Thursday, September 7, 2023

The Top 30 Songs by Diane Warren

Diane Warren

Top 30 Songs

Songwriter Diane Warren was born September 7, 1956, in Van Nuys, California. Her first hit was “Solitaire,” a #7 hit for Laura Branigan in 1983. In the late ‘80s, she became the first songwriter in history to have seven hits – all by different artists – on the Billboard Hot 100. She has had 33 top-10 hits on the chart; nine of them went to #1. She has won a Grammy, an Emmy, an Ivor Novello, and two Golden Globe awards. She was nominated 14 times for Academy awards without a win before receiving an honorary Oscar in 2022.



Top 30 Songs

Dave’s Music Database lists are determined by song’s appearances on best-of lists, appearances on compilations and live albums by the featured act, and songs’ chart success, sales, radio airplay, streaming, and awards.

1. Toni Braxton “Un-Break My Heart” (1996)
2. Celine Dion “Because You Loved Me” (1996)
3. LeAnn Rimes “How Do I Live” (1997)
4. Aerosmith “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” (1998)
5. Chicago “Look Away” (1988)
6. Starship “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” (1987)
7. Trisha Yearwood “How Do I Live” (1997)
8. Faith Hill “There You’ll Be” (2001)
9. Taylor Dayne “Love Will Lead You Back” (1990)
10. Milli Vanilli “Blame It on the Rain” (1989)

11. Ace of Base “Don’t Turn Around” (1994)
12. Joe Cocker “When the Night Comes” (1989)
13. Michael Bolton with Kenny G “Missing You Now” (1992)
14. Michael Bolton “How Can We Be Lovers” (1990)
15. Celine Dion “If You Asked Me To” (1992)
16. Bad English “When I See You Smile” (1989)
17. LeAnn Rimes “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” (2000)
18. DeBarge “Rhythm of the Night” (1985)
19. Kenny G with Peabo Bryson “By the Time This Night Is Over” (1993)
20. Cher “If I Could Turn Back Time” (1989)

21. Expose “I’ll Never Get Over You Getting Over Me” (1993)
22. Monica “For You I Will” (1997)
23. Michael Bolton “When I’m Back on My Feet Again” (1990)
24. Michael Bolton “Time, Love & Tenderness” (1991)
25. Whitney Houston “I Learned from the Best” (1999)
26. Belinda Carlisle “I Get Weak” (1988)
27. Chicago “I Don’t Wanna Live Without Your Love” (1988)
28. Roberta Flack with Maxi Priest “Set the Night to Music” (1991)
29. Taylor Dayne “I’ll Be Your Shelter” (1990)
30. Cher “Just Like Jesse James” (1989)

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First posted 10/30/2011; last updated 12/4/2023.

1 comment:

  1. OMG!Why had I never heard of Diane Warren? She is an icon! I'm rooting for her win at the Oscars!