/Producer
Hayden Panettiere Nashville Soundtrack "Hypnotising' Writer
Mika (singer) Songbook Vol. 1 "Live Your Life" (single) Writer/Producer
John Newman Tribute "Nothing' Writer
Rebecca Ferguson Freedom "Bridges with John Legend" Writer/Producer
Cher Closer to the Truth "I Hope You Find It" Writer
The Wanted Word of Mouth "Love Sewn" Writer/Producer
"Demons" Writer/Producer
Eliza Doolittle In Your Hands "Big When I Was Little" (single) Writer/Producer
"Let It Rain" Writer/Producer


Olly Murs Right Place Right Time "Troublemaker" (single Writer/Producer
"Right Place Right Time" (single) Writer/Producer
"Hey You Beautiful" Writer/Producer
"Just For Tonight" Writer/Producer
"Sliding Doors" Writer/Producer
One Direction Take Me Home "Summer Love" Writer/Producer
Christina Aguilera Lotus "Just a Fool" with Blake Shelton (single) Writer/Producer
Paloma Faith Fall to Grace "Streets of Glory" Writer


Cascada Original Me "Enemy" Writer
James Morrison The Awakening "I Won't Let You Go" (single) Writer
"Six Weeks" Writer
"Right By Your Side" Writer
Olly Murs In Case You Didn't Know "Dance with Me Tonight" (single) Writer/Producer
"In Case You Didn’t Know" Writer/Producer
"This Song Is About You" Writer/Producer
"I Don’t Love You Too" Writer/Producer
One Direction Up All Night "Everything About You" Writer/Producer
"Same Mistake" Writer/Producer
"I Should Have Kissed You" Writer/Producer
T-Pain feat Lily Allen & Wiz Khalifa "5 O'Clock" (single) Writer
Darren Hayes Secret Codes and Battleships "Don’t Give Up" Writer/Producer
Scouting for Girls The Light Between Us "Love How It Hurts" (single) Producer


Alphabeat The Spell "Q&A' Writer
Helping Haiti "Everybody Hurts" (single) Writer
Miley Cyrus I Hope You Find It Writer
Sarah Buxton "Radio Love' Writer
Lee DeWyze Live It Up "Say It All Over Again' Writer/Producer
Olly Murs Olly Murs "Please Don't Let Me Go" (single) Writer/Producer
"Thinking of Me" (single) Writer/Producer
Kassidy Hope St. "Hope St.' Writer
Russell Watson La Voce "Someone To Remember Me" Writer/Producer
James Blunt Some Kind of Trouble "Stay The Night" (single) Writer/Producer
"So Far Gone" (single) Writer/Producer
"No Tears" Writer/Producer
"Dangerous (single) Writer/Producer
"I'll Be Your Man (single) Writer/Producer
"If Time Is All I Have" (single) Writer/Producer
"Best Laid Plans" Writer/Producer
"Superstar" Writer/Producer
"These Are The Words" Writer/Producer
"Calling Out Your Name" Writer/Producer
"Heart of Gold" Writer/Producer
Rascal Flatts Nothing Like This I Won't Let Go (single) Writer


Leona Lewis Echo "Stop Crying Your Heart Out" (single) Produced
Paloma Faith Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful? "Smoke & Mirrors" (single) Writer/Producer
"Play On" Writer/Producer
Westlife Where We Are "What About Now" (single) Producer
Mr Hudson Straight No Chaser "Stiff Upper Lip" Writer/Producer
Jessica Mauboy "Let Me Be Me" (single) Writer


Cascada Perfect Day "What Hurts the Most" (single) Writer
Take That The Circus "Said It All" (single) Writer
"Hello" Writer
"Julie" Writer
Leona Lewis Spirit "Run" (single) Producer
James Morrison Songs For You, Truths For Me "Fix The World Up' Writer/Producer
"Save Yourself" Writer/Producer
"Love Is Hard" Writer/Producer
"If You Don’t Want To Love Me" Writer/Producer
Rooster I Come Alive Writer/Producer
Jack McManus Either Side of Midnight "Bang on the Piano" Writer/Producer
"Milky Way" Writer/Producer
"You Think I Don’t Care" Writer/Producer
"Too Much of Yesterday" Writer/Producer
"Fine Time" Writer/Producer
"Living In A Suitcase" Writer/Producer
"You Can Make It Happen" Writer/Producer
"In the Breeze" Writer/Producer
"She's Gone" Writer/Producer
"Not The Hardest Part" Writer/Producer
"Amy" Writer/Producer


Rascal Flatts Still Feels Good "Here" (single) Writer
"Secret Smile" Writer
Jason Michael Carroll Waitin' in the Country "Love Won’t Let Me" Writer
Jonas Brothers Jonas Brothers "Year 3000" Writer
Ben Mills Picture of You "Anytime You Fall" Writer


Rascal Flatts Me and My Gang "What Hurts the Most" (single) Writer
"My Wish" (single) Writer
"Words I Couldn't Say" Writer
Take That Beautiful World "Shine" (single) Writer
"Beautiful World" Writer
Jonas Brothers It's About Time "What I Go To School For" Writer
James Morrison Undiscovered "Undiscovered" (single) Writer
"The Pieces Don't Fit Anymore" (single) Writer
LeAnn Rimes Whatever We Wanna "And It Feels Like" (single) Writer/Producer
"Save Yourself" Writer/Producer
"Long Night" Writer/Producer
Josh Gracin We Weren't Crazy "I Keep Coming Back" Writer
Ronan Keating Bring You Home "So Easy Loving You" Writer


Carrie Underwood Some Hearts "Just Can’t Live A Lie" Writer
"That’s Where It Is" Writer
Natalie Imbruglia Counting Down the Days "Perfectly" Writer
LeAnn Rimes This Woman "With You" Writer
Rooster Rooster "Staring at the Sun" (single) Writer/Producer
"Joyride" (single) Writer/Producer
"Deep & Meaningless" Writer/Producer
"She Don’t Make Me" Writer/Producer
Mark Wills "What Hurts The Most" (single) Writer
Jorun Stiansen "This Is the Night" (single) Writer
Jo O'Meara Relentless "What Hurts The Most" (single) Writer
DJ Sammy "Long Long Way to Go" (single) Writer
Tammin Sursok Whatever Will Be "Tender" Writer


Tina Turner All the Best "Complicated Disaster" (single) Writer
Rascal Flatts Feels Like Today "Feels Like Today" (single) Writer
"And Then I Did" Writer
Ronan Keating Turn It On "Last Thing on My Mind featuring LeAnn Rimes" (single) Writer/Producer
Josh Gracin Josh Gracin "The Long One" Writer
LeAnn Rimes "Last Thing on My Mind" (single) Writer/Producer
Lonestar Let's Be Us Again "Now' Writer
Lindsay Lohan Speak "Very Last Moment In Time" Writer
Lara Fabian A Wonderful Life "The Last Goodbye" Writer
Emerson Drive What If? "What If?" Writer
Speedway Save Yourself "Overdrive" Writer/Producer
"Genie in a Bottle/Save Yourself" (single) Writer/Producer
"Talk To Me" Writer/Producer
Michelle McManus The Meaning of Love "The Meaning of Love" (single) Writer/Producer
Lionel Richie Just for You "Long, Long Way To Go" (single) Writer


Busted Busted "What I Go To School For" (single) Writer/Producer
"Year 3000" (single) Writer/Producer
"You Said No" (single) Writer/Producer
"Sleeping with the Light On" (single) Writer/Producer
"Britney" Writer/Producer
"Losing You" Writer/Producer
"Psycho Girl" Writer/Producer
"All The Way" Writer/Producer
"Dawsons Geek" Writer/Producer
"When Day Turns Into Night" Writer/Producer
"Everything I Knew" Writer/Producer
"Without You" Writer/Producer
"Loser Kid" Writer/Producer
Blue Guilty "Where You Want Me" Writer/Producer
Atomic Kitten Ladies Night "Nothing In The World" Writer/Producer
Wynonna Judd What the World Needs Now Is Love "It’s Only Love" Writer
Mark Owen In Your Own Time "Gravity" (single) Writer/Producer
"Head In the Clouds" Writer/Producer
"Crush" Writer/Producer
Speedway "Genie in a Bottle/Save Yourself" (single) Producer
D.Kay & Epsilon "Barcelona" (single) Producer


Rascal Flatts Melt "These Days" (single) Writer
Blue One Love "U Make Me Wanna" (single) Writer
Faith Hill Cry "I Think I Will" Writer
David Charvet Leap of Faith "Jusqu’au Bout/Leap of Faith" (single) Writer/Producer
"Falling" Writer/Producer
Billy Crawford Ride "You Didn't Expect That" (single) Writer/Producer
"Three Wishes" Writer/Producer
Aurora Dreaming "The Day It Rained Forever" (single) Writer/producer
"Your Mistake" Writer/producer
ABS "What You Got (single)" Producer
Def Leppard X "Long Long Way To Go" Writer


Westlife World of Our Own "Queen of My Heart" (single) writer
Sandy & Junior Sandy & Junior "Right Thing To Do" Writer/Producer
"When You Need Someone" Writer/Producer
Hear'Say Everybody "Back Down To Zero" Writer


Atomic Kitten Right Now "Follow Me” (single) Writer/Producer
Honeyz "Love To Love You Baby" Producer


Honeyz Wonder No. 8 "Never Let You Down" (single) Writer/Producer
Ultra Ultra "Rescue Me" Writer/Producer
"Blind To The Groove" Writer/Producer
Say You Do“ (single) Writer/Producer
The Right Time“ (single) Writer/Producer
Say It Once” (single) Writer/Producer
Ultimate Kaos The Kaos Theory ”Anything" (single) Writer/Producer
"So You Like What You See" Writer/Producer
"Smile Some More" (single) Writer/Producer


Dina Carroll Dina Carroll "1,2,3" (single) Writer
Thomas Jules Stock "Didn’t I Tell You" (single) Writer/Producer


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