Desmond Child

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Desmond Child
Información personal
Nombre de nacimiento John Charles Barrett Ver y modificar los datos en Wikidata
Nacimiento 28 de octubre de 1953 Ver y modificar los datos en Wikidata (70 años)
Gainesville (Estados Unidos) Ver y modificar los datos en Wikidata
Nacionalidad Estadounidense y húngara (desde 2016)
Información profesional
Ocupación Productor discográfico, cantante, compositor, músico y compositor de canciones Ver y modificar los datos en Wikidata
Años activo desde 1975
Seudónimo Desmond Child Ver y modificar los datos en Wikidata
Géneros Glam metal, rock, pop, hard rock, heavy metal, música disco y pop latino Ver y modificar los datos en Wikidata
Instrumento Voz Ver y modificar los datos en Wikidata
Sitio web Ver y modificar los datos en Wikidata

Desmond Child (nacido como John Charles Barrett; Gainesville, 28 de octubre de 1953) es un productor y compositor estadounidense. Es sobrino de la cantante cubana Olga Guillot. Tiene doble nacionalidad estadounidense-húngara.[1]


Sus éxitos como compositor incluyen "I Hate Myself for Loving You" (Joan Jett), "Livin' on a Prayer", "You Give Love a Bad Name" (Bon Jovi),[2]​ "Dude (Looks Like A Lady), "Angel", "What It Takes", y "Crazy" (Aerosmith), "I Was Made for Lovin' You" (Kiss), "Just Like Jesse James" (Cher), y "She Bangs", "Más" y "Livin' La Vida Loca" (Ricky Martin).[3]

Child ha sido reconocido por su trabajo como compositor y productor en bandas y solistas tan importantes como Cher, Marion Raven, Billie Myers, Michael Bolton, Cyndi Lauper, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Scorpions, Robbie Williams, Bonnie Tyler, Alice Cooper, Dream Theater (en el disco Falling Into Infinity), Kiss, Ricky Martin, Roxette, Vince Neil, Jesse McCartney, Stephanie McIntosh, Sakis Rouvas, Chris Braide, Kelly Clarkson, Hilary Duff, INXS y LeAnn Rimes, entre otros.

Produjo el álbum Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose, de Meat Loaf, en el que participó en la composición de seis canciones.[4]​ Recientemente, colaboró como productor a la banda alemana Scorpions en el disco Humanity Hour 1. En 2008 produjo el séptimo álbum de la banda The Rasmus, Black Roses. Fue incluido en el Salón de la Fama de los Compositores en 2008. En 2013 fundó junto a Rudy Pérez el Salón de la Fama Latino de los Compositores.[5]


Desmond Child & Rouge[editar]

  • "Our Love Is Insane" (#50, 1979)

Como solista[editar]

Producciones para otros artistas[editar]

Año Banda/Artista Canción(es) compuesta/coescrita/producida Álbum
1979 Kiss "I Was Made for Lovin' You" Dynasty
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 Kiss "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 "Livin' on a Prayer", "You Give Love a Bad Name", "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
1988 Kiss "Let's Put the X in Sex", "(You Make Me) Rock Hard" Smashes, Thrashes & Hits
Bon Jovi "Bad Medicine", "Blood on Blood", "Born to Be My Baby", "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", también produjo el álbum Hide Your Heart
1989 Aerosmith "What It Takes", "F.I.N.E." Pump
Alice Cooper Todo el álbum Trash
Animotion "Calling It Love" Room To Move
Michael Bolton "How Can We Be Lovers?" y "Love Cuts Deep", también produjo el álbum Soul Provider
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 Producción íntegro del álbum 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
1992 Bon Jovi "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead", "Keep the Faith" 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" Banda sonora de EDtv
Ricky Martin "Livin' La Vida Loca", "La copa de la vida", "Spanish Eyes" Ricky Martin
2000 Bon Jovi "One Wild Night" Crush
Ricky Martin "She Bangs" Sound Loaded
2001 Alejandra Guzmán Soy
2002 Bon Jovi "All About Lovin' You", "Misunderstood", "The Distance" Bounce
Sakis Rouvas "Ola Kala", "The Light", "Disco Girl", también produjo el álbum Ola Kala
Kelly Clarkson "Before Your Love" Thankful
2003 Clay Aiken "Invisible", "Run to Me" Measure of a Man
La Ley "Más Allá" Libertad
2004 Jesse McCartney "Because You Live" Beautiful Soul
Alejandra Guzmán Produjo todo el álbum Lipstick
Diana DeGarmo "Dreams" Blue Skies
2005 Bon Jovi "Bells of Freedom", "Dirty Little Secret" Have a Nice Day
Vince Neil "Promise Me" -
Amanda Stott "Homeless Heart" Chasing the Sky
Lindsay Lohan "I Live for the Day" A Little More Personal (Raw)
2006 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
Marion Raven "Good 4 Sex" Heads Will Roll
Marion Raven "October" Banda sonora Cut Off
Paul Stanley "All About You", "Lift", "Live to Win", "Wake Up Screaming", "Where Angels Dare" Live to Win
2007 Mika "Erase" Life in Cartoon Motion
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 Producción íntegra del álbum, incluido "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 (sencillo)
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
Weezer "Trainwrecks" Hurley
2011 Ricky Martin Producción íntegra del álbum Música + Alma + Sexo
Alice Cooper "I Am Made of You", "The Underture" Welcome 2 My Nightmare
2012 Porcelain Black "Rock Angels" Banda sonora de Rock of Ages
Aerosmith "Another Last Goodbye" Music from Another Dimension!
2013 Bonnie Tyler "Believe in Me", "Stubborn" Rocks and Honey
Bon Jovi "Army of One" What About Now
Hernaldo Zúñiga y Michael Bolton "I Try to Forget You" (Adaptación al inglés de Procuro Olvidarte)


  1. «Celebrity US Songwriter Desmond Child Takes Up Hungarian Citizenship». 
  2. Rocksnobs: Desmond Child Archivado el 21 de agosto de 2002 en Wayback Machine. 14 de septiembre de 2018.
  3. SongwriterUniverse Magazine - Desmond Child Article Archivado el 19 de abril de 2015 en Wayback Machine. 14 de septiembre de 2018.
  4. Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. «Bat out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose». All Music Guide. Consultado el 17 de octubre de 2006. 
  5. «Founders». Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame. Archivado desde el original el 13 de marzo de 2014. Consultado el 23 de marzo de 2014. 

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