6 Hot Ali Tamposi Songs

The Hit-Maker behind Cabello’s Havana + more

BY: Georgia Davis

Ali Tamposi has written for some of the biggest names in the music industry: Beyonce, One Direction, BTS and Ciara. The 29-year-old songwriter has produces some of the catchiest hooks and chorus in recent years. The Palm Beach, Florida, native has secured writing credits on multiple No. 1 hits and was given the Secret Genius Award for her songwriting. Here are the hottest of Tamposi’s songs:

“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” by Kelly Clarkson

Released in 2011, “Stronger” was Tamposi’s first No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Hot 100. The song of empowerment was nominated for Record of the Year at the 2012 Grammy awards, earning Tamposi her first nomination at the prestigious ceremony. At that point, Tamposi only had two other major writing credits to her name, so the songwriter started her career off strong. Best lyric: “You know in the end, the day you left was just my beginning/In the end

“Havana: by Camila Cabello 

With more than 1 million streams on Spotify, Camila Cabello’s “Havana” is the most-streamed song by a solo female artist. The No. 1 song is a shoo-in for Record of the Year at the upcoming Grammy awards. Tamposi was one of 11 contributing songwriters, and Cabello herself wrote some of the lyrics bearing the name of Cuba’s capital. Best lyric: “I knew it when I met him / I loved him when I left him”

“Wolves” by Selena Gomez and Marshmello

This collaboration between Selena Gomez and music producer Marshmello gives way to one of the catchiest choruses of the past year. What’s great about “Wolves” is how it fits Gomez’s style. The storytelling and sultry lyrics mirror Gomez’s other songs, and that’s thanks to Tamposi. Best lyric: “I’ve been running through the jungle / I’ve been running with the wolves / To get to you, to get to you”

“Let Me Love You” by DJ Snake and Justin Bieber

Almost any collaboration featuring Justin Bieber makes its way to the top of the charts. DJ Snakes beats combined with Tamposi’s savvy lyricism earned the song a No. 4 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 in 2016. Best lyric: “Say, go through the darkest of days / Heaven’s a heartbreak away”

“For You” by Rita Ora and Liam Payne

Songs from the Fifty Shades of Grey series have always done well. From Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do” to The Weeknd’s “Earned It” and Zayn and Taylor Swift’s collaboration on “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” the franchise was a goldmine for sexy music. Tamposi’s contribution landed her the writing gig for the song featuring Rita Ora, an artist she works with frequently, and former One Directioner Liam Payne. Best lyric: “And I’m bleeding in love / You’re swimming in my veins”

“Youngblood” by 5 Seconds of Summer

Tamposi has the primary songwriting spot on this top-10 hit from 5 Seconds of Summer. It’s the title track of the band’s 2018 album. 5SOS first hit the music scene in 2014 with its hit “She Looks So Perfect,” and with the Aussie group’s similar but more mature sound, Tamposi’s “Youngblood” fits perfectly into their vibe. Best lyric: “Lately our conversations / End like it’s the last goodbye / Then one of us gets too drunk / And calls about a hundred times”