Sheppard Solomon

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Sheppard Solomon
Born (1965-12-12) December 12, 1965 (age 51)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Songwriter
Genre Pop, rock, R&B
Notable works

Sheppard J. "Shep" Solomon (born December 12, 1965 in New York City, New York, United States) is an American songwriter.


Solomon attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City. Upon graduation, he formed two bands, which were signed to EMI and SIRE respectively. During this time, Sheppard co-wrote material with other songwriters. His first hit was Eternal's 1993 UK chart hit "Just a Step from Heaven".[1]

Solomon decided to focus on songwriting full-time and went on to achieve 14 top 3 single positions in the United Kingdom and Europe, including his second UK number-one single, "Don't Stop Movin'" by S Club 7. This single also secured Solomon a BRIT Award for "Song of the Year".

Solomon returned to song writing in the United States, co-writing cuts with artists such as Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, Celine Dion, and Enrique Iglesias. He then went on to write Ryan Cabrera's "True"

Solomon wrote the song "Shiver" for Natalie Imbruglia which went on to be a #1 Pan European airplay hit and Paris Hilton's first single "Stars Are Blind" which was a worldwide top #5 single. He has been also working with American singer Jessie Malakouti.

In 2011 Solomon's releases include Wonderland's 'Not a Love Song,'(Mercury UK) One Direction's 'Tell Me a Lie,' (Syco UK) and J-Lo's 'Everybody's Girl' from the Love Album (Island Def Jam).

To date, Sheppard has had 140 of his songs recorded and released worldwide.


Year Artist Album Track(s) Credits Chart Position
2016 Schiller Future "Sweet Symphony"

"Little Earthquakes"

"Save Me A Day"

Writing, Vocals #1 Germany
2015 Lorenzo Jovanotti Lorenzo 2015 CC "E' La Scienza, Bellezza!"


"Il Cielo Imenso"


Writing #1 Italy
2013 98 Degrees 2.0 "Impossible Things" Writing
2011 One Direction Up All night "Tell Me A Lie" Writing, Production
Hitomi Spirit "Rollin Wit Da Homies" Feat. Rivers Cuomo Writing
Wonderland Wonderland "Not A Love Song" Writing #22 Ireland
2010 Miranda Cosgrove Sparks Fly "Disgusting" Writing
2009 Casie Davis Differently "Don't Wanna Dance" Writing
Gary Go Gary Go "Life Gets In The Way" Writing Top 20 UK
Natalie Imbruglia Come to Life "Twenty" Writing Top 100 Aus ARIA
2008 Human Nature A Symphony of hits "Cruel" Writing #10 Australia
Gary Go Gary Go "Engines" Writing
2006 3am feat. Tracey Cole Stars Are Blind "Stars Are Blind Remix" Writing
LeAnn Rimes Whatever We Wanna "Satisfied" Writing #15 UK
365 One Touch "That Thing" Writing
Paris Hilton Paris "Stars Are Blind" Writing, Production #10 US #3 EU
#12 US Dance
Chris Daughtry Daughtry "Feels Like Tonight" Writing #17 US
2005 Tony Monaco Euromix 11 "Do You Know" Writing
Roland Belmares The Midori Mix 2005 "Without Love" Writing
Sofia Essaîdi Mon Caberet "Mon Caberet" Writing
Natalie Imbruglia Counting Down the Days "Shiver" Writing #1 UK
2004 Enrique Iglesias 7 "Not In Love" Writing #35 US #5 UK
Aneta Langerova Spousta "Spousta Andělů" Writing
Ryan Cabrera Take It All Away "Exit to Exit" Writing
D-Side Stronger Together "Speechless" Writing
Various Ministry of Sound "Do you know" Writing
Kelly Clarkson Breakaway "I Hate Myself for Losing you" Writing #3 US
Angel City "Do You Know (I Go crazy)" Writing #8 UK
2003 Soda Pop "It Must Be Love" Writing #45 Belgium
Becky Baeling Becstasy "Getaway" Writing
Liberty X Being Somebody "Impossible" Writing
Blue (5) Guilty "Rock The Night" Writing
Ryan Cabrera Take It All Away "True" Writing #18 US
S Club 7 'Till Sundown "Don't Stop Moving" (Bimbo Jones Remix) Writing
Britney Spears In The Zone "Touch of My Hand" Writing
Pnau "Una Noche" Feat Kid Creole Writing
2002 Louise Finest moments "The Best Thing That you bring" Writing
Alice Martineau Daydreams "Breathe Tonight" Writing
S Club 7 Seeing Double "Love Ain't Gonna Wait for You Writing #1 UK
"Alive" Writing #5 UK
Lisa Loeb Cake and Pie "We Could Still Belong Together" Writing
Celine Dion A New Day Has Come "Right in Front of You" Writing
Kristine Blond "A Day Without You" Writing
2001 More Than A Feeling "You" Writing
Brigit Few Like Me "I Own you" Writing
Eric Gales That's What I Am "She Shines" Writing
Aurora Aurora "Dreaming" Writing #25 UK
S Club 7 Sunshine "Don't Stop Movin'" Writing #1 UK #1 EU
2000 ATC A Touch of Class "Mistake No. 2" Writing
Rewind "Precious" Writing #7 UK
Mero It Must be Love "It Must be Love" Writing #30 UK
Melissa "Bulletproof" Writing
1999 Blaque Ivory Blaque "When the last teardrop Falls" Writing
Human Nature Counting Down "Cruel" Writing #1 Aus
Various Teaching Mrs Tingle (Original

Motion picture Soundtrack)

"'Til I Cry you out of Me" Writing
Tal Bachman Tal Bachman "Darker Side Of Blue" Writing
1998 K Klass Live It Up "Live It Up" Writing
1997 Robin S From Now On "24 hour Love" Production
1996 Nu Colours Nu Colours "Tomorrow Love" Writing


  1. ^ Orit Arfa, "Working for a song", Jerusalem Post, January 25, 2009  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required); also published as "Songwriter Solomon Finds Depth, Soul in Jewish Roots", The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, January 29, 2009.