Songs written by Stargate (production team)

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  1. Always Come Back To Your Love

    Always Come Back To Your Love (2000)


    "Always Come Back to Your Love" is the third single from Gotta Tell You, the debut album of the Irish singer Samantha Mumba. The single was produced by Norwegian production team Stargate, who are best known for working with the likes of Rihanna, Ne-Yo, Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown.

  2. Ave Maria

    Ave Maria (2008)


    "Ave Maria" is a song by American R&B recording artist Beyoncé Knowles from her third studio album I Am... Sasha Fierce (2008). Amanda Ghost, Ian Dench and Makeba Riddick wrote the song in collaboration with its producers Knowles and production duo Stargate. As stated by Ghost, "Ave Maria" was inspired by Knowles' and her own respective marriages. The song is a re-write of Franz Schubert's "Ave Maria". It is instrumentally complete with a piano and strings. Throughout the ballad, Knowles sings in a lower register with an operatic soprano. Lyrically, it speaks about being surrounded by friends but still feeling alone.

  3. Be On You

    Be On You (2009)


    "Be on You" is the fifth official single from Flo Rida's second album, R.O.O.T.S.. It features Ne-Yo and is produced by Stargate. Since July 2009, the single has been gaining airplay. Despite getting much airplay, the single wasn't officially released until October 2009, due to Flo Rida focusing on promoting his other single "Jump". It takes a famous line from the movie Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and uses it as its chorus.

  4. Be with You

    Be with You (2003)


    "Be with You" is a song by British girl group Atomic Kitten. The song was written by Greg Wilson, Tracey Carmen and Martin Foster and is an adaptation of Electric Light Orchestra's song "Last Train to London", written by Jeff Lynne. Released in 2002 as a double a-side with "The Last Goodbye", the third single off their second album Feels So Good in the UK. The song was not part of any UK release of Feels So Good but was included on international editions and eventually on the third album Ladies Night in 2003. As a standalone single, the song became a hit in Australia, peaking at number ten, and number 15 in New Zealand.

  5. Because Of You

    Because Of You (2007)


    "Because of You" is a 2007 song by singer and songwriter Ne-Yo. It is the first single from his second album of the same name. The single started radio play the week of March 27, 2007.

  6. Bossy

    Bossy (2008)


    "Bossy" is a song by American recording artist Lindsay Lohan. The song was written by Shaffer Smith, known by his stage name Ne-Yo, while additional writing and song production was done by Stargate members Mikkel Storleer Eriksen and Tor Erik Hermansen. After leaking online in the beginning of May 2008, Universal Motown officially released the song to media outlets, while its digital single was released on May 27, 2008. The song draws musical influence from the electropop and dance-pop genres; it is about a woman being strong enough to get what she wants when she wants it. "Bossy" attained generally mixed critical reception upon release. Critics generally praised the attitude of the song, but considered the song less catchy than Lohan's previous efforts. "Bossy" managed to peak at number 77 on the Canadian Hot 100, and became Lohan's first song from her entire career to reach number one on the United States' Billboard Hot Dance Club Play.

  7. Bye Bye

    Bye Bye (2008)


    "Bye Bye" is a song by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey, taken from her eleventh studio album, E=MC² (2008). It was written by Carey, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen and Johntá Austin, and produced by the former three. It was released as the album's second single on April 15, 2008, in the United States, Australasia and select European countries. The song draws influence from pop and R&B music genres, and features a piano and keyboard-driven melody. Lyrically, the song features a dialogue in between Carey and her deceased father throughout the verses, and a universal salute to departed loved ones on the chorus, where she sings "This is for everybody, just lift your hands to the sky, cause we won't ever say bye bye".

  8. Can't Help But Wait

    Can't Help But Wait (2007)


    "Can't Help but Wait" is the second single from the Trey Songz album Trey Day. The song is written by Johntá Austin, Mikkel S. Eriksen, and Tor Erik Hermansen. On the issue date of October 6, 2007, the single debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 99. American actor Jackie Long (ATL) appears in the video as the abusive boyfriend. "Can't Help but Wait" peaked within the Top 20 of the Hot 100, at #14. The video was filmed in Jersey City, New Jersey. The song was nominated for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards

  9. Closer

    Closer (2008)


    "Closer" is a 2008 Single by American pop/R&B singer Ne-Yo. The song was produced by Stargate.

  10. Come Back To Me

    Come Back To Me (2009)


    "Come Back to Me" is a pop and R&B song by Japanese American pop singer Utada. The song was written by Utada and Stargate and was produced by Utada, Stargate and her father, Sking U. "Come Back to Me" is the first single from her second English-language album This Is the One. In the United States, the song has peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play and number 93 on the Pop 100 chart.

  11. Crowded



    "Crowded" is a 2006 R&B song released as the first official single from Jeannie Ortega's debut album, No Place Like BKLYN. The song was also featured on the soundtrack to the film Stick It. The song also features underground rapper Papoose. The song charted on the Hot 100 and did well on Pop 100 Airplay.

  12. Curtain Falls

    Curtain Falls


    "Curtain Falls" is a song by English boy band Blue. It was released on 8 November 2004 as the first single from their first greatest hits album, Best of Blue (2004). The song was co-written by the band and Stargate, and produced by Stargate and reached number one in Italy. In France, the song was re-recorded in French and re-titled "Quand Le Rideau Tombe", and thus, this version was released as a single there. The background music is almost identical to that of Coolio's 1995 hit, "Gangsta's Paradise", as they both share usage of a sample of Stevie Wonder's "Pastime Paradise".

  13. Don't Stop The Music

    Don't Stop The Music (2007)


    "Don't Stop the Music" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna for her third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad (2007). It was written by Tawanna Dabney, Michael Jackson, Mikkel S. Eriksen and Tor Erik Hermansen, and produced by the latter two under their production name StarGate. The song was released as the album's fourth single on September 7, 2007 worldwide. "Don't Stop the Music" is a dance-pop and techno song that features a wide variety of rhythmic devices used mainly in hip hop music. The song samples the line, "Mama-say, mama-sa, ma-ma-ko-ssa" which is taken from Jackson's 1983 single "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'". For using the line, both Rihanna and Jackson faced a lawsuit from the Cameroonian musician Manu Dibango, who claimed that the hook is originally from his 1972 song "Soul Makossa".

  14. Firework

    Firework (2010)


    "Firework" is a song by American recording artist Katy Perry. The song was written by Perry, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Sandy Wilhelm, Ester Dean, and produced by Stargate and Sandy Vee for Perry's third studio album, Teenage Dream (2010). The song is a self-empowerment anthem with inspirational lyrics, and was considered by Perry as the most important song for her on Teenage Dream. The song is believed to be one of the most covered songs on the Internet, particularly on the video website YouTube. It is also Perry's single through her third album which is not written or produced by her main collaborators Max Martin & Dr. Luke.

  15. Go on Girl

    Go on Girl (2007)


    "Go On Girl" is a song written by Ne-Yo, Tor Erik Hermansen, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Espen Lind and Amund Bjørklund, for Ne-Yo's second studio album Because of You. It was released to radio as the fourth single on December 4, 2007. It has so far has peaked at number 29 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, giving Ne-Yo his tenth top forty hit on the chart. Also, to date, it has peaked at number 96 on the Billboard Hot 100.

  16. Got 2 Luv U

    Got 2 Luv U (2011)


    "Got 2 Luv U" is a song performed by Jamaican recording artist Sean Paul, taken from his upcoming fifth studio album. The song features vocals from American singer Alexis Jordan. It was released on the July 19, 2011 by Atlantic Records. The song was written by Sean Paul, Ryan Tedder and Stargate, and it was produced by Stargate.

  17. Half of Me

    Half of Me


    "Half of Me" is a song recorded by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna for her seventh studio album Unapologetic (2012). It was written by Emeli Sandé, Naughty Boy and Stargate, with production done by the latter two. It is a chamber pop song that sees Rihanna deliver vocals in an "experimental" fashion. Its lyrics have been described as a "personal essay", with lyrics that discuss Rihanna's unrepentant attitude in letting people into her life. She references Oprah Winfrey in the line "You saw me on the television". The song garnered positive reviews from music critics, some of whom felt that it is "heartfelt" and "psychedelic". Upon the release of Unapologetic, the song charted in Canada, France, Ireland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. It debuted at number 10 on the UK R&B Chart.

  18. Hate That I Love You

    Hate That I Love You (2007)


    "Hate That I Love You" is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna, released as third single from her third studio album Good Girl Gone Bad (2007). The song features vocals by American singer and songwriter Ne-Yo. Ne-Yo co-wrote the song together with Mikkel S. Eriksen and Tor Erik Hermansen, who produced the song under their stage name Stargate. Def Jam Recordings serviced the song to contemporary hit, urban and rhythmic radio stations in the United States on August 21, 2007 "Hate That I Love You" was released in the United Kingdom, Canada and Germany as a CD single in November 2007. On April 28, 2008, a Spanglish version of the song was digitally released in certain territories featuring vocals by Spanish singer David Bisbal. "Hate That I Love You" is a mid-tempo R&B song, with its lyrical theme being the power of love.

  19. How Do I Breathe

    How Do I Breathe (2007)


    "How Do I Breathe" is an R&B single by Mario. It is the first single from his third studio album Go. The single was released on May 15, 2007. It was produced by Stargate. On the issue date of July 7, 2007, the single debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 91. "How Do I Breathe" also debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number 30 on download sales alone, the day before the physical release of the song. It also became Mario's last charting single in the UK. The song has also peaked at number 18 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart thus far. The official remix of the song features Fabolous and the second official remix was made which features Cassidy. A rare third one features both artists and switches between beats. The song was co-written by Mario.

  20. I Am

    I Am (2009)


    "I Am" is a song taken from American R&B singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige's album Stronger with Each Tear. The song was written by Blige, Johntá Austin, Ester Dean, Tor Erik Hermansen, Mikkel Eriksen with musical production from Stargate and was released as the second single from the album.

  21. I Call It Love

    I Call It Love (2006)


    "I Call It Love" is the lead single released by American singer Lionel Richie from his studio album Coming Home (2006). It reached #1 on the urban adult contemporary chart; his last successful single to date.

  22. I'm Into You

    I'm Into You (2011)


    "I'm Into You" is a song by American recording artist and actress Jennifer Lopez, taken from her seventh studio album, Love? (2011). The mid-tempo pop song was written by British singer Taio Cruz, with the rap section written by Lil Wayne. Norwegian duo StarGate produced the song. Lil Wayne also has featured vocals on the song, after Lopez identified him as her favorite male rapper. In the song, that features double entendre lyrics, Lopez sings about being lost in love and her lover's attraction, while Wayne teases with clever wordplay. The song was originally due for release as a promotional single in the US and Canada on April 5, 2011, but the song was unlocked and released in those markets on April 1, 2011, through a campaign on Lopez's Facebook page. The song was later serviced to rhythmic and urban radio on April 26, 2011, as the second single from Love?.

  23. I'm That Chick

    I'm That Chick (2008)


    "I'm That Chick" is a song by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey, included as a track on her eleventh studio album, E=MC² (2008). Written by Carey, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor E. Hermansen, Johntá Austin, Rod Temperton, and produced by the former three, the song draws influence from soul, R&B and disco music genres. "I'm That Chick" features a strong bass-line, and heavy disco-flavored production, and incorporates a sample of Michael Jackson's "Off the Wall". The song's lyrics finds the protagonist describing a relationship with their lover, as well as all the good qualities they can offer him. Additionally, the song features Carey wooing her significant other with a positive description of herself, while repeating 'I'm that chick you like'.

  24. I Need A Girl

    I Need A Girl (2009)


    "I Need a Girl" is a song by American recording artist Trey Songz. The track was written by Johntá Austin, along with the song's production team, Stargate, who also produced his breakthrough hit, "Can't Help But Wait." The song served as the lead single for Songz's third studio album Ready. "I Need a Girl" received positive to mixed reviews from critics, some of which noted it as generic, and other naming it as a top track from the album. It reached fifty-nine on the Billboard Hot 100 and six on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The accompanying music video shot in Malibu features Songz and love interests on the beach, as they turn out to be mirages.

  25. Jump



    "Jump" is a song recorded by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna for her seventh studio album, Unapologetic (2012). It was written by Kevin Cossom, M. B. Williams, StarGate and Chase & Status, with production done by the latter two and Kuk Harrell. It is a dubstep song which samples the lyrics of "Pony" (1996), a song performed by Ginuwine. Its composition and structure received comparisons to not only Justin Timberlake's song "Cry Me a River" and Magnetic Man, "I Need Air", but also to some of Rihanna's previous songs, including "Rude Boy" and "Red Lipstick". A remix of the song called "Jump (Club Cheval Rap Remix)" by rapper Theophilus London was leaked onto the internet. "Jump" was serviced to Australian radio on January 24, 2014 as the album's fifth Australian single and seventh overall.

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