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Mitch Allan

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Mitch Allan
Mitch Allan in the studio in 2020
Mitch Allan in the studio in 2020
Background information
Birth nameMitchell Allan Scherr
BornBaltimore, Maryland, U.S.
EducationUniversity of Maryland, College Park (BA)
  • Record producer
  • singer-songwriter
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • bass
Years active1996–present
Formerly of

Mitch Allan is an American record producer, songwriter, and singer. He has worked with artists including Demi Lovato, Third Eye Blind, Miley Cyrus, Carlie Hanson, Jason Derulo, Pitbull, Fifth Harmony, Kelly Clarkson, Simple Plan, Faith Hill, Selena Gomez, Bowling for Soup, Jonas Brothers, and Joe Cocker.

Allan was the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the rock band SR-71, as well as the lead guitarist, producer, and backing vocalist of alternative project Satellite.[1]


Production and songwriting[edit]

Allan began as a recording artist and songwriter after "1985", a song he wrote for his band SR-71, was recorded and released by pop-punk band Bowling for Soup in 2004. The track was certified Platinum and held the record for the most iTunes downloads in a single week at the time.[2]

In 2007, Allan was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award when the song he co-penned with Kara DioGuardi and recorded by Belinda, "Bella Traición," received a Song of the Year nomination. That same year, another song written with DioGuardi, entitled "Lost," was recorded by Faith Hill and released as the first single from her Greatest Hits project. The song spent 21 weeks on the radio charts.[3]

In 2015, Allan achieved his first worldwide #1 pop hit by co-writing Jason Derulo's "Want To Want Me". That same year, he co-wrote "Heartbeat Song" for Kelly Clarkson, which was subsequently nominated for a Grammy Award. When Allan partnered with writer-producer Jason Evigan under the moniker "The Suspex", they co-wrote and produced Demi Lovato's "Heart Attack," which reached #4 on the Mainstream Top 40 and was certified double platinum.[4][1]

Personal Life[edit]

Mitch Allan lives in Los Angeles with his wife Sana Yu and their three children, Kaila, Raya, and Devin

Selected discography[edit]

With SR-71[edit]

With Satellite[edit]

  • Ring the Bells (July 2011)
  • Calling Birds (February 19, 2013)[5]


Year Artist Title Album Label Credits
2022 Bebe Rexha I'm Good (Blue) Single Warner Music Group Vocal Producer
Demi Lovato Happy Ending Holy Fvck Island Records Producer, songwriter
City of Angels
4 Ever 4 Me
2021 Dancing with the Devil Dancing with the Devil... the Art of Starting Over
Mad World Producer, Mixer
Met Him Last Night (with Ariana Grande) Vocal Producer
What Other People Say (with Sam Fischer)
I.C.U. Vocal Producer, Mixer
The Way You Don't Look at Me Vocal Producer
I'm Sorry
Change You
Dixie D'Amelio Roommates Single Hitco Producer, songwriter
One Whole Day Producer, mixer
2020 Demi Lovato Still Have Me Single Island Records Vocal Producer
Marshmello and Demi Lovato OK Not to Be OK Single Joytime Collective/Island Records Vocal Producer
Carlie Hanson Good Enough Single Warner Records Producer, Writer
Side Effects
JUTES When You're Around Single Capital Records Producer, Writer
Gavin Haley The World Keeps Spinning On Single Red Bull Records Producer, Writer, Mixer
2019 Gryffin Body Back Single Interscope Producer, Writer
Avril Lavigne ft. Nicki Minaj Dumb Blonde Head Above Water BMG Producer, Writer
Carlie Hanson Cigarettes Junk EP Warner Records Producer, Writer
Shaylen BTW Single Republic Producer, Writer
In Real Life Somebody Like You Single Hollywood Producer, Writer
Third Eye Blind Screamer Screamer MegaCollider Records Vocal Producer (Full Record)
2018 Jonas Blue ft. Joe Jonas I See Love Hotel Transylvania 3 Soundtrack Sony Pictures Writer
DJ Khaled ft. Demi Lovato I Believe A Wrinkle in Time Soundtrack Epic Vocal producer
Demi Lovato Sober Single Island Records
Tell Me You Love Me (Spanish Version) Tell Me You Love Me (Remixes)
2017 "Tell Me You Love Me" Tell Me You Love Me
"You Don't Do It for Me Anymore"
"No Promises" (Acoustic)
"Smoke & Mirrors"
Rachel Platten "Perfect For You" Waves Columbia Records Producer, writer
Jack & Jack "Beg" Single Island Records Vocal producer
Marina Kaye "Miracle" Explicit Capitol France Producer, writer
Isac Elliot "She" Faith Sony Finland Producer, writer
Bebe Rexha "Atmosphere" All Your Fault: Pt. 1 Warner Bros. Records Producer, writer
Pitbull ft. Stephen Marley "Options" Climate Change RCA Writer
Jorge Blanco "Risky Business Risky Business Hollywood Vocal producer
2016 POWERS "Sunshine" Single Republic Vocal producer
The Score "Going Home" Unstoppable Republic Producer, writer
Britt Nicole "Concrete" Britt Nicole Capitol Records Producer, writer
Sofia Carson "I'm Gonna Love You" Single Hollywood Producer, writer
2015 Kelly Clarkson "Heartbeat Song" Piece by Piece RCA/19 Writer
Jason Derulo "Want to Want Me" Everything Is 4 Beluga Heights/Atlantic Writer
R5 "Do It Again", "I Can't Say I'm In Love", "Nine Lives" Sometime Last Night Hollywood Records Producer, writer
Fall Out Boy ft. Demi Lovato "Irresistible" Single Island Records Vocal producer
Demi Lovato "Waitin for You", "Wildfire", "Old Ways" Confident Hollywood Records Vocal producer
Matt McAndrew "Counting On Love" Single Republic Records Vocal producer
Sabrina Carpenter "Eyes Wide Open" Eyes Wide Open Hollywood Records Producer
Bea Miller "I Dare You", "Perfect Picture" Not An Apology Hollywood Records Producer, writer, mixer
2014 GRL "Don't Talk About Love"[6] GRL (EP) Kemosabe/RCA Producer, writer
Jena Irene "We Are One" Single Interscope Producer, writer[7]
Caleb Johnson "Change"[4] Testify Interscope Producer, writer
Justice Crew "Fly" Live by the Words Sony Music Australia Producer, writer
Prince Royce ft. Snoop Dogg "Stuck On A Feeling" Double Vision RCA Records Vocal producer
2013 Scott Stapp ("Break Out")[4] Proof of Life Wind Up Writer
Big Time Rush "Like Nobody's Around" 24/Seven Nick/Columbia Producer, writer
Fifth Harmony "Miss Movin' On"[8] Better Together Epic/Syco Producer, writer
Selena Gomez "Save the Day"[4] Stars Dance Hollywood Records Producer, writer
Demi Lovato "Heart Attack", "Two Pieces"[9] Demi Hollywood Records Producer, writer
Satellite "Say The Words", "Brooklyn", "Turning On My Own", "Saving Us Tonight", "Silhouette", "Come And Get Me", "Ring The Bells", "God Save The Dream", "You & Me", "What You Need", "Till I Return" Calling Birds Descendant Records/Sony Music Producer, writer
Zendaya "Bottle You Up"[8] Zendaya Hollywood Records Producer, writer
Kat Graham "Power" Single A&M Octone Records Producer, writer
2011 Ross Lynch "A Billion Hits" Austin & Ally Soundtrack Walt Disney Records Writer
2010 David Archuleta "Good Place"[8] The Other Side of Down Jive/19 Producer, writer
Bowling for Soup "Dear Megan Fox" Fishin' for Woos Que-So Records/Brando Records Producer, writer
Demi Lovato "Brand New Day" Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam Walt Disney Producer, writer
Katharine McPhee "Had It All" Unbroken Verve Forecast Records Writer
Hannah Montana "I'll Always Remember You" Hannah Montana Forever Walt Disney Records Producer, writer
School Gyrls "Uncool" School Gyrls Island Records Producer, writer
2009 Kris Allen/Adam Lambert "No Boundaries" Single Sony Music Writer
Daughtry "Learn My Lesson", "One Last Chance" Leave This Town RCA/19 Writer
Every Avenue Picture Perfect Fearless Producer
Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez "One and the Same" Princess Protection Program Walt Disney Records Producer
Hannah Montana "He Could Be the One", "Don't Wanna Be Torn" Hannah Montana 3 Walt Disney Records Producer, writer
Jessie James "Wanted" Jessie James Mercury, Island Def Jam Producer, writer
2008 Anberlin "Soft Skeletons" New Surrender Universal Republic Writer
Diego González "Losing Me" Indigo EMI Producer, writer
Jonas Brothers "Play My Music" Camp Rock Walt Disney Producer, writer
Lesley Roy "Make It Back" Unbeautiful Jive Producer, writer
2007 Alex Band "Coming Home" Alex Band EP RCA Writer
Backstreet Boys "Something That I Already Know" Unbreakable Jive Records Producer, writer
Hilary Duff "Happy" Dignity Hollywood Writer
Faith Hill "Lost" The Hits Warner Bros. Nashville Writer
2006 Belinda "Bella Traición", End of The Day, and "Alguien Más" Utopía EMI Televisa Music Producer, writer
Bowling for Soup "Much More Beautiful Person," feat. Lesley Roy The Great Burrito Extortion Case Jive/Zomba Writer
Cowboy Mouth "Joe Strummer" Voodoo Shoppe Verve Forecast Producer, writer
Daughtry "All These Lives" Daughtry RCA/19 Writer
Lovehammers "Casualty" Marty Casey and Lovehammers Epic Producer, writer
JParis "Here We Go Again" Call It What You Want Emanon Producer, writer
2005 Bo Bice "My World" The Real Thing RCA/19 Producer, writer
Lindsay Lohan "Fastlane" A Little More Personal (Raw) Casablanca Writer
Monty Are I The Red Shift Island Producer
2004 Bowling for Soup "1985" A Hangover You Don't Deserve Jive/Zomba Writer
SR-71 "Axl Rose (Where Did You Go?)", "In Your Eyes" (Peter Gabriel cover), "Gone", "1985", "Mosquito", "Here We Go Again", "All American", "Blue Light Special Life", "15 Minute Idol", "The One", "Everything", "Blood & Bourbon", "She Was Dead" (Demo), "Little Asshole" Here We Go Again Crown Japan Producer, writer
2002 SR-71 "They All Fall Down", "Tomorrow", "My World", "Hello Hello", "Truth", "Goodbye", "She Was Dead", "The Best Is Yet to Come", "Broken Handed", "Lucky", "In My Mind", "Non-Toxic (Remix)", "My World (Acoustic version)" Tomorrow RCA Producer, writer
2000 SR-71 "Politically Correct", "Go Away", "Non-Toxic",
"Right Now," "Another Night Alone", "Alive"
Now You See Inside RCA Writer


  1. ^ a b Musacchio, Matt (17 July 2013). "Identifying the Suspex". OneSpin.com. Retrieved 2014-11-13.
  2. ^ "RIAA Searchable Database". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2014-11-13.
  3. ^ "Faith Hill - Chart history". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2014-11-13.
  4. ^ a b c d "Mitch Allan credits". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
  5. ^ "Satellite". Facebook. Retrieved 2013-11-28.
  6. ^ "Mitch Allan". Swiss Charts. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
  7. ^ "'American Idol' Finalists Caleb Johnson & Jena Irene Release Debut Singles: Listen". Idolator. 16 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-13.
  8. ^ a b c "Mitch Allan Discography". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-11-13.
  9. ^ Widran, Jonathan (10 June 2013). "Writer/Producer Jason Evigan Breaks Through, Co-Writing Hits For Demi Lovato". Songwriter Universe. Retrieved 2014-11-13.

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