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11 Songs You Didn't Know Pharrell Produced

Pharrell is pop, rap and R&B's go-to beatmaker. But did you know about the pop-punk band, Cuban pop star and glam-rock outfit he worked with?

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From "Blurred Lines" and "Happy" and "Sing." Pharrell has been on a major hot streak basically his entire producing career, crafting hit single after hit single with some of the biggest artists in the world. But in a true testament to his artistic side, the famous beatmaker has stretched his limits by working with loads of artists that fall out of his usual sound and/or might not be that huge of a star (yet).

From pop-punk favorites like Fall Out Boy and Travis Barker to small indie acts, check out 11 songs you didn't realize Pharrell produced.

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Fall Out Boy, "w.a.m.s."

Fall Out Boy's Folie a Deux is a largely underrated album with their fanbase: Its release delays and so-so performance on the charts overshadowed the interesting experimentation that was coming from the group. That included recruiting Pharrell for a rocky-slightly-funky "w.a.m.s." There's even a jazzy interlude!

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Adam Lambert, "Trespassing"

Before linking up with Pharrell, Adam Lambert had been kicking it with pop maestros like Max Martin, OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder and Shellback. Then Skateboard P linked the Idol fave up with his sophomore album's groovin' title track, which really should have gotten the single treatment. It's a sassy stomper of a track that slightly recalls "Hollaback Girl," but we wouldn't pin it on Pharrell automatically. 

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Pitbull, "Jealouso"

You wouldn't be stunned to hear Pitbull recruited Pharrell for a new single today. But back in 2006? At that time, Pitbull hadn't even landed a Top 40 single, but the superstar producer worked on this blazing Spanglish track, which likely paved the way for Pitbull to work with even more top talent and top the charts.

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Mac Miller, "Objects in the Mirror"

When you have a superstar producer like Pharrell, it's always a surprise to find him dabbling with indie acts. But after Mac Miller's independently-distributed Blue Slide Park album hit No. 1 in late-2011, it's not too shocking to hear that Pharrell worked on the rapper's sophomore LP. The guys cooked up this dreamy, hip hop cut laced with Hendrix-esque guitars.

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Paloma Faith, "Can't Rely on You"

While still relatively unknown stateside, Paloma Faith is pretty huge in her native U.K. thanks to her soulful pipes and dramatically rousing live shows. (Girl used to be in a burlesque cabaret and was once a magician's assistant.) She impressed Pharrell enough to have him helm the lead single off her third album A Perfect Contradiction. It was a Top 10 single in the U.K. and became one of her biggest chart hits across the pond. Fingers crossed it can still be used for a proper U.S. introduction.

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Travis Barker, "Come 'N Get Wicked" ft. Clipse

Another track showing Pharrell getting rocky with this cut off Travis Barker's 2011 mixtape Let the Drummer Get Wicked

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Gloria Estefan, "Miss Little Havana"

Prior to 2011's Little Miss Havana album, the legendary Latin diva had announced her retirement from music with her 90 Millas LP from 2007. Pharrell presented her with the Cuban-flavored "Little Miss Havana" (above) and "I Can't Believe," and it convinced her to record again. 

Pharrell is not only the go-to beatmaker, but also the guy to get your favorite artist out of retirement.

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Chiddy Bang, "The Good Life"

Now defunct pop-rap duo Chiddy Bang hadn't even released their debut album before getting the famous beatmaker to co-write and produce a track for them. "The Good Life" from 2010 was a little more electronic than we're used to hearing from the superstar, but the rhythmic drums are signature Pharrell. 

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Yuna, "Live Your Life"

Upon signing with the tastemaking Fader Label, Malaysian singer Yuna originally booked two days in the studio with Pharrell for her debut album. The two vibed so much they ended up spending a week together, and he helmed her Sade-esque debut single "Live Your Life."

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Scissor Sisters, "Inevitable

The glam-rock-pop outfit enlisted Pharrell to co-produce the chilled-out "Inevitable" for their much-loved Magic Hour album. 

Who knew Scissor Sisters could sound so much like the Bee Gees? Thanks for that, Pharrell.

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Kylie Minogue, "I Was Gonna Cancel"

No surprise to hear that Pharrell has worked with Madonna. But how about Kylie Minogue? The Australian diva is another Madonna to most of the world (except America), but Pharrell knows her royalty status in pop music and crafted her recent single. 

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