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Billy Steinberg has been among the most successful songwriters of the past 25 years, co-writing (with Tom Kelly) five #1 singles on Billboard’s “Hot 100” chart, including “Like A Virgin” (Madonna), “True Colors” (Cyndi Lauper), “So Emotional” (Whitney Houston), “Eternal Flame” (The Bangles) and “Alone” (Heart). Additionally, Billy co-wrote other well-known Top 10 U.S. pop hits, including “I’ll Stand By You” (Pretenders, Carrie Underwood), “I Touch Myself” (Divinyls), “How Do I Make You” (Linda Ronstadt), “I Drove All Night” (Roy Orbison, Cyndi Lauper, Celine Dion), “In Your Room” (The Bangles), “Too Little Too Late” (JoJo) and “Give Your Heart A Break” (Demi Lovato).

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Billy Steinberg

The Songwriter’s Bible

My passion for music started in Fresno, California in the 1950’s. I started collecting singles (45’s) when I was 7 years old. The first records I owned included “All I Have To Do Is Dream” by The Everly Brothers, “Poor Little Fool” by Ricky Nelson, “Little Star” by The Elegants and “To Know Him Is To Love Him” by The Teddy Bears. Owning these records and hearing these songs had a profound, almost mystical impact on me as a child. I would sit in my bedroom and listen to them over and over again. It puzzled me that my friends weren’t moved by music in the same way that I was.

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On August 12, 2014, Omnivore Recordings released Billy Thermal – the full, unreleased 1980 album including three bonus demo tracks. Learn more and order your copy here: http://omnivorerecordings.com/music/billy-thermal/