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Midnight to Midnight. Through the Looking Glass. Siouxsie and the Banshees. Boogie Down Productions. Wild Frontier. Smooth Sailin'. Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads. The Circus. Close to the Bone. Come as You Are. Locust Abortion Technician. Running in the Family. She remains undiminished as a writer, as she proved on her gem In Your Dreams. But her most famous song is still "Landslide," her acoustic lament for children growing older, written before she'd even turned You can feel really old at At the heart of Biggie's music was a gift for rolling off scrolls of buoyant lines that were as singable as they were quotable — "Birthdays were the worst days, now we sip champagne when we're thirsty," "Poppa been smooth since days of Underoos" and on and on.
Working with pop-savvy producer Sean "Puffy" Combs, Biggie raised his game throughout his brief career —from the social realism of "Things Done Changed" to the euphoric rags-to-riches celebration "Juicy" to effortlessly virtuosic performances like "Hypnotize" and "Ten Crack Commandments," both from his swan song Life After Death. Album) was a fine performer and bass player, but he made his greatest contribution as house songwriter at Chess Records in the s.
Dixon was essential in shaping the sound of post-war Chicago blues, supplying masters like Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf with riffs as crisp as the creases in a new suit and lyrics so boastful that they'd be terrifying if half-true. By the early Sixties, as a new generation discovered the blues, plenty of young white men were learning to exaggerate their sexual prowess from Dixon's songs.
It's possible that no blues writer other than Robert Johnson had had as profound an impact on the development of rock music: Mick Jagger acquired his strut from "Little Red Rooster," which the Stones faithfully covered in ; the Doors did a leering L. From a town known as Oyster Bay, Long Island, rode a boy with a six-pack in his hand — Billy Joel, in real life a piano man from Hicksville. Joel has always had a heart in Tin Pan Alley, first hitting it big in the Seventies with the semi-confessional tale of wasting away as a lounge performer, "Piano Man.
His signature song, "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant," is an epic seven-minute tale of suburban dreams biting the dust down at the Parkway Diner. Happy 50th anniversary, Brenda and Eddie. The two future Eagles were lucky to meet up in L. And those songs, soaked in world-weariness, cynicism, resentment and the occasional happy ending, were so precisely crafted that, decades later, they keep people returning to the records and seeing the band's seemingly endless reunion tour.
Ina clever record company executive paired lyricist Bernie Taupin and a young piano player named Reginald Kenneth Dwight. Their partnership has endured for nearly 50 years, putting 57 songs in the Top I had someone to write my words for me. Without him, the journey would not have been possible. There's a reason Diamond's songs have been covered by everyone from the Monkees and Smash Mouth to Sinatra.
First are the meaty, hooky melodies, dating back to early Diamond sing-alongs like "Cherry, Cherry" and "Sweet Caroline" and extending into later, more brooding angst-a-thons like "I Am. I Said" and "Song Sung Blue. From his early, frisky Brill Building pop "I'm a Believer" to the later-life love songs about his latest wife, few singers brood and contemplate life in song the way Diamond has.
And let's not forget the ebullient "Cracklin' Rosie," the vaguely salacious "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon," just two of the more than 50 songs he's placed in the Billboard Top during his half-century-plus career.
I write these little songs and go and sing them. It seems like an odd way to gain an inner sense of acceptance of the self. But it's what I do. Working most famously with the Temptations, they created "psychedelic soul," built on Whitfield's expansively experimental production and Strong's downbeat, socially conscious lyrics. As far away from pop convention as Whitfield and Strong's music could be — several of the artists they worked with grew frustrated with their freakiness — their sound found its audience: the Temptations' "Ball of Confusion," the Undisputed Truth's "Smiling Faces Sometimes" and Edwin Starr's vehement protest diatribe "War" were all huge hits.
At a time when many rock songwriters were interested in psychedelic escapism, the Band's Robbie Robertson looked for inspiration in America — its history, its myths and its music.
Yet, he was content to play a kind of behind-the-scenes role, passing out songs for the Band's three distinct vocalists — Levon Helm, Rick Danko and Richard Manuel — in an act of generosity that enhanced the Band's theme of communal progress and spirit.
His voice had the authority of experience, and so did his songs. In them, he was the man who taught the weeping willow how to cry, the solitary figure who wore black for the poor and beaten-down, the stone-cold killer who boasted he'd "shot a man in Reno just to watch him die.
And he never stopped, recording "The Wanderer" with U2 inand a series of albums with Rick Rubin in his final years as he battled the effects of Shy-Dragger Syndrome. Listen to him, and he always brings you to your senses. When he convened Sly and the Family Stone in the late Sixties, he deployed a fast-talking radio jock's ear for aphorism "different strokes for different folks," "I want to take you higher" and an ability to make tricky arrangements seem natural "Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin" builds raw funk out of everyone in the band playing radically different parts.
From the optimism of "Everyday People" to the funky angst of 's There's a Riot Goin' Onhis music mapped the flower-power era's journey from utopian promise to catastrophic meltdown as well as anyone, and his grooves and riffs have been endlessly sampled by the hip-hop artists to arrive in his wake. Every pop era has at least one songwriter who effortlessly taps into the zeitgeist, and for the last roughly 15 years, that person has been this Swedish writer-producer.
As you know, a lot of the stuff that was once considered rubbish or 'for kids' is now considered classic. Try 50 years. CCR were the catchy, hard-driving dance band amidst the psychedelic San Francisco ballroom scene of the late Sixties, scoring 12 Top 40 hits during their run while releasing an incredible five albums between and Fogerty's songwriting process reflected the blue-collar worldview of a guy who wrote his first Top 10 hit 's "Proud Mary" just two days after being discharged from the Army Reserves: "Just sitting very late at night," he said.
There was no extra stimulus, no alcohol or drugs or anything. It was purely mental. I had discovered what all writers discover, whether they're told or not, that you could do anything. The first time most people heard David Bowie, he was playing an astronaut named Major Tom, floating through space, completely cut off from civilization.
Within a couple of years Bowie was channeling that sense of cosmic alienation into albums like 's Hunky Dory and the 's classic The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Marsemerging as one of the most creative and unpredictable songwriting forces of the s.
Early on, Bowie specialized in offering an indelible vision of the Seventies glam-rock demimonde. Lyrically, his use of William Burroughs-style cut and paste made for fascinating, if at times, baffling flows of image and ideas. On timeless songs like "Life on Mars" or "Changes" or "Heroes," his ability to combine accessibility and idiosyncrasy makes for music that marries art and pop and transfigures culture itself.
He didn't start writing songs in earnest until he'd recorded a few albums, and his songwriting gifts have been overshadowed by his vocal mastery. Still, Al Green's best original material isn't just a showcase for his voice. Green sang about romantic ecstasy and failings and deeper longings for divine love the language of Scripture has never been far from his lyrics, even when he was writing secular material. He may sound and look like the prototypical SoCal balladeer, but Browne has spent his career pushing the singer-songwriter envelope.
He's written some of rock's most finely observed songs not just about his journey through life from the prematurely wise "These Days," penned when he was 16 years old, through more recent songs like "The Night Inside Me"but has also ventured into social critiques "Lawyers in Love" and political protest "Lives in the Balance". Whatever the subject, Browne brings the same probing, thoughtful take on what he called, in "Looking East," "the search for the truth. The duo charted deep space — inner and outer—on early collaborations like "Dark Star.
He had one foot off the ground and he'd be writing in Deep In The Night - Barbra Streisand - Songbird (Cassette notebooks. He was communing with the music. And all of a sudden, we had songs. And voila: there they are. When they first got started in the s, the ambitious lads in U2 made a deal to split all their publishing money evenly. Bono brings the grand vision and uncanny ear for heroic hooks, and the Edge brings his sonic mastery and an eagerness to push boundaries.
Working together, the duo have pursued their expansive Deep In The Night - Barbra Streisand - Songbird (Cassette from the adolescent cry of "Out of Control" to political anthems like "Sunday Bloody Sunday" to the stadium-shaking roar of "Where the Streets Have No Name" to the funky, danceable "Mysterious Ways" and "Discotheque" all the way through the highly-personable "The Miracle of Joey Ramone " from last year's Songs of Innocence.
As the band's charismatic frontman, Bono may soak up a lot of the credit, but he's the first to admit how important the Edge is to their songwriting. Jackson's innate musical genius could be heard on the earliest Jackson 5 chart-toppers.
Jackson's collaborators and co-writers marvel at the way his dance-floor classics sprang full-formed from their creator's head. That, Michael said, was the only way he could write: "If I sat down at a piano, if I sat here and played some chords. Not just little eight-bar loop ideas. He would actually sing the entire arrangement into a micro-cassette recorder complete with stops and fills. As he told American Songwriter in"Sometimes the songs got to coming too fast for me to write, and sometimes they still do.
Burt Bacharach studied classical composition with French composer Darius Milhaud and was part of avant-garde icon John Cage's circle. But he chose pop music as a career and started writing songs with lyricist Hal David, who had a knack for matching wistful sentiments to Bacharach's unconventional jazz chords and constantly shifting time signatures. With 3, songs to her name — including more than 20 Number One country singles —Dolly Parton has enjoyed one of country's most impressive songwriting careers.
Parton tapped her hardscrabble Tennessee-hills upbringing on songs like "Coat of Many Colors" and "The Bargain Store," and throughout the Seventies, her songs broke new ground in describing romantic heartache and marital hardship. On "Travelin' Man," from her masterpiece Coat of Many ColorsParton's mom runs off with her man, and on the gut-wrenching "If I Lose My Mind," also on that album, Deep In The Night - Barbra Streisand - Songbird (Cassette watches while her boyfriend has sex with another woman.
But she doesn't do much joking around when it comes to the art of songwriting. The Who had a one-of-a-kind drummer, a brilliant bassist, a towering singer — and their songs featured some pretty impressive guitar playing too. But they would never have gone anywhere if Pete Townshend hadn't developed into an endlessly innovative songwriter.
Early tunes like their debut single "I Can't Explain" and the epochal anthem "My Generation" were fueled by adolescent angst, but with each passing year, Townshend became more and more ambitious, moving from a loose concept record about a pirate radio station 's The Who Sell Out to a groundbreaking rock opera about a deaf, dumb and blind pinball star 's Tommy to a double LP about a young mod facing with a form of split personality disorder 's Quadrophenia.
His output slowed down considerably by the mids and he's released a scant two albums in the past three decades. But what he accomplished in the Who's first 15 years transformed the possibilities of rock music. Chuck Berry wrote about teenage America. Holly had only been making records for a little less than Deep In The Night - Barbra Streisand - Songbird (Cassette years when he died in a plane crash in at age Yet, Album) that brief career, he created an amazing body of work.
On songs like "That'll Be the Day," "Rave On," "Everyday," "Oh Boy," "Peggy Sue" and "Not Fade Away," his buoyant, hiccupping vocals and wiry, exuberant guitar playing drove home lyrics that seemed to sum up the hopes, aspirations and fears of the kids buying his records. Streisand now extends her record for the most top charting albums among women in the history of the chart 54 albums.
On top of that, she becomes the only woman with new top 20 -- or even top 40 -- albums in every decade from the s through the s. In the United Kingdom, the album debuted at 5, becoming her 15th Top 10 album in the country.
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