Gardner Cole (Flint, Michigan) is an American songwriter, keyboard player and music producer. He is best known as songwriter of 1980s and early 1990s songs for Cher, Michael MacDonald, Tina Turner, Jody Watley, and Madonna.
Open Your Heart (Madonna song), originally "Follow Your Heart", written for singer Cyndi Lauper by Cole and Peter Rafelson, although it was never played to her.,
Everything (Jody Watley song) 1989 Gardner Cole, James Newton Howard,
Say Once More Amy Grant, Gardner Cole,
"Another Lover" song by Giant Steps,
As keyboard player:
Larger than Life 1989 album by Jody Watley.,
Cole founded Desert Sky Records as an independent label.