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Steve Kipner

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Singer/songwriter/manufacturer Steve Kipner’s profession spans over three years, from Olivia Newton-John’s mega-selling 1981 strike “Physical” towards the 1999 strikes “The Hardest Matter” by 98 Levels and Christina Aguilera’s “Genie within a Container.” Another Kipner melody, “In any case,” is roofed over the 1999 RCA single debut for vocalist Kevan Edmonds, previously of the group After 7 (“Prepared or Not really,” “Can’t End”), made by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds. Blessed in Cincinnati, OH, Kipner provides musical skill in his genes. His dad, Nat Kipner, co-wrote with Johnny Vallins the silver single “AN EXCESSIVE AMOUNT OF, Too Little, As well Later” by Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams (number 1 R&B for a month, number 1 pop, springtime/summer months 1978). While still a kid, Steve Kipner transferred along with his parents to Brisbane, Australia, where his dad was stationed as an associate from the U.S. Surroundings Push. At 16, he previously lots one 1965 Aussie strike with “Giggle Eyed Google Eyegoo” along with his music group Steve as well as the Panel for Spin Information. Later in Britain, Kipner, within the duo Tin Tin with Steve Groves obtained popular on Atco Information with “Toast and Marmalade for Tea.” Made by his older friend Maurice Gibb from the Bee Gees, the tune visited quantity 20 pop, springtime 1971. Spending a while in London, he was released to Peter Beckett. Later on, Kipner co-wrote two tracks for Beckett’s music group Player, who later on hit using the 1978 yellow metal single “Baby KEEP COMING BACK.” Makers Mike Curb and Michael Lloyd asked Kipner to america to focus on a music group project, Close friends, for MGM Information during Xmas 1973. Settling within the Los Angeles region, Kipner started performing history vocals for different documenting artists and composing songs. He started singing in espresso pubs to expose his unique tunes. To create ends fulfill, Kipner began offering house plants from a Volkswagen vehicle with a pal around Hollywood. He scraped collectively $600 to get a 4-monitor Teac tape recorder. Sounding a music group that practiced within a garage area in his community, Kipner struck a barter offer: he’d mortgage them his Teac in trade for them support him on his melody demos. The relationship proved successful. 1 day while offering plants and offering his cassette demos, Kipner fulfilled RSO record professional Al Coury’s secretary, who asked him upstairs. The get together got Kipner a singles cope with the label. Kipner’s main songwriting success began when he performed the demonstration of “Let’s Obtain Physical” to his supervisor Roger Davies and it had been overheard by Olivia Newton-John’s supervisor Lee Kramer who was simply within the next-door workplace. Kramer originally wished the song to greatly help promote one of is own other customers, Mr. Universe. Made by John Farrar and co-written by Kipner and Terry Shaddick, “Physical” pumped its method up to number 1 pop, residing in place for a fantastic ten weeks starting November 21, 1981. The melody received airplay on all sorts of r / c including metropolitan radio. Another Kipner strike, “CORONARY ATTACK,” co-written with Paul Bliss, peaked at number 3 pop, spending 21 weeks over the charts following its debut on Sept 4, 1982. In 1998, Kipner installed with keyboardist David Frank from the pioneering synth duo the machine. The two started collaborating on music and have scored a summer months 1999 Best Five pop strike for vocal group 98 Levels with “The Most difficult Thing” in the platinum LP 98 Levels and Increasing (Motown). The duo implemented that up with “Genie within a Container” by Christina Aguilera who was simply featured within the Disney cartoon feature Mulan. Kipner was also in an documenting task for the Chicago-based Country wide Committee to avoid Child Misuse through songwriter/maker Jack port Kugel. Others included included Stephen Stills, Ann Wilson of Center, Olivia Newton-John, All 4 One, Michael Bolton, and Timia. During 1999, Kipner got product developing for the self-titled debut Compact disc for LFO (Arista) including the solitary “Summer Women” and four paths for vocalist T’gana (Hollywood): “Discomfort,” “Provide Me,” “All of the Like,” and “There’s a Like.” Other tracks in Kipner’s catalog are Chicago’s Grammy-nominated “If SHE’D HAVE ALREADY BEEN Faithful” and “Hard Habit to Break” (number 3 pop, summer season 1984), Changing Encounters’ “My Heart Can’t Consider A LOT MORE (ALL DAY LONG FOREVER),” Color Me Badd’s “THE FINAL to learn,” Janet Jackson’s “Two to the energy of Like,” Joe Cocker’s “Consider Me House,” Cher’s “I Paralyze,” and George Benson’s “20/20” (quantity 15 R&B, past due 1984). Kipner’s 1980 Electra single LP Knock the Wall space Down was reissued being a Japanese transfer that same calendar year.

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Full Name Steve Kipner
Profession Singer, Composer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Keyboard Player, Percussionist
Nationality American, Australian
Music Groups Tin Tin
Music Songs Knock the Walls Down, Love Is Its Own Reward, I've Got to Stop This Hurting You, School of Broken Hearts, Cryin' Out for Love, Lovemaker, War Games, Catch 22, The Ending, Guilty, The Beginning
Albums Knock the Walls Down, Astral Taxi, Tin Tin


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Who's Doing the Dishes? 2016 TV Series writer - 5 episodes
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sounds of the 80s 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Britain's Got More Talent 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mike & Mike 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
I Love Paraisópolis 2015 TV Series writer: "Signs"
Back in Time for Dinner 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
RuPaul's Drag Race 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Voice Brasil 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song Reviews 2014 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
15 Unforgettable No 1 Hits! 2014 TV Movie writer: "Fight For This Love"
The Voice Kids 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Wimbledon 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Coronation Street 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fed Up 2014 Documentary writer: "PHYSICAL" - as Steven Alan Kipner
One Hit Wonderland 2013 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Voice of the Philippines 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Voice UK 2012-2013 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Cheryl: A Million Lights - Live at the O2 2012 Video writer: "Fight for This Love"
Animal Practice 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor 2010-2012 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The X Factor Philippines 2012 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Voice - Danmarks største stemme 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Mary 2012 writer: "SOS"
Duets 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Soltera Otra Vez 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
What to Expect When You're Expecting 2012 writer: "Weightless" - as Stephen Alan Kipner
EastEnders 2010-2011 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
A Current Affair 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glee 2010-2011 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
20 to 1 2007-2011 TV Series documentary writer - 5 episodes
Panorama 2011 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Script: America 2011 Video documentary short writer: "YOU WON'T FEEL A THING"
Britain's Got Talent 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Radio 1's Big Weekend 2010 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
StreetDance 3D 2010 writer: "Fight For this Love Crazy Cousinz Radio Edit"
Formula 1: BBC Sport 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Idol 2009-2010 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Live from Studio Five 2009-2010 TV Series writer - 15 episodes
Brit Awards 2010 2010 TV Special writer: "Fight for This Love"
Dancing on Ice 2010 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Angela and Friends 2010 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Late Show with David Letterman 2009 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Willkommen Österreich 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Footy Show 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ghost Whisperer 2008-2009 TV Series writer - 9 episodes
Nobel Peace Prize Concert 2008 TV Special documentary writer: "The Man Who Can't Be Moved"
The Office 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Video on Trial 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Christina Aguilera: Back to Basics - Live and Down Under 2008 Video documentary writer: "Encore: Thank You"
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2008 Video Game writer: "These Words" - as Stephen Kipner
100 Greatest Songs of the 90s 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Olivia Newton-John and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra: Live at the Sydney Opera House 2007 TV Movie writer: "Physical", "Heart Attack", "Twist Of Fate"
Destination: Infestation 2007 TV Movie writer: "SOS"
Good Luck Chuck 2007 writer: "Physical" - as Stephen Alan Kipner
Idols 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
SingStar Pop 2007 Video Game writer: "These Words"
Canadian Idol 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols! 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous 2005 writer: "I'm a Bomb" - as Stephen Kipner
Slovensko hladá SuperStar 2004-2005 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Meet the Fockers 2004 writer: "Physical" - as Stephen Kipner
Eve's Christmas 2004 TV Movie writer: "SOS"
Singapore Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Karaoke Revolution Volume 2 2004 Video Game as Stephen Kipner, "Genie In A Bottle"
Hrvatski Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
New Zealand Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
20th Century Masters: The Best of Olivia Newton-John - The DVD Collection 2004 Video short writer: "Physical", "Heart Attack"
I Love the '80s 2002 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
O-Town: O2 - An Exclusive V.I.P. Look 2002 Video documentary short writer: "From The Damage", "There are the Days"
G 2002 writer: "Will I Ever Stop Loving You"
Longshot 2001 writer: "Put Your Arms Around Me"
Bring It On 2001 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Kylie: Live in Sydney 2001 Video writer: "Physical"
How the Grinch Stole Christmas 2000 producer: "Christmas in Whoville" / writer: "Christmas in Whoville"
Lindenstraße 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Stepsister from Planet Weird 2000 TV Movie writer: "Smoke"
The Bold and the Beautiful 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops 1982-1999 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Roswell 1999 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Beverly Hills, 90210 1999 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Ferie d'agosto 1996 writer: "Tu sei l'unica donna per me"
It's My Party 1996 writer: "If Only The World"
Blown Away 1994 writer: "Take Me Home"
Beavis and Butt-Head 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
¡Ay, vida mía! 1992 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Stars in Their Eyes 1992 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gladiator 1992 writer: "I Will Survive"
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1992 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Cocktail 1988 producer: "Original Sin Jumpin' In" / writer: "Original Sin Jumpin' In"
Olivia: Soul Kiss 1986 Video short "Culture Shock" / writer: "Culture Shock"
60 Minutes 1986 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
New American Bandstand 1965 1986 TV Series writer - 1 episode
St. Elmo's Fire 1985 writer: "STRESSED OUT CLOSE TO THE EDGE"
Olivia Newton-John: Twist of Fate 1984 Video short writer: "Twist of Fate", "Heart Attack"
Two of a Kind 1983 performer: "Catch 22 Two Steps Forward, Three Steps Back" / producer: "Catch 22 Two Steps Forward, Three Steps Back" / writer: "Twist of Fate", "Catch 22 Two Steps Forward, Three Steps Back"
Emu's World 1983 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Olivia Newton-John: Let's Get Physical 1982 TV Movie writer: "Physical", "Stranger's Touch"
Side by Side 1975 writer: "Bang! Ooh, You Got Me"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Descendants: Genie in a Bottle 2016 TV Movie

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beatles Stories 2011 Documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
The Go!! Show 1966-1967 TV Series Himself / Themselves

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1986 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special St. Elmo's Fire (1985) · David Foster
· John Parr
· Billy Squier
· John Elefante
· Dino Elefante
· John Anderson
· Fee Waybill
· Steve Lukather
· Richard Marx
· Jay Graydon
· Peter Beckett
· Cynthia Weil


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