Why Michael Bublé wants fans to know that songwriting is “a big part” of his life

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On August 31, Michael Bublé shared an Instagram video in which he highlights the fact that many people still don’t know he’s the one who wrote all his biggest hits — including “Home.”

In the video, Michael responds to a comment that says, “In my opinion, your cover of Blake Shelton‘s ‘Home’ sucks” by lip-synching to some audio of someone saying “shut the eff up.”

“I’m just using this audio so i could brag,” he captioned the video. “I wrote the song and @blakeshelton covered it.”

It’s true: Michael released the song in 2005; Blake released his version in 2008. Michael also wrote “Haven’t Met You Yet,” “It’s a Beautiful Day,” “Everything,” “Higher” and all this other chart hits.

Speaking about songwriting, Michael told ABC Audio in 2022, “It’s a massive part of how we [artists] express ourselves. And so it was always a bit upsetting for me when I would do an interview and the interviewer would say, ‘Yeah, you’re a great interpreter of music, but what do you say when people say that all you do is cover people?'”

“And I would go, ‘But don’t [you know]?’ I get upset. I wrote the hits.”

As Michael explains, “There’s that ego part where you want people to know that you’re more than just a singer and an entertainer.” 

However, Michael’s definitely not shading artists who don’t write their own songs.

“I mean, my heroes, the greatest icons of all time — and I can mention two of them in Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley — they didn’t write,” he points out. “They were just incredible storytellers, interpreters of music that were gifted with incredible voices and charisma and stage presence. And that was enough.”

“But [songwriting is] a big part of my life, and I love doing it.”

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