Sam Hollander

Sam Hollander is an American songwriter. He has collaborated with the likes of Fitz and the Tantrums, Panic! at the Disco, Train, Weezer, One Direction, Blink-182, Ringo Starr, Katy Perry, Carole King, Jewel, Pentatonix, Daughtry, Good Charlotte, Neon Trees, Metro Station, We The Kings, Boys Like Girls, All Time Low, Gym Class Heroes, James TW, BANNERS, The O'Jays, Goo Goo Dolls, The Fray, Uncle Kracker, Sugar Ray, Michael Franti, Blues Traveler, Hot Chelle Rae, Karmin, Chiddy Bang and Kelly Rowland among others.

Sam Hollander
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Background information
BornNew York City
OriginNew York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation(s)Songwriter, record producer, musician
InstrumentsGuitar, programming, vocals
Years active1997–present


Sam Hollander has written and/or produced 22 US Top 40 Pop Hits, as well as numerous worldwide smashes, including Panic! at the Disco's worldwide #1 "High Hopes".

In 2019, he held the #1 position on the Billboard Rock Songwriters chart for nine weeks, a year-end record.[1]

He was previously named Rolling Stone Hot List Producer of the Year, alongside Dave "Sluggo" Katz[2]

His songs have been streamed over 4 billion times.

He served as a Governor of the New York Chapter of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (The GRAMMYs) from 2011 to 2013.

He currently serves on the LA Advisory Board for Musicians On Call.

In 2012, he was the Music Producer for the NBC TV show Smash, for which he produced the Emmy-nominated song, "I Heard Your Voice In A Dream."

He is the co-founder of the Sony Masterworks holiday supergroup, Band of Merrymakers.

Personal lifeEdit

The son of famed interior decorator & collector Judith Hollander[3] and José Limon Company dancer/Pratt Institute Professor Michael Hollander,[4] Sam was born in New York, NY and attended Fox Lane High School.[5]

He is a nephew of American poet John Hollander who died in 2013. In December 2013, Sam wrote an obituary dedicated to his uncle in the New York Times entitled My uncle, the poet and the pop star.[6]

Selected discographyEdit


  1. ^ "Listing" (PDF). Retrieved 2020-08-28.
  2. ^ "Cover story". Rolling Stone.
  3. ^ Mason, Christopher (November 18, 2004). "On 38th Floor, a $9 Million Sample Sale" – via
  4. ^ "Interview with Michael Hollander and James Payton". August 28, 1996 – via Open WorldCat.
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ "John Hollander: Poet and Pop Star". December 21, 2013 – via

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