Watch Dan Wilson Talk About Writing a Little Song Called 'Someone Like You' With Adele

It turns out one of the biggest hits of the last 10 years came together in just two days...



Dan Wilson has written many hit songs — "Closing Time" and "Not Ready to Make Nice," to name just two — but none are bigger than "Someone Like You," the song he co-wrote with Adele off her GRAMMY Award winning album 21. During a recent visit to our studio, Dan talked a bit about the writing session with Adele that produced the song for a new episode of Between the Lines. It turns out it was recorded in the span of two short days, with the original demo possibly making it into the final version. They were so prompt in their writing that Adele was able to make a post-studio meeting that she had scheduled. Now that's what I call efficient hit-making! Watch the video above for the full story, including Dan explaining why he still performs the song on tour himself.
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