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Archived from the original PDF on May 17, Retrieved July 3, And even though Blackwell's own singing career never took off, it's been noted that his vocals on demos of songs that Presley recorded were followed faithfully by the King. Oddly, Blackwell and Presley never met. Many singer-songwriters reach the point where they have too many great tunes to fit into a live show.
Taylor Swift reached that peak before she turned And then she just kept going. She might be the youngest artist on this list — as you may have heard, she was born inthe year Green Day released their first record. But she's already written two or three careers' worth of keepers. I'm told I have a lot of feelings. Only she could slip the line "Any snide remarks from my father about your tattoos will be ignored" into a teen romance like "Ours.
Tim and Missy started working in earnest as a writing team inwhen they collaborated on most of Aaliyah's One in a Million. But that multiplatinum triumph was just the tip of the iceberg: Australian brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb were massively successful songwriters for decades.
Elton John has called them "a huge influence on me as a songwriter"; Bono has said their catalog makes him "ill with envy. But when they took a stab at disco with 's "Jive Talkin'," their career kicked into an even higher gear. Maybe it's his family's blue-collar background or the years he spent delivering mail before becoming a full-time musician.
But John Prine has always had the innate ability to emphatically capture the highs, lows and occasional laughs of everyday Americans and fringe characters: the drug-addled vet in "Sam Stone," the lonely older folks in "Angel from Montgomery" and "Hello in There. You admit everything that's wrong and you talk about it in the sharpest terms, in the keenest way you can.
The LP went on to sell millions and Armstrong — who didn't get the credit he deserved as a writer back in the days of more serious-minded bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam — has amassed one of the most impressive song books of the last 20 years. His acoustic ballad "Good Riddance Time of Your Life " has become a standard and a pop cultural touchstone; the Who-scale ambition of 's American Idiot made for a rock-opera that remains a totemic response to the Bush era; and Green Day's recent three-album trilogy, Uno!
And Armstrong is a punk through and through: the whole band gets songwriting credit on its hugely successful catalog. But he become the American punk-rock poet laureate of the Eighties, reeling off shabbily rousing underdog anthems like "I Will Dare" and "Bastards of Young," as well as beautifully afflicted songs like "Swinging Party" and "Here Comes a Regular.
Because he's got you looking both ways, it's bigger, it hits harder. Or softer, depending on how you look at it. With a talent for wordplay The Cover Of The Rolling Stone - Dr. Hook - Greatest Hits (Cassette) can be as head-spinning as it is disturbing, and a knack for incessant sing-song choruses that suggest he might've thrived in a Brill Building cubicle, Eminem crams hugely popular songs with more internal rhymes and lyrical trickery than anyone else in contemporary pop.
Dre tracks that gave him room to freak out as agilely and aggressively as he liked. Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds rose to fame for his work with Antonio "L. But Edmonds' true legacy is as a craftsman of thoughtful ballads and mid-tempo romantic material, with his own solid career as The Cover Of The Rolling Stone - Dr.
Hook - Greatest Hits (Cassette) performer often overshadowed by the huge successes he's enabled other artists to enjoy: "End of the Road," which he wrote for The Cover Of The Rolling Stone - Dr.
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I talk with the artist and find out what they will or won't sing about. Blige taking a stand with "Not Gon' Cry," anyone but Toni Braxton lending the necessary sultry edge to the many songs he's written for her over the past quarter-century.
It took a husband and wife team — married for more than four decades and parted only by death — to write one of rock's most devastating tales of heartbreak: "Love Hurts.
The Bryants' breakthrough came when the Everlys seized on a composition that had been turned down more than 30 times, "Bye Bye Love," and hit Number Two. We made it. Sometimes it pays to be ignorant. Mann The Cover Of The Rolling Stone - Dr. Hook - Greatest Hits (Cassette) Weil met in at the song-publishing company Aldon Music, married in and have been living and working together ever since. But Kristofferson did more than succeed them.
Thanks to his writerly skills, Kristofferson's hang-dog tales of screwups, hangovers, regret and redemption had the epochal feel of novellas, and without him, there would probably be no Steve Earle, Sturgill Simpson or similar country hippies. From the start, Sam Cooke knew how to write the kind of song people wanted to hear Sam Cooke sing — his very first pop single, "You Send Me," was the perfect showcase for his effortlessly gorgeous melismas and easygoing charm.
Cooke's determination to win over mainstream white audiences led him to expand his range as a writer, and he proved equally adept with the starry-eyed pop romance of "Cupid," the urbane dance floor workout "Twistin' the Night Away" even the subtle social commentary of "Chain Gang.
Whether it's a fleet, planning guitar tune like "Sitting Still" or a luminous ballad like "Nightswimming" or a loopy left-field pop smash like "Stand" the songwriting credit on a golden-era R.
But the same organic give-and-take governed their later albums as well. As Mills said in"we gradually shape each other's songs into R. The definitive hip-hop artist of the last 15 years, Kanye West made his name as a producer with the Doors-sampling beat on Jay Z's "The Blueprint" and emerged as an unquenchably driven song machine releasing groundbreaking music at a Beatlesque clip. Kanye isn't afraid to outsource Chicago rapper Rhymefest co-wrote the lyrics to his first game-changing hit, "Jesus Walks," and the credits to his albums can often read like veritable productions workshops.
Yet, his stamp is unmistakable — a genius for connecting genres and styles, a knack for spinning out Olympian boasts and an ability to make his egomaniacal admissions and conflictions compelling. West claims he didn't write down any of his rhymes until taking a more craft-oriented approach on 's monumentally ambitious My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
I would sit down. We'd ping-pong 'til we had a song," McCartney said. Married songwriting partnerships are hardly rare, but few husband-and-wife teams explored the dynamics of monogamy with the depth and insight of Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson. Their breakthrough was the Ray Charles party classic "Let's Go Get Stoned," but once the duo went to work at Motown, romantic love became their sole topic.
Love lifts me up. Ashford and Simpson later built on this technique during their own career as performers, expressing doubt on "Is It Still Good to Ya" and affirmation on "Sold as a Rock " with equal brilliance. Ina year before he died, Marvin Gaye said the goal of music was to "tell the world and the people about the upcoming holocaust and to find all of those of higher consciousness who can be saved. Motown was so overstaffed with great in-house songwriters that Gaye spent much of the Sixties singing other people's songs.
He found his voice as a composer in the Seventies when Four Tops member Obie Benson brought him a song idea that would later blossom into "What's Going On. We measured him for the suit, and he tailored it. Iceland's greatest musical export has penned a catalog so tied to her unmatchable accented English and visionary beat-driven arrangements, it's easy to forget what a tremendous writer she is.
I try not to record them [when] I first hear them. If I forget all about it and it pops up later on, then I know it's good enough. I let my subconscious do the editing for me. My whole goal in life was to reach that certain success where people will say, 'Hey, that guy can do anything. He's the Evel Knievel of music. He's jumping over 15 buses! Raised in Louisiana, Lucinda Williams grew up listening to Hank Williams and reading Flannery O'Connor and emerged in the late Eighties as the great Southern songwriter of her generation.
Yet, unlike most artists with a literary bent, she focuses on sensual detail just as much writerly scenes and imagery. Few songwriters use repetition as skillfully as Williams: on 's "I Just Wanted to See You So Bad," she ramped up the song's sexual obsession by restating the title after every other line, and the title track from her masterpiece Car Wheels on a Gravel Road captures the peculiar rhythms of childhood memory by restating the song's title at the end of each stanza.
Williams learned her sense of concision from her father, poet Miller Williams. At a time when most songwriters were still talking about love and heartbreak, Curtis Mayfield was penning sweet, subtle Civil Rights epistles like 's "Keep on Pushing" and 's "People Get Ready" the latter a favorite of Martin Luther King.
As leader of the Impressions, Mayfield's low-key demeanor matched his lithe tenor and restrained, spacious guitar playing that influenced fellow chitlin' circuit veteran Jimi Hendrix' "Little Wing. If you could feel it, I could feel it. And I could write a song about it. If you have a good imagination, you can go quite far.
The syncopation. The humor. We take longer to get to the future than anywhere else in America. So we have held on to the old world charm more. If the personal is political, Loretta Lynn was Nashville's down-home feminist revolutionary. She always took more pride in her writing than in her perky singing, and much of the lyrical material in her 16 country chart-toppers was drawn from her difficult marriage to Oliver "Doolittle" Lynn, whose alcoholism and infidelities inspired domestic dramedies like "Don't Come Home a-Drinkin' With Lovin' on Your Mind.
Sometimes Hayes played keyboards on songs they'd written together, or Porter sang backup. I'm Comin'" and other classic duets. The team fell apart once Hayes became a hot buttered soul star in his own right, but they were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame together inthree years before Hayes' death. A gender-bending poet who kicked open the door for punk while retaining a faith in rock's Sixties idealism, she drew on her love of Dylan, garage rock and French symbolist poetry as well guitarist Lenny Kaye's encyclopedic knowledge to rewrite rock history in her own image.
A collaboration with Bruce Springsteen, "Because the Night," became a Top 20 hit inand after a long absence she returned in with "People Have the Power," and then again in with "About a Boy," a tribute to Kurt Cobain as well as her departed husband Fred "Sonic" Smith and friend Robert Mapplethorpe.
The deep passion of her work since shows she's never lost her faith in what she once called "the right to create, without apology, from a stance beyond gender or social definition, but not beyond the responsibility to create something of worth.
Veering away from the pop success of "Creep," the group began deconstructing and abstracting songforms. Yorke and Greenwood have called their process "defacatory," and Yorke suggests his lyrics are as much stream of consciousness flow, gibberish and "just sounds" as anything confessional.
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Her solo version was an acoustic ballad with several lyrics changed, such as "you've gotta get with my friends" being changed to "you've gotta be my best friend". InAmerican actress Eva Longoria performed a comedic dramatic reading of "Wannabe" in honour of the 20th anniversary of the album Spice.
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