UNOFFICIAL JIM VALLANCE PAGE: LIST OF RECORDED SONGS 1975-1999
Compiled by Robert Eckeryd

This is an unofficial webpage about the Vancouver based songwriter and producer Jim Vallance, who reached fame co-writing basically all of Bryan Adams early hits including classics like "Run To You", "Heaven", Summer Of '69 and "Cuts Like A Knife".

Born in 1952, Vallance first wrote for the Vancouver-based group Prism. He was also the original drummer in the band. Seven of the nine songs on their self-titled debut album (1977) were penned by Vallance, using the pseudonym "Rodney Higgs". One of those songs was "Open Soul Surgery", the track responsible for securing a recording contract with the Canadian label "GRT Records" in 1975. Vallance, who didn't care for touring, quit Prism after the first album, but continued writing songs for the group.

He met Bryan Adams by chance in a music store in January 1978, and they formed an eleven-year songwriting partnership. Since parting with Adams in 1989, Vallance has continued writing songs for other recording artists, just as he had done earlier (Vallance often collaborated with other artists while Bryan was off touring).

Fans who appreciate some of the more "up-beat" Adams-Vallance material will likely be interested in collecting these songs, written by Vallance with a variety of recording artists.

As of yet this list does not include Bryan's recordings.

Check out Jim's own website
Offers a lot of personal insights about the songs


SongAlbum Writers US/UK/CAN Chart
Peak Positions
Lee Aaron
Canadian female rock singer from Belleville, Ontario. Born Karen Greening.
DangerousSome Girls Do (1991)Jim Vallance
Lee Aaron
John Albani
 
Aerosmith
Deuces Are WildThe Beavis And Butthead Experience (1993) and Big Ones (1994)Jim Vallance
Steven Tyler
 
Don't StopLivin' On The Edge (Single B-side, 1993)Jim Vallance
Steven Tyler
Joe Perry
 
Eat The RichGet A Grip (1993) Jim Vallance
Steven Tyler
US#11
Get A GripGet A Grip (1993)Jim Vallance
Steven Tyler
Joe Perry
 
Hangman JuryPermanent Vacation (1987)Jim Vallance
Steven Tyler
Joe Perry
 
Magic TouchPermanent Vacation (1987)Jim Vallance
Steven Tyler
Joe Perry
 
The Other SidePump (1989)Jim Vallance
Steven Tyler
US #22
UK #46
CAN #35
RagdollPermanent Vacation (1987)Jim Vallance
Steven Tyler
Joe Perry
Holly Knight
US #17
SimoriahPermanent Vacation (1987)Jim Vallance
Steven Tyler
Joe Perry
 
Young LustPump (1989)Jim Vallance
Steven Tyler
Joe Perry
 
Aldo Nova
Young LoveBlood On The Bricks (1991)Jim Vallance
Aldo Nova
 
Elisabeth Andreasson
Swedish-Norwegian singer. Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest for Norway in 1985 as one half of the duo Bobbysocks.
No Way To Treat A LadyÄlskar Älskar Inte (1988)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
 
April Wine
Canadian Rock Band formed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1969. Still active in 1993.
Open Soul Surgery

Original version by Jim V. recorded by Prism in 1975

Animal Grace (1984)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
Hilary Knight
 
Arcade
Before The StormCalm Before The Storm (1991)Jim Vallance
Stephen Pearcy
 
Never Goin' HomeCalm Before The Storm (1991)Jim Vallance
Stephen Pearcy
 
Nothin' To LoseCalm Before The Storm (1991)Jim Vallance
Stephen Pearcy
Fred Coury
Johnny Angel
 
So Good, So BadCalm Before The Storm (1991)Jim Vallance
Stephen Pearcy
 
Lisa Bade
No Way To Treat A LadySuspicion (1982)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
 
Jimmy Barnes
Australian rocker.
I'm Still On Your SideFreight Train Heart (1988)Jim Vallance
Jimmy Barnes
Jonathan Cane
 
Lessons In LoveFreight Train Heart (1988)Jim Vallance
Jimmy Barnes
Jeff Neill
 
Beggars&Thieves
Don't Call It LoveThe Grey Album (1999)Jim Vallance
Beggars&Thieves
 
FasterThe Grey Album (1999)Jim Vallance
Beggars&Thieves
 
Party WorldThe Grey Album (1999)Jim Vallance
Beggars&Thieves
 
Piece Of My HeartThe Grey Album (1999)Jim Vallance
Beggars&Thieves
 
StrangerLook What You Create (1997)Jim Vallance
Beggars&Thieves
 
Black And Blue
Miss MysteryWithout Love (1985)Jim Vallance
Tommy Thayer
Jamie St.James
 
Without LoveWithout Love (1985)Jim Vallance
Tommy Thayer
Jamie St.James
 
Tim Boggert
Try To See It My WayProgressions (1981)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
 
Let Him KnowMaster's Brew (1983)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
 
Boy On A Dolphin
Love Is A RiverWords Inside (1993)Jim Vallance
John Riley
 
Laura Branigan
The Best Was Yet To ComeLaura Branigan (1990)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
 
Elkie Brooks
British female singer.
Can't Wait All NightBookbinder's Kid (1988)Bryan Adams
Jim Vallance
Eric Kagna
 
BTO
The renamed Bachman-Turner-Overdrive (formed in Winnepeg in 1972) without frontfigure Randy Bachman who left in 1977. Managed by Bruce Allen.
Amelia EarhartRock'n'Roll Nights (1979)Jim Vallance 
Here She Comes AgainRock'n'Roll Nights (1979)Jim Vallance
BTO
 
Jamaica
Also recorded by R. Springfield as "Kristina"
Rock'n'Roll Nights (1979)Jim Vallance 
Rock'N'Roll HellRock'n'Roll Nights (1979)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
 
Stan Bush
Ain't That Worth Somethin'Every Beat Of My Heart (1992)Jim Vallance
Stan Bush
 
Never Ending LoveEvery Beat Of My Heart (1992)Jim Vallance
Stan Bush
 
Carola
Swedish pop singer. Winner of the Eurovision song contest in 1991.
På Egna Ben
Swedish version of
"Can't Wait All Night"
På Egna Ben (1985)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
Ingela Forsman
 
Chilliwack
Canadian rock group. Bill Henderson lead vocals.
Who's Winnin'Look In Look Out (1984)Jim Vallance
Bill Henderson
 
Joe Cocker
Edge Of A DreamTeachers
(Soundtrack 1984)
Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
US #69
CAN #30
When The Night ComesOne Night Of Sin (1989)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
Diane Warren
US#11
UK #65
CAN #22
Alice Cooper
Die For YouHey Stoopid (1991)Jim Vallance
Alice Cooper
Nikki Sixx
Nick Mars
 
Dirty DreamsHey Stoopid (1991)Jim Vallance
Alice Cooper
Bob Pfeifer
 
LullabyThe Last Temptation (1994)Jim Vallance
Alice Cooper
 
Crown Of Thorns
House Of LoveCrown Of Thorns (1994)Jim Vallance
Jean Beavoir
Micky Free
 
The HealerCrown Of Thorns (1994)Jim Vallance
Jean Beavoir
Micky Free
 
Roger Daltrey
The former lead singer of The Who.
Let Me Down EasyUnder A Raging Moon (1985)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
US#86
RebelUnder A Raging Moon (1985)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
 
Paul Dean
Previously a member of Loverboy.
(Where Do You Draw) The LineHardcoreBryan Adams
Jim Vallance
 
Neil Diamond
It Should Have Been MeHeaded For The Future (1986) Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
 
Dion
Drive All NightYo Frankie (1989)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
 
Europe
Swedish rock quintet which scored with the mega-hit "The Final Countdown" in 1986/87. Disbanded in 1992.
Halfway To HeavenPrisoners In Paradise (1991)Jim Vallance
Joey Tempest
UK #42
Fast Forward
Ian Lloyd, lead singer, for whom the album "Living In Fiction" was a comeback attempt. The one album project involved several well known producers and Jim Vallance.
Don't Walk AwayLiving In Fiction (1984)Jim Vallance
Brian Allen
Scott Kreyer
 
Play To WinLiving In Fiction (1984)Bryan Adams
Jim Vallance
 
TonightLiving In Fiction (1984)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
 
(Where Do You) Draw The LineLiving In Fiction (1984)Bryan Adams
Jim Vallance
 
Where Did The Time GoLiving In Fiction (1984)Bryan Adams
Jim Vallance
 
You're A Mystery To MeLiving In Fiction (1984)Jim Vallance
Brian Allen
Scott Kreyer
 
Lita Ford
One Shot Of PoisonDangerous Curves (1991) and The Best Of Lita Ford (1992)Jim Vallance
Lita Ford
M. Grombacher
 
Playin' With FireDangerous Curves (1991) and The Best Of Lita Ford (1992)Jim Vallance
Lita Ford
M. Grombacher
 
Andy Fraser
Chinese EyesFine Fine Line (1984)Jim Vallance
Andy Fraser
Bob Marlette
 
DangerFine Fine Line (1984)Jim Vallance
Andy Fraser
Bob Marlette
 
Rene Froger
Dutch Singer.
Still On Your Side
Matters Of The Heart (1992)Jim Vallance
Jonathan Cain
Jimmy Barnes
 
Giant
I'll Be There When It's OverTime To Burn (1991)Jim Vallance
Dan Huff
 
Without YouTime To Burn (1991)Jim Vallance
Mike Brignardello
Dan Huff
 
Glass Tiger
Canadian rock band from Ontario. Disbanded in 1993.
Diamond SunDiamond Sun (1988)Jim Vallance
Alan Frew
CAN #13
Don't Forget Me When I'm Gone The Thin Red Line (1986)Jim Vallance
Glass Tiger
US #2
UK #29
CAN #1
It's Love U FeelDiamond Sun (1988)Jim Vallance
Glass Tiger
 
Let's TalkSimple Mission (1990)Jim Vallance
Glass Tiger
 
One Night AloneSimple Mission (1990)Jim Vallance
Glass Tiger
 
One To OneSimple Mission (1990)Jim Vallance
Glass Tiger
 
(She Said) Love Me Like A ManSimple Mission (1990)Jim Vallance
Glass Tiger
 
SomedayThe Thin Red Line (1985)Jim Vallance
Glass Tiger
US #7
UK #66
CAN #11
Stand Or FallSimple Mission (1990)Jim Vallance
Alan Frew
Sam Reid
 
Suffer In SilenceDiamond Sun (1988)Jim Vallance
Glass Tiger
 
The Tragedy Of LoveMy Town Single B-side (1991)Jim Vallance
Glass Tiger
 
(Watching) Worlds CrumbleDiamond Sun (1988)Jim Vallance
Glass Tiger
CAN #41
Where Did Our Love GoSimple Mission (1990)Jim Vallance
Glass Tiger
 
Larry Gowan
Pop male singer/songwriter from Toronto. Recorded under his last name only before 1993.
InnocentBut You Can Call Me Larry (1993)Jim Vallance
Larry Gowan
 
Wild Summer NightBut You Can Call Me Larry (1993)Jim Vallance
Larry Gowan
 
Gun
Rock band from Glasgow, Scotland.
Don't Say It's OverSwagger (1994)Jim Vallance
Giuliana Gizzi
Mark Rankin
 
Johnny Hallyday
Rough TownRough Town (1994)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
 
Tout Pour Te DeplaireCa Ne Change Pas Un Homme (1992)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
Kent Cokenstock
 
Heart
What About LoveHeart (1985)Jim Vallance
Brian Allen
Sheron Alton
US #10
UK #14
CAN #7
Bert Heerink
Well known in Holland. Have translated several hits from english.
Schaamtelous
Dutch version of "Heaven"
Strom Nade Stille (1995)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
Belinda Meuldijk (lyrics)
 
Helen Hoffner
Edge Of A DreamWild About Nothing (1993)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
 
Louise Hoffsten
Swedish female rock singer
Opium För Dig
Swedish version of "You're A Mystery To Me"
Yeah Yeah (1989)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
Louise Hoffsten (swedish lyrics)
 
Paul Hyde and the Payolas
Formed in 1979 in Victoria, British Columbia by Hyde and the now well known producer Bob Rock
It Won't Be YouHere's The World For Ya (1985)Bryan Adams
Jim Vallance
David Foster
Paul Hyde
Bob Rock
 
Joan Jett
Eye To EyePure And Simple (1994)Jim Vallance
Joan Jett
Kathleen Laguna
 
InsecurePure And Simple (1994)Jim Vallance
Joan Jett
Kathleen Laguna
 
TorturePure And Simple (1994)Jim Vallance
Joan Jett
Kathleen Laguna
 
WonderingPure And Simple (1994)Jim Vallance
Joan Jett
Kathleen Laguna
 
Kiss
War MachineCreatures Of The Night (1982)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
Gene Simmons
 
Rock'N'Roll HellCreatures Of The Night (1982) Bryan Adams
Jim Vallance
Gene Simmons
 
Krokus
Heavy Metal band from Zurich, Switzerland.
Boys Nite OutThe Blitz (1984)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
 
La Guns
It's Over NowHollywood Vampires (1991)Jim Vallance
Mick Cripps
US #62
My Koo Ka ChooHollywood Vampires (1991)Jim Vallance
Mick Cripps
 
The Law
Nature Of The BeastThe Law (1991)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
 
Little Angels
Back Door ManYoung Gods (1991)Jim Vallance
Little Angels
 
Ian Lloyd
(See also Fast Forward)
Can't Get Enough Of You3WC (1980)Jim Vallance
Ian Lloyd
 
Lonely Nights3WC (1980)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
 
Open Soul SurgeryGoose Bumps (1979)Jim Vallance 
Third Wave Civilization3WC (1980)Jim Vallance
Ian Lloyd
 
Loverboy
Rock band from Vancouver. Managed by Bruce Allen.
DangerousLovin' Every Minute Of It (1985)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
US #65
JumpGet Lucky (1981)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
Paul Dean
Mike Reno
 
Louise Mandrell
No Way To Treat A Lady Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
 
Magnum
British rock band.
What Kind Of Love Is ThisGood Night L.A. (1990)Jim Vallance
Tony Clark
 
Masque
Run For Your LifeCamouflage (1981)Jim Vallance
Rachel Paiement
John Doerr
Mike Kendel
 
Randy Meisner
A member of the Eagles.
Tonight Randy Meisner (1981)Bryan Adams
Jim Vallance
 
Michael Monroe
Hundred Proof LoveJerusalem Slim (1992)Jim Vallance
Michael Monroe
Steven Stevens
Jude Wilder
 
Mr. Big
Never Say NeverLean Into It (1991)Jim Vallance
Eric Martin
 
Anne Murray
Canadian female country-pop singer. Has sold more than 25 million albums.
Now And Forever (You And Me) Something To Talk About (1986)Jim Vallance
David Foster
Randy Goodrum
US #92
Nantucket
Hidin' From LoveNo Direction Home (1983)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
Eric Kagna
 
Juice Newton
American female country-pop singer from Miami.
Can't Wait All NightCan't Wait All Night (1984)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
Eric Kagna
US #66
Northern Lights
Canada's "equivalent" to "We Are The World" and "Do They Know It's Christmas?".
Tears Are Not EnoughWe Are The World (1985)David Foster
Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
Rachel Paiement (french lyrics)
CAN #1
Ted Nugent
(Where Do You) Draw The LinePenetrator (1984)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
 
Ozzy Osbourne
I Just Want YouOzzmosis (1995)Jim Vallance
Ozzy Osbourne
 
Walk On WaterBeavis & Butthead Do America (Soundtrack, 1996) Jim Vallance
Ozzy Osbourne
 
Peter Pringle
Canadian classically trained singer.
Stay Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
 
Prism
Rock group from Vancouver of which Jim V. was a member on the first, self-titled album.
AmeliaPrism (1977)Jim Vallance 
Don't Let Him KnowSmall Change (1982)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
US #39
Good To Be BackOver 60 Minutes With Prism (1988)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
Al Harlow
 
It's OverPrism (1977)Jim Vallance 
JerichoJericho (1993)Jim Vallance
Lindsay Mitchell
 
JuliePrism (1977)Jim Vallance 
N-N-NoSee Forever Eyes (1978)Jim Vallance 
Open Soul SurgeryPrism (1977)Jim Vallance
Hilary Knight
 
Spaceship SuperstarPrism (1977)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
US#82
CAN #23
Stand Up For LoveJericho (1993)Jim Vallance
Rick Springfield
 
StaySmall Change (1982)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
 
Take It Or Leave ItArmageddon (1979)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
 
Take Me To The KaptinPrism (1977)Jim VallanceUS#59
VladivostokPrism (1977)Jim Vallance 
You're Like The WindSee Forever Eyes (1978)Jim Vallance 
Quireboys
King Of New YorkBitter Sweet And Twisted (1993)Jim Vallance
G. Bailey
J. Gray
 
Bonnie Raitt
No Way To Treat A LadyNine Lives (1986) and The Bonnie Raitt Collection (1990)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
 
James Reyne
SlaveAny Day Above Ground (1991)Jim Vallance
James Reyne
 
Some PeopleAny Day Above Ground (1991)Jim Vallance
James Reyne
 
Rosetta Stone
British Band.
Hidin' From LoveThe Rosetta Stone EP (1982)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
 
The Rovers
Formed in Calgary in 1964 as the Irish Rovers, by Northern Ireland born members.
All Sing TogetherHardstuff (1989)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
 
Sanne Salomonsen
Danish female rocker. Immensely popular in her home country.
Haven't I Been Good To YouLanguage Of The Heart (1994) Jim Vallance
Rick Springfield
 
Scorpions
Crazy WorldCrazy World (1990)Jim Vallance
Scorpions
 
Don't Believe Her Crazy World (1990)Jim Vallance
Scorpions
 
Hit Between The EyesCrazy World (1990)Jim Vallance
Scorpions
 
Kicks After SixCrazy World (1990)Jim Vallance
Scorpions
 
Restless NightsCrazy World (1990)Jim Vallance
Scorpions
 
Dara Sedaka (with Bryan Adams)
Try To See It My WayI'm Your Girlfriend (ca 1982)
Possibly a Japan only release
Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
Paul Dean
 
Carly Simon
It Should Have Been MeComing Around Again (1987)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
 
Björn Skifs
The former lead singer of Blue Swede - the first swedish act to reach #1 in the US with "Hooked On A Feeling" in 1974.
Lonely NightsIf Then (1983)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
 
Patty Smythe & Scandal
Win Some Lose SomeScandal (1983)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
Paul Dean
 
Rick Springfield
Kristina
Originally recorded by
BTO as "Jamaica".
Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet (1982)Jim Vallance
Rick Springfield
 
The White Room
Only released in Japan so far..
Karma (1998)Jim Vallance
Rick Springfield
 
Rod Stewart
Another HeartacheRod Stewart (1986)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
Rod Stewart
Randy Wayne
US#52
UK#54
38 Special
Back To ParadiseFlashback (1987)Jim Vallance
Pat Benatar
Bryan Adams
 
Has There Ever Been A
Good Goodbye
Strength In Numbers (1986) Jim Vallance
Don Barnes
Jeff Carlisi
 
Last TimeStrength In Numbers (1986)Jim Vallance
Don Barnes
Jeff Carlisi
 
Like No Other Night Strength In Numbers (1986) and Flashback (1987) Jim Vallance
Don Barnes
Jeff Carlisi
US #14
Once In A LifetimeStrength In Numbers (1986)Jim Vallance
Don Barnes
Jeff Carlisi
 
One In A MillionStrength In Numbers (1986)Jim Vallance
Don Barnes
Jeff Carlisi
 
Same Old Feelin'Flashback (1987)Jim Vallance
Don Barnes
Jeff Carlisi
 
Somebody Like YouStrength In Numbers (1986)Jim Vallance
Don Barnes
Jeff Carlisi
US #48
Teacher TeacherFlashback (1987) and Teachers (soundtrack, 1985)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
US #25
CAN #16
Toronto
Rock band from Toronto. Released debut album in 1980. Disbanded in 1984.
Don't Walk AwayGet It On Credit (1982)Jim Vallance
Brian Allen
Scott Kreyer
 
Standin' InGirls Night Out (1983)Jim Vallance
Toronto
 
When Can I See You AgainGirls Night Out (1983)Jim Vallance
Toronto
 
You're A Mystery To Me Get It On Credit (1982)Jim Vallance
Brian Allen
Scott Kreyer
 
Tina Turner
Back Where You StartedBreak Every Rule (1986)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
 
Bonnie Tyler
No Way To Treat A Lady Secret Dreams And Forbidden Fire (1986)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
 
Uriah Heep
British hardrock band.
Lonely NightsHeadfirst (1983)Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
 
Wildside
Monkey See Monkey DoUnder The Influence (1992)Jim Vallance
Drew Hannah
Brent Woods
 
Marie Wilson
ImpossibleReal Life (1998)Jim Vallance
Marie Wilson
Mark Hudson
 
Next TimeReal Life (1998)Jim Vallance
Marie Wilson
Mark Hudson
 
Won't Keep A Good Girl DownReal Life (1998)Jim Vallance
Marie Wilson
Mark Hudson
 

LINKS

Bryan Adams Collector Site

LeeAaron.net

Aerosmith Links

Melodicrock.com
Recommended web-magazine!

Heaven's Smiling - The Best of AOR

SONGWRITER'S PAGES

The Mutt Lange Zone
Comprehensive listings of Mutt's songwriting!

Songlink International

Songwriters, Composers And Lyricists Association Inc (SCALA)
SCALA's Link Page


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