List of songs written by Cathy Dennis

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Cathy Dennis is a British singer-songwriter, record producer and actress. After a moderately successful international solo career, Dennis later received great success as a writer of pop songs, scoring eight UK number ones and winning five Ivor Novello Awards.[1]

This is a list of released singles, songs and album tracks, recorded by other artists, that have been written or co-written by Cathy Dennis.

Below is a round-up of the chart positions achieved around the world by singles released featuring the writing credits of Cathy Dennis.

Songwriting career[edit]

Dennis has achieved critical and commercial success as a songwriter, winning a number of award-winning songs and penning many international hit singles. She has also contributed backing vocals to many of these recordings. Dennis has provided songs for Simon Fuller acts such as the Spice Girls, S Club 7 and the Idol franchise contestants where she co-wrote "Bumper to Bumper", the B-side to the Spice Girls' first hit single "Wannabe".

Her highest-selling composition, "Can't Get You Out of My Head" (recorded by Kylie Minogue), spent four weeks at number one in Britain while also rekindling interest in Minogue in America (where it hit #7 on the Billboard Hot 100). Can't Get You Out of My Head sold over three million copies worldwide to become the world's second highest selling single in 2001. Her co-written single "I Kissed a Girl" by Katy Perry also hit No. 1 in the USA.

"Can't Get You Out of My Head" also won Dennis an Ivor Novello Award as 2001's most performed composition. She won the same award in 2003 for "Anything Is Possible". In the USA, Dennis has received awards from Billboard, Grammy for compositions with Kylie Minogue and Britney Spears.

Dennis co-wrote the Pop Idol theme (re-used for numerous international remakes of the show, including American Idol), and many Idol contestants have recorded her songs, including Will Young, Gareth Gates, Kelly Clarkson, and Clay Aiken. Clarkson's single "Before Your Love" (a double a-side with "A Moment Like This") was Dennis' first US No. 1.[2]

In 2011, Cathy had a cut on the soundtrack for the remake of the film Arthur starring Russell Brand, the song was called "Can't Buy You" and was produced by Mark Ronson. In 2014, she co-written a track on Chris Brown's album "X" which debuted at number 2 on the US Billboard 200 chart.

Most recently, Cathy co-written 3 tracks on the Galantis album "Pharmacy", one of which, "Runaway (U & I)" reached No. 1 in the UK Dance chart and No. 9 in the US Dance chart.

A-Z of songs written by Cathy Dennis[edit]

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  • "Viva La Fiesta" – S Club 7

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International singles and certifications[edit]

Year Artist Title Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
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AUT
[5]
BEL
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GER
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IRE
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NED
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NZ
[10]
NOR
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SWE
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SWI
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US
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1992 Dannii Minogue "Love's on Every Corner" 44
1999 S Club 7 "Two in a Million" 2 8 45 1 95
2000 "Reach" 2 62 8 28 42 30
"Natural" 3 42 17 64
"Never Had a Dream Come True" 1 2 31 10 10
2001 Kylie Minogue "Can't Get You Out of My Head" 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7
S Club 7 "Have You Ever" 1 49 37 4 20 21 40
A*Teens "Heartbreak Lullaby" 77 6 97
2002 Will Young "Anything Is Possible" 1 2
  • UK: 3× Platinum[15]
S Club Juniors "One Step Closer" 2 5
allSTARS* "Back When" 19
Kelly Clarkson "Before Your Love" 1
Kylie Minogue "Come into My World" 8 59 35 47 35 20 66 91
2003 S Club "Say Goodbye" 2 84 6
Rachel Stevens "Sweet Dreams My LA Ex" 2 25 64 3 79 5 24 63
2004 Britney Spears "Toxic" 1 5 6 4 1 6 2 1 2 4 9
Jentina "French Kisses" 20
2007 Sophie Ellis-Bextor "Catch You" 8 29 84 92
Sugababes "About You Now" 1 4 28 4 2 16 18 7 40 21
David Guetta "Baby When the Light" 50 62 15 59 30 35 25
2008 Katy Perry "I Kissed a Girl" 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1
2009 Jonas Brothers "Paranoid" 56 65 27 20 53 37
Kris Allen "No Boundaries" 92 11
Adam Lambert 38 72
2010 Diana Vickers "Once" 1 3
Mark Ronson "Somebody to Love Me" 55 16
2011 Sophie Ellis-Bextor "Off & On"
2013 Kelly Clarkson "4 Carats"
2014 Galantis "Runaway (U & I)" 4 39 6 58 6 3 6 12 25 42
2015 "Gold Dust"

Awards[edit]

  • Ivor Novello Award 2002 – PRS Most Performed Work – "Can't Get You Out of My Head"[32]
  • Ivor Novello Award 2002 – International Hit of the Year – "Can't Get You Out of My Head"[32]
  • Ivor Novello Award 2002 – Ivors Dance Award – "Can't Get You Out of My Head"[32]
  • Ivor Novello Award 2003 – Best-selling UK single – "Anything is Possible"[33]
  • Grammy Awards 2004 – Best Dance Recording – "Come into my World"[34]
  • ASCAP Award 2005 – Most Performed Song – "Toxic"[35]
  • Ivor Novello Award 2005 – PRS Most Performed Work – "Toxic"[36]
  • ASCAP Award 2007 – TV Theme – American Idol[37]
  • Honorary Doctorate of Music, University of East Anglia 2012.[38]

References[edit]

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  32. ^ a b c "Kylie triple winner at Ivor Novello awards". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited. 23 May 2002. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  33. ^ "ASCAP Members Honored At The Ivors". ASCAP. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  34. ^ Laura Benjamin; Nicole Lampert (2004). "Who is the hit-doctor?". Mail Online. Associated Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  35. ^ "ASCAP 2005 Pop Music Awards Winners List". ASCAP. Archived from the original on 22 May 2011. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  36. ^ "50th Ivor Novello Awards Winners Announced". ASCAP. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  37. ^ "ASCAP Award Winners 2007". EMI Music Publishing. 9 November 2007. Archived from the original on 27 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 
  38. ^ "University of East Anglia unveils 2012 honorary graduates – University of East Anglia". UEA. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 2013-02-07.