Just ahead of the release of his new memoir Livin’ on a Prayer, music producer and Hall of Fame songwriter Desmond Child revealed his favorite song he’s ever worked on during his decades-spanning career.
And believe it or not, it wasn’t for Cher, Aerosmith, Katy Perry or Bon Jovi… it was for a then-unknown group named Hanson, way back in 1997.
“Before even ‘MMMBop’ came out, I was invited to go and write with them by their A&R guy, Steve Greenberg, who discovered them,” Child exclusively tells The Messenger of Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson.
“The family had seven kids. They were the oldest three, and they had this brother group,” he recalls. “So they had rented a house in the Hollywood Hills. At that time, there wasn’t GPS and all that. So I called up Diane Warren because it was near her house where it was going to be.”
While the legendary songwriter couldn’t give him directions, when he told her the youngest member (Zac) was just nine years old, Warren replied, “Desmond, you’re going to write with a 9-year-old? You’ve reached your lowest low.”