Wrote hits for Michael Jackson, Madonna, Diana Ross, and Whitney Houston.

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John Bettis


A hitmaker across two decades.

John Bettis has written songs that have sold more than 250 million records worldwide and have been sung by some of the most loved artists of all time including, Michael Jackson, George Strait, Celine Dion, Madonna, Diana Ross, Whitney Houston, Karen Carpenter, and many more.

His songs include “Human Nature,” “Heartland,” “Top Of The World,” “Yesterday Once More,” “Good-Bye To Love,” “Only Yesterday,” “Can You Stop The Rain?,” “One Moment In Time,” “Crazy For You,” and “Slow Hand.”

Bettis has been nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, three Grammys® and three Emmys. In 1988 he received an Emmy for “One Moment in Time,” the theme song for the 1988 Olympics. He also received an Emmy for “Where Is The Hope” in 2003. His song “Human Nature” was included in the historic album of the year Thriller.His film work includes Twilight Zone: The Movie, Vision Quest, Pure Country, Cocktail, Star Trek V and The Godfather III among others. His TV themes include Growing Pains, Murphy Brown and Nurses.

Penned hits that include “Human Nature,” “Heartland,” “Top Of The World,” “Yesterday Once More” and “Good-Bye To Love” 

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