Songland: Season 1 (2019)

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User Ratings: 29

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Air date: May 28, 2019

In the series premiere, undiscovered songwriters pitch their original material to John Legend and a panel of chart-topping music producers. Viewers get an authentic peek into the creative process behind songwriting as successful writer-producers Ryan Tedder (Adele, Taylor Swift), Ester Dean (Rihanna, Katy Perry) and Shane McAnally (Kacey Musgraves, Sam Hunt),produce the songwriters to creatively adapt their songs to perfectly fit Legend's style.

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Air date: Jun 4, 2019

Will.i.am comes to "Songland" to hear unknown songwriters pitch their original material to be the next hit song for the Black Eyed Peas. Three of the most successful and sought after writer producers in music, Ryan Tedder, Ester Dean and Shane McAnally, produce the songwriters to creatively adapt their songs to perfectly fit the Black Eyed Peas' style. One song is chosen to be recorded by the Black Eyed Peas and released for a global audience.

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Air date: Jun 11, 2019

Kelsea Ballerini comes to "Songland" to hear unknown songwriters pitch their original material to be her next hit song. Ryan Tedder, Ester Dean and Shane McAnally produce the songwriters to creatively adapt their songs to perfectly fit Trainor's style. One song is chosen to be recorded by Trainor and released for a global audience.

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Air date: Jun 18, 2019

The Jonas Brothers hear unknown songwriters pitch their original material to be their next hit song.

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Air date: Jun 25, 2019

Meghan Trainor hears unknown songwriters pitch their original materia to be her next hit song.

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Air date: Jul 2, 2019

Aloe Blacc and David Leitch, the director of "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw," hear unknown songwriters pitch their original material to be featured in the upcoming Universal Pictures film.

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Air date: Aug 14, 2019

Featuring rapper Macklemore.

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Air date: Aug 21, 2019

Old Dominion hear unknown songwriters pitch their original material to be featured in a Jeep commercial.

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Air date: Aug 28, 2019

Leona Lewis listens to unknown songwriters pitch their original material to be her next hit song.

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Air date: Sep 4, 2019

Charlie Puth listens to unknown songwriters pitch their original material.

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Critic Reviews for Songland Season 1

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

"Songland" recognizes that these writers are underdogs, but it still ends up undermining them.

Jun 15, 2020 | Full Review…

It's likely a very accurate depiction of what it takes not merely to break into a risk-averse industry but also to write songs for an artist with a clearly defined persona of his own. But that doesn't make it, necessarily, TV worth turning your chair for.

Jun 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Your first reaction may be: Wouldn't it be kind of boring to watch a show about the art of writing songs? But "Songland" has done everything in its power to make sure it's got mass appeal.

Jun 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Songland comes across as thoughtful and intimate, and it's a welcome addition to the creativity competition genre.

Feb 19, 2020 | Full Review…

Songland underscores the unique way that songwriters serve as storytellers, and how they must adapt their work to the business while still expressing the emotions and feelings that will resonate with listeners.

Jun 4, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

As a representation of how a song gets better, Songland is fine if not demystifying, but it makes for for cold, deeply dehumanizing reality television.

Jun 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Songland is a show you can dip in and out of, depending on how much you like the guest artist of the week. But when you do tune in, you'll get a satisfying reality competition experience.

May 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Songland: Season 1

  • Jun 09, 2020
    Definitely my favorite show ! The creative process alone is brilliant and I want more!! Now, don't even get me started on the RAW talent and absolutely stunningly talented producers!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!
  • Apr 21, 2020
    I LOVE this show! It is such a unique take on a music competition show. It showcases and embraces the true heart and love of music. The collaborations are incredible and watching the process brings more meaning to every song. I want to see follow up shows to tell us updates on the artists and songwriters who participated because its so inspiring to see their journeys.
  • Nov 04, 2019
    One of the best shows on television. Very interesting and fun to see something morph into an amazing song by the end. If you've ever written a song before you would LOVE this show.
  • Oct 19, 2019
    Best show ever about real music - meaningful lyrics, incredible contestant (songwriters)' and insight into complexity of the music business.
  • Sep 25, 2019
    I love this show and the songs that are produced!
  • Sep 21, 2019
    This is an excellent concept, I love how instead of being a singing show it focuses on the song they wrote instead of their voice. I really loved the three producers they are really entertaining. At times the show could get a little boring. Overall this is one of my favorite new shows of 2019.
  • Sep 12, 2019
    Love this show! I have no musical talent, but I love music and I enjoy watching these talented songwriters go through the process of developing their songs with seasoned producers and musical artists.
  • Sep 10, 2019
    This is such a fun show! I wish I could write music so I love hearing them just go back and forth and riff off of each other. They are truly talented. The process is amazing and they've come out with some great songs!
  • Sep 08, 2019
    Best show on television, there is absolutely nothing like it. Fantastic.
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