Scott Harris (songwriter)

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Scott Harris
Birth nameScott Harris Friedman
Born15th September
OriginNew York, U.S.
Years active2011–present
Associated acts

Scott Harris Friedman is an American multi-platinum,[1] Grammy nominated songwriter, producer, and musician best known for his work with Shawn Mendes and co-writing Grammy winning song, "Don't Let Me Down" by The Chainsmokers featuring Daya, which reached #1 on the US Mainstream Top 40 chart in 2016.[2][3] Harris has most recently written 13 songs on the self-titled third album Shawn Mendes, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart,[4] in addition to 10 songs on Shawn Mendes' sophomore album Illuminate including the lead single "Treat You Better" which reached the top 3 at the US Mainstream Top 40 chart,[5] "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back which hit number 1 at the US Mainstream Top 40 chart[6] and 10 songs on Shawn Mendes' debut album Handwritten which debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200.[7] Harris has also written songs for a number of artists, including Jessie J, Bebe Rehxa, X Ambassadors, Quinn XCII, Jon Bellion and Tiesto; inclusive of his recent work with Noah Kahan on the single, “Hurt Somebody” which has gone 2X platinum in Australia.

Songwriting discography[edit]

Year Artist Album Song
2019 Chance the Rapper The Big Day "Ballin Flossin"[8]
Kesha "Best Day" (Angry Birds 2 Remix)[9]
Alexander23 "Sad"[10]
Julia Michaels Inner Monologue Part 2 "Fucked Up, Kinda (ROLE MODEL)"[11]
Dermot Kennedy "Outnumbered"[12]
Noah Kahan Busyhead "Save Me"[13]
K.Flay "Sister"[14]
Kiiara "Open My Mouth"[15]
Shawn Mendes "If I Can’t Have You"[16]
James TW Chapters "Boys and Girls"[17]
P!nk Hurts 2B Human "Hurts 2B Human (feat. Khalid)"[18]
Aaron Carpenter "Attitude"[19]
The Head and the Heart "Missed Connection"[20]
Martin Jensen, James Arthur "Nobody"[21]
P!nk Hurts 2B Human "Walk Me Home"[22]
Ally Brooke "Low Key (feat. Tyga)"[23]
Julia Michaels Inner Monologue Part 1 "Anxiety (with Selena Gomez)"[24]
Matt Simons "Open Up"
2018 Quinn XCII feat. Noah Kahan "Tough"[25]
Plested First & Foremost (EP)

"Your Name"[26]

Jonas Blue Blue "Come Through"[27]
Backstreet Boys DNA "Chances"[28]
Jon Bellion Glory Sound Prep "Blu"[29]
Gnash "Nobody's Home"[30]
Quinn XCII "Sad Still"[31]
Dermot Kennedy "Power Over Me"[32]
Michael Buble "Love You Anymore"[33]
Max Frost Gold Rush "Stranger To Me Now"[34]
Emily Warren Quiet Your Mind "Hurt By You"[35]
"Not Ready to Dance"[35]
"Like That"[35]
"As Long as I'm Alive"[35]
"Just Click"[35]
"Poking Holes"[35]
Alec Benjamin "Death of a Hero"[36]
Galantis "Satisfied" feat. MAX
Bebe Rexha Expectations "Don't Get Any Closer"[37]
Jason Mraz Know "Unlonely"
Era Istrefi "Prisoner"[38]
Chromeo "One Track Mind"
Noah Kahan "Come Down"[39]
Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes "In My Blood"[40]
"Lost In Japan"[42]
"Where Were You in the Morning?"[41]
"Like To Be You" featuring Julia Michaels [41]
"Fallin' All in You"[41]
"Because I Had You"[41]
"Youth" featuring Khalid [43]
"Perfectly Wrong"[41]
"When You're Ready"[41]
Anne-Marie Speak Your Mind "Trigger"[44]
Matt Simons "We Can Do Better"[45]
Felix Jaehn featuring Marc E. Bassy & Gucci Mane "Cool"[46]
2017 Betta Lemme "Bambola"[47]
Don Diablo featuring A R I Z O N A "Take Her Place"[48]
Noah Kahan "Hurt Somebody"
Quinn XCII The Story of Us "One Day At A Time"[49]
Astrid S "Think Before I Talk"[50]
X Ambassadors "Ahead of Myself"[51]
Ayokay featuring Baker Grace "Too Young"[52]
3LAU x Audien "Hot Water"[53]
Emily Warren "Hurt By You"[54]
Shawn Mendes "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back"[55]
Alessia Cara The Get Down Part II Soundtrack "The Other Side (Alessia Cara Version)"[56]
Ayokay featuring Chelsea Cutler "The Shine"[57]
The Chainsmokers Memories...Do Not Open "The One"
"Wake Up Alone" (featuring Jhené Aiko)[58]
Quinn XCII "Make Time"[59]
J Sutta featuring Hopsin "Feel Nothing"[60]
2016 Hot Shade featuring Mike Perry & JANE XØ "Touching You Again"[61]
Naughty Boy featuring Kyla & Popcaan "Should've Been Me"[62]
Lost Kings featuring Emily Warren "Phone Down"[63]
Shawn Mendes Illuminate "Ruin"[64]
"Treat You Better"[65]
"Three Empty Words"[66]
"Don't Be a Fool"[66]
"No Promises"[66]
"Lights On"[66]
"Bad Reputation"[66]
The Chainsmokers Collage "Don't Let Me Down"
Tiesto and Oliver Heldens featuring Natalie La Rose -- "The Right Song"[67]
American Authors What We Live For "Mess With Your Heart"
Sammy Adams The Long Way "Helluva"
Handsome Ghost "The Brilliant Glow" "Graduate"[68]
Skizzy Mars Alone Together "Girl on a Train"[69]
2015 Melanie Martinez Cry Baby "Tag, You're It"[70]
Shawn Mendes Handwritten "Life of the Party"[71]
"Never Be Alone"[71]
"Kid in Love"[71]
"I Don't Even Know Your Name"[71]
"Something Big"[71]
"This is What it Takes"[71]
"The Weight"[71]
"Don't Want Your Love"[71]
Omi Me 4 U "Drop in the Ocean"
Sabrina Carpenter Eyes Wide Open "White Flag"
2014 Christian Burghardt Safe Place to Land EP "Spark"[72]
"When She Cries"[73]
Oh Honey With Love "Get it Right"[74]
Niykee Heaton Bad Intentions "Villa"[75]
Jessie J Sweet Talker "Ain't Been Done"[76]
2013 Krewella Get Wet "Pass the Love Around"[70]
2011 Stephen Jerzak Miles and Miles "Party Like You're Single"[70]


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