One of the most successful strategies I've had in collecting 45s is to look for certain songwriters whose work I'm familiar with. The list on this page is very short comparatively, and concentrates on songwriters from the 1960s-80s. These are individuals who had a large enough impact on the Rock 'n' Soul marketplace to influence trends and whose consistent work makes picking up unknown 45s with their names on them a good bet. If you like the work of one songwriter on this list, chances are you'll like other 45s they wrote as well. This is a companion list to other ones I'm preparing for collecting arrangers and producers; some songwriters listed here also appear on the producers page. Not included are songwriters whose work is not so distinctive that their presence on a 45 record's label may not be a good guide to whether you'll like other records they worked on, nor will you find songwriters who wrote primarily for a single artist (e.g., Elton John/Bernie Taupin).

Long-time 45 collectors understand that the universe of music released on 45 records is so vast it seems to just keep expanding as your collection grows. Counter-intuitive maybe, but true. In such a world, keying on who produced, arranged, or wrote a given song or artist you've never heard of before can lead to some excellent finds.

The list below is just a suggestion, and I plan to expand it as time permits. The songwriters are listed in alphabetical order. If you know of a songwriter (or songwriting team) who should be here and isn't, please send a note through the Classic 45s Comments form. Last updated 08/05/16 with 43 songwriters.


Ashford-Simpson | Bacharach-David | Barry-Greenwich | Carter-Lewis | Chinn-Chapman | Rudy Clark | Neil Diamond | Bob Dylan | Gamble-Huff | Bob Gaudio | Graham Gouldman | Greenaway-Cook | Holland-Dozier-Holland | Harlan Howard | Mark James | King-Goffin | Kris Kristofferson |Lambert-Potter | Leiber-Stoller | Lennon-McCartney | Levine-Resnick | John D. Loudermilk | Mann-Weil | Curtis Mayfield | Van McCoy | Joni Mitchell | Willie Nelson | Laura Nyro | Penn-Oldham | Gene Pitney | Pomus-Shuman | Porter-Hayes | Smokey Robinson | Sedaka-Greenfield | Sloan-Barri | Joe South | Chip Taylor | Wayne Carson Thompson | Allen Toussaint | Jim Webb | Whitfield-Strong | Ray Whitley | Neil Young


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Ashford-Simpson
Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson had their biggest hits while in the Motown fold, but their influence as songwriters extends well beyond that. Also acting as producers for some of their artists, the duo's songs were performed by many over the years, including Ray Charles, Maxine Brown, the Fifth Dimension, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Aretha Franklin, Vernon Garrett, Chuck Jackson, Chaka Khan, Marvelettes, Dorothy Moore, Miracles, Diana Ross, Supremes and Bobby Taylor & Vancouvers. Here is a list of some of their biggest and most notable hits as songwriters:
  • Let's Go Get Stoned (#1r, #31p, 1966) by Ray Charles
  • Top of the Stairs (#68r, 1980) by Collins and Collins
  • When I Feel The Need (Not charted, 1967) by Nick Ashford
  • Found A Cure (#2r, #36p, 1979) by Ashford & Simpson
  • You're Absolutely Right (Not charted, 1965) by Tina Britt
  • One Step At A Time (#55p, 1965) by Maxine Brown
  • I Don't Need No Doctor (#45r, #72p, 1966) by Ray Charles
  • California Soul (#49r, #25p, 1968) by Fifth Dimension
  • Ain't No Mountain High Enough (#3r, #19p, 1967) by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  • Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing (#1r, #8p, 1968) by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  • Cry Like A Baby (#27r, #113p, 1966) by Aretha Franklin
  • Running Out (Not charted, 1967) by Vernon Garrett
  • You're All I Need To Get By (#1r, #7p, 1968) by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  • Your Precious Love (#2r, #5p, 1967) by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
  • I'm Every Woman (#1r, #21p, 1978) by Chaka Khan
  • Cry Like A Baby (#79r, 1973) by Dorothy Moore
  • Who's Gonna Take The Blame (#9r, #46p, 1970) by The Miracles
  • Ain't No Mountain High Enough (#1r, #1p, 1970) by Diana Ross
  • Remember Me (#10r, #16p, 1971) by Diana Ross
  • I Am Your Man (#40r, #85p, 1968) by Bobby Taylor & Vancouvers
  • I Can't Give Back The Love I Feel For You (Not charted, 1967) by Rita Wright

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Bacharach-David
Burt Bacharach and Hal David had incredible success as songwriters during the 1960s and early 1970s, racking up huge hits with a wide range of artists including Herb Alpert, Jerry Butler, Carpenters, Jackie DeShannon, Fifth Dimension, Isaac Hayes, Chuck Jackson, Love, R.B. Greaves, Tom Jones, Gene Pitney, Sergio Mendes, Dusty Springfield, Stylistics, B.J. Thomas, Dionne Warwick, Walker Bros., and Timy Yuro. Here is a list of some of their biggest and most notable hits as songwriters:
  • This Guy's In Love With You (#1r, 1968) by Herb Alpert
  • Third Window From The Right (Not charted, 1961) by Dean Barlow
  • (They Long To Be) Close To You (#1p, 1970) by The Carpenters
  • What The World Needs Now Is Love (#7p, 1965) by Jackie DeShannon
  • One Less Bell To Answer (#4r, #2p, 1970) by Fifth Dimension
  • Walk on By (#13r, #30p, 1969) by Isaac Hayes
  • Any Day Now (#2r, #23p, 1962) by Chuck Jackson
  • Always Something There To Remind Me (#50r, #27p, 1970) by R.B. Greaves
  • What's New Pussycat? (#3p, 1965) by Tom Jones
  • My Little Red Book (#52p, 1966) by Love
  • (The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance (#4p, 1962) by Gene Pitney
  • The Look Of Love (#4p, 1968) by Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
  • Always Something There To Remind Me (#8p, 1983) by Naked Eyes
  • Only Love Can Break A Heart (#2p, #16r, 1962) by Gene Pitney
  • Wishin' and Hopin' (#6p, 1964) by Dusty Springfield
  • Long After Tonight Is All Over (Not charted, 1964) by Jimmy Radcliffe
  • You'll Never Get To Heaven (If You Break My Heart) (#8r, #23p, 1973) by The Stylistics
  • Don't Make Me Over (#5r, #21p, 1963) by Dionne Warwick
  • Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head (#1p, 1969) by B.J. Thomas
  • Blue On Blue (#3p, 1963) by Bobby Vinton
  • Make It Easy On Yourself (#16p, 1965) by The Walker Bros.
  • Do You Know The Way To San Jose (#23r, #10p, 1968) by Dionne Warwick
  • Walk On By (#1r, #6p, 1964) by Dionne Warwick
  • I'll Never Fall In Love Again (#17r, #6p, 1969) by Dionne Warwick

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Barry-Greenwich
Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich were one of the songwriting teams that worked in the Brill Building in New York, and they made their mark on 1960s Rock beginning in the early 1960s with numerous hits by artists like Bob B. Soxx & Blue Jeans, the Butterflys, Chiffons, Crystals, Dixie Cups, Tommy James & Shondells, Drifters, Exciters, Sam Hawkins, Darlene Love, Manfred Mann, Jelly Beans, Andy Kim, Ronettes, Raindrops, Shangri-Las, and Ike & Tina Turner. Both Barry and Greenwich released some singles on their own, and together they were The Raindrops. Here is a list of some of their biggest and most notable hits as songwriters:
  • I Can Hear Music (#24p, 1969) by The Beach Boys
  • Not Too Young To Get Married (#63p, 1963) by Bob B. Soxx & Blue Jeans
  • Good Night Baby (#51p, 1964) by The Butterflys
  • I Have A Boyfriend (#36p, 1963) by The Chiffons
  • Da Doo Ron Ron (#4r, #4p, 1963) by The Crystals
  • Then He Kissed Me (#8r, #6p, 1963) by The Crystals
  • Chapel Of Love (#1p, 1964) by Dixie Cups
  • Hanky Panky (#1p, 1966) by Tommy James and the Shondells
  • You Should Have Seen the Way He Looked At Me (#39p, 1964) by Dixie Cups
  • I'll Take You Where The Music's Playing (#51p, 1965) by The Drifters
  • Do-Wah-Diddy (#78p, 1964) by The Exciters
  • When the Boy's Happy (The Girl's Happy Too) (#95p, 1963) by The Four Pennies
  • Hold On Baby (#10r, #133p, 1965) by Sam Hawkins
  • A Fine Fine Boy (#53p, 1963) by Darlene Love
  • Do Wah Diddy Diddy (#1p, 1964) by Manfred Mann
  • I Wanna Love Him So Bad (#9p, 1964) by Jelly Beans
  • Baby I Love You (#9p, 1969) by Andy Kim
  • Baby, I Love You (#24p, 1963) by The Ronettes
  • Be My Baby (#4r, #2p, 1963) by The Ronettes
  • Friday Kind Of Monday (Not charted, 1967) by The Meantime
  • The Kind Of Boy You Can't Forget (#27r, #17p, 1963) by The Raindrops
  • Leader of the Pack (#1p, 1964) by The Shangri-Las
  • River Deep-Mountain High (#88p, 1966) by Ike & Tina Turner
  • River Deep - Mountain High (#7r, #14p, 1970) by The Supremes and Four Tops
  • A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Every Day) (Not charted, 1967) by Ike & Tina Turner

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Carter-Lewis
John Carter and Ken Lewis were a U.K. songwriting team active in the 1960s and 1970s. (Carter also used the name Shakespeare, his given name.) They specialized in catchy pop songs, and their work was covered by a number of bands including First Class, Flower Pots, Herman's Hermits, Ivy League (they were members), Brenda Lee, Music Explosion, Ohio Express and Peter & Gordon. Here is a list of some of their biggest and most notable hits as songwriters:
  • A Letter to Josephine (Not charted, 1967) by David & Giants
  • Beach Baby (#4p, 1974) by First Class
  • Let's Go To San Francisco (Not charted, 1967) by Flower Pots
  • A Letter to Josephine/ Love You're Making A Fool Of Me (Not charted, 1969) by Haystack
  • Can't You Hear My Heartbeat (#2p, 1965) by Herman's Hermits
  • Funny How Love Can Be (Not charted, 1965) by Ivy League
  • Tossing & Turning/ Graduation Day (#83p, 1965) by Ivy League
  • Is It True (#17p, 1964) by Brenda Lee
  • Oh California (Not charted, 1975) by Magic
  • Little Bit O'Soul (#2p, 1967) by Music Explosion
  • Sunday For Tea (#31p, 1967) by Peter & Gordon
  • Hello, Hello, Hello (Not charted, 1972) by Rainbow

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Chinn-Chapman
Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman were an Australian songwriting team that had great success in the 1970s and 1980s. Their tunes were covered by Toni Basil, Exile, Huey Lewis & News, Mud, Suzi Quatro, Smokie, Tina Turner, and Sweet. Here is a list of some of their biggest and most notable hits as songwriters:
  • Mickey (#1p, 1982) by Toni Basil
  • Kiss You All Over (#1p, 1978) by Exile
  • Heart and Soul (#8p, 1983) by Huey Lewis & News
  • Tiger Feet (Not charted, 1974) by Mud
  • Sister Jane (Not charted, 1972) by New World
  • 48 Crash (Not charted, 1973) by Suzi Quatro
  • Tiger Feet (Not charted, 1974) by Mud
  • 48 Crash (Not charted, 1973) by Suzi Quatro
  • Stumblin' In (#4p, 1979) by Suzi Quatro & Chris Norman
  • Living Next Door To Alice (#25p, 1976) by Smokie
  • Better Be Good To Me (#6r, #5p, 1984) by Tina Turner
  • Ballroom Blitz (#5p, 1975) by Sweet
  • Little Willy (#3p, 1973) by Sweet

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Rudy Clark
Hardly a household name (I couldn't even find a photo of him), Rudy Clark nevertheless wrote a number of key songs in the 1960s. They were mostly recorded by Soul artists including Betty Everett, Ad Libs, Maxine Brown, Vernon Garrett, Barbara Lewis, Rascals, Lee Roye, Wilson Pickett, James Ray, Shirelles, and Lovelace Watkins. Here is a list of his biggest and most notable hits as a songwriter:
  • The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) (#1r, #6p, 1964) by Deep Purple
  • Beg Me (#5r, #45p, 1964) by Chuck Jackson
  • Ask Anybody (Not charted, 1964) by Ad Libs
  • If You Gotta Make A Fool of Somebody (#63p, 1965) by Maxine Brown
  • Your Search Is Over (Not charted, 1965) by Walter Foster
  • Got My Mind Set On You (#1p, 1987) by George Harrison
  • I Found My Place (Not charted, 1965) by Johnson Sisters
  • Fool, Fool, Fool (Look In The Mirror) (Not charted, 1967) by Barbara Lewis
  • Good Lovin' (#1p, 1966) by The Rascals
  • Tears (Nothing But Tears) (Not charted, 1968) by Lee Roye
  • I've Got My Mind Set On You (Not charted, 1962) by James Ray
  • If You Gotta Make Fool of Somebody (#10r, #22p, 1962) by James Ray
  • Till My Baby Comes Home (Not charted, 1966) by Shirelles
  • It's In His Kiss (Not charted, 1974) by Kristine Sparkle
  • Dreams (Not charted, 1964) by Lovelace Watkins

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Neil Diamond
A star in his own right, Neil Diamond's songs have also been extensively covered by other artists, including songs he never hit with himself. Artists who have covered Neil Diamond songs include Deep Purple, Ronnie Dove, Jimmy James & Vagabonds, Jay & Americans, and Lulu, UB40, the Monkees, Barbra Streisand and Bobby Womack. Including some of his own singles, here is a list of his biggest and most notable hits as a songwriter:
  • Kentucky Woman (#38p, 1968) by Deep Purple
  • Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show (#22p, 1969) by Neil Diamond
  • Cherry, Cherry (#6p, 1966) by Neil Diamond
  • Cracklin' Rosie (#1p, 1970) by Neil Diamond
  • Kentucky Woman (#22p, 1967) by Neil Diamond
  • Solitary Man (#55p, 1966) by Neil Diamond
  • Sweet Caroline (#4p, 1969) by Neil Diamond
  • My Babe (#50p, 1967) by Ronnie Dove
  • Back From Baltimore (Not charted, 1967) by Ronnie Dove
  • Red Red Wine (#127p, 1969) by Jimmy James & Vagabonds
  • Sunday And Me (#18p, 1965) by Jay & Americans
  • The Boat That I Row (Not charted, 1967) by Lulu
  • Red Red Wine (#1p, 1988) by UB40
  • A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You (#2p, 1967) by The Monkees
  • I'm A Believer (#1p, 1966) by The Monkees
  • Love To Love (Not charted, 1967) by The Thyme

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Bob Dylan
Like Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan's songs have been extensively covered by other artists. Artists who have covered Dylan's songs include the Byrds, Joan Baez, the Band, Box Tops, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, Isley Bros., Billy Joel, Manfred Mann, Barry McGuire, Olivia Newton-John, Peter, Paul & Mary, the Turtles, and Stevie Wonder. Including a few of his own singles, here is a list of his biggest and most notable hits as a songwriter:
  • Mr. Tambourine Man (#1p, 1965) by The Byrds
  • I Shall Be Released (#67p, 1969) by The Box Tops
  • Blowin' In the Wind (Not charted, 1969) by Brimstone
  • My Back Pages (#30p, 1967) by The Byrds
  • I Want You (#20p, 1966) by Bob Dylan
  • You Ain't Going Nowhere (#74p, 1968) by The Byrds
  • Like A Rolling Stone (#2p, 1965) by Bob Dylan
  • Just Like A Woman (#33p, 1966) by Bob Dylan
  • Knockin' On Heaven's Door (#12p, 1973) by Bob Dylan
  • Subterranean Homesick Blues (#39p, 1965) by Bob Dylan
  • All Along The Watchtower (#20p, 1968) by Jimi Hendrix
  • Lay Lady Lay (#29r, #71p, 1971) by The Isley Bros.
  • To Make You Feel My Love (#50p, 1997) by Billy Joel
  • Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo) (#10p, 1968) by Manfred Mann
  • Masters of War (Not charted, 1967) by Barry McGuire
  • She Belongs To Me (#33p, 1969) by Ricky Nelson
  • If Not For You (#25p, 1971) by Olivia Newton-John
  • Blowin' In The Wind (#2p, 1963) by Peter, Paul & Mary
  • Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (#9p, 1963) by Peter, Paul & Mary
  • It Ain't Me Babe (#8p, 1965) by The Turtles
  • Blowin' In The Wind (#1r, #9p, 1966) by Stevie Wonder
  • Don't Think Twice (#12p, 1965) by The Wonder Who

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Gamble-Huff
Almost more than any other person or team, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff developed the Soul style that came to be identified with Philadelphia, PA, in the 1970s: Philly Soul. Starting in the late 1960s and continuing into the early 1980s, they had a profound influence on the evolution of "Northern Soul", taking the basic Motown sound and adding keyboards, strings, and dramatic arrangements to move the bar toward what became known as "Disco" music in the mid-1970s. Besides producing, they also wrote many of their artists' hits, much as Holland-Dozier-Holland and Norman Whitfield did at Motown. Artists who recorded Gamble-Huff tunes included Archie Bell & the Drells, Jerry Butler, the Intruders, the Futures, the Jacksons, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, the O'Jays, Billy Paul, Wilson Pickett, Lou Rawls, the Soul Survivors, Joe Simon, the Three Degrees, the Vibrations, and Dee Dee Warwick. Here is a list of some of this duo's biggest and most notable hits as producers and (in many cases) writers:
  • Here I Go Again (#112p, 1970) by Archie Bell & Drells
  • There's Gonna Be A Showdown (#6r, #21p, 1968) by Archie Bell & Drells
  • Hey Western Union Man (#1r, #16p, 1968) by Jerry Butler
  • Only The Strong Survive (#1r, #4p, 1969) by Jerry Butler
  • Never Give You Up (#4r, #20p, 1968) by Jerry Butler
  • Been A Long Time (#17r, #96p, 1969) by Betty Everett
  • Cowboys To Girls (#1r, #6p, 1968) by The Intruders
  • Love Is Here (#47r, 1973) by The Futures
  • Don't Leave Me This Way (#1r, #1p, 1976) by Thelma Houston
  • (Love Is Like A) Baseball Game (#4r, #26p, 1968) by The Intruders
  • I'll Always Love My Mama (#6r, #36p, 1973) by The Intruders
  • Enjoy Yourself (#2r, #6p, 1976) by The Jacksons
  • If You Don't Know Me By Now (#1r, #3p, 1972) by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
  • The Love I Lost (#1r, #7p, 1972) by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
  • TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia) (#1r, #1p, 1974) by MFSB
  • Back Stabbers (#1r, #3p, 1972) by The O'Jays
  • Love Train (#1r, #1p, 1973) by The O'Jays
  • For The Love Of Money (#3r, #9p, 1974) by The O'Jays
  • Deeper (In Love With You) (#21r, #64p, 1970) by The O'Jays
  • Me And Mrs. Jones (#1r, #1p, 1972) by Billy Paul
  • Engine Number 9 (#3r, #14p, 1970) by Wilson Pickett
  • You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine (#1r, #2p, 1976) by Lou Rawls
  • (Heart & Soul) Baby I Love You (Not charted, 1967) by Dee Dee Sharp
  • If You Don't Know Me By Now (#1p, #38r, 1989) by Simply Red
  • Expressway To Your Heart (#3r, #4p, 1967) by Soul Survivors
  • Drowning In The Sea Of Love (#3r, #11p, 1971) by Joe Simon
  • Now That We Found Love (#9r, #47p, 1978) by Third World
  • When Will I See You Again (#4r, #2p, 1974) by The Three Degrees
  • Together (#9r, #18p, 1980) by Tierra
  • Cause You're Mine (Not charted, 1968) by The Vibrations
  • Love in Them There Hills (#38r, #93p, 1968) by The Vibrations
  • Slow Motion (#12r, #78p, 1972) by Johnny Williams

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Bob Gaudio
Most closely associated with The Four Seasons, for whom he sang and wrote most of their hits, Gaudio also had success with writing for other artists as well, including the Four-Evers, Fuzzy Bunnies, Jessica James, Royal Teens, and the Tremeloes. He had his start as a member of the 1950s Rock'n'Roll group the Royal Teens. Here is a list of some of his biggest and most notable hits as a songwriter, including many of the Four Seasons big hits:
  • Dawn (Go Away) (#3p, 1964) by Four Seasons
  • Big Girls Don't Cry (#1r, #1p, 1962) by Four Seasons
  • December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night) (#1p, 1975) by Four Seasons
  • Rag Doll/ Silence Is Golden (#1p, 1964) by Four Seasons
  • Opus 17 (Don't You Worry 'Bout Me) (#13p, 1966) by Four Seasons
  • Sherry (#1r, #1p, 1962) by Four Seasons
  • Be My Girl (#75p, 1964) by Four-Evers
  • The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore (#115p, 1968) by Fuzzy Bunnies
  • We'll Be Makin' Out (Not charted, 1966) by Jessica James and The Outlaws
  • Short Shorts (#3r, #3p, 1958) by Royal Teens
  • Silence Is Golden (#11p, 1967) by The Tremeloes
  • You're Ready Now (#112p, 1966) by Frankie Valli
  • Can't Take My Eyes Off You (#2p, 1967) by Frankie Valli
  • The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore) (#13p, 1966) by The Walker Bros.

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Graham Gouldman
Graham Gouldman was a British songwriter who had a good deal of success in the 1960s pitching songs to (mostly) U.K. rock artists, including Herman's Hermits, Hollies, and Yardbirds. In the 1970s, he was a member of 10cc and had some hits through them as well. Here is a list of some of his biggest and most notable hits as a songwriter:
  • Behind The Door (#9p, 1967) by Cher
  • East West (#27p, 1966) by Herman's Hermits
  • No Milk Today (#35p, 1967) by Herman's Hermits
  • Bus Stop (#5p, 1966) by The Hollies
  • Look Through Any Window (#32p, 1965) by The Hollies
  • For Your Love (#6p, 1965) by The Yardbirds
  • Sausalito (Is the Place To Go) (#86p, 1969) by Ohio Express
  • I'm Not In Love (#2p, 1975) by 10cc
  • Rubber Bullets (#73p, 1973) by 10cc
  • Heart Full Of Soul (#9p, 1965) by The Yardbirds
  • Listen People (#3p, 1966) by Herman's Hermits

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Greenaway-Cook
Roger Greenaway and Roger Cook teamed up in the late 1960s and provided songs to a host of mostly U.K. artists. They specialized in writing catchy Rock songs and even teamed up as David & Jonathan and released a few disks of their own. Artists who had hits with their songs include Blue Mink, Deep Purple, Carol Douglas, English Congregation, Fantastics, Fortunes, Hollies, Joe Jeffrey Group, Gary Lewis & Playboys, Pipkins, Whisling Jack Smith, Vogues, and White Plains. Here is a list of some of the duo's biggest and most notable hits as songwriters:
  • Goin' Down (On The Road to L.A.) (#57p, 1972) by Terry Black and Laurel Ward
  • Gasoline Alley Bred (Not charted, 1971) by Blue Mink
  • The Magic Book (Not charted, 1966) by David & Jonathan
  • Doctor's Orders (#9r, #11p, 1974) by Carol Douglas
  • Softly Whispering I Love You (#29p, 1972) by The English Congregation
  • Way of Life (Not charted, 1969) by Family Dogg
  • Something Old, Something New (Not charted, 1971) by The Fantastics
  • Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again (#15p, 1971) by The Fortunes
  • You've Got Your Troubles (#7p, 1965) by The Fortunes
  • Gasoline Alley Bred (Not charted, 1971) by The Hollies
  • Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) (#2p, 1972) by The Hollies
  • Green Grass (#8p, 1966) by Gary Lewis and the Playboys
  • I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman (#20p, 1967) by Whistling Jack Smith
  • Lovers of the World Unite (Not charted, 1967) by The Vogues
  • My Baby Loves Lovin' (#13p, 1970) by White Plains

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Holland-Dozier-Holland
As the entry on this trio in the Key Producers page makes clear, Holland-Dozier-Holland were one of the key songwriting teams of the Motown family of labels. Their songs were covered by numerous Motown acts, but especially the Supremes and Four Tops. Besides those two, other artists who covered H-D-H songs (both while at Motown and afterwards, when they used pseudonyms in some cases for their work at Hot Wax and Invictus, with producer/writer Ron Dunbar) include Herb Alpert, James Brown, the Band, Chairmen of the Board, Doobie Bros., Dave Edmunds, Donnie Elbert, Elgins, Marvin Gaye, Eddie Holland, Isley Bros., Eloise Laws, Laura Lee, Martha & Vandellas, Marvelettes, Lee Michaels, Jackie Moore, Freda Payne, Originals, Barbara Randolph, Bonnie Pointer, Johnny Rivers, Miracles, Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Vanilla Fudge, Jr. Walker & All-Stars, and Kim Weston. Here is a list of some of the trio's biggest and most notable hits as songwriters:
  • Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me) (#11p, 1975) by Doobie Bros.
  • I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) (#14r, #22p, 1972) by Donnie Elbert
  • Heaven Must Have Sent You (#9r, #50p, 1966) by The Elgins
  • Baby I Need Your Loving (#1r, #11p, 1964) by Four Tops
  • Where Did Our Love Go (#6r, #15p, 1971) by Donnie Elbert
  • Bernadette (#3r, #4p, 1967) by Four Tops
  • I Can't Help Myself (#1r, #1p, 1965) by Four Tops
  • It's The Same Old Song (#2r, #5p, 1965) by Four Tops
  • Reach Out I'll Be There (#1r, #1p, 1966) by Four Tops
  • Can I Get A Witness (#15r, #22p, 1963) by Marvin Gaye
  • How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You (#6p, #4r, 1964) by Marvin Gaye
  • Little Darling (I Need You) (#10r, #47p, 1966) by Marvin Gaye
  • This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak For You) (#6r, #12p, 1966) by The Isley Bros.
  • You Made Me An Offer I Can't Refuse (Not charted, 1971) by Eloise Laws
  • Come and Get These Memories (#6r, #29p, 1963) by Martha & Vandellas
  • Heat Wave (#1r, #4p, 1963) by Martha & Vandellas
  • Jimmy Mack (#1r, #10p, 1967) by Martha & Vandellas
  • Nowhere To Run (#5r, #8p, 1965) by Martha & Vandellas
  • Darling Baby (#22r, #106p, 1972) by Jackie Moore
  • I Got A Feeling (#116p, 1967) by Barbara Randolph
  • Cherish What Is Dear To You (While It's Near To You) (#11r, #44p, 1971) by Freda Payne
  • Heaven Must Have Sent You (#52r, #11p, 1979) by Bonnie Pointer
  • Free Your Mind (#33r, #110p, 1972) by The Politicians
  • Baby I Need Your Lovin' (#3p, 1967) by Johnny Rivers
  • Baby Love (#1r, #1p, 1964) by The Supremes
  • Heat Wave (#5p, 1975) by Linda Ronstadt
  • Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart/ He's All I Got (#7r, #9p, 1966) by The Supremes
  • Stop! In The Name of Love (#2r, #1p, 1965) by The Supremes
  • Where Did Our Love Go (#1r, #1p, 1964) by The Supremes
  • You Can't Hurry Love (#1r, #1p, 1966) by The Supremes
  • There's A Ghost In My House (Not charted, 1965) by R. Dean Taylor
  • How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) (#5p, 1975) by James Taylor
  • You Keep Me Hanging On (#6p, 1967) by Vanilla Fudge
  • (I'm A) Road Runner (#4r, #20p, 1966) by Jr. Walker & All-Stars
  • You Lost The Sweetest Boy (#10r, #22p, 1963) by Mary Wells
  • Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While) (#4r, #50p, 1965) by Kim Weston

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Mark James
Texan Mark James became early associated with Chips Moman's studio in Memphis in the late 1960s, so a lot of his songs were recorded there. Artists who covered his songs include Elvis Presley, Blue Swede, Box Tops, Willie Nelson, Merrilee Rush, and B.J. Thomas. Here is a list of some of his biggest and most notable hits as a songwriter (some with partners):
  • Suspicious Minds (#1p, 1969) by Elvis Presley
  • Hooked On A Feeling (#1p, 1974) by Blue Swede
  • Turn on a Dream (#58p, 1969) by The Box Tops
  • Always On My Mind (#1c, #5p, 1982) by Willie Nelson
  • Hooked On A Feeling (#5p, 1968) by B.J. Thomas
  • The Eyes Of A New York Woman (#28p, 1968) by B.J. Thomas
  • Everybody Loves A Rain Song (#25c, #43p, 1978) by B.J. Thomas

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King-Goffin
Carole King and Gerry Goffin were a married songwriting team famously situated in New York's Brill Building in the early 1960s. They wrote so many classic hits, it's not an exaggeration to say that 1960s Rock and Soul music wouldn't have been the same without their presence. In the 1970s, King went on to a successful solo career, but the meat of her songwriting is in the little 2 and 3 minute classics she and Goffin wrote in the 1960s. Artists who covered their tunes include the Byrds, Chiffons, Animals, Maxine Brown, Cookies, Drifters, Crystals, Skeeter Davis, Aretha Franklin, Lesley Gore, Grand Funk Railroad, Happenings, Herman's Hermits, Steve Lawrence, Little Eva, Barbara Lewis, Monkees, Gene Pitney, Righteous Bros., Laura Nyro, Tony Orlando, Donny Osmond, Shirelles, Freddie Scott, James Taylor, Vanilla Fudge, Them, and Bobby Vee. Here are a few of the biggest and most notable hits the duo had as songwriters:
  • Goin' Back (#89p, 1967) by The Byrds
  • One Fine Day (#6r, #5p, 1963) by The Chiffons
  • Don't Bring Me Down (#12p, 1966) by The Animals
  • Oh No Not My Baby (#24p, 1964) by Maxine Brown
  • Chains (#6r, #17p, 1962) by The Cookies
  • Don't Say Nothin' Bad (About My Baby) (#3r, #7p, 1963) by The Cookies
  • Some Kind of Wonderful (#6r, #32p, 1961) by The Drifters
  • Up On The Roof (#5r, #4p, 1962) by The Drifters
  • A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like) (#2r, #8p, 1967) by Aretha Franklin
  • Go Away Little Girl (#12p, 1966) by The Happenings
  • I'm Into Something Good (#8p, 1965) by Herman's Hermits
  • It Might As Well Rain Until September (#22p, 1962) by Carole King
  • Smackwater Jack (#14p, 1971) by Carole King
  • Go Away Little Girl (#1p, 1962) by Steve Lawrence
  • Keep Your Hands Off My Baby (#6r, #12p, 1962) by Little Eva
  • The Loco-Motion (#1r, #1p, 1962) by Little Eva
  • Every Breath I Take (#42p, 1961) by Gene Pitney
  • Pleasant Valley Sunday (#3p, 1967) by The Monkees
  • Halfway To Paradise (#39p, 1961) by Tony Orlando
  • Just Once In My Life (#26r, #9p, 1965) by The Righteous Bros.
  • Will You Love Me Tomorrow (#2r, #1p, 1961) by The Shirelles
  • Hey, Girl (#10r, #10p, 1963) by Freddie Scott
  • Up On The Roof (#28p, 1979) by James Taylor
  • Take Good Care of My Baby (#1p, 1961) by Bobby Vee

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Kris Kristofferson
Kristofferson started out as a songwriter, writing a small number of iconic tunes and actually singing a couple himself before "going Hollywood." Artists who recorded Kristofferson's tunes include Janis Joplin, Al Green, Thelma Houston, Gladys Knight & Pips, Gordon Lightfoot, Roger Miller, Ray Price, Percy Sledge and Sammi Smith. Here is a list of some of his biggest and most notable hits as a songwriter:
  • Me and Bobby McGee (#1p, 1971) by Janis Joplin
  • Me and Bobby McGee (Not charted, 1972) by Thelma Houston
  • Help Me Make It Through The Night (#13r, #33p, 1972) by Gladys Knight & Pips
  • Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again) (#26p, 1971) by Kris Kristofferson
  • Why Me (#1c, #16p, 1973) by Kris Kristofferson
  • Me And Bobby McGee (Not charted, 1970) by Gordon Lightfoot
  • Me and Bobby McGee (#12c, #122p, 1969) by Roger Miller
  • For the Good Times (#1c, #11p, 1970) by Ray Price
  • Help Me Make It Through The Night (#1c, #8p, 1970) by Sammi Smith

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Lambert-Potter
Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter teamed up in the late 1960s and had a string of hits with various groups in the 1970s, including Coven, Four Tops, Glen Campbell, Grass Roots, Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds, Original Caste, Lloyd Price, Righteous Bros., and Tavares. The team also produced as well as writing. Here is a list of some of the duo's biggest and most notable hits as songwriters:
  • One Tin Soldier, The Legend of Billy Jack (#26p, 1971) by Coven
  • Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got) (#2r, #4p, 1973) by Four Tops
  • Keeper Of The Castle (#10r, #7p, 1972) by Four Tops
  • Two Divided By Love (#16p, 1971) by Grass Roots
  • Don't Pull Your Love (#4p, 1971) by Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
  • It's A Cryin' Shame (#44p, 1971) by Gayle McCormick
  • One Tin Soldier (#34p, 1969) by Original Caste
  • Look In My Eyes Pretty Woman (#11p, 1974) by Tony Orlando & Dawn
  • It Only Takes A Minute (#1r, #10p, 1975) by Tavares
  • Remember What I Told You To Forget (#4r, #25p, 1975) by Tavares
  • My Ship (Not charted, 1976) by Willie Harry Wilson

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Leiber-Stoller
Mike Leiber and Jerry Stoller got the music bug in the early 1950s and had a huge impact on the development of Rock'n'Roll in the 1950s and early 1960s, in particular. Like some other songwriting teams, they produced many of the hits they wrote. Artists who covered their songs over the years include Ruth Brown, Cheers, The Coasters, Clovers, Dion, Drifters, Wilbert Harrison, Mickey Gilley, Chuck Jackson, Jay & the Americans, Ben E. King, Peggy Lee, Joni Mitchell, Monkees, Maria Muldaur, Elvis Presley, Searchers, and Ray Stevens. Here is a list of some of the duo's biggest and most notable hits as songwriters (and sometimes producers):
  • Lucky Lips (#6r, #25p, 1957) by Ruth Brown
  • Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots (#6p, 1955) by The Cheers
  • Love Potion No. 9 (#23r, #23p, 1959) by The Clovers
  • Along Came Jones/ That Is Rock & Roll (Not charted, 1959) by The Coasters
  • Searchin'/ Young Blood (#1r, #3p, 1957) by The Coasters
  • Poison Ivy (#1r, #7p, 1959) by The Coasters
  • Yakety Yak (#1r, #1p, 1958) by The Coasters
  • Fools Fall In Love (#10r, #69p, 1957) by The Drifters
  • On Broadway (#7r, #9p, 1963) by The Drifters
  • Ruby Baby (#5r, #2p, 1963) by Dion
  • Kansas City (#1r, #1p, 1959) by Wilbert Harrison
  • Ruby Baby (#10r, 1956) by The Drifters
  • Stand By Me (#1c, #22p, 1980) by Mickey Gilley
  • Stand By Me (#1r, #4p, 1961) by Ben E. King
  • I (Who Have Nothing) (#16r, #29p, 1963) by Ben E. King
  • Is That All There Is (#11p, 1969) by Peggy Lee
  • D.W. Washburn (#19p, 1968) by The Monkees
  • I'm A Woman (#12p, 1974) by Maria Muldaur
  • Smokey Joe's Cafe (#10r, #79p, 1955) by The Robins
  • Hound Dog (#1r, #1p, 1956) by Elvis Presley
  • Jailhouse Rock (#1r, #1p, 1957) by Elvis Presley
  • Love Potion Number Nine (#3p, 1964) by The Searchers
  • Along Came Jones (#27p, 1969) by Ray Stevens
  • Hound Dog (#1r, 1953) by Willie Mae Thornton

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Lennon-McCartney
John Lennon and Paul McCartney teamed up in the early 1960s to write songs for their fledgling rock group, The Beatles. Along the way, they not only wrote an unprecedented number of #1 hits for themselves, but they also gave away a good number of tunes to other U.K. rock groups, and their songs were covered by even more, including Madeline Bell, Cilla Black, Carpenters, Chad & Jeremy, Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, Arthur Conley, David & Jonathan, Earth Wind & Fire, Fats Domino, Fourmost, Aretha Franklin, Jan & Dean, Elton John, Billy J. Kramer & Dakotas, Mamas & Papas, Sergio Mendes, Melba Moore, Anne Murray, Peter & Gordon, Wilson Pickett, the Rolling Stones, Silkie, Tiffany, Trash, Underground Sunshine, Vontastics and Stevie Wonder. Here is a list of some of the duo's biggest and most notable hits as songwriters (including some of the Beatles hits):
  • Hey Jude/ Revolution (#1p, 1968) by The Beatles
  • I Feel Fine/ She's A Woman (#1p, 1964) by The Beatles
  • I Want To Hold Your Hand/ I Saw Her Standing There (#1p, 1964) by The Beatles
  • Let It Be (#1p, 1970) by The Beatles
  • Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (Not charted, 1965) by The Beatles
  • Penny Lane/ Strawberry Fields Forever (#1p, 1967) by The Beatles
  • Paperback Writer/ Rain (#1p, 1966) by The Beatles
  • She Loves You (#1p, 1964) by The Beatles
  • Please Please Me (#3p, 1964) by The Beatles
  • Come Together (#1p, 1969) by The Beatles
  • Ticket To Ride (#1p, 1965) by The Beatles
  • We Can Work It Out/ Day Tripper (#1p, 1965) by The Beatles
  • Yesterday (#1p, 1965) by The Beatles
  • Ticket To Ride (#54p, 1970) by The Carpenters
  • I Don't Want To Spoil The Party (#1c, 1989) by Rosanne Cash
  • Yesterday (#9r, #25p, 1967) by Ray Charles
  • She Came In Through The Bathroom Window (#30p, 1969) by Joe Cocker
  • With A Little Help From My Friends (#68p, 1968) by Joe Cocker
  • Michelle (#18p, 1966) by David & Jonathan
  • Got To Get You Into My Life (#1r, #9p, 1978) by Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Just In Case (Not charted, 1963) by Fourmost
  • Eleanor Rigby (#5r, #17p, 1969) by Aretha Franklin
  • Oh! Darling (#15p, 1978) by Robin Gibb
  • Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (#1p, 1974) by Elton John
  • Bad To Me/ Little Children (#9p, 1964) by Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas
  • From A Window/ I'll Be On My Way (#23p, 1964) by Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas
  • I Want To Hold Your Hand (#5r, #102p, 1982) by Lakeside
  • A Hard Day's Night (#29r, #29p, 1966) by Ransey Lewis
  • The Fool On The Hill (#4p, 1968) by Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
  • You Won't See Me (#8p, 1974) by Anne Murray
  • Here There and Everywhere (Not charted, 1967) by Mustang
  • A World Without Love (#1p, 1964) by Peter & Gordon
  • I Don't Want To See You Again (#16p, 1964) by Peter & Gordon
  • Nobody I Know (#12p, 1964) by Peter & Gordon
  • Hey Jude (#13r, #23p, 1969) by Wilsom Pickett
  • I Wanna Be Your Man (Not charted, 1964) by The Rolling Stones
  • You've Got To Hide Your Love Away (#10p, 1965) by The Silkie
  • I Saw Him Standing There (#7p, 1988) by Tiffany
  • Drive My Car (#32r, #69p, 1975) by Gary Toms Empire
  • Golden Slumbers-Carry That Weight (#112p, 1969) by Trash
  • Birthday (#26p, 1969) by Underground Sunshine
  • Day Tripper (#7r, #100p, 1966) by The Vontastics
  • We Can Work It Out (#3r, #13p, 1971) by Stevie Wonder

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Harlan Howard
Harlan Howard was a very successful Country music songwriter in the late 1950s and 1960s. His songs were covered by Country as well as Soul artists such as Patsy Cline, Ray Price, Ray Charles, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Buck Owens, Joe Simon, Charlie Rich, and Candi Staton. Here's a list of some of his biggest and most notable hits as a songwriter:
  • I Fall To Pieces (#1c, #12p, 1961) by Patsy Cline
  • Heartaches By The Number (#2c, 1959) by Ray Price
  • Busted (#3r, #4p, 1963) by Ray Charles
  • He Called Me Baby (#23c, 1964) by Patsy Cline
  • Above and Beyond (#?c, 1989) by Rodney Crowell
  • Your Heart Turned Left (And I Was On The Right) (#5c, 1964) by George Jones
  • Heartaches By The Number (#1p, 1959) by Guy Mitchell
  • Above and Beyond (#3c, 1960) by Buck Owens
  • Excuse Me (I Think I've Got A Heartache) (#2c, 1960) by Buck Owens
  • I've Got A Tiger By The Tail (#1c, #23p, 1965) by Buck Owens
  • She Called Me Baby (#1c, #47p, 1974) by Charlie Rich
  • The Chokin' Kind (#1r, #13p, 1969) by Joe Simon
  • Yours Love (#10r, #78p, 1970) by Joe Simon
  • He Called Me Baby (#9r, #52p, 1971) by Candi Staton

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Levine-Resnick
Joey Levine and Arthur Resnick specialized in writing catchy Pop songs that most often were covered by "Bubblegum Rock" style bands, including Jet Stream, Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus, Lemon Pipers, Ohio Express, Professor Morrison's Lollipop, Shadows of Knight, Third Rail, Up 'N Adam, and The Vogues. Here's a list of some of their biggest and most notable hits as songwriters:
  • All's Quiet on West 23rd (#101p, 1967) by Jet Stream
  • Quick Joey Small (Run Joey Run) (Not charted, 1968) by Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus
  • Green Tambourine (#1p, 1967) by Lemon Pipers
  • Chewy Chewy (#15p, 1968) by Ohio Express
  • Down At Lulu's (#33p, 1968) by Ohio Express
  • Yummy, Yummy, Yummy (#4p, 1968) by Ohio Express
  • You Got The Love (#88p, 1968) by Professor Morrison's Lollipop
  • Shake (#46p, 1968) by Shadows of Knight
  • Run, Run, Run (#53p, 1967) by Third Rail
  • Time To Get It Together (Not charted, 1969) by Up 'N Adam
  • That's The Tune (#99p, 1966) by The Vogues

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John D. Loudermilk
Loudermilk was a very successful songwriter in the late 1950s and 1960s. His songs were covered by artists in various genres, including The Casinos, Clifford Curry, Everly Bros., Don Fardon, George Hamilton IV, Stonewall Jackson, Brenda Lee, Nashville Teens, Sandy Posey, Lou Rawls, Paul Revere & Raiders, Sue Thompson, Johnny Tillotson and Bobby Wood. Here's a list of some of his biggest and most notable hits as a songwriter:
  • Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye (#6p, 1967) by The Casinos
  • Break My Mind (Not charted, 1967) by Clifford Curry
  • Sittin' In The Balcony (#38p, 1957) by Johnny Dee
  • Ebony Eyes (#8p, 1961) by Everly Bros.
  • Indian Reservation (#20p, 1968) by Don Fardon
  • A Rose And A Baby Ruth (#6p, 1956) by George Hamilton IV
  • Waterloo (#1c, #4p, 1959) by Stonewall Jackson
  • Torture (#20p, 1962) by Kris Jensen
  • Weep No More My Baby (Not charted, 1960) by Brenda Lee
  • Tobacco Road (#14p, 1964) by Nashville Teens
  • What A Woman In Love Won't Do (#31p, 1966) by Sandy Posey
  • Indian Reservation (#1p, 1970) by The Raiders
  • Sad Movies (Make Me Cry) (#5p, 1961) by Sue Thompson
  • Paper Tiger (#23p, 1965) by Sue Thompson
  • Talk Back Trembling Lips (#7p, 1963) by Johnny Tillotson
  • Tobacco Road (Not charted, 1970) by Edgar Winter

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Mann-Weil
Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil were one of the partnerships that blossomed at New York's Brill Building in the early 1960s. The married songwriters were one of the songwriting powerhouses that fueled 1960s Rock & Soul, and their songs were covered by artists such as Arthur Alexander, The Animals, Crystals, Drifters, Max Frost & Troopers, Grass Roots, Steve Lawrence, Darlene Love, Paul Revere & Raiders, Tony Orlando, Dolly Parton, Righteous Bros., Ronettes, Tommy Roe, B.J. Thomas, and The Vogues. Here is a list of some of the duo's biggest and most notable hits as songwriters:
  • Where Have You Been (All My Life) (#58p, 1961) by Arthur Alexander
  • We Gotta Get Out Of This Place (#13p, 1965) by The Animals
  • He's Sure The Boy I Love (#18r, #11p, 1963) by The Crystals
  • Uptown (#18r, #15p, 1962) by The Crystals
  • On Broadway (#7r, #9p, 1963) by The Drifters
  • Saturday Night At The Movies (#18p, 1964) by The Drifters
  • Shape Of Things To Come (#22p, 1968) by Mas Frost & Troopers
  • Don't Be Afraid, Little Darlin' (#26p, 1963) by Steve Lawrence
  • Find Another Fool (Not charted, 1961) by The Marcels
  • Hungry (#6p, 1966) by Paul Revere & the Raiders
  • Bless You (#15p, 1961) by Tony Orlando
  • Here You Come Again (#1c, #3p, 1977) by Dolly Parton
  • I'm Gonna Be Strong (#9p, 1964) by Gene Pitney
  • Kicks (#4p, 1966) by Paul Revere & the Raiders
  • You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (#3r, #1p, 1964) by Righteous Bros.
  • (You're My) Soul And Inspiration (#13r, #1p, 1966) by Righteous Bros.
  • Rock and Roll Lullaby (#15p, 1972) by B.J. Thomas
  • Walking In The Rain (#23p, 1964) by The Ronettes
  • We Got A Long Way To Go (Not charted, 1967) by Stained Glass
  • I Just Can't Help Believing (#9p, 1970) by B.J. Thomas
  • Magic Town (#21p, 1966) by The Vogues

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Curtis Mayfield
Working from his base in Chicago, Curtis Mayfield produced and wrote songs for an impressive list of artists, paying particular attention to his own group, The Impressions. Most of the artists who recorded his songs come from the Soul/RnB world, including Jerry Butler, Jan Bradley, Gene Chandler, the Impressions, Fascinations, Five Stairsteps, Gladys Knight & Pips, Major Lance, Barbara Mason, and the Staple Singers (not to mention himself). Here is a list of some of his biggest and most notable hits as a writer:
  • He Will Break Your Heart (#1r, #7p, 1960) by Jerry Butler
  • Mama Didn't Lie (#8r, #14p, 1963) by Jan Bradley
  • Just Be True (#4r, #19p, 1964) by Gene Chandler
  • All I Need (Not charted, 1967) by June Conquest
  • Gypsy Woman (#2r, #20p, 1961) by Impressions
  • It's All Right (#1r, #4p, 1963) by Impressions
  • People Get Ready (#3r, #14p, 1965) by Impressions
  • Girls Are Out To Get You (Not charted, 1967) by Fascinations
  • Baby Make Me Feel So Good/ Little Young Lover (#12r, #101p, 1969) by Five Stairsteps
  • You've Been Cheatin' (#12r, #33p, 1965) by Impressions
  • Woman's Got Soul (#9r, #29p, 1965) by Impressions
  • On And On (#2r, #5p, 1974) by Gladys Knight and the Pips
  • The Monkey Time (#4r, #8p, 1963) by Major Lance
  • Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um (#1r, #5p, 1963) by Major Lance
  • Freddie's Dead (#2r, #4p, 1972) by Curtis Mayfield
  • Stay Away From Me (I Love You Too Much) (#13r, #67p, 1970) by Major Lance
  • Give Me Your Love (#9r, #31p, 1972) by Barbara Mason
  • Baby Don't Change Your Mind (#10r, #52p, 1977) by Gladys Knight & Pips
  • Superfly (#5r, #8p, 1972) by Curtis Mayfield
  • Curious Mind (Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um) (#41p, 1977) by Johnny Rivers
  • Let's Do It Again (#1r, #1p, 1975) by Staple Singers
  • Gypsy Woman (#3p, 1970) by Brian Hyland

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Van McCoy
Casual music fans likely associate Van McCoy with his big Disco hit, "The Hustle," but McCoy was a lot more important to Soul music history than that! Starting in the early 1960s, McCoy wrote, arranged and produced in a distinctive style for a dizzying number of artists, mostly in Soul genres, including the Ad Libs, Florence Ballard, Ralph Carter, Chris Bartley, Brenda & Tabulations, Charmers, D.C. Playboys, Betty Everett, Faith, Hope & Charity, Herb Fame, Fantastic Vontastics, Aretha Franklin, Darren Green, Herman Griffin, Bill Harris, Intrigues, Chuck Jackson, Gladys Knight & Pips, Barbara Lewis, Marvelettes, Melba Moore, New Censation, Peaches & Herb, Esther Phillips, Presidents, Reflections, Ruby & Romantics, David Ruffin, Sandi Sheldon, the Stylistics, Jackie Wilson and Oscar Weathers. Here is a list of some of his biggest and most notable hits as a songwriter:
  • On And Off (#41r, #90p, 1972) by Anacostia
  • Love Ain't Love (Not charted, 1968) by Florence Ballard
  • The Sweetest Thing This Side of Heaven (#32r, 1967) by Chris Bartley
  • One Girl Too Late (#48r, 1973) by Brenda & Tabulations
  • Why Didn't I Think of That (#34r, #107p, 1971) by Brenda & Tabulations
  • Right on the Tip of My Tongue (#10r, #23p, 1974) by Brenda & Tabulations
  • When You're Young And In Love (#37r, #95p, 1975) by Ralph Carter
  • You Were All I Needed (Not charted, 1964) by D.C. Playboys
  • Getting Mighty Crowded (#28r, #65p, 1964) by Betty Everett
  • So Much Love (#14r, #51p, 1971) by Faith Hope & Charity
  • Am I Cold, Am I Hot (Not charted, 1975) by Bill Harris
  • To Each His Own (#1r, #50p, 1975) by Faith Hope & Charity
  • You're Messin' Up My Mind (Not charted, 1966) by Herb Fame
  • Sweet Bitter Love (Not charted, 1965) by Aretha Franklin
  • Dream Girl (Not charted, 1965) by Herman Griffin
  • The Language of Love (#21r, #100p, 1971) by The Intrigues
  • Giving Up (#6r, #38p, 1964) by Gladys Knight & Pips
  • Baby Don't Change Your Mind (#10r, #52p, 1977) by Gladys Knight & Pips
  • Baby I'm Yours (#5r, #11p, 1965) by Barbara Lewis
  • When You're Young And In Love (#9r, #23p, 1967) by The Marvelettes
  • Never Trust A Friend (Not charted, 1961) by Van McCoy
  • Sweet and Easy (Not charted, 1969) by Van McCoy
  • The Hustle (#1r, #1p, 1975) by Van McCoy
  • This Is It (#18r, #91p, 1976) by Melba Moore
  • I've Got Nothin' But Time (#79r, 1974) by The New Censation
  • Soothe Me With Your Love (Not charted, 1970) by Peaches & Herb
  • I'm Still Dancing (Not charted, 1970) by The Presidents
  • When You're Young And In Love (#48p, 1964) by Ruby & the Romantics
  • Heavy Love (#8r, #47p, 1976) by David Ruffin
  • You're Gonna Make Me Love You (Not charted, 1967) by Sandi Sheldon
  • Let Me Make You Happy (Not charted, 1971) by Billy Woods
  • I'm Your Good Thing (Not charted, 1972) by Oscar Weathers
  • They Don't Know Him Like I Do (Not charted, 1964) by Cheryl Williams
  • I Get The Sweetest Feeling (#12r, #34p, 1968) by Jackie Wilson

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Joni Mitchell
Besides being a vocalist and musician in her own right, Joni Mitchell's career has generated a lot of cover versions of her best songs. Artists who have covered Joni Mitchell songs include Judy Collins, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Dion, Annie Lennox, Matthews' Southern Comfort, Sergio Mendes, Nazareth, and the Neighborhood. Here is a list of some of the singer's biggest and most notable hits as a songwriter (including some of her own singles):
  • Both Sides Now (#8p, 1968) by Judy Collins
  • Chelsea Morning (#78p, 1969) by Judy Collins
  • Woodstock (#11p, 1970) by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  • Both Sides, Now (Not charted, 1972) by Joni Mitchell
  • Help Me (#7p, 1974) by Joni Mitchell
  • Woodstock (#23p, 1971) by Matthews' Southern Comfort
  • Big Yellow Taxi (#67p, 1970) by Joni Mitchell
  • Free Man In Paris/ People's Parties (#22p, 1974) by Joni Mitchell
  • Carey (#93p, 1971) by Joni Mitchell
  • You Turn Me On, I'm A Radio (#25p, 1972) by Joni Mitchell
  • This Flight Tonight (Not charted, 1973) by Nazareth
  • Big Yellow Taxi (#29p, 1970) by The Neighborhood

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Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson started his career in the late 1950s/early 1960s as a songwriter, racking up some success in the Country market. He also pursued a solo singing career, which was even more successful over the years. Artists who have covered his songs include Patsy Cline, Bobby Bare, Joe Hinton, Waylon Jennings, Dorothy Moore, Roy Orbison, Randy Travis and Faron Young. Here is a list of some of his biggest and most notable hits as a songwriter:
  • Crazy (#2c, #9p, 1961) by Patsy Cline
  • Funny (#13p, 1964) by Joe Hinton
  • Good Hearted Woman (#3c, 1972) by Waylon Jennings
  • Funny How Time Slips Away (#7r, #58p, 1976) by Dorothy Moore
  • On The Road Again (#1c, #10p, 1980) by Willie Nelson
  • Pretty Paper (Not charted, 1964) by Willie Nelson
  • Pretty Paper (#15p, 1963) by Roy Orbison
  • Hello Walls (#1c, #12p, 1961) by Faron Young

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Laura Nyro
In the late 1960s, Laura Nyro was cultivated a solo career with a couple of excellent LPs to her credit. A lot of people took notice, and her songs became huge hits when recorded by others, including Blood, Sweat & Tears, Fifth Dimension, Barbra Streisand and Three Dog Night. Here is a list of some of Nyro's biggest and most notable hits as a songwriter:
  • And When I Die (#2p, 1969) by Blood, Sweat & Tears
  • Stoned Soul Picnic (#2r, #3p, 1968) by the Fifth Dimension
  • Wedding Bell Blues (#23r, #1p, 1969) by the Fifth Dimension
  • Sweet Blindness (#45r, #13p, 1968) by the Fifth Dimension
  • Save The Country (#74p, 1970) by Thelma Houston
  • Wedding Bell Blues/ Stoney End (#103p, 1966) by Laura Nyro
  • Stoney End (#6p, 1970) by Barbra Streisand
  • Eli's Coming (#10p, 1969) by Three Dog Night
  • Blowing Away (#21p, 1970) by the Fifth Dimension

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Penn-Oldham
Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham teamed up as songwriters in the mid-to-late 1960s, providing a reliable soundtrack to mostly Soul artists from Muscle Shoals and Memphis. Artists who covered their tunes include the Box Tops, James Carr, Clarence Carter, Art Freeman, Jimmy Hughes, Etta James, Laura Lee, the Ovations, James & Bobby Purify, Sandy Posey, Charlie Rich, Percy Sledge, Sweet Inspirations and Bobby Womack. Here is a list of some of the duo's biggest and most notable hits as songwriters:
  • Cry Like A Baby (#2p, 1968) by The Box Tops
  • I Met Her In Church (#37p, 1968) by The Box Tops
  • Let It Happen (#30r, #106p , 1967) by James Carr
  • Slippin' Around With You (Not charted, 1966) by Art Freeman
  • Power Of Love (Not charted, 1968) by The Hourglass
  • I Worship The Ground You Walk On (#25r, 1966) by Jimmy Hughes
  • Up Tight, Good Man (#16r, #93p, 1967) by Laura Lee
  • I'm Your Puppet (#5r, #6p, 1966) by James & Bobby Purify
  • A Woman Left Lonely (#71c, 1971) by Charlie Rich
  • Let's Do It Over (#13r, 1965) by Joe Simon
  • It Tears Me Up (#7r, #20p, 1966) by Percy Sledge
  • Broadway Walk (Not charted, 1968) by Bobby Womack

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Gene Pitney
Besides nurturing his own solo singing career, Gene Pitney also wrote a number of key songs that were covered by other artists in the early 1960, including The Crystals, Ricky Nelson, and Bobby Vee. Here is a list of some of Pitney's biggest and most notable hits as a songwriter:
  • He's A Rebel (#2r, #1p, 1962) by The Crystals
  • Hello Mary Lou (#9p, 1961) by Ricky Nelson
  • (I Wanna) Love My Life Away (#39p, 1961) by Gene Pitney
  • Rubber Ball (#6p, 1960) by Bobby Vee

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Pomus-Shuman
Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman were a very prolific and successful songwriting team beginning in the late 1950s and into the 1960s. Artists who have recorded their songs include Gary U.S. Bonds, Ray Charles, Bobby Darin, Dion & Belmonts, Drifters, Fabian, Connie Francis, Jay & Americans, Mystics, Elvis Presley, Bobby Rydell, Terry Stafford, Yardbirds, and Andy Williams Here is a list of some of the duo's biggest and most notable hits as songwriters:
  • Seven Day Weekend (#27p, 1962) by Gary U.S. Bonds
  • No One (#9r, #21p, 1963) by Ray Charles
  • Sweet Talk (Not charted, 1959) by Bobby Comstock & Counts
  • A Teenager In Love (#5p, 1959) by Dion & Belmonts
  • Save the Last Dance for Me (#1r, #1p, 1960) by The Drifters
  • This Magic Moment (#4r, #16p, 1960) by The Drifters
  • I Count The Tears (#6r, #17p, 1961) by The Drifters
  • Sweets For My Sweet (#10r, #16p, 1961) by The Drifters
  • I'm A Man (#31p, 1959) by Fabian
  • This Magic Moment (#6p, 1968) by Jay & Americans
  • Hushabye (#20p, 1959) by The Mystics
  • Little Sister/ (Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame (#4p, 1961) by Elvis Presley
  • Viva Las Vegas (#29p, 1964) by Elvis Presley
  • Suspicion (#3p, 1964) by Terry Stafford
  • I'm A Man (#17p, 1965) by The Yardbirds
  • Seven Sins (Not charted, 1962) by Barrett Strong
  • Can't Get Used To Losing You (#2p, 1963) by Andy Williams
  • Little Sister (#7c, 1987) by Dwight Yoakam

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Porter-Hayes
David Porter and Isaac Hayes began writing songs while working at Stax Records in Memphis in the early 1960s. Together, they provided a slew of great songs to mostly Soul artists, including Homer Banks, the Astors, William Bell, Judy Clay, Eddie Floyd, Sam & Dave, Mable John, Lou Rawls, Otis Redding, Johnnie Taylor, Soul Children, and Carla Thomas. Here is a list of some of the duo's biggest and most notable hits as songwriters (they also did some production work at Stax):
  • Hooked By Love (Not charted, 1967) by Homer Banks
  • Never Like This Before (#29r, 1966) by William Bell
  • Soul Man (#14p, 1978) by The Blues Brothers
  • As Long As I've Got You (Not charted, 1967) by The Charmels
  • My Baby Specializes (#45r, #104p, 1969) by Judy Clay & William Bell
  • Hold On! I'm A Comin' (#1r, #21p, 1966) by Sam & Dave
  • How Can You Mistreat The One You Love (#96p, 1967) by Jeanne & Darlings
  • Your Good Thing (Is About To End) (#3r, #18p, 1969) by Lou Rawls
  • I Thank You/ Wrap It Up (#4r, #9p, 1968) by Sam & Dave
  • Soul Man (#1r, #2p, 1967) by Sam & Dave
  • When Something Is Wrong With My Baby (#2r, #42p, 1967) by Sam & Dave
  • The Real Thing (Not charted, 1967) by Ray Scott
  • Your Eyes May Shine (Not charted, 1969) by Short Kuts
  • B-A-B-Y (#3r, #14p, 1966) by Carla Thomas
  • Every Ounce Of Strength (Not charted, 1965) by Carla Thomas
  • Miss Fine Miss Fine (Not charted, 1965) by Danny White
  • I Thank You (#34p, 1980) by Z.Z. Top

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Smokey Robinson
William "Smokey" Robinson was one of the first members of the Motown team, joining Barry Gordy, Jr., in the late 1950s and forming his group, The Miracles. Thought of primarily as a songwriter, Smokey Robinson was also one of the most successful producers at Motown, one third of the "major Motown producers" triad that includes Holland-Dozier-Holland and Norman Whitfield. Over the span of time, Smokey's songs were covered by most Motown acts as well as by artists outside the Motown fold, including himself and The Miracles as well as Marvin Gaye, Brenda Holloway, The Contours, the Marvelettes, Rare Earth, Johnny Rivers, The Supremes, The Temptations, and Mary Wells. Here is a list of some of his biggest and most notable hits as a songwriter (see the producers page for his production credits):
  • I'll Be Doggone (#1r, #8p, 1965) by Marvin Gaye
  • More, More, More Of Your Love (#104p, 1967) by Bob Brady & Con Chords
  • Who's Lovin' You (#19r, #66p, 1967) by Brenda & Tabulations
  • Shop Around (#4p, 1976) by Captain & Tennille
  • More Love (#10p, 1980) by Kim Carnes
  • When I'm Gone (#12r, #25p, 1965) by Brenda Holloway
  • First I Look At The Purse (#12r, #57p, 1965) by The Contours
  • Don't Mess With Bill (#3r, #7p, 1966) by The Marvelettes
  • My Baby Must Be A Magician (#8r, #17p, 1967) by The Marvelettes
  • Get Ready (#20r, #4p, 1970) by Rare Earth
  • The Tracks of My Tears (#10p, 1967) by Johnny Rivers
  • The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game (#2r, #13p, 1967) by The Marvelettes
  • Baby That's Backatcha (#1r, #26p, 1975) by Smokey Robinson
  • I Second That Emotion (#1r, #4p, 1967) by The Miracles
  • Let Me Be The Clock (#4r, #31p, 1980) by Smokey Robinson
  • Going To A Go-Go/ Choosey Beggar (#2r, #11p, 1965) by The Miracles
  • If You Can Want/ When The Words From Your Heart Get Caught Up In Your Throat (#3r, #11p, 1967) by The Miracles
  • More Love (#5r, #23p, 1967) by The Miracles
  • Way Over There (Not charted, 1960) by The Miracles
  • Shop Around (#1r, #2p, 1960) by The Miracles
  • Ooo Baby Baby (#4r, #16p, 1965) by The Miracles
  • My Girl Has Gone (#3r, #14p, 1965) by The Miracles
  • The Tears Of A Clown (#1r, #1p, 1970) by The Miracles
  • The Tracks of My Tears (#2r, #16p, 1965) by The Miracles
  • You've Really Got A Hold on Me (#1r, #8p, 1962) by The Miracles
  • Going To A Go Go (#25p, 1982) by The Rolling Stones
  • Tracks Of My Tears (#11c, #25p, 1975) by Linda Ronstadt
  • It's Growing (#3r, #18p, 1965) by The Temptations
  • My Girl (#1r, #1p, 1965) by The Temptations
  • Since I Lost My Baby (#4r, #17p, 1965) by The Temptations
  • Get Ready (#1r, #29p, 1966) by The Temptations
  • The Way You Do The Things You Do (#1r, #11p, 1964) by The Temptations
  • You Lost The Sweetest Boy/ What's Easy For Two Is So Hard For One (#8r, #22p, 1963) by Mary Wells
  • The Way You Do The Things You Do (#6p, 1990) by UB40
  • My Guy (#1r, #1p, 1964) by Mary Wells
  • You Beat Me To The Punch (#1r, #9p, 1962) by Mary Wells

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Sedaka-Greenfield
Besides nurturing his own, very successful singing career in the late 1950s/early 1960s, Neil Sedaka was also partnering with Brill Building resident Howard Greenfield in writing songs for others. Artists who recorded their songs, including Sedaka himself, include Lavern Baker, Captain & Tennille, Cher, Connie Francis, Friends of Distinction, Globetrotters, and Clyde McPhatter. Here is a list of some of this duo's biggest and most notable hits as songwriters:
  • I Waited Too Long (#5r, #33p, 1959) by Lavern Baker
  • Love Will Keep Us Together (#1p, 1975) by Captain & Tennille
  • You Never Done It Like That (#10p, 1978) by Captain & Tennille
  • Venus in Blue Jeans (#7p, 1962) by Jimmy Clanton
  • Fallin' (#30p, 1958) by Connie Francis
  • Stupid Cupid (#14p, 1958) by Connie Francis
  • Where The Boys Are (#4p, 1961) by Connie Francis
  • Time Waits For No One (#13r, #6p, 1970) by Friends of Distinction
  • Rainy Day Bells (Not charted, 1970) by The Globetrotters
  • Rainy Jane (#52p, 1971) by Davy Jones
  • Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter (#1p, 1965) by Herman's Hermits
  • Since You've Been Gone (#14r, #38p, 1959) by Clyde McPhatter
  • Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (#12r, #1p, 1962) by Neil Sedaka
  • Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (#8p, 1975) by Neil Sedaka
  • Calendar Girl (#22r, #4p, 1960) by Neil Sedaka
  • Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen (#6p, 1961) by Neil Sedaka
  • Oh! Carol (#9p, 1959) by Neil Sedaka

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Sloan-Barri
This songwriting team — Steve Barri and P.F. Sloan — had a lot of success in the 1960s writing hits for others. (Also see Barri's entry on the producers page.) Artists who recorded their songs include Bruce & Terry, Fifth Dimension, Grass Roots, Herman's Hermits, Jan & Dean, Gary Lewis & Playboys, Johnny Rivers, and The Turtles. Here is a list of some of this duo's biggest and most notable hits as songwriters:
  • Summer Means Fun (#72p, 1964) by Bruce & Terry
  • Things I Should Have Said (#23p, 1967) by Grass Roots
  • Where Were You When I Needed You (#28p, 1967) by Grass Roots
  • A Must To Avoid (#8p, 1965) by Herman's Hermits
  • I Found A Girl (#30p, 1965) by Jan & Dean
  • Secret Agent Man (#3p, 1966) by Johnny Rivers
  • Lollipop Train (Not charted, 1965) by Peppermint Trolley Co.
  • Kick That Little Foot Sally Ann (#61p, 1964) by Round Robin
  • You Baby (#20p, 1966) by The Turtles

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Joe South
Joe South was a prolific songwriter, in addition to nurturing a solo singing career in the 1960s. Artists who covered his songs include Lynn Anderson, Deep Purple, Dobie Gray, Willie Hightower, Osmonds, Paul Revere & Raiders, Johnny Rivers, Billy Joe Royal, Joe Simon, Ray Smith, and The Tams. Here is a list of some of his biggest and most notable hits as a songwriter:
  • Rose Garden (#1c, #3p, 1970) by Lynn Anderson
  • Party People (Not charted, 1965) by The Chips
  • Hush (#4p, 1968) by Deep Purple
  • Rose Garden (#119p, 1969) by Dobie Gray
  • She's Almost You (#121p, 1969) by Billy Harner
  • Walk A Mile in My Shoes (#26r, #107p, 1970) by Willie Hightower
  • Yo-Yo (#3p, 1971) by The Osmonds
  • Don't It Make You Want To Go Home (#27c, #41p, 1969) by Joe South
  • Birds of a Feather (#23p, 1971) by The Raiders
  • Down In The Boondocks (#9p, 1965) by Billy Joe Royal
  • Hush (#52p, 1967) by Billy Joe Royal
  • I Knew You When (#14p, 1965) by Billy Joe Royal
  • All My Hard Times (#19r, #93p, 1971) by Joe Simon
  • I'm Snowed (Not charted, 1963) by Ray Smith
  • Games People Play (#12p, 1969) by Joe South
  • I'm Snowed (Not charted, 1958) by Joe South
  • Walk A Mile In My Shoes/ Shelter (#12p, #56c, 1970) by Joe South
  • Shelter (Not charted, 1966) by The Tams
  • Untie Me (#12r, #60p, 1962) by The Tams

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Chip Taylor
Born James Wesley Voight, Chip Taylor quietly wrote a handful of key songs to the soundtrack of 1960s Rock. Artists who covered his songs include American Breed, Clique, Fancy, Hollies, Juice Newton, Merrilee Rush, Evie Sands, Troggs, and Tammy Wynette. Here is a list of some of his biggest and most notable hits as a songwriter (occasionally with parter Al Gorgoni):
  • Anyway That You Want Me (#88p, 1968) by American Breed
  • Step Out Of Your Mind (#24p, 1967) by American Breed
  • I'll Hold Out My Hand (#45p, 1969) by The Clique
  • I Can't Let Go (#42p, 1966) by The Hollies
  • Anyway That You Want Me (#37r, #111p, 1969) by Walter Jackson
  • Sweet Dream Woman (#7c, 1972) by Waylon Jennings
  • Angel Of The Morning (#4c, #22p, 1981) by Juice Newton
  • Mama's Little Girl (Not charted, 1966) by Reparata & Delrons
  • Angel of the Morning (#7p, 1968) by Merrilee Rush
  • Angel of the Morning (Not charted, 1967) by Evie Sands
  • Any Way That You Want Me (#53p, 1969) by Evie Sands
  • Wild Thing (#20p, 1967) by Senator Bobby
  • You Should Be From Monterey (Not charted, 1967) by Chip Taylor
  • Wild Thing (#1p, 1966) by The Troggs

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Wayne Carson Thompson
Active in the Memphis scene in the late 1960s/early 1976s, Wayne Carson Thompson (sometimes going by simply "Wayne Carson") wrote a slew of big hits, covered by artists such as the Box Tops, Bruce Channel, Joe Cocker, Dale Hawkins, Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley, and Joe Simon. Here is a list of some of his biggest and most notable hits as a songwriter:
  • Soul Deep (#18p, 1969) by The Box Tops
  • The Letter (#1p, #30r, 1967) by The Box Tops
  • You Keep Tightening Up On Me (#92p, 1970) by The Box Tops
  • She's Got Everything I Need (Not charted, 1968) by Wayne Carson
  • Mr. Bus Driver (#90p, 1967) by Bruce Channel
  • The Letter (#7p, 1970) by Joe Cocker
  • Heavy on My Mind (Not charted, 1969) by Dale Hawkins
  • Truly True (Not charted, 1969) by Scotty McKay
  • Always On My Mind (#1c, #5p, 1982) by Willie Nelson
  • Always On My Mind (#16c, 1972) by Elvis Presley
  • Nine Pound Steel (#19r, #70p, 1967) by Joe Simon

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Allen Toussaint
Allen Toussaint infused nearly everything he wrote with the sound of his native New Orleans. In addition to his songwriting, his distinctive production work, often with partner Marshall Sehorn, carved out a unique genre of Funky Soul in the 1960s and 1970s. Artists who recorded his songs over the years include Lee Dorsey, Lee Calvin, Glen Campbell, Joe Cocker, Devo, Ernie K-Doe, Chris Kenner, Betty Harris, Z.Z. Hill, Hues Corporation, the Meters, Pointer Sisters, and Betty Wright. Here is a list of some of his biggest and most notable hits as a songwriter (including some with production and arranging credits as well):
  • Ride Your Pony (#7r, #28p, 1965) by Lee Dorsey
  • You Got Me (Not charted, 1967) by Lee Calvin
  • Fun Time (#43p, 1978) by Joe Cocker
  • Hurry Back To Me (Not charted, 1967) by Diamond Joe
  • Working In The Coal Mine (#43p, 1981) by Devo
  • Holy Cow (#10r, #23p, 1966) by Lee Dorsey
  • Working In The Coal Mine (#5r, #8p, 1966) by Lee Dorsey
  • Mother-in-Law (#1r, #1p, 1961) by Ernie K-Doe
  • Yes We Can (#46r, 1970) by Lee Dorsey
  • Land of 1,000 Dances (#77p, 1963) by Chris Kenner
  • Humpback (Not charted, 1965) by Eldridge Holmes
  • I'm Evil Tonight (Not charted, 1966) by Betty Harris
  • Freedom For The Stallion (#63p, 1973) by Hues Corporation
  • Ain't No Backing Up Now (Not charted, 1975) by Isis
  • Get Out Of My Life Woman (Not charted, 1966) by The Leaves
  • Yes We Can Can (#12r, #11p, 1973) by The Pointer Sisters
  • Shoorah! Shoorah! (#28r, 1974) by Betty Wright

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Jim Webb
Jim ("Jimmy") Webb wrote a slew of hits in the late 1960s/early 1970s for artists such as Glen Campbell, Brooklyn Bridge, Fifth Dimension, Four Tops, Richard Harris, Mad Lads, Magnificent Men, and Donna Summer. Here is a list of some of Webb's biggest and most notable hits as a songwriter:
  • Wichita Lineman (#1c, #3p, 1968) by Glen Campbell
  • Worst That Could Happen (#3p, 1968) by Brooklyn Bridge
  • By The Time I Get To Phoenix (#2c, #26p, 1967) by Glen Campbell
  • Galveston (#1c, #4p, 1969) by Glen Campbell
  • Where's The Playground Susie (#28c, #26p, 1969) by Glen Campbell
  • Up-Up And Away (#7p, 1967) by Fifth Dimension
  • MacArthur Park (#2p, 1968) by Richard Harris
  • By The Time I Get To Phoenix (#28r, #84p, 1969) by Mad Lads
  • MacArthur Park (#8r, #1p, 1978) by Donna Summer

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Whitfield-Strong
Together with Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield wrote many of the most loved Motown hits, perhaps second only to Holland-Dozier-Holland as Motown's premier hit-maker. (Smokey Robinson is definitely in the mix, too!) Artists who have recorded Whitfield-Strong songs include Marvin Gaye, CCR, Al Green, the Isley Bros., Gladys Knight & the Pips, Rare Earth, Roger, Bruce Springsteen, Edwin Starr, Jimmy Ruffin, the Temptations, and Undisputed Truth. Here is a list of some of the duo's biggest and most notable hits as songwriters (see the producers page for production credits):
  • I Heard It Through The Grapevine (#1r, #1p, 1968) by Marvin Gaye
  • I Heard It Through The Grapevine (#43p, 1976) by Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Too Busy Thinking About My Baby (#1r, #4p, 1969) by Marvin Gaye
  • I Can't Get Next To You (#11r, #60p) by Al Green
  • I Heard It Through The Grapevine (#1r, #2p, 1967) by Gladys Knight & the Pips
  • The End Of Our Road (#5r, #15p, 1968) by Gladys Knight & the Pips
  • War (#3r, #1p, 1970) by Edwin Starr
  • I Heard It Through The Grapevine (#1r, #79p, 1981) by Roger
  • Gonna Give Her All The Love I've Got (#14r, #29p, 1967) by Jimmy Ruffin
  • War (#8p, 1986) by Bruce Springsteen
  • I Wish It Would Rain (#1r, #4p, 1968) by The Temptations
  • Just My Imagination (#1r, #1p, 1971) by The Temptations
  • Ball of Confusion (#2r, #3p, 1970) by The Temptations
  • Cloud Nine (#2r, #6p, 1968) by The Temptations
  • I Can't Get Next To You (#1r, #1p, 1969) by The Temptations
  • Papa Was A Rollin' Stone (#5r, #1p, 1972) by The Temptations
  • Smiling Faces Sometimes/ You Got The Love I Need (#2r, #3p, 1971) by Undisputed Truth

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Ray Whitley
Ray Whitley was a successful songwriter in the 1960s, writing mostly for Soul artists. Artists who recorded Whitley's songs include Bill Deal & Rhondels, Swingin' Medallions, and The Tams. Here is a list of some of his biggest and most notable hits as a songwriter:
  • I've Been Hurt (#35p, 1969) by Bill Deal & Rhondels
  • What Kind Of Fool Do You Think I Am (#23p, 1969) by Bill Deal & Rhondels
  • Backwards and Forwards (#123p, 1968) by December's Children
  • You Warp My Mind Girl/ Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy (Not charted, 1968) by Sensational Epics
  • I Found A Rainbow (#17p, 1966) by Swingin' Medallions
  • Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy (#26r, #61p, 1968) by The Tams
  • What Kind of Fool (Do You Think I Am) (#9p, 1963) by The Tams
  • Hey Girl Don't Bother Me (#41p, 1964) by The Tams
  • Trouble Maker/ Laugh At The World (#118p, 1968) by The Tams

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Neil Young
Neil Young is a multi-talented musical genius whose voice and guitar have blended with others (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Buffalo Springfield) and on their own in his successful solo career. Less well known is what a great songwriter Young has proven to be over the years, with songs covered by himself, his bands, and artists such as Brooklyn Bridge, Gentrys, Nicolette Larson, Betty Lavette, Prelude, and Linda Ronstadt. Here is a list of some of his biggest and most notable hits as a songwriter:
  • Ohio (#14p, 1970) by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  • Down By The River (#109p, 1970) by Brooklyn Bridge
  • Mr. Soul (Not charted, 1967) by Buffalo Springfield
  • Expecting To Fly (#98p, 1968) by Buffalo Springfield
  • Cinnamon Girl (#52p, 1970) by The Gentrys
  • Lotta Love (#8p, 1978) by Nicolette Larson
  • Heart Of Gold (Not charted, 1972) by Betty Lavette
  • Down By The River (#68p, 1970) by Buddy Miles
  • After the Goldrush (#22p, 1974) by Prelude
  • Love Is A Rose (#5c, 1975) by Linda Ronstadt
  • Cinnamon Girl (#55p, 1970) by Neil Young
  • Down By the River (Not charted, 1969) by Neil Young
  • Heart Of Gold (#1p, 1972) by Neil Young
  • Only Love Can Break Your Heart (#33p, 1970) by Neil Young
  • Rust Never Sleeps (#79p, 1979) by Neil Young
  • War Song (Not charted, 1972) by Neil Young & Graham Nash