Photo by Ron's animal-loving wife, Jackie



Southern California-based songwriter Ron Ovadia has been creating songs with meaning for years. He believes that music has a powerful purpose and can help connect people to a greater cause and to each other. His other “anthems of hope” include:


  • "One Step at a Time" - part of a song score (Grant/Ovadia) for the internationally-touring "Cinderella on Ice"

  • "Tomorrow’s Child" - the featured song in EPCOT’s Spaceship Earth for 20 years

  • "Voices of Democracy" (Levine/Ovadia) - honoring the Green Movement in Iran (2009)

  • "Make America Whole Again" - about restoring unity to our divided country

  • "Heroes of the Front Line" - celebrating the first responders and essential workers during the pandemic

  • "No Place For Hate" - an antidote to the rising tide of hatred and disharmony that is so pervasive

  • "Swiss National Anthem" (English translation) - one of the co-writers of the text (lyric) for the nation's updated anthem


His predilection toward anthem-like songs took a literal turn when he co-authored the English translation of the Swiss National Anthem (2020).

Besides focusing on aspirational songs, Ron has written many other songs, including:

  • "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (Grant/Ovadia) - the Emmy®-nominated title song for the animated TV series

  • "When You’ve Got Imagination" (Grant/Ovadia) - an award-winning composition

  • "Crossing the Line" (Ovadia/Josefs) - the title song of this film

  • "If God Can Forgive Me" (Ovadia/Grant/Kimmel) - an award-winning Country song

  • "Magic Music Hall" - theme song for children's TV show

  • "Merry Christmas, Santa Claus” (Grant/Ovadia) - a song that celebrates the big guy

  • "Ballad of Roy Moore" - satirical song for the 2018 midterm senatorial elections

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