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A hit song is only as good as the artist who performs it, and the creators who helped shape the entire package. The minds behind some of the music industry’s top hits are largely unheralded, although without these songwriters and producers there would be an empty creative space waiting to be filled.

While some recording artists are especially prodigious and can handle the rigors of writing lyrics, producing tracks and handling the engineering, there are others who benefit from teamwork from notable names in the business.

We take a look at the top 10 creators who have shaped the sound of some of the music industry’s biggest tracks and stars.

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