Topic: THE GREATEST SONGWRITERS: ALONE, a DUO, a BAND.
Who can claim this title?
Speaking of the period: contemporary songwriters, so NO MOZART, BEETHOVEN, BACH.
We can also add famous composers like IRVING BERLIN, LEONARD BERNSTEIN, GEORGE GERSHWIN, LEIBER & STOLLER. Who CAN FORGET THAT IMMORTAL SONG "WHITE CHRISTMAS" by Irving BERLIN?
So what I loved was opinions, answers, and MORE INFORMATION, sharing it here in this topic. I can't remember if we had already a topic about "The Greatest Songwriters."
HIT MACHINES like STOCK, AITKIN AND WATERMAN responsible for a LOT of HITS, dominating the British (and European) pop charts from the early eighties to the early nineties, with their saccarine throwaway nonsense. I don't doubt: THEY ARE very talented people, having an almost spooky ability to write catchy melodies. MACHINES: WHY = "Never Gonna Give You Up? (Rick Astley's biggest hit) was written in 4 minutes. They wrote like 10 songs a day, resulting in maybe one great song, matter of speaking. About 65 tracks made the charts. Kylie Minogue, Banarama...
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They should have a prominent place in my list, but I prefer the NON-PREFAB composers.
1) John Lennon/Paul McCartney (The Beatles)
2) Bob Dylan
3) Jagger and Richards
4) Beach Boys (BRIAN WILSON)
5) Don Henley/Glenn Frey (The Eagles)
6) Ray Davies (The Kinks)
7) Bee Gees (Barry, Robin & the late Maurice Gibb)
SO FAR MY LIST, WHAT IS YOURS?
- MY GUITAR PLAYS EVERY STYLE = BLUES, ROCK, METAL, so I NEED TO LEARN HOW TO PLAY IT.
[color=blue]Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.[/color]