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Phil Thornalley

Philip Carden Thornalley (born January 5, 1960 in Worlington, Suffolk, England) is a songwriter-producer and occasional bassist and vocalist who has worked in the music industry since 1978. Best known for the co-writing (with Scott Cutler and Anne Previn) and producing the song "Torn" for Natalie Imbruglia, and for her debut album, Left of the Middle.

Thornalley began working as a recording engineer in 1978, at RAK Studios in St. John's Wood, London for producer Mickie Most (Hot Chocolate, Kim Wilde, Chris Spedding and Racey). He also worked with producer Steve Lillywhite (Psychedelic Furs and Thompson Twins).

Based on his engineering work with the Psychedelic Furs, Thornalley became the producer for The Cure on their fourth album, Pornography. After Simon Gallup quit in 1982, he filled in as their bassist during the recording of Japanese Whispers and their first live album, Concert but eventually quit to keep on working behind the consoles.

In 1984 he was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for Into the Gap by the Thompson Twins.

Thornalley has worked as a mixing engineer for Duran Duran, XTC, Sting, Ash and Cyndi Lauper. He also produced Prefab Sprout, Orange Juice and Seona Dancing, and co-produced Robbie Nevil alongside mentor and friend Alex Sadkin. They produced the international hit "C'est La Vie" in 1986.

He then made albums as a singer-songwriter ("Swamp") and as a member of Johnny Hates Jazz.

Since then Thornalley has worked primarily as songwriter and record producer for other artists, including Bryan Adams, Melanie C, Ronan Keating, BBMak, Mattafix, Holly Vallance, Shannon Noll and Brian McFadden.


These are a list of songs that Phil has written (and co-written):

Bardot - "These Days"

BBMak - "Back Here" and "Can't Say"

Bellefire - "Perfect Bliss"

Bels Boys - "Mondays' Dreaming","Today's The Day","She's Alright"

Brian McFadden - "Walking Disaster","Like Only A Woman Can"

Bryan Adams - "Friday Night In London", "How Do Ya Feel Tonight", "Not Romeo Not Juliet" and "On A Day Like Today"

D Side - "Unbroken","Noone"

Ednaswap - "Torn"

Fiona feat Ghost - "Slowly"

Geri Halliwell - "Very Slowly"

Hannah Tan - "Powerless"

Hepburn - "Bugs", "Here Comes Napoleon", "I Can't Cry", "I Quit", "Next Life", "Out Of Sight", "See The Girl With The World In Her Eyes" and "Waiting For God"

Holly Valance - "Help Me Help You"

Jamie Benson - "Invincible"

Jennifer Paige - "These Days"

Jennifer - "Over My Dead Body"

John Farnham - "Keep Talking"

Johnny Hates Jazz - "Listen",'Last To Know","Now She's Gone"

Katrina And The Waves - "The Beauty Myth"

Lee Harding - "You Could Have Anyone","Let's Not Go To Work" and "Call The Nurse"

Lulu - "I Love You Goodbye", "Keep Talking.. I'm Listening" and "Yeah, Now You Love Me"

Melanie C - "Angel On My Shoulder", "Be The One", "Do I", "Ga Ga", "I Want You Back", "Last Night On Earth", "Let's Love" and "Positively Somewhere"

Natalie Imbruglia - "Always Never", "City", "Don't You Think ?", "Frightened Child", "Intuition", "One More Addiction", "Satellite", "Something Better", "Standing There", "Torn" and "Wishing I Was There"

Nick Carter - "Forever Rebel"

Noise Next Door - "Miss U"

Randy Crawford - "I Get a Little Burned"

Ronan Keating - "The Way You Make Me Feel"

Sean Maguire - "Today's The Day"

Shannon Noll - "Drive","Before We Say Goodbye","This Is It" and "Don't Fight It"

Stephanie Kirkham - "Monday Morning"

Trine Rein - "Torn","Slowly","David".