Ashley Hicklin

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Ashley Hicklin
Birth name Ashley Hicklin
Born 1985 (age 31–32)
Origin Scarborough, England
Genres Pop, Acoustic
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, Producer
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Years active 1999–present
Labels EMI (2008–) Warner Music (2010–)
Website www.hitmyheartsongs.com

Ashley Hicklin (born 1985) is a Multi-Platinum English singer, songwriter, and producer. He owns Hit-My-Heart-Songs, a UK based music publishing company and has written songs for artists such as Tiësto, Tom Dice and Waylon, including more than Ten No.1 chart releases and over twenty Top-10 chart releases.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Ashley Hicklin was raised in his parent's pub on the North-East coast of England in Scarborough, North Yorkshire and completed his secondary education at Lady Lumley's School in Pickering, North Yorkshire and Caistor Grammar School in Lincolnshire.[1][2] He first began to perform at open mic nights in the pub, at the age of 13 and recorded early demos on a 4-track tape machine.[3][4]

As a musician Hicklin plays the guitar, piano, clarinet and drums.[5] He studied at Leeds College of Music where he began performing on the live circuit, winning the Leeds "Bright Young Things" Award in 2006.[6]

As a writer[edit]

In late 2008, the European CEO of EMI Publishing (Peter Ende) saw a live video of Hicklin performing for BBC Introducing.[4] Hicklin signed a deal with EMI Publishing and in less than six months had co-written several chart hits for other artists across Europe, including Johan Palm's single Emma-lee which reached No. 1 in Sweden.[7][8]

In 2010, he also co-wrote the Belgium entry for the Eurovision Song Contest "Me and My Guitar", sung by Tom Dice.[9] It was a No.1 hit in Belgium and also a top-ten chart hit in many countries across Europe.[10] Hicklin has collaborated with the teams behind Lana Del Rey, Felix Jaehn, Tiesto, Natasha Bedingfield, James Morrison, Hurts, Amy Winehouse, Sugababes and various other international acts.[4] He writes under various pseudonyms collectively known as Hit-My-Heart-Songs.[11]

Discography[edit]

Credits as a writer[edit]

Releases For Various Artists[12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21]
Year Title Album NO NL BE BE ZA DN EU IR UK SW CH DE FR ""SP AU Artist 


2009 Emma-Lee (single) My Antidote - - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - Johan Palm - Only Released in Sweden
2009 My Antidote (album) My Antidote - - - - - - - - - 3 - - - - - Johan Palm - Only Released in Sweden
2010 Me and My Guitar (single) Teardrops - 30 1 1 - 39 27 20 85 24 32 20 68 - - Tom Dice
2010 Teardrops (album) Teardrops - - 1 57 - - - - - - - - - - - Tom Dice
2011 Flamingo (album) Flamingo - - 5 5 - - - - - - - - - - - Kato Callebaut - Only Released in Belgium
2011 Disco Jo-Jo (single) Junior Eurosong 2011 - - 4 4 - - - - - - - - - - - Ciska - Only Released in Belgium
2011 Flamingo (single) Flamingo - - 12 12 - - - - - - - - - - - Kato Callebaut - Only Released in Belgium
2011 Free The Animals (album) Free The Animals - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Dave Van Vuuren - Only Released in South Africa
2011 Killing Me (single) Killing Me - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Sofia "Effie" Olsson - Only Released in Sweden
2011 Bad Bad World (single) Bad Bad World - - Tip43 - - - - - - - - - - - - Sioen - Only Released in Belgium
2011 John Travolta (single) Anatomy - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Born Crain - Only Released in Belgium
2012 Bad Bad World (DJ Dimaro Radio Remix) Bad Bad World - - 90 - - - - - - - - - - - - Sioen - Only Released in Belgium iTunes
2012 Utopia (single) Utopia - - 13 21 - - - - - - - - - - - Tom Dice
2012 Radio Silence (single) Radio Silence - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Rocco Stark
2012 Heart For Sale (album) Heart for Sale - - 11 77 - - - - - - - - - - - Tom Dice
2012 Helt Min Egen (single) L.O.C. - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - L.O.C. - Only Released in Denmark
2012 Don't Kill The Bass (Kontor Top of the Clubs 2012.04) Chassio - - - - - - - - - - - 3 - - - Chassio - Only Released in Germany
2012 3,2,1,Go (single) Junior Eurosong 2012 - - 9 9 - - - - - - - - - - - Jana - Only Released in Belgium
2012 Prestige, Paranoia, Persona, Vol.2 (album) L.O.C. - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - L.O.C. - Only Released in Denmark
2012 Morning Light (single) Morning light - - Tip48 - - - - - - - - - - - - Kato Callebaut - Only Released in Belgium
2013 Stay Who You Are (album) Stay Who You Are - - - - - - - - - - - 8 - - - Nick Howard - iTunes Chart
2013 Skuggamynd (single) Skuggamynd - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Klara Ósk - Euro 2013 Iceland
2013 Lykken Er... (album) Barbara Moleko - - - - - 7 - - - - - - - - - Barbara Moleko - Only Released in Denmark
2013 Boytoy (single) Boytoy - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5 - Angy Fernández - iTunes Chart
2013 Come Rain Or Shine (Album) Come Rain Or Shine - - - - - - - - - - 26 - - - - Célien Schneider - iTunes Chart
2013 Warrior (album) Warrior - - 22 22 - - - - - - - - - - - Kato Callebaut - Only Released in Belgium
2013 Bulletproof (album) Daniele Negroni - - - - - - - - - - 38 7 - - 5 Daniele Negroni
2013 Overdrive & Hold My Heart (single) Daniele Negroni - - - - - - - - - - - 40 - - 66 Daniele Negroni
2013 It's Only Love (single) Linus Svenning - - - - - - - - - 2 - - - - - Linus Svenning - iTunes Chart
2013 Firebird (Kontor Summer Jam 2013) Lisa Aberer - - - - - - - - - - - 3 - - - Lisa Aberer - iTunes Chart
2013 Neon Cathedral Ben Ivory - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ben Ivory
2013 Hurricane (Kontor Top of the Clubs 2014) Chassio - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - - - Chassio - iTunes Chart
2013 Unstoppable (Kontor Festival Sounds 2014.01) Plastik Funk & DJ diMaro - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - - - Plastik Funk & DJ diMaro - iTunes Chart
2013 Unstoppable (Pacha 2014) Plastik Funk & DJ diMaro - - - - - - - - - - - 8 - - - Plastik Funk & DJ diMaro - iTunes Chart
2014 Mother (ESC Belgium) Axel Hirsoux - - 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - Axel Hirsoux - iTunes Chart
2014 Need You Tonight (ESC Belgium) Yass - - 15 15 - - - - - - - - - - - Yass - iTunes Chart
2014 Eurosong 2014 (Album) Eurosong 2014 - - 9 9 - - - - - - - - - - - Eurosong 2014 - iTunes Chart
2014 Kamikaze (Kontor Top of the Clubs 2014) Eric Chase & Jerome - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - - - Eric Chase & Jerome - iTunes Chart
2014 Cinderella (From album Gallery) Elaiza - - - - - - - - - - - 22 - - - Elaiza - iTunes Album Chart
2014 Eurovision Song Contest 2014 (Album) Axel Hirsoux 1 4 4 4 - 1 - 5 2 1 3 3 18 4 2 iTunes Album Chart
2014 Love You Louder (Kontor Top of the Clubs 2014) Chassio - - - - - - - - - - - 2 - - - Chassio - iTunes Chart
2014 Heaven After Midnight ("Love Drunk") Waylon - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - Waylon - iTunes Chart
2015 Never Look Back (Kontor Top of the Clubs 2015) ZsuZsa - - - - - - - - - - - 3 - - - ZsuZsa - iTunes Chart
2015 Fall Into The Flames (from album Songs Of Love And Death) Beyond The Black - - - - - - - - - - - 21 - - - Beyond The Black - iTunes Chart
2015 Teb si pozhelah Ana-Maria & Bogomil - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Ana-Maria & Bogomil - Official Chart Bulgaria No.2
2015 Ticket To The Moon (Single From the Play EP) MainStreet - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - MainStreet - Official Chart Holland
2016 Liefde Voor Muziek (Album) Sioen - 3 147 - - - - - - - - - - - - Sioen - Official Chart Belgium
2016 Wildfire (Album) Niels Geusebroek - 24 - - - - - - - - - - - - - Niels Geusebroek - iTunes Chart Holland
2016 Been A While (EP) Sam Feldt - 24 123 125 - - - - - - - 83 178 - - Sam Feldt - iTunes Chart
2016 Stan Van Samang (Album) Stan Van Samang - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - Stan Van Samang - Official Chart Belgium
2016 Seeds (EP) Waylon - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - Waylon - iTunes Chart Holland
2016 Jailbird (Single) Waylon - 10 - - - - - - - - - - - - - Waylon - iTunes Chart Holland
2016 "On My Way" Tiësto featuring Bright Sparks - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Tiësto featuring Bright Sparks - TBC

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