Greatest Hit Songs Co-Written by Desmond Child

Desmond Child is a professional songwriter and one of the greatest hit song masters of all time with several Grammy winners.

Desmond Child (born John Charles Barrett) is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

The Top Ten

1 Livin' On a Prayer - Bon Jovi

Desmond Child writes mostly music but the lyrics to this song were inspired in part by his life in late 1970s New York, when he worked as a taxi cab driver to make ends meet. - Metal_Treasure

2 You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi

This song is the re-written version of "If You Were a Woman (And I Was a Man)" he originally wrote for Bonnie Tyler. - Metal_Treasure

3 Crazy - Aerosmith

Grammy winner - Metal_Treasure

4 I Was Made for Lovin' You - Kiss
5 I Hate Myself for Loving You - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

For this song, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts received a nomination at the 31st Grammy Awards for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. - Metal_Treasure

6 Dude (Looks Like a Lady) - Aerosmith

This song always reminds me of Mrs. Doubtfire and the epic scene. Unforgettable! - Metal_Treasure

7 Poison - Alice Cooper

I'm here! :) I absolutely love this song! I don't mind who co-wrote it, but Alice Cooper's voice goes so well with the lyrics. Amazing song! - Britgirl

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8 Bad Medicine - Bon Jovi

I think this song will never get old. - Metal_Treasure

9 Angel - Aerosmith
10 If You Were a Woman (And I Was a Man) - Bonnie Tyler

It was entirely written by Desmond Child but he was dissatisfied with the song's chart success. So he re-wrote the song as "You Give Love a Bad Name" for Bon Jovi and the band also added some elements. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Under the Gun - Kiss
12 How Can We Be Lovers - Michael Bolton
13 In My Dreams With You - Steve Vai
14 Livin' la Vida Loca - Ricky Martin

Grammy winner - Metal_Treasure

15 Just Like Jesse James - Cher
16 This Ain't a Love Song - Bon Jovi
17 She Bangs - Ricky Martin
18 Diamond Ring - Bon Jovi
19 Nobody Wants to Be Lonely - Ricky Martin
20 Hole In My Soul - Aerosmith
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