As a songwriter and producer, John has written, produced or A&R’d 13 Top 10 singles and 17 Top 40 hits, selling over 43 million albums worldwide. John recently contributed a song to the Academy Award winning film Nebraska.
John Dexter has successfully launched the careers of Carly Rae Jepsen, Bif Naked (multi platinum), Craig Smart (platinum), d-cru (platinum) and the Gold selling West End Girls, whose first single "Not Like Kissing You" reached #1 on the Canadian national singles sales chart. The recent success of Jepsen represents John’s expertise in identifying world-class talent, facilitating hit songs, and overseeing an exclusive group of hit making songwriters and producers.
John had his first Top 10 single, the smash U.S. hit “Heaven In Your Eyes” (Loverboy) from the Top Gun soundtrack, selling over 25 million albums worldwide.
John then followed up with the #12 U.S. hit “We Can Last Forever” by Chicago, whose Chicago 19 and subsequent greatest hits releases have totaled over 18 million in sales globally. John also co-wrote The Motels #15 U.S. hit “Just Like You”. John continued to co-write and produce other platinum and gold selling artists including Melissa Etheridge, David Foster, Bif Naked, Cheap Trick, Quarterflash, Platinum Blonde, Alias, Mel Torme, Starship, Autograph, West End Girls, d-cru and soundtracks such as “Nebraska”, Bob Dylan’s “Hearts Of Fire”, “Dream A Little Dream”, “Better Than Chocolate” and Sandra Bullock’s “Two If By Sea”.