Josh Alexander

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Josh Alexander is an American songwriter and producer best known for his collaborations with songwriter/producer Billy Steinberg. Their work includes songs for t.A.T.u. ("All About Us"), The Veronicas ("When It All Falls Apart"), JoJo ("Too Little Too Late") and Demi Lovato ("Give Your Heart a Break").[1]


A native of San Francisco,[2] Alexander was trained in classical piano and according to Billy Steinberg, Alexander can "play piano extremely well, like Elton John."[1] Steinberg met Alexander through Steinberg's uncle, a psychoanalyst at the University of California, Berkeley; Alexander was the son of friends of Steinberg's uncle, and Alexander was only 19 or 20 at the time they met.[1] Steinberg signed him to his first publishing deal at age 20.[1]

Alexander decided early in his career to become a "complete songwriter", writing melodies, tracks, and lyrics.[2] According to Steinberg, on his collaborations with Alexander, the lyrics are always written first.[3]

Songwriting credits[edit]

Year Artist Song Co-written with U.S. peak
U.K. peak
2005 Fefe Dobson "Don't Let It Go to Your Head" Billy Steinberg, Fefe Dobson
t.A.T.u. "All About Us" Billy Steinberg, Lisa Origliasso, Jessica Origliasso 8[4]
2006 The Veronicas "When It All Falls Apart" Billy Steinberg, Lisa Origliasso, Jessica Origliasso
JoJo "Too Little Too Late" Billy Steinberg, Ruth-Anne Cunningham 3 4[4]
"How to Touch a Girl" Billy Steinberg, JoJo 104 185[4]
The Veronicas "Leave Me Alone" Billy Steinberg, Lisa Origliasso, Jessica Origliasso
Paris Hilton "Heartbeat" Billy Steinberg
2007 Katharine McPhee "Over It" Billy Steinberg, Ruth-Anne Cunningham 29 [4]
Leona Lewis "The Best You Never Had" Billy Steinberg 180[4]
2008 Ashely Tisdale "How Do You Love Someone?" Billy Steinberg, Porcelain Black
t.A.T.u. "Fly On The Wall" Billy Steinberg
Taylor Dayne "I'm Over My Head" Billy Steinberg
2009 Tata Young "Perfection" Billy Steinberg, Ruth-Anne Cunningham, Leona Lewis
2010 Charice "In Love So Deep" Billy Steinberg, The Corrs, Rick Nowels
Jessica Mauboy "What Happened to Us" Billy Steinberg,Jeremy Skaller, Rob Larow, Jay Sean
2011 Nicole Scherzinger "Don't Hold Your Breath" Billy Steinberg, Toby Gad 86 1[4]
Cee Lo Green "Anyway" Cee Lo Green (as Thomas Callaway), Eric Frederic,
Ross Golan, Rivers Cuomo
Miranda Cosgrove "High Maintenance" Billy Steinberg, Rivers Cuomo
Selena Gomez & The Scene "That's More Like It" Billy Steinberg, Katy Perry
Greyson Chance "Unfriend You" Billy Steinberg
Demi Lovato "Give Your Heart a Break" Billy Steinberg 16 194[4][5]
2012 Bridgit Mendler "We're Dancing" Billy Steinberg, Bridgit Mendler
2014 Caleb Johnson "Only One" Caleb Johnson, Sam Hollander
Jessie J "Masterpiece" Britt Burton, Emily Warren