Partners In Rhyme: Nine Of The Best Pop Songwriting Partnerships
From Adele and Paul Epworth's award-winning team-ups to One Direction's burgeoning songwriting force in Liam and Louis, check out some of the BEST songwriting partnerships of the moment... who ALWAYS deliver when it comes to hits.
1. 1. One Direction's Liam Payne And Louis Tomlinson
This pop pairing is one of the more recent ones on this list... but the band's hits speak for themselves. Liam says he and bandmate Louis have become a bit of a songwriting "team", so watch this space for some future hits from their NEW album. Picture: Instagram
2. 2. Adele And Paul Epworth
The awards have mounted up over the years for Adele, and as well as having an incredible voice it's clear this is at least in part down to her songwriting partnership with Paul Epworth, which created the chart-busting hit 'Rolling In the Deep'.
3. 3. Miley Cyrus And Pharrell Williams
This is another more recent pairing on our list but Pharrell and Miley proved on both his latest album 'G I R L' and Miley's 2013 smash 'Bangerz' that they can create a tune and a half. Miley's renewed success last year has to be at least in part because of her incredible hit-writing tag team with Mr. Williams.
4. 4. Justin Timberlake And Timberland
This pop song pairing have a track record to REALLY be proud of. These two teamed up back in 2002 on Justin's first solo record 'Justified' before kicking things into high-gear in 2006 on Justin's seminal album 'FutureSex/LoveSounds'. No doubt we can expect the hits to roll in for this duo.
5. 5. Ed Sheeran And One Direction
Ed and good pals One Direction made sure they quickly got into the studio together back in 2011, first recording together on the Ed Sheeran penned song 'Moments' from 1D's debut record 'Up All Night'. They then reunited on 'Take Me Home' where Ed wrote both 'Over Again' and the band's successful ballad hit 'Little Things'. Can we expect another collab on album four?
6. 6. Labrinth And Tinie Tempah
From Labrinth's Vodafone Big Top 40 smash 'Earthquake' to Tinie Tempah's own breakthrough hit 'Pass Out', it's clear that whenever good mates Lab and Tinie get in the studio…the magic ALWAYS happens!
7. 7. Sia And Britney Spears
Sia is a name that EVERYONE should know by now, considering she's written tracks for the likes of Katy Perry, Jessie J and Beyonce. One of her latest team-ups with Britney Spears has proved a huge success, having written the songs 'Passenger', 'Brightest Morning Star' and single 'Perfume' for the US star's latest record 'Britney Jean'. Whoever Sia works with… she ALWAYS brings the tunes.
8. 8. Calvin Harris And Rihanna
Rihanna and Calvin Harris have something that just plain works! From their two team-ups so far it's easy to see that they have a great chemistry in the studio and between RiRi's voice and Calvin's production they ALWAYS deliver a hit, whether it's on 'We Found Love' or 'Where Have You Been'.
9. 9. Will.i.am And Cheryl Cole
When Cheryl and Will.i.am get on that mic together something just... clicks! And the chemistry is there away from the stage as well when this pair get in the recording studio. Fingers crossed Will's around to help her work on album four! Pic: Twitter