Mitch Allan in his studio
|Birth name||Mitchell Allan Scherr|
May 21, 1968|
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Mitch Allan (born Mitchell Allan Scherr on May 21, 1968) is an American record producer, songwriter and musician. He has written and produced songs for artists such as Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Jason Derulo, Pitbull, Fifth Harmony, Kelly Clarkson, Simple Plan, Faith Hill, Selena Gomez, Bowling for Soup, Joe Cocker, selling over 20 million units and garnering multiple hit records, including five top five singles and a worldwide number one single.
Production and songwriting
Known primarily as a recording artist, Allan's songwriting career began when a song he'd written for his band SR-71 called "1985" was recorded and released by pop-punk band Bowling for Soup in 2004. The track was a top 5 hit, becoming certified Platinum and holding the record for the most iTunes downloads in a single week at the time.
In 2007 Allan was nominated for a Latin Grammy when the Belinda song he co-penned with Kara DioGuardi, "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 track would find success at AC radio, ultimately spending 21 weeks on the radio charts.
When Allan partnered with writer-producer wunderkind Jason Evigan under the moniker "The Suspex", the duo found career-making success. Together they cowrote and produced Demi Lovato’s "Heart Attack," which reached #4 on the Mainstream Top 40 and became certified double platinum. The Suspex are currently working on tracks for artists such as Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Kelly Clarkson, Kat Graham, Victoria Justice, Fifth Harmony, Kylie Minogue, and Sia, and on his own, Allan is collaborating with Boys Like Girls' Martin Johnson, Scott Stapp, Demi Lovato, Kelly Clarkson, Delta Goodrem, Satellite, Melissa Etheridge, Andy Grammer, Simple Plan, and Hollywood Records artists Beatrice Miller, Hilary Duff and Bridgit Mendler.
Early life and career
Mitch Allan was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the younger of two children. He graduated from Randallstown High School in Baltimore, attending the University of Maryland at College Park and graduating with a BA in mass communication and a minor in political science.
Allan began playing music in a band called SR-71, originally known as Honor Among Thieves, which generated buzz in the Baltimore rock scene in the mid-1990s and was subsequently signed to RCA Records. The band's debut album, Now You See Inside, earned them a number two modern rock single, a number four music video on MTV, and a gold certification in the U.S. within five months of its release, which would grow to more than 750,000 copies sold worldwide. The single "Right Now," written by Allan, appeared in over a dozen films including Loser, Dude, Where's My Car?, and American Pie. Less than two years later, SR-71's second album, Tomorrow, written and co-produced by Allan, was released, producing another top 15 single and pushing their total worldwide sales to over 1 million.
- Ring the Bells (July 2011)
- Calling Birds ( February 19, 2013)
- Clawing My Way to the Middle (TBA)
|2018||Demi Lovato||Sober||Sober (single)||Island Records||Vocal producer|
|DJ Khaled ft. Demi Lovato||I Believe||A Wrinkle in Time Soundtrack||Epic||Vocal producer|
|Demi Lovato||Tell Me You Love Me (Spanish Version)||Tell Me You Love Me (Remixes)||Island Records||Vocal producer|
|2017||Demi Lovato||"Tell Me You Love Me", "You Don't Do It for Me Anymore", "Lonely", "Concentrate", "Hitchhiker", "No Promises" (Acoustic), "Smoke & Mirrors"||Tell Me You Love Me||Island Records||Vocal producer|
|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|
|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||"Irresistble"||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"||GRL (EP)||Kemosabe/RCA||Producer, writer|
|Jena Irene||"We Are One"||Single||Interscope||Producer, writer|
|Caleb Johnson||"Change"||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")||Proof of Life||Wind Up||Writer|
|Big Time Rush||"Like Nobody's Around"||24/Seven||Nick/Columbia||Producer, writer|
|Fifth Harmony||"Miss Movin' On"||Better Together||Epic/Syco||Producer, writer|
|Selena Gomez||"Save the Day"||Stars Dance||Hollywood Records||Producer, writer|
|Demi Lovato||"Heart Attack", "Two Pieces"||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"||Zendaya||Hollywood Records||Producer, writer|
|Kat Graham||"Power"||Single||A&M Octone Records||Producer, writer|
|2012||Jenilee Reyes||"Where's the Party"||Shake It Up: Live 2 Dance||Walt Disney Records||Producer, writer|
|2011||Ross Lynch||"A Billion Hits"||Austin & Ally Soundtrack||Walt Disney Records||Writer|
|2010||David Archuleta||"Good Place"||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|
|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|
|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|
- "Mitch Allan credits". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
- Musacchio, Matt. "Identifying the Suspex". OneSpin.com. Retrieved 2014-11-13.
- "RIAA Searchable Database". Retrieved 2014-11-13.
- "Faith Hill - Chart history". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2014-11-13.
- "Satellite". Facebook. Retrieved 2013-11-28.
- "Mitch Allan". Swiss Charts. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
- "'American Idol' Finalists Caleb Johnson & Jena Irene Release Debut Singles: Listen". Idolator. Retrieved 2014-11-13.
- "Mitch Allan Discography". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-11-13.
- Widran, Jonathan. "Writer/Producer Jason Evigan Breaks Through, Co-Writing Hits For Demi Lovato". Songwriter Universe. Retrieved 2014-11-13.