Allan Rich

Songwriter

Allan Rich is an acclaimed lyricist who helped define pop song craft in the '80s and '90s penning covers for Tina Turner, Barbra Streisand, Chaka Khan, Barry Manilow, Dolly Parton, and Ray Charles. His 250-song collection spans two decades and contains a long list of pop, soul, and adult contemporary hits, including the chart-topping James Ingram smash “I Don’t Have The Heart,” Natalie Cole’s “I Live For Your Love,” and Gladys Knight’s “Lovin’ On Next To Nothin.” The collection also includes the oft-covered “Crazy Love” (Luther Vandross, Patti LaBelle, Ada Dyer), Chaka Khan’s “Your Love Is All I Know,” and Oleta Adams’ “We Will Meet Again.” More recent hits include the Kristine W dance music anthem “Stronger,” the title track from Phyllis Hyman’s final album 'I Refuse To Be Lonely,' Luis Fonsi’s Latin crossover hit “Diselo Ya (Tell Her Tonight),” and bluesman Keb Mo’s “Remain Silent.”

The prolific writer, based in Los Angeles, has also enjoyed a great deal of success writing songs for motion pictures. The catalog contains two Oscar-nominated songs, “Run To You,” performed by Whitney Houston for the soundtrack to 'The Bodyguard,' and “For The First Time,” the Kenny Loggins hit from 1997’s George Clooney/Meg Ryan starrer, 'One Fine Day.' Rich also penned “Something Special’s Gonna Happen Tonight,” the main title for Disney’s 'Outrageous Fortune,' and “Before I Fall In Love” for Paramount’s 'The Runaway Bride.'

Spirit has been busy promoting Allan’s classic catalog while working to ensure his newest songs continue to find their way to the great voices and most evocative films.

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