Jake’s Take Podcast: Songwriter Desmond Child Visits!

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com

It is an honor and privilege to welcome one of my all-time favorite songwriters, Desmond Child, to The Jake’s Take with Jacob Elyachar Podcast

This Grammy-winning and Emmy-nominated songwriter and producer have amassed more than 80 Billboard Top 40 singles in five decades. Among some of the hits that he co-wrote include “Beautiful Now,” “Dude Looks Like A Lady,” “Heaven’s On Fire,” “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” “Invisible,” “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” “Livin’ On a Prayer,” and “Waking Up in Vegas.” Desmond Child also worked with a diverse group of music icons that include Aerosmith, Barbra Streisand, Bon Jovi, Cher, Garth Brooks, Joan Jett, and KISS. 

He also wrote some of the first hits for a plethora of today’s top artists, including Ava Max, Carrie Underwood, Christina Aguilera, Clay Aiken, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Ricky Martin, Selena Gomez, and Zedd. Desmond’s songs have sold over 500 million records worldwide with downloads, YouTube views, and streaming plays in the billions. 

In 2008, Desmond Child was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and currently serves on its Board of Directors. Ten years later, he received the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP)’s prestigious Founders Award as he celebrated 40 years as an ASCAP member. He also co-founded the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame with Rudy Perez, and currently, Desmond serves as the organization’s Chairman Emeritus. 

Over the past few years, he wrote and co-produced “Lady Liberty” on Barbra Streisand’s Walls. He also released DESMOND CHILD LIVE in October 2019 on BMG Rights and two re-mastered albums – DESMOND CHILD & ROUGE and RUNNERS IN THE NIGHT on BMG in October 2020. He is also expected to release his autobiography: DESMOND CHILD/ LIVIN’ ON A PRAYER: BIG SONGS BIG LIFE with David Ritz sometime this year.

In this edition of The Jake’s Take with Jacob Elyachar Podcast, Desmond talked about some of his biggest songs and previewed his autobiography.

For more information about Desmond Child, visit his website!

You can also connect with Desmond on social media. Visit his Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter channels.

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