The BEST Episodes of Songland

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 25, 2019

Network: NBC

In each episode, 5 songwriters perform their original songs in front of 3 top music producers: Ryan Tedder, Ester Dean, and Shane McAnally. Each song is considered by the panel in a discussion about ways to creatively adapt the songs to better fit the style and sensibility of the recording artist of the week. After the performances, the recording artist chooses 3 songwriters to move forward to the studio, and each is paired with one of the producers to help perfect their song. In the end, a winner is chosen, their song is recorded, and it is ready for release on the night of the broadcast.

will.i.am

#1 - will.i.am

Season 1 - Episode 2

Unknown songwriters pitch their original songs to will.i.am and the panel. Three songs move on to the 2nd round where each producer helps one songwriter adapt their song to fit the Black Eyed Peas’ style. One song is chosen to be recorded by the Peas and is ready for the global audience to hear tonight.

star 8.21
57 votes
John Legend

#2 - John Legend

Season 1 - Episode 1

Unknown songwriters pitch their original songs to John Legend and the panel. Three songs move on to the 2nd round where each producer helps one songwriter adapt their song to fit John’s style. One song is chosen to be recorded by John and is ready for the global audience to hear tonight.

star 7.88
78 votes
Macklemore

#3 - Macklemore

Season 1 - Episode 7

Undiscovered songwriters pitch original material to Macklemore, who is looking for his next hit, and a panel of top music producers, who work to creatively adapt the songs to the star.

star 7.88
40 votes
Aloe Blacc/Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

#4 - Aloe Blacc/Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

Season 1 - Episode 6

Unknown songwriters pitch their original songs to Aloe Blacc and David Leitch, who are looking for a song for the film “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.” One song is chosen to be recorded by Blacc and featured in the film.

star 7.87
52 votes
Kelsea Ballerini

#5 - Kelsea Ballerini

Season 1 - Episode 3

Unknown songwriters pitch their original songs to Kelsea Ballerini and the panel. Three songs move on to the 2nd round where each producer helps one songwriter adapt their song to fit Kelsea’s style. One song is chosen to be recorded by Kelsea and is ready for the global audience to hear tonight.

star 7.80
49 votes
OneRepublic

#6 - OneRepublic

Season 1 - Episode 11

Ryan Tedder switches from the panel to the guest spot when undiscovered songwriters pitch original material to OneRepublic. Three of the songs are adapted in collaboration with a panel of top music producers, including guest panelist Jason Evigan. OneRepublic then chooses one song to record and release.

star 7.77
31 votes
Jonas Brothers

#7 - Jonas Brothers

Season 1 - Episode 4

Unknown songwriters pitch their original songs to the Jonas Brothers and the panel. Three songs move on to the 2nd round where each producer helps one songwriter adapt their song to fit the Brothers’s style. One song is chosen to be recorded by the Jonas Brothers and is ready for the global audience to hear tonight.

star 7.75
52 votes
Charlie Puth

#8 - Charlie Puth

Season 1 - Episode 10

Undiscovered songwriters pitch original material to Charlie Puth. Three of the songs are adapted in collaboration with a panel of top music producers and then Charlie chooses one song to record and release.

star 7.63
32 votes
Leona Lewis

#9 - Leona Lewis

Season 1 - Episode 9

Undiscovered songwriters pitch original material to Leona Lewis. Three of the songs are adapted in collaboration with a panel of top music producers and then Leona Lewis chooses one song to record and release.

star 7.57
30 votes
Old Dominion/Jeep

#10 - Old Dominion/Jeep

Season 1 - Episode 8

Undiscovered songwriters pitch original material to Old Dominion, who are looking for original material to be featured in an upcoming Jeep commercial. After 3 songs are adapted with the help of the panel of music producers, one song is chosen to be recorded, released, and featured in the commercial.

star 7.53
30 votes
Meghan Trainor

#11 - Meghan Trainor

Season 1 - Episode 5

Unknown songwriters pitch their original songs to Meghan Trainor and the panel. Three songs move on to the 2nd round where each producer helps one songwriter adapt their song to fit Meghan’s style. One song is chosen to be recorded by Meghan and is ready for the global audience to hear tonight.

star 7.44
45 votes