Rick Nowels

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Rick Nowels
Birth nameRichard Wright Nowels Jr.
Also known asRick Nowels
BornPalo Alto, California, Los Altos, California, United States
InstrumentsGuitars, keyboards, bass
Associated acts

Richard Wright Nowels Jr., better known as Rick Nowels, is an American songwriter and record producer.[1] He is a multi-instrumentalist and has written with, or had his songs recorded by a number of artists including Lana Del Rey, Adele, Kesha, Marina and the Diamonds, Lykke Li, Jamie xx, Brandon Flowers, Madonna, Cee-Lo Green, Sia, Dido, New Radicals,[2] Rod Stewart, Nelly Furtado, John Legend and Andre 3000, Tiesto, Santana, Tupac Shakur, Fleetwood Mac, Belinda Carlisle, Melanie C, Geri Halliwell and Stevie Nicks.[3]

Nowels co-wrote the title track for Celine Dion's album Falling into You, which won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1997.[4] He also co-wrote the track "White Flag" for Dido, which won the 2004 Ivor Novello Award for International Hit of the Year.[5]


Name of song, featured performers, originating album, year released and specified role.
Title Year Artist Album Songwriter Producer
Primary Secondary Additional Vocal
"Lydia!" 1981 Marty Balin Balin ☑Y
"I Can't Wait" 1985 Stevie Nicks Rock a Little ☑Y ☑Y
"Sister Honey" ☑Y
"The Nightmare" ☑Y
"If I Were You" ☑Y ☑Y
"Has Anyone Ever Written Anything for You?" ☑Y
"Just Lust" 1986 Joan Jett and
the Blackhearts
Good Music ☑Y
"Heart Wars" 1987 Jennifer Rush Heart over Mind ☑Y
"Don't Loose Any Sleep" John Waite Rover's Return ☑Y
"Sometimes" ☑Y
"Big Time for Love" ☑Y
"Spirit of Love" Laura Branigan Touch ☑Y
"Heaven Is a Place on Earth" Belinda Carlisle Heaven on Earth ☑Y ☑Y
"Circle in the Sand" ☑Y ☑Y
"I Feel Free" ☑Y
"Should I Let You In?" ☑Y
"World Without You" ☑Y
"I Get Weak" ☑Y
"We Can Change" ☑Y ☑Y
"Fool for Love" ☑Y
"Nobody Owns Me" ☑Y
"Love Never Dies" ☑Y ☑Y
"Perfect View" 1989 The Graces Perfect View ☑Y
"Time Waits for No One" ☑Y
"What Does It Take?" Then Jerico The Big Area ☑Y
"Reeling" ☑Y
"Where You Lie" ☑Y
"Sugar Box" ☑Y
"Helpless" ☑Y
"Rooms on Fire" Stevie Nicks The Other Side of the Mirror ☑Y
"Long Way to Go" ☑Y
"Two Kinds of Love"
(with Bruce Hornsby)
"Ooh My Love" ☑Y
"Leave a Light On" Belinda Carlisle Runaway Horses ☑Y ☑Y
"Runaway Horses" ☑Y ☑Y
"Vision of You" ☑Y ☑Y
"Summer Rain" ☑Y
"La Luna" ☑Y ☑Y
"(We Want) The Same Thing" ☑Y ☑Y
"Deep Deep Ocean" ☑Y
"Valentine" ☑Y
"Whatever It Takes" ☑Y ☑Y
"Shades of Michaelangelo" ☑Y
"Lay Down Your Guns" 1990 Jimmy Barnes Two Fires ☑Y
"Live Your Life Be Free" 1991 Belinda Carlisle Live Your Life Be Free ☑Y ☑Y
"Do You Feel Like I Feel?" ☑Y ☑Y
"You Came Out of Nowhere" ☑Y ☑Y
"You're Nothing Without Me" ☑Y ☑Y
"I Plead Insanity" ☑Y ☑Y
"Emotional Highway" ☑Y ☑Y
"Love Revolution" ☑Y ☑Y
"World of Love" ☑Y
"Love is Holy" 1992 Kim Wilde Love Is ☑Y ☑Y
"I Won't Change the Way I Feel" ☑Y ☑Y
"A Miracle's Coming" ☑Y ☑Y
"Maybe Love Will Change Your Mind" 1994 Stevie Nicks Street Angel ☑Y
"Body and Soul" Anita Baker Rhythm of Love ☑Y
"My Father's Eyes" Marie-Claire D'Ubaldo Marie Claire D'Ubaldo ☑Y ☑Y
"Falling into You" ☑Y ☑Y
"No Turning Back" ☑Y ☑Y
"You Never Love the Same Way Twice" Rozalla Look No Further ☑Y ☑Y
"Sleeping with An Angel" 1995 Real McCoy Another Night ☑Y ☑Y
"Crossing the River" The Devlins Batman Forever OST ☑Y ☑Y
"In Too Deep" Jenny Morris Salvation Jane ☑Y ☑Y
"Naked and Sacred" Chynna Phillips Naked and Sacred ☑Y ☑Y
"Remember Me" ☑Y ☑Y
"Falling into You" 1996 Celine Dion Falling into You ☑Y ☑Y
"Sex Will Keep Us Together" Divinyls Underworld ☑Y
"One and One"
(featuring Maria Nayler)
Robert Miles Dreamland ☑Y
"In Too Deep" Belinda Carlisle A Woman and a Man ☑Y
"California" ☑Y
"Remember September" ☑Y
"Love in the Key of C" ☑Y
"My Heart Goes Out to You" ☑Y
"I Wouldn't Be Here If I Didn't Have You" Stolen Hearts OST ☑Y ☑Y
"L'Éclat De Nos Cœurs" 1997 Native Couleurs De L'Amour ☑Y
"Naked Without You" Roachford Feel ☑Y
"Intimacy" The Corrs Talk on Corners ☑Y ☑Y
"I Give Myself (Up) to You" Edyta Górniak Edyta Górniak ☑Y
"One & One" ☑Y
"Intimacy" Meja Seven Sisters ☑Y
"Naked and Sacred" 1998 Maria Nayler Non-album single ☑Y ☑Y
"The Power of Good-Bye" Madonna Ray of Light ☑Y
"To Have and Not to Hold" ☑Y
"Little Star" ☑Y
"I Was Thinking of You" The Tuesdays The Tuesdays ☑Y
"Open Mind" Des'ree Life EP ☑Y ☑Y
"Get a Life" ☑Y ☑Y
"Time" Supernatural ☑Y ☑Y
"Everytime It Rains" Ace of Base Cruel Summer ☑Y
"The Heart's Lone Desire" Matthew Marsden Say Who ☑Y ☑Y
"Will You Be with Me?" Maria Nayler Non-album single ☑Y
"Naked Without You" Taylor Dayne Naked Without You ☑Y
"I Have Always Loved You" No Mercy More ☑Y
"You Get What You Give" New Radicals Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too ☑Y
"Thinking of You (I Drive Myself Crazy)" NSYNC The Winter Album ☑Y
"Loving You" 1999 Me & My Let the Love Go On ☑Y
"Sexual (Li Da Di)" Amber Amber ☑Y
"Naked Without You" Joe Cocker No Ordinary World ☑Y
"Above the Clouds" Amber Amber ☑Y
"Love One Another" ☑Y
"Northern Star" Melanie C Northern Star ☑Y
"I Turn to You" ☑Y ☑Y
"If That Were Me" ☑Y ☑Y
"Closer" ☑Y
"Feel the Sun" ☑Y
"Anywhere But Here" K.d. lang Anywhere But Here OST ☑Y ☑Y
"I Have Always Loved You" Enrique Iglesias Enrique ☑Y
"Oyeme" ☑Y ☑Y
"A Prayer for Everyone" Belinda Carlisle A Place on Earth: The Greatest Hits ☑Y
"Sky" 2000 Sonique Hear My Cry ☑Y ☑Y
"I Wonder What It Would Be Like" Melanie C Non-album single ☑Y
"Whatever Turns You On" Devin Here on Earth OST ☑Y ☑Y
"Girl in Tears" MyTown MyTown ☑Y ☑Y
"The Consequences of Falling" K.d. lang Invincible Summer ☑Y
"Life is a Rollercoaster" Ronan Keating Ronan ☑Y ☑Y
"Heal Me" ☑Y ☑Y
"Bless You Child" Bette Midler Bette ☑Y ☑Y
"Inner Smile" Texas The Greatest Hits ☑Y
"Fuoco nel fuoco" Eros Ramazzotti Stilelibero ☑Y
"Più che puoi"
(with Cher)
"He'll Come Home" Rita Time for Peace ☑Y
"Be Free" 2001 Live Element Non-album single ☑Y
"I Can't Deny It" Rod Stewart Human ☑Y ☑Y
"Yes!" Amber Naked ☑Y
"I Miss You" Stevie Nicks Trouble in Shangri-La ☑Y ☑Y
"Scream If You Wanna Go Faster" Geri Halliwell Scream If You Wanna Go Faster ☑Y ☑Y
"Shake Your Bootie Cutie" ☑Y ☑Y
"Strength of a Woman" ☑Y ☑Y
"Erase Her" LFO Life is Good ☑Y ☑Y
(solo / featuring Kelis)
☑Y ☑Y
"If I Learn to Fly" ☑Y ☑Y
"Believer" Jennie Lofgren Meant to Be ☑Y ☑Y
"Meant to Be" ☑Y ☑Y
"This Day" ☑Y ☑Y
"Sleep" ☑Y ☑Y
"Standing Still" Jewel This Way ☑Y
"This Way" ☑Y
"I Won't Walk Away" ☑Y
"Destiny" Geri Halliwell Non-album single ☑Y ☑Y
"Think Positive" 2002 Maria Montell Think Positive ☑Y
"Hard Candy" ☑Y
"Tears from the Moon"
(featuring Sinead O'Connor)
Conjure One Conjure One ☑Y ☑Y
"Lift Me Up"
(with Darren Hayes)
Olivia Newton-John 2 ☑Y ☑Y
"Tears from the Moon" Lunascape Reflecting Syelence ☑Y
"Sleep with Me" Edyta Gorniak Perla ☑Y
"Creepin' Up on You" Darren Hayes Spin ☑Y ☑Y
"I Can't Ever Get Enough of You" ☑Y ☑Y
"Like It or Not" ☑Y ☑Y
"What You Like" ☑Y ☑Y
"Where You Want to Be" ☑Y ☑Y
"Lift Me Up" ☑Y ☑Y
"I Love It When We Do" Ronan Keating Destination ☑Y ☑Y
"Love Won't Work (If We Don't Try)" ☑Y ☑Y
"Come Be My Baby" ☑Y ☑Y
"Lovin' Each Day" ☑Y
"My One Thing That's Real" ☑Y ☑Y
"Time for Love" ☑Y ☑Y
"Blown Away" ☑Y ☑Y
"As Much As I Can Give You Girl" ☑Y ☑Y
"Pickin' Me Up" ☑Y ☑Y
"Never's Such a Long Time" Lamya Learning from Falling ☑Y
"The Game of Love"
(featuring Michelle Branch)
Santana Shaman ☑Y ☑Y
(featuring Marie-Claire D'Ubaldo)
Conjure One Conjure One ☑Y ☑Y
"On the Horizon" 2003 Melanie C Reason ☑Y ☑Y
"Inferno High Love" Kelli Ali Tigermouth ☑Y ☑Y
"Teardrop Hittin' the Ground" ☑Y ☑Y
"Keep on Dreaming" ☑Y ☑Y
"Angel in L.A." ☑Y ☑Y
"Here Comes the Summer" ☑Y ☑Y
"Fellow Man" ☑Y ☑Y
"Queen of the World" ☑Y ☑Y
"Wings in Motion" ☑Y ☑Y
"The Infinite Stars" ☑Y ☑Y
"Kids" ☑Y ☑Y
"Tigermouth" ☑Y ☑Y
"Everybody Finds Out" Fleetwood Mac Say You Will ☑Y
"Sweet Temptation" Jewel 0304 ☑Y
"Yes U Can" ☑Y
"White Flag" Dido Life for Rent ☑Y
"Sand in My Shoes" ☑Y
"Do You Have a Little Time" ☑Y
"This Land is Mine" ☑Y
"Closer" ☑Y
"When You Say You Love Me" Clay Aiken Measure of a Man ☑Y ☑Y
"Action" Holly Valance State of Mind ☑Y ☑Y
"Believer" Atomic Kitten Ladies Night ☑Y ☑Y
"When You Say You Love Me" 2004 Human Nature Walk the Tightrope ☑Y ☑Y
"Meant to Be" ☑Y ☑Y
"Never Felt Like This Before" Shaznay Lewis Open ☑Y ☑Y
"Dance" ☑Y ☑Y
"You" ☑Y ☑Y
"Mi abbandono a te" Laura Pausini Resta in ascolto ☑Y ☑Y
"If It's Too Late" Natalia This Time ☑Y
"Even God Can't Change the Past" 2005 Charlotte Church Tissues and Issues ☑Y
"Hypnotic" Craig David The Story Goes... ☑Y ☑Y
"One Last Dance" ☑Y ☑Y
"Just Chillin'" ☑Y ☑Y
"Just Hold On" Texas Red Book ☑Y ☑Y
"Everytime It Rains" Sean Ensign Finally ☑Y
"In God's Hands" 2006 Nelly Furtado Loose ☑Y ☑Y
"Somebody to Love" ☑Y ☑Y
"My Idea of Heaven" Leigh Nash Blue on Blue ☑Y
"Nervous in the Light of Dawn" ☑Y
"A Teardrop Hitting the Ground" The Veronicas The Secret Life Of... ☑Y ☑Y
"Chick Fit" All Saints Studio 1 ☑Y ☑Y
"Put Your Arms Around Me" 2007 Sandra The Art of Love ☑Y ☑Y
"Casino Royale" ☑Y ☑Y
"Runaway" Nelly Furtado Non-album single ☑Y ☑Y
"Jealous Girl" Nana Tanimura ☑Y
"I Can't Wait" Young Divas New Attitude ☑Y
"Soon We'll Be Found" 2008 Sia Some People Have Real Problems ☑Y
"My Heart Can't Change" Taylor Dayne Satisfied ☑Y
"Music in My Soul" Sandi Thom The Pink & The Lily ☑Y
"Green Light" John Legend Evolver ☑Y
"Next Plane Home" Daniel Powter Under the Radar ☑Y
"Fallin' for You" 2009 Colbie Caillat Breakthrough ☑Y ☑Y
"Runnin' Around" ☑Y ☑Y
"Break Through" ☑Y ☑Y
"Don't Hold Me Down" ☑Y
"Never Let You Go" ☑Y
"Hold Your Head High" ☑Y ☑Y
"Leave a Light On" Erik Gronwall Erik Grönwall ☑Y
"Unbreakable" 2010 Dennis Blonde ☑Y
"Standing Right in Front of You" Keith Urban Defying Gravity ☑Y
"Thank You" ☑Y
"Plague of Love" Katie Melua The House ☑Y
"Twisted" ☑Y
"I Love You Forever" Jewel Sweet and Wild ☑Y
"Hang On" Weezer Hurley ☑Y
"Represent" ☑Y
"Satisfied" CeeLo Green The Lady Killer ☑Y
"Cry Baby" ☑Y
"I Follow Rivers" 2011 Lykke Li Wounded Rhymes ☑Y
"Brixton Briefcase"
(featuring CeeLo Green)
Chase & Status No More Idols ☑Y ☑Y
"Youth Knows No Pain" Lykke Li Wounded Rhymes ☑Y
"Love Out of Lust" ☑Y
"Sadness is a Blessing" ☑Y
"Jerome" ☑Y
"Living in the Moment" Jason Mraz Love Is a Four Letter Word ☑Y ☑Y
"The World as I See It" ☑Y ☑Y
"Before I Let You Go" Colbie Caillat All of You ☑Y ☑Y
"What If" ☑Y ☑Y
"Dream Life, Life" ☑Y ☑Y
"In Love with the World" Aura Dione Before the Dinosaurs ☑Y ☑Y
"Into the Wild" ☑Y ☑Y
"Masterpiece" ☑Y ☑Y
"America" ☑Y ☑Y
"Recipe" ☑Y ☑Y
"Superhuman" ☑Y ☑Y
"Before the Dinosaurs" ☑Y ☑Y
"Dark Paradise" 2012 Lana Del Rey Born to Die ☑Y ☑Y
"Summertime Sadness" ☑Y ☑Y
"Lucky Ones" ☑Y ☑Y
"Bubblegum Bitch" Marina Electra Heart ☑Y ☑Y
"Homewrecker" ☑Y ☑Y
"The State of Beginning" ☑Y ☑Y
"Valley of the Dolls" ☑Y ☑Y
"Hipocrates" ☑Y ☑Y
"Believers (Arab Spring)" Nelly Furtado The Spirit Indestructible ☑Y ☑Y
"End of the World" ☑Y ☑Y
"Cry" ☑Y ☑Y
"Play" ☑Y ☑Y
"Nineteen Again" Ronan Keating Fires ☑Y ☑Y
"Get Back to What is Real" ☑Y ☑Y
"Will You Ever Be Mine?" ☑Y ☑Y
"American" Lana Del Rey Paradise EP ☑Y ☑Y
"Cola" ☑Y ☑Y
"Body Electric" ☑Y ☑Y
"Silver Line" 2014 Lykke Li I Never Learn ☑Y
"Gunshot" ☑Y
"Love Me Like I'm Not Made of Stone" ☑Y
"Heart of Steel" ☑Y
"West Coast" Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence ☑Y
"Sad Girl" ☑Y ☑Y
"Black Beauty" ☑Y ☑Y
"Guns and Roses" ☑Y ☑Y
"Is This Happiness" ☑Y
"Loud Places"
(featuring Romy)
2015 Jamie xx In Colour ☑Y
"Untangled Love" Brandon Flowers The Desired Effect ☑Y
"High by the Beach" Lana Del Rey Honeymoon ☑Y ☑Y
"Music to Watch Boys To" ☑Y ☑Y
"Honeymoon" ☑Y ☑Y
"Terrence Loves You" ☑Y ☑Y
"God Knows I Tried" ☑Y ☑Y
"Freak" ☑Y ☑Y
"Art Deco" ☑Y ☑Y
"Burnt Norton (Interlude)" ☑Y
"Religion" ☑Y ☑Y
"Salvatore" ☑Y ☑Y
"The Blackest Day" ☑Y ☑Y
"24" ☑Y ☑Y
"Swan Song" ☑Y ☑Y
"Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" ☑Y
"Wicked Love" 2016 Foxes All I Need ☑Y
"Good to Love" FKA Twigs Non-album single ☑Y ☑Y
"Wrong Crowd" Tom Odell Wrong Crowd ☑Y
"Magnetised" ☑Y ☑Y
"Still Getting Used to Being On My Own" ☑Y
"She Don't Belong to Me" ☑Y
"Mystery" ☑Y
"Unravelling" Melanie C Version of Me ☑Y
"Love" 2017 Lana Del Rey Lust for Life ☑Y ☑Y
"Lust for Life"
(featuring The Weeknd)
☑Y ☑Y
"To Be Human"
(featuring Labrinth)
Sia Wonder Woman OST ☑Y
"Summer Bummer"
(featuring ASAP Rocky and Playboi Carti)
Lana Del Rey Lust for Life ☑Y
"Groupie Love"
(featuring ASAP Rocky)
☑Y ☑Y
"Lost in Your Light"
(featuring Miguel)
Dua Lipa Dua Lipa ☑Y
"13 Beaches" Lana Del Rey Lust for Life ☑Y ☑Y
"Cherry" ☑Y
"White Mustang" ☑Y ☑Y
"In My Feelings" ☑Y ☑Y
"Coachella - Woodstock in My Mind" ☑Y ☑Y
"God Bless America - And All the Beautiful
Women In It"
☑Y ☑Y
"When the World Was at War We Kept Dancing" ☑Y ☑Y
"Beautiful People Beautiful Problems"
(featuring Stevie Nicks)
☑Y ☑Y
"Tomorrow Never Came"
(featuring Sean Ono Lennon)
☑Y ☑Y
"Heroin" ☑Y ☑Y
"Change" ☑Y ☑Y
"Get Free" ☑Y ☑Y
"Hunt You Down" Kesha Rainbow ☑Y ☑Y
"24/7" The Neighbourhood The neighbourhood ☑Y
(with Empress Of)
DJDS Big Wave More Fire ☑Y
"Bad Woman" 2018 Lykke Li So Sad So Sexy ☑Y
"Hurricanes" Dido Still on My Mind ☑Y
"Out of Love" Alessia Cara The Pains of Growing ☑Y ☑Y
"Take You Home" 2019 Dido Still on My Mind ☑Y
"Soft to Be Strong" Marina Love + Fear ☑Y To be confirmed


  1. ^ "Rick Nowels". Discogs. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  2. ^ Credits for "Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too" at Allmusic
  3. ^ "Rick Nowels Interview - Hit Songwriter & Producer". Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  4. ^ "39th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1996)". Grammy Award. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  5. ^ "The 49th Ivor Novello Awards were presented by BASCA and sponsored by PRS on 27th May 2004 at the Grosvenor House, London". Retrieved February 8, 2019.

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