Writing a Hit Song with Sam Hollander

December 16, 2018

“In my head, I always wanted to write hits. There used to be massive conversation on what was art and what was commercial. I grew up listening to Top 40, and to me, the greatest songs meshed those two together.” I said that in June on Questlove’s podcast, QuestloveSupreme, and nowhere was it better proven this last week than writing with Sam Hollander, whose thinking and songs share that sentiment, including the #1 song on the charts this week, “High Hopes” by Panic! At The Disco. Sam’s other gems include Fitz & The Tantrums (“HandClap”), and a gaggle of songs for artists like TrainWeezerOne Direction, Gym & Class, Good CharlotteCarole KingPentatonix, and way more. We kicked out a hooky, melodic little sucker in 3 hours. Excited to continue working on it and especially to continue with Sam! #hitsongs#songwriter #samhollander #alleewillis #questlove #number1