Everybody knows that many artists don’t actually write their own material, but when a singer performs a career changing tune and owns the airwaves, we think credit must be paid to those behind the scenes. This list countdowns the artists who didn’t write their own biggest hits.
14. “The Sign” – Ace of Base
This 1990s classic spent six non-consecutive weeks at number one of the Billboard Hot 100, was the number 1 song of 1994 according to Billboard magazine’s year-end charts, and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance By a Group or Duo. The song was written by Jonas Berggren, a Swedish musician also known as “Joker.” Berggren continues to write for Ace of Base and other bands.