Sam Hollander

born in in New York City, NY, United States

Sam Hollander

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Sam Hollander

Sam Hollander (S*A*M) is an American songwriter and record producer. He has written and/or produced hits for the likes of Train,[1] One Direction,[2] Gym Class Heroes, Good Charlotte, Carole King,[3] Daughtry,[4] Neon Trees, Cobra Starship, 3OH!3, Coheed and Cambria,[5] Boys Like Girls, All Time Low, Metro Station,[6] We The Kings, O.A.R., Uncle Kracker, Sugar Ray, Matisyahu, Blues Traveler, Tom Jones,[7][8] Hot Chelle Rae, Karmin, Big Time Rush, Chiddy Bang,[9] Kelly Rowland, Arrested Development and Hollywood Undead,[10] among others.

Personal life

The son of famed interior decorator & collector Judith Hollander[11] and José Limon Company dancer/Pratt Institute Professor Michael Hollander,[12] Sam was born in New York, NY and attended Fox Lane High School.[13]

He is a nephew of American poet John Hollander who died in 2013. In December 2013, Sam wrote an obituary dedicated to his uncle in the New York Times entitled My uncle, the poet and the pop star.[14]


Sam Hollander has written and/or produced 20 US Top 40 Pop Hits as well as numerous worldwide smashes. In 2008, he was named the Rolling Stone Hot List Producer of the Year, alongside Dave "Sluggo" Katz[15]

He was most recently the Music Producer for the NBC TV show "Smash," for which he produced the Emmy-nominated song, "I Heard Your Voice In A Dream."

Selected discography

  • One Direction "Rock Me" (Columbia/SYCO) (co-write) from the RIAA certified 2x Platinum album Take Me Home
  • Katy Perry "If You Can Afford Me" (Capitol) (co-write/produce) from the RIAA certified Platinum'album One Of The Boys
  • Train "Save Me San Francisco" (Columbia) (co-write) RIAA certified Gold / 2013 BMI Pop Award Winner
  • Train "Marry Me" (Columbia) (co-write) RIAA certified 2x Platinum
  • Train "This'll Be My Year" (Columbia) (co-write) from the RIAA certified Gold album California 37
  • Carole King "Love Makes The World" (Koch) (co-write/produce)
  • Daughtry "Waiting for Superman" (RCA) (co-write) RIAA certified Gold
  • Daughtry "Battleships" (RCA) (co-write)
  • Daughtry "Long Live Rock and Roll", "18 Years", "Wild Heart" (RCA) (co-write)
  • Gym Class Heroes "Cupid's Chokehold" (Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen) (produce) RIAA certified 2x Platinum
  • Gym Class Heroes "As Cruel as School Children" (Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen) (co-write/produce) RIAA certified Gold
  • Gym Class Heroes "Shell Shock" (Atlantic) (co-write/produce) for the movie and soundtrack TMNT
  • Metro Station "Shake It" (Columbia) (produce) RIAA certified 2X Platinum / ARIA certified 2x Platinum
  • Metro Station "Seventeen Forever" (Columbia) (produce) RIAA certified Gold
  • Metro Station 'Metro Station (Columbia) (co-write/produce)
  • Karmin "Acapella" (Epic) (co-write) RIAA certified Gold / ARIA certified 3x Platinum
  • The Fray "Same As You" (Epic) (co-write)
  • Good Charlotte "Sex on the Radio" (Capitol) (co-write) ARIA certified Platinum
  • Neon Trees "Your Surrender", "I Am The DJ" (Island Records) (co-write)
  • Boys Like Girls "The Great Escape" (Columbia) (co-write) RIAA certified Platinum / 2007 BMI Pop Award winner
  • Boys Like Girls "Love Drunk" (Columbia) (co-write) RIAA certified Platinum
  • Boys Like Girls "Five Minutes To Midnight", "Learning To Fall", "Heart Heart Heartbreak", "She's Got A Boyfriend" (Columbia) (co-write)
  • Michael Franti & Spearhead "Wherever You Are," "I Don't Wanna Go" (Capitol) (co-write)
  • Matisyahu "Happy Hannukah" (co-write)
  • Matt Nathanson "Earthquake Weather," "Heart Starts" (Vanguard) (co-write)
  • O.A.R. "Lay Down" (Lava) (co-write)
  • Uncle Kracker "Hot Mess" (Atlantic) (co-write/produce)
  • Trombone Shorty "Dream On" (Verve) (co-write/produce)
  • Brett Dennen "Out Of My Head" (Atlantic) (co-write)
  • G. Love & Special Sauce "Saturday Night" (Brushfire) (co-write)
  • Chiddy Bang "Mind Your Manners" (Polydor) (co-write/produce) ARIA certified 2x Platinum
  • Chiddy Bang "Happening" (Polydor) (co-write/produce) ARIA certified Gold
  • Chiddy Bang "Ray Charles" (Polydor) (co-write/produce)
  • Tyga "Coconut Juice" (Decaydance) (co-write/produce)
  • Kelly Rowland "Daylight" (Columbia) (produce)
  • Cobra Starship "Bring It (Snakes on a Plane)" (Decaydance/New Line) (co-write/produce) for the movie and soundtrack "Snakes on a Plane
  • Cobra Starship "While The City Sleeps, We Rule The Streets" (Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen) (co-write/produce)
  • We The Kings "Check Yes Juliet" (S-Curve/EMI) (co-write/produce) RIAA certified Platinum / ARIA certified Platinum
  • We The Kings "Say You Like Me" (S-Curve/EMI) (co-write/produce) ARIA certified Gold
  • We The Kings "Heaven Can Wait", "Secret Valentine", "We'll Be A Dream" (S-Curve/EMI) (co-write/produce)
  • Coheed and Cambria "The Running Free," "The Road And The Damned" (Columbia) (co-write)
  • Owl City "Speed of Love" (Universal Republic) (co-write)
  • Hollywood Undead "Hear Me Now"/"My Town" (Octone) (co-write/produce)
  • 3OH!3 "Hit It Again" (Atlantic)/(Photo Finish Records) (co-write/produce)
  • All Time Low "Lost in Stereo", "Hello Brooklyn", "Holly (Would You Turn Me On" (Interscope) (co-write/produce) from the BPI certified Silver album Nothing Personal
  • Hot Chelle Rae "Honestly" (RCA) (co-write/produce)
  • David Archuleta "Something 'Bout Love" (Jive Records) (co-write/produce)
  • Big Time Rush "Til' I Forget About You" (Columbia) (co-write/produce) from the RIAA certified Gold album BTR
  • Bowling For Soup "Only Young" (Jive Records) (co-write)
  • Sugar Ray "Girls Were Made To Love" (Pulse) (co-write/produce)
  • Blues Traveler "Suzie Cracks the Whip" (429) (produce)
  • Arrested Development "Since The Last Time" (Edel/Pony Canyon) (co-write/produce)
  • Tom Jones "I'm Alive" (S-Curve/EMI) (produce) from the BPI certified Gold album 24 Hours
  • Joe Cocker "The Last Road" (Columbia) (co-write)
  • The Academy Is... "Fast Times at Barrington High" (Fueled By Ramen) (co-write/produce)
  • Cartel "Perfect Mistake" (Wind-Up) (co-write)
  • The White Tie Affair "Take It Home" (Epic) (co-write/produce)
  • Mayday Parade "Center of Attention" (Atlantic) (co-write)
  • Hey Monday "Hold On Tight" (Decaydance/Columbia) (co-write/produce)
  • The Mowgli's "Emily" Photo Finish Records/Island Records (co-write)
  • The Virgins "The Virgins" (Atlantic) (produce)
  • Emblem 3 "Just For One Day", "I Love LA" (Columbia) (co-write)
  • Allstar Weekend "Dance Forever" (Hollywood) (produce)
  • Static Revenger "Happy People" (Ministry of Sound) (co-write)
  • Glee Cast "Candles" (Columbia) (co-write) for the show Glee
  • Cooler Kids "All Around The World" (DreamWorks) (co-write/produce) The Lizzie McGuire Movie RIAA certified Platinum
  • Toothpick "Supersize Me" (co-write/produce) for the movie and soundtrack Supersize Me
  • Clinton Sparks "Gold Rush" (feat. Macklemore & 2 Chainz) Photo Finish Records/Island Records (co-write)
  • Blake Lewis "Heartbreak on Vinyl", How Many Words" (RCA/Tommy Boy) (co-write/produce)[16]


  5. Monster Island Recording notes & photo with Coheed And Cambria:
  6. MyPlay SonyBMG Metro Station article:
  7. Singer Tom Jones:
  8. Bumps on the Humps, Tom Jones:
  14. New York Times, 21 December 2012
  16. United Press International Release:

External links

  • Sam Hollander at MySpace
  • In the New York Times
  • Sam Hollander at the Internet Movie Database
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