Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Kara DioGuardi Is My Homegirl

I strongly believe Kara DioGuardi will give the much needed invigoration to "American Idol", because her hitlist is just undeniable -- and is definitely a staple in my collection of fave songs. I also feel like she is a doppleganger of Season 5 runner up Katharine McPhee, and my love and former Soluna member America Olivo, no?

So let's take a little trip down memory lane in terms of the amazing work that Kara has done both as a songwriter and as a producer. You may not be a fan of ALL of these, but you have to respect the success and sheer poppiness of every single one. Here is just a handful of her hits:

Kylie Minogue - Spinning Around
Jessica Simpson - A Little Bit
Enrique Iglesias - Escape, Don't Turn Off the Lights
Hilary Duff - Come Clean; Stranger, With Love and almost all of the rest of Dignity
Soluna - Nothing Looks Good On Me But You
Kelly Clarkson - Walk Away
Ashlee Simpson - Autobiography, Pieces of Me, Shadow, La La; Boyfriend, L.O.V.E. and the rest of her second album
Gwen Stefani - Rich Girl
Lindsay Lohan - Over
Ricki-Lee - Sunshine
Pussycat Dolls - Beep, I Don't Need A Man
Paris Hilton - Screwed
Christina Aguilera - Ain't No Other Man, Slow Down Baby, Oh Mother, and the rest of the first disc of Back to Basics
Delta Goodrem - Not Me, Not I
Katharine McPhee - Love Story, and 2/3 of her debut album
Ashley Tisdale - Be Good To Me
Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana & Jonas Brothers - We Got the Party
Camp Rock - We Rock, Play My Music (Jonas Brothers)
Demi Lovato - The Middle, Believe In Me
P!NK - Sober
Nicole Scherzinger - Baby Love

...amongst several others. Her list is kind of astounding, really, and it's a wonder she didn't get more attention before now.

What do you think? What's your fave Kara penned track?


John said...

It's funny...while I respect her as a writer, there aren't many of these songs that I LOVE. Probably "Spinning Around", but I think that was as much performance as it was song.

Ken said...

Oh yeah! I'm so liking Kara DioGuardi's presence in the Idol panel. At least there's a clever opinionated woman in the panel instead of just Paula Abdul which is frantically making herself the dumbest judge between the 3.

Yeah, I'm so thinking that Kara is a doppelganger of Katharine McPhee. Anyways, I'm in love with her.

Myfizzypop said...

Kara should definitely shake up the American Idol format. I only learnt a little while ago how prolific she was in the world of pop! I guess my fave track from that list would have to be Spinning Around. I guess she;ll get on great with other co-writer of the song, the Dule then won't she? I think i will start watching the shows about 2 weeks into the live shows, final ten or something. It's hard to keep up with international idols without it being spoilt before it airs in England three days later!!!!

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