Beyoncé, "Halo" (2008)
Beyoncé was a fan of OneRepublic's "Come Home," so she reached out to Tedder to see if he would try to write her a song. "Halo" came together when Tedder was stuck at home with a torn Achilles heel. "Evan Bogart and I were superclose friends," Tedder told Billboard. "He was having his explosion as a songwriter, and I texted him and said, 'My wife's gone for three hours, will you come over? Let's write one song' … I had this idea for a patch of this weird choir of angels thing, started playing it and within three hours we had 'Halo.'" Tedder later helped write "XO" on Beyoncé's eponymous 2013 album.