Stan Meissner

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Stan Meissner
Birth nameStanley Allan Meissner
Born (1956-08-28) August 28, 1956 (age 62)
Toronto, Ontario
GenresPop, rock
InstrumentsVocals, drums, guitar, keyboards

Stan Meissner (born August 28, 1956) is a Canadian composer, singer, and songwriter. His career includes both hits internationally and in Canada. Meissner has been a songwriter for more than 30 years and has written music for many international acts.

Personal life and career[edit]

Stan Meissner has been a songwriter/recording artist for the last 30 years. As a recording artist he has released three CDs: Dangerous Games, Windows to Light and Undertow, while as a writer his songs have been recorded by Celine Dion, Eddie Money, Ricochet, Farmer's Daughter, Rita Coolidge, BJ Thomas, Alias, Triumph, Ben Orr (The Cars), Eric Clapton, Darby Mills, Lee Aaron, Carl Dixon, Toronto and Lara Fabian. In addition, Meissner has written music for several TV shows and films including Beverly Hills 90210, Hang Time, Forever Knight, Tekwar, Sweating Bullets/Tropical Heat, Little Criminals (CBC), Phenom, Tales from the Crypt, A&E Biography, Amy Fisher: My Story, My Secret Identity, Friday the 13th Parts 7 & 8, Friday the 13th: The Series, Ghoulies 3, Life Goes On and Shining Time Station.

Meissner is also the creative force behind the duo Metropolis with Peter Fredette. The Metropolis debut CD included "The Darkest Side of the Night", which was featured as the title track in Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan. His songwriting career includes music for many films and TV shows.

Currently Meissner serves as the President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of SOCAN (2012–2018), having previously served as Treasurer (2003–2012) and President (2006–2012). He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (2012–2018), and he has served as President of the Songwriters Association of Canada[1] (2000–2006). He has been very active in the songwriting community, working as a tireless advocate to further a more positive environment for creators in Canada and around the world.


Studio albums[edit]

  • Dangerous Games (1983)[2]
  • Windows to Light (1986)[2]
  • Undertow (1992)[2]

with Metropolis[edit]


  • "I Need Your Love" / "Walking in the Dark" (A&M, 1984)[2]
  • "Hide the Night Away" / "Walk Out Of My Life" (A&M, 1984)[2]
  • "Once Over" / "Once Over" (A&M, 1984)[2]
  • "One Chance" / "Coming out of Nowhere" (A&M, 1985)[2]
  • "I Want Everything" / "Surrender to You" (A&M, 1986)[2]
  • "Can't Break Away from You" / "I Need Your Love" (A&M, 1986)[2]
  • "River of Fire" (Duke Street 1992)
  • "It's No Secret" (Duke Street 1992)
  • "Someone Like You" (Duke Street 1993)
  • "The Lucky One" (Duke Street 1993)


-Gemini Award recipient for music on CBC's 'It's Only Rock And Roll'

-B.C. Country Music Association 'Songwriter Of The Year' - 1999

-Juno Award nominee 'Songwriter Of The Year' - 2000

-Juno Award nominee 'Most Promising Male Vocalist' -1986

-Socan #1 Award for writing 'Leila' (1995 - sung by Lara Fabian)

-Socan Airplay Award for 'Il Suffit D'une Eclair' (1994 - sung by Lara Fabian)

-Socan Airplay Award for 'Leila' (1995 - sung by Lara Fabian)

-Canadian Music Publishers Award for 'One Chance' (among the top Canadian hits of 1987-1988)

-Multiple RIAA and CRIA Gold and Platinum Records


  1. ^ Songwriters Association of Canada - Stan Meissner
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Meissner, Stan". The Canadian Pop Encyclopedia. Jam!. Retrieved 2008-07-22.

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