Dave Bassett (songwriter)

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Dave Bassett
Background information
Origin Chicago, Illinois
Genres Pop, rock, R&B, dance, theatre, country
Occupation(s) Songwriter and Producer (track, lyric, and melody)

Dave Bassett is an American songwriter and record producer with many charting singles and two ASCAP Pop awards. Since March 2011, he is signed to EMI Music Publishing for an international co-publishing deal.[1] Bassett is best known for writing songs for rock groups like Saliva, Halestorm, Sevendust, 10 Years, and Skillet. He has written songs also for Josh Groban, Lisa Loeb and Kris Allen.

He has also written soundtracks for many US TV shows including for American Idol, Australian Idol, Grey's Anatomy (Season 2 soundtrack), Runaway Bride, Sweet Home Alabama, Kangaroo Jack, Sky High, Kingpin, The Terminator: The Sarah Chronicles, CSI Miami, The OC, One Tree Hill, Young & the Restless and others.

Writing Credits[edit]


Artist Song Title Awards
Shinedown Second Chance #1 Hot Ac, #1 Active Rock, #1 Alternative, #3 Pop, Ascap Pop Award
Shinedown If You Only Knew #1 Active Rock, #7 Alternative, Hot Ac Top 40, Pop Top 40, Ascap Pop Award
Halestorm Love Bites #1 Active Rock, Grammy Award For Best Hard Rock Performance
Shinedown Bully #1 Active Rock, #1 Rock, #14 Alternative
Shinedown Devour #1 Active Rock, #1 Rock, #15 Alternative
Shinedown Sound Of Madness #1 Active Rock, #5 Alternative
Shinedown The Crow And The Butterfly #1active Rock, #6 Alternative
Shinedown Unity #1 Active Rock
Shinedown Enemies #1 Active Rock
Shinedown Devour #1 Active Rock
Pop Evil Trenches #1 Active Rock
Pop Evil Deal With The Devil #1 Active Rock
Adelitas Way Criticize #1 Active Rock
Adelitas Way Collapse #3 Active Rock
Adelitas Way Invincible #5 Active Rock
Halestorm Familiar Taste Of Poison Active Rock Top 40
Pop Evil Monster You Made #6 Active Rock
Pop Evil Boss’s Daughter #9 Active Rock
Idina Menzel Gorgeous #3 Us Dance
Javier Colon As Long As We Got Love Hot Ac Top 40
Javier Colon Stitch By Stitch “Winners Song” The Voice
Sevendust Unravelling #7 Active Rock
10 Years Fix Me #10 Active Rock, Alternative Top 40
Evan And Jaron From My Head To My Heart Pop Top 40
Trapt Contagious Active Rock Top 40
Lisa Loeb Someone You Should Know Aaa Top 40
Serena Ryder Little Bit Of Red Aaa Top 40, Juno Award Video Of The Year
Pacifier Bullitproof Active Rock Top 40
Graham Colton Best Days Hot Ac Top 40
Kate Dearougo Maybe Tonight
Spill Canvas Our Song
Divide The Day Let It Roll
Scary Kids Scaring Kids Faces
Lucia So Clever
Lisa Loeb I Control The Sun
Billy Gilman You Don’t, You Won’t
The Maine Growing Up

Additional Artists Cuts (partial list):

  • Fitz And The Tantrums – “Fools Gold”, “Spark”
  • Shinedown – 9 Songs On “Sound Of Madness” LP, 11 Songs On “Amaryllis” LP
  • Daughtry “Break The Spell”
  • Rome (Of Sublime With Rome) “Hung Up”
  • Brian Setzer “Pennsylvania 6-5000”
  • Josh Groban “Machine”
  • Uncle Kracker “Josephine”
  • Skillet “Believe”, “Never Surrender”
  • Halestorm “Nothing To Do With Love”
  • Lisa Loeb “Window Shoppiing”
  • 10 Years “One More Day”, “Don’t Fight It”
  • O.A.R. “Whatever Happened”
  • Meatloaf “Prize Fight Lover”
  • Adelitas Way - 6 Songs From “Homeschool Valedictorian” LP
  • Pop Evil - 6 Songs From “War Of Angels” LP
  • Saliva – “Turn The Lights On”, “Better Days”
  • Kate Voegele “Playing With My Heart”
  • Allstar Weekend “Catching Up”
  • Versa Emerge 9 Songs From “Fixed At Zero” LP
  • The Maine “Growing Up”
  • Orianthi “God Only Knows”
  • Emphatic “Original Sin”
  • Black Stone Cherry “Like I Roll”, “We Won’t Let Go”, “Staring At The Mirror”
  • Rev Theory “Say Goodbye”
  • Graham Colton “Let It Go”
  • Mayday Parade “Still Breathing”
  • Allison Iraheta “Holiday”
  • Dave Koz “El Cholo”, “And Then I Knew”
  • The Letter Black “Fire With Fire”, “The Best Of Me”
  • Scary Kids Scaring Kids 9 Songs From “Faces” LP
  • Trapt “Wasteland”
  • Saosin “Deep Down”
  • Joe Bonamassa “The Hard Way”, “Into Thin Air”
  • Will Dailey "Counting On Karma"



  • Fitz and the Tantrums - "Fools Gold" - Produced/Engineered (Atlantic)
  • Adelitas Way - "Homeschool Valedictorian" - Produced/Engineered (Virgin)
  • Allison Iraheta - "Holiday" – Produced/Engineered (Jive)
  • Josiah Leming - "Satisfied" – Produced and Engineered (Warner)
  • Allstar Weekend - "Catching Up" – Produced & Engineered (Hollywood)
  • VersaEmerge - Produced, Engineered and Mixed Fixed at Zero (Fueled By Ramen)
  • Sparta - Threes – Produced/Engineered (Hollywood)
  • Schuyler Fisk - "The Good Stuff" – Produced / Mixed - co-wrote 6 songs
  • Gran Bel Fisher - "Full Moon Cigarette" - Produced / Engineered - co-wrote 11 songs (Hollywood)
  • Grey's Anatomy - Season 2 soundtrack, "Bound By Love" - Produced / Co-Wrote
  • Smallville - The Metropolis Mix - "I'm a Human" by Flashlight Brown - Co-wrote / Produced
  • Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Soundtrack (Sony) - "The Sun's Gonna Rise" by Shannon Curfman Produced/Co-rote
  • Dilana - Dilana Produced / Engineered Co-Wrote 4 songs (Hurricane Music)
  • Flashlight Brown - "Blue" - produced 10 songs (Union/Warner)
  • Marié Digby - "Beauty In Walking Away" Co-wrote, "Traffic" Produced - "Dear Friend" Produced / Co-wrote (Hollywood)
  • The Troys - "Superhuman" (Elektra)
  • Joe Bonamassa "Hard Way", "Under the Radar" from So It's Like That - Produced / co-wrote (Medalist)
  • Justincase - "Inside Your Mind", "Tell Me", "Say" from justincase - Produced/cowrote (Maverick)
  • Annasophia Robb - "Keep Your Mind Wide Open" from Bridge to Terebithia (soundtrack) - Produced/Co-wrote (Disney)

Television and films[edit]

Dave Bassett has been involved in writing songs for 2 Guns, Friends with Benefits, Avengers (soundtrack), American Idol, Australian Idol, Grey's Anatomy (Season 2 soundtrack), Runaway Bride (soundtrack), Sweet Home Alabama (soundtrack), Kangaroo Jack (soundtrack), Sky High (soundtrack), Kingpin (soundtrack), The Terminator: The Sarah Chronicles, WWE Superstars (theme), WWE Night of the Champions 2008 (theme), CSI Miami, Oprah's Big Give, So You Think You Can Dance, Army Wives, The Hills, The OC, Brothers and Sisters, One Tree Hill, Dawson's Creek, Smallville, Wildfire, Cruel Intentions, Twilight Zone, Kyle XY, Twenty Four Seven, the Animal, Sunset Strip, P.C.U., Skulls, Back in Black, The Visitors, Ready to Run, Providence, Shasta McNasty, Dawson's Creek, Cupid, Young & the Restless, Malcolm in the Middle, Roswell, That's Life, The Others, Felicity