Pam Sheyne


Pam Sheyne went from singing ABBA songs into a hairbrush in 1970s West Auckland to singing in covers bands in 1980s London, touring the world with The Pet Shop Boys in 1991 and writing the massive Christina Aguilera hit ‘Genie In A Bottle’ in 1999.

Signing her first publishing deal in 1992 when most companies were recruiting backing track/beat track writers, Sheyne was a topline writer – a creator of melodies and lyrics. Her first publisher, who she would go on to marry, saw her potential as an artist in her own right, but A&R departments were then set on signing 15-year-old girls from TV shows.

Pam Sheyne at the BMI Awards in London with British songwriter-performers Chris Eaton (left) and Steve Mac.
Christina Aguilera's 1999 international hit single 'Genie In A Bottle' – co-written by Pam Sheyne, Steve Kipner and David Frank, and produced by Kipner and Frank.
Pam Sheyne Songwriting Masterclass
Pam Sheyne with Tina Arena in 2000, after Arena presented Pam with her Ivor Novello Award.
Jessica Simpson's 2001 hit 'Irresistible', co-written by Pam Sheyne.
The Founders Of Songwriter Camps In Studio
Dream's hit song 'He Loves You Not' was co-written by Pam Sheyne with Steve Kipner and David Frank. It reached No.2 on the USA Billboard Hot 100 and No.17 in the UK.
Pam Sheyne, 2015.
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Hayley Westenra's 2004 album Pure, produced by Giles Martin, includes 'Never Say Goodbye', which was co-written by Pam Sheyne.
'She Wants You' – a 1998 hit single for Billie (Billie Piper), written by Pam Sheyne and Tim Lawson. 
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Pam Sheyne performing at Hawaiian Songwriting Festival, 2017.
Jessica Simpson's 'Irresistible', from the 2001 album of the same name, co-written by Pam Sheyne.
Pam Sheyne with songwriter Mike Stoller and soul legend Gladys Knight, 2001.
Kiwi songwriter Pam Sheyne reflects on writing 'Genie in a Bottle'
Pet Shop Boys - 'So Sorry, I Said', live in 1991. Pam Sheyne was a backing vocalist on the tour.
Tina Arena's 2001 album Just Me includes the song 'If You Ever', co-written with Pam Sheyne and Ben Robbins.
Pam Sheyne (at right) with singer and songwriter Tracy Ackerman, and songwriter, producer and performer Dave Stewart.
Pam Sheyne with songwriter, producer and ASCAP executive Ralph Murphy (top), and at right, country songwriting legend Harlan Howard ('Busted', 'Heartaches By the Number'), who in the 1950s coined the phrase "three chords and the truth" about country music.
Pam Sheyne, 2017
Pam Sheyne with Davide Esposito, London Palladium 2023.
Pamela Sheyne Interview – Door To Door w/ Judy Stakee
Pam Sheyne, 2018
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Christina Aguilera's 1999 international hit single 'Genie In A Bottle', co-written by Pam Sheyne, Steve Kipner and David Frank, and produced by Kipner and Frank.
Pam Sheyne, guitar slinger
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Pam Sheyne and Christina Aguilera
Pam Sheyne co-wrote the song 'Till It Happens To You', from UK singer-songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae's 2006 self-titled debut album.
Pam Sheyne with (at left) Australian songwriter Steve Kipner, and US songwriter/producer David Frank.
Pam Sheyne, 2021
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Pet Shop Boys - 'What Have I Done To Deserve This', live in 1991, with Pam Sheyne singing the Dusty Springfield part.
Dream's hit song 'He Loves U Not', co-written by Pam Sheyne, reached No.2 on the USA Billboard Hot 100 and No.17 in the UK.
Released in 1999, Eternal's fourth studio album includes the song 'Sensual Man', co-written by Pam Sheyne.

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