Hit songs written in a matter of hours

'Just Dance' - Lady Gaga -
Ten minutes is all it took Lade Gaga to write her international superhit 'Just Dance.' She had a little help from Akon and his producer RedOne.

'Photograph' -Ed Sheeran- He wrote 'Photograph' in just 10 minutes. He penned the track with Johnny McDaid from Snow Patrol after playing guitar over a loop that was being repeated on McDaid's laptop.

'Umbrella' - Rihanna - The lyrics to the first verse of Rihanna's 2007 hit 'Umbrella' were completed in just in 60 seconds—co-written by Jay-Z, Tricky Stewart, Kuk Harrell, and The-Dream.

Skyfall' - Adele -
Incredibly, it took Adele just 10 minutes to put down the vocals and record the theme song to the James Bond movie 'Skyfall' (2012).

'Your Song' - Elton John -
Written in 1969 by Elton John's long-term collaborator Bernie Taupin, 'Your Song' was conceived while the songwriter was having breakfast. John wrote the music in 20 minutes.

'All Falls Down' - Kanye West ft. Syleena Johnson - According to a 2013 interview Kanye West gave to The New York Times, 'All Falls Down' was done and dusted within 15 minutes.

'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' - Queen - "'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' took me five or 10 minutes," Freddie Mercury revealed to Melody Maker in 1981.

'Supersonic' - Oasis - The song was penned by Noel Gallagher, a task that took him just 10 minutes.

'My Sharona' - The Knack -
The debut single by The Knack, 'My Sharona' was written by bandmembers Berton Averre and Doug Fieger in just 15 minutes.

'Royals' - Lorde -
In 2013, New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde revealed to Billboard that her debut single 'Royals' took just 30 minutes to write. 

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