Desmond Child, właśc. John Charles Barrett (ur. 28 października 1953 w Miami[1]) – amerykański muzyk, kompozytor i producent. Jest członkiem Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Desmond Child
Data i miejsce urodzenia

28 października 1953


Hard rock
Pop rock
Glam metal
Heavy metal


producent, kompozytor, muzyk



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Desmond Child & Rouge

  • Desmond Child & Rouge (Capitol Records) (1979)
    • "Our Love Is Insane" (No. 51, 1979)
  • Runners in the Night (Capitol Records) (1979)
  • The Warriors: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (A&M Records) (1979)
    • Song: "Last of an Ancient Breed"
  • Discipline (Elektra Records) (1991)

Utwory napisane dla innych wykonawców lub wspólnie z nimi

Rok Wykonawca Tytuł utworu, którego jest autorem, współautorem lub producentem Album
1979 Kiss "I Was Made for Lovin' You" Dynasty
1980 Billy Squier "You Should Be High Love" The Tale of the Tape
1982 Cher "When the Love is Gone", "Walk With Me", "The Book of Love" I Paralyze
1984 Kiss "Heaven's on Fire", "Under the Gun", "I've Had Enough (Into the Fire)" Animalize
1985 "King of the Mountain", "Who Wants to Be Lonely", "I'm Alive", "Radar for Love", "UH! All Night" Asylum
1986 Bonnie Tyler "If You Were a Woman and I Was a Man", "Lovers Again" Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire
Bon Jovi "You Give Love a Bad Name", "Livin' on a Prayer", "Without Love", "I'd Die For You" Slippery When Wet
1987 Aerosmith "Angel", "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)", "Heart's Done Time" Permanent Vacation
Cher "We All Sleep Alone", "Main Man", "Give Our Love a Fightin' Chance", "Perfection", "Working Girl" Cher
Jimmy Barnes "Waitin' for the Heartache", "Walk on" Freight Train Heart
John Waite "These Times are Hard for Lovers" Rover's Return
Kiss "Bang Bang You", "My Way", "Reason to Live" Crazy Nights
Jennifer Rush "Down to You", "Heart Wars" Heart Over Mind
Ronnie Spector "Love on a Rooftop" Unfinished Business
1988 Kiss "Let's Put the X in Sex", "(You Make Me) Rock Hard" Smashes, Thrashes & Hits
Bon Jovi "Bad Medicine", "Born to Be My Baby", "Blood on Blood", "Wild is the Wind" New Jersey
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts "I Hate Myself for Loving You", "Little Liar", "You Want In, I Want Out" Up Your Alley
Bonnie Tyler "Notes From America", "Hide Your Heart", "Save Up All Your Tears", "Take Another Look at Your Heart", also produced the album Hide Your Heart
Aerosmith "What It Takes", "F.I.N.E." Pump
1989 Alice Cooper Entire album, including "Poison" Trash
Animotion "Calling It Love" Room To Move
Michael Bolton "How Can We Be Lovers?" and "Love Cuts Deep", also produced the former Soul Provider
Billy Squier "Stronger", "Tied Up" Hear & Now
Bonfire "The Price of Loving You" Point Blank
Cher "Just Like Jesse James", "Love on a Rooftop", "Emotional Fire", "Does Anybody Really Fall in Love Anymore?" Heart Of Stone
Ace Frehley "Hide Your Heart" Trouble Walkin'
Kiss "Hide Your Heart", "You Love Me to Hate You" Hot in the Shade
Robin Beck "Hide Your Heart", "Don't Lose Any Sleep", "If You Were a Woman (And I Was a Man)", "Hold Back the Night", "Save Up All Your Tears", "Tears in the Rain" Trouble or Nothin'
1990 Ratt "Givin' Yourself Away", "Heads I Win, Tails You Lose", "Lovin' You's a Dirty Job", "One Step Away", "Shame Shame Shame" Detonator
1991 Kane Roberts Entire album Saints and Sinners
Cher "Save Up All Your Tears" Love Hurts
Michael Bolton "Forever Isn't Long Enough", "New Love" Time, Love & Tenderness
Alice Cooper "Dangerous Tonight", "Might as Well Be on Mars" Hey Stoopid
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts "Ashes in the Wind", "The Only Good Thing (You Ever Said Was Goodbye)", "Lie to Me", "Don't Surrender", "Goodbye" Notorious
SouthGang Entire album (co-writer) Tainted Angel
1992 Bon Jovi "Keep the Faith", "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" Keep the Faith
1993 Aerosmith "Crazy", "Flesh" Get a Grip
Steve Vai "In My Dreams With You" Sex & Religion
1994 Joan Jett & the Blackhearts "As I Am", "You Got a Problem", "Brighter Day" Pure and Simple
1995 Bon Jovi "Something for the Pain", "This Ain't a Love Song", "Hearts Breaking Even", "Diamond Ring" These Days
Chynna Phillips "I Live for You", "This Close", "Jewel in My Crown" Naked and Sacred
Roxette "You Don't Understand Me" Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus!
1997 Aerosmith "Hole in My Soul" Nine Lives
Chicago "All Roads Lead to You" The Heart of Chicago 1967–1998 Volume II
Dream Theater "You Not Me" Falling into Infinity
Robbie Williams "Old Before I Die" Life Thru a Lens
Hanson "Weird" Middle of Nowhere
1998 Billie Myers "Kiss the Rain" Growing, Pains
1999 Bon Jovi "Real Life" EdTV Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Ricky Martin "Livin' la Vida Loca", "The Cup of Life" Ricky Martin
2000 "She Bangs" Sound Loaded
Sisqó "Thong Song" Unleash the Dragon
2001 Tina Arena "Soul Mate No. 9", "You Made Me Find Myself" Just Me
Alejandra Guzmán "Quiero Vivir", "Volveré a Amar", "Todo", "Vagabundo Corazón", "Soy Tú Lluvia", Soy
2002 Bon Jovi "All About Lovin' You", "Misunderstood", "The Distance" Bounce
Sakis Rouvas "Ola Kala", "The Light", "Disco Girl", also produced the album Ola Kala
Kelly Clarkson "Before Your Love" Thankful
LeAnn Rimes "Life Goes On", "The Safest Place", "Suddenly", "Sign of Life", "Review My Kisses", "Love Is an Army" Twisted Angel
2003 Clay Aiken "Invisible", "Run to Me" Measure of a Man
La Ley "Más Allá" Libertad
2004 Alejandra Guzmán "Lipstick", "Sálvame", "Hoy Me Voy a Querer", "Tengo Derecho a Estar Mal", "Mundos", "Un Juego Más", "Tu Corazón", "Supersexitada" Lipstick
Jesse McCartney "Because You Live" Beautiful Soul
Hilary Duff "Crash World" A Cinderella Story
"Who's That Girl" Hilary Duff
Diana DeGarmo "Dreams" Blue Skies
2005 Bon Jovi "Bells of Freedom", "Dirty Little Secret", "These Open Arms" Have a Nice Day
Carrie Underwood "Inside Your Heaven" Some Hearts
Bo Bice Non-album single
Vince Neil "Promise Me" Non-album single
Amanda Stott "Homeless Heart" Chasing the Sky
Lindsay Lohan "I Live for the Day" A Little More Personal (Raw)
Marion Raven "October" Cut Off
2006 Marion Raven "Good 4 Sex" Heads Will Roll
Meat Loaf "The Monster Is Loose", "Blind as a Bat", "Monstro", "Alive", "If God Could Talk", "What About Love?" Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose
Paul Stanley "All About You", "Lift", "Live to Win", "Wake Up Screaming", "Where Angels Dare" Live to Win
2007 Sebastian Bach "Falling into You" Angel Down
Bon Jovi "(You Want to) Make a Memory" Lost Highway
Scorpions "Hour I", "The Game of Life", "The Future Never Dies", "You're Lovin' Me to Death", "321", "Love Will Keep Us Alive", "We Will Rise Again", "Your Last Song", "Love Is War", "The Cross", "Humanity", "Cold" Humanity: Hour I
2008 Ace Young "Addicted", "A Hard Hand to Hold", "Where Will You Go", "How You Gonna Spend You Live", "The Girl That Got Away", "Dirty Mind", "The Gift" Ace Young
Katy Perry "Waking Up in Vegas" One of the Boys
The Rasmus Entire album, including "Livin' in a World Without You" Black Roses
2009 Bon Jovi "Brokenpromiseland", "Fast Cars", "Happy Now", "Learn to Love" The Circle
Margaret Cho "I Cho Am a Woman" I Cho Am a Woman (single)
Tokio Hotel "Zoom/Zoom into Me" Humanoid
The Stunners "Santa Bring My Soldier Home" (Santa Bring My Soldier Home-Single)
2010 Tokio Hotel and Kerli "Strange" Almost Alice
Meat Loaf "Elvis in Vegas" Hang Cool Teddy Bear
Ida Maria "Bad Karma" Katla
Weezer "Trainwrecks" Hurley
2011 Ricky Martin Entire album (co-writer) Musica + Alma + Sexo
Alice Cooper "I Am Made of You", "The Underture" Welcome 2 My Nightmare
2012 Porcelain Black "Rock Angels" Rock of Ages (film)
Aerosmith "Another Last Goodbye" Music from Another Dimension!
2013 Sick Puppies "There's No Going Back" Connect
Selena Gomez "Love Will Remember" Stars Dance
Bon Jovi "Army of One" What About Now
Bonnie Tyler "Believe in Me", "Stubborn" Rocks and Honey
2015 Zedd "Beautiful Now" True Colors
2020 Ava Max "Kings & Queens" Heaven & Hell
Countess Luann "VIVA LA DIVA" VIVA LA DIVA (single)
2021 Bonnie Tyler "Stronger Than a Man" The Best is Yet to Come
2022 The Rasmus "Jezebel", "Rise", "Live And Never Die" Rise
Weezer "What Happens After You" SZNZ: Autumn
Jordan Smith "Sparrow" "From the American Song Contest" American Song Contest
Christian Pagán "LOKO" "From the American Song Contest"
Riker Lynch "Feel the Love" "From the American Song Contest"
Marcus King "Blood on the Tracks" Young Blood
Ceramic Animal "Forever Song" Sweet Unknown
Bacon Brothers "In Memory Of When I Cared" Erato-EP
Chris Willis "If I Had Only" single
2023 Winger "Proud Desperado" Seven


  • "Class Act" (jako on sam, 2006, film dokumentalny, reżyseria: Sara Sackner)[2]
  • "Great American Rock Anthems: Turn It Up to 11" (jako on sam, 2011, film dokumentalny, reżyseria: Dione Newton)[3]
  • "Two: The Story of Roman & Nyro" (jako on sam, 2013, film dokumentalny, reżyseria: Heather Winters)[4]


  1. Bradley Torreano: Desmond Child Biography. [dostęp 2016-06-12]. (ang.).
  2. Class Act (2006). [dostęp 2016-06-12]. (ang.).
  3. Great American Rock Anthems: Turn It Up to 11 (2013). [dostęp 2016-06-10]. (ang.).
  4. Two: The Story of Roman & Nyro (2013). [dostęp 2016-06-12]. (ang.).