Prolific songwriter, TV composer, vocalist won 3 Grammys

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Holly Knight

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Top hits over 40-year career

Holly Knight has had a wild 36 year ride in the music business that ignited when she met her future songwriting partner and producer Mike Chapman with the band Spider in X.

The duo penned Spider’s single, “Better Be Good To Me,” with music icon Tina Turner later recording the hit on her X (date) album Private Dancer. The success of Knight/Chapman continued when the pair wrote the iconic smash, “Love Is A Battlefield” for Pat Benatar, “The Warrior” for Patty Smyth, “Change” for John Waite, “Baby Me” for Chaka Kahn, “Never” for Heart, “Pleasure and Pain” for Divinyls, and Benatar’s “Invincible.” As an independent songwriter, Knight has written nine songs for Turner, including “The Best” which became one of the Pop icon’s signature songs. When Knight wrote “Wildest Dreams” for Turner in X, Oprah took the Wildest Dreams Bus on tour, fulfilling the wildest dreams for viewers across the country. Knight also wrote “Love Touch” for Rod Stewart, “Obsession” for Animotion, “Hide Your Heart” for KISS, “Rag Doll' with Aerosmith, “Space” for Cheap Trick and the list continues.

Her songs have appeared in movies as varied as Thelma and Louise, Mad Max Beyond The Thunderdome, Stewart Little and Hot Tub Fantasy. Her hit TV shows American Idol, The Voice, 30 Rock, Family Guy, The Simpsons, and best of all, Love Is a Battlefield on the hilarious South Park. There have been the TV themes she wrote for Angel and Still Standing. The awards have piled up with Knight’s songs winning three Grammys® and thirteen ASCAP Songwriter Awards.

Wrote "Love Is A Battlefield"

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Acknowledgements

ASCAP Ace Database (www.ascap.com)

Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com)

National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (www.grammy.com)

All Music Guide (www.allmusic.com)

Top Pop Singles:1955-1999
Whitburn, Joel
Record Research, Inc. 1999.

Top Pop Album:1955-2001
Whitburn, Joel.
Record Research, Inc. 2001.