35 OF MY FAVORITE SONGWRITERS

  1. Billy Joel
    Where to start: "Scenes From an Italian Restaurant", "We Didn't Start the Fire", Piano Man", "She's Always a Woman", and "Only the Good Die Young"
  2. Bob Dylan
    Where to start: "Hey Mr. Tambourine Man", "Visions of Johanna", "Make You Feel My Love", "Forever Young", "Positively Fourth Street", "Knockin' on Heaven's Door", and "Just Like a Woman"
  3. Brandy Clark
    Where to start: "Stripes", "Hungover", "Girl Next Door", "Love Can Go to Hell" and "Mama's Broken Heart"
  4. Brian Wilson
    Where to start: "God Only Knows", "Wouldn't It Be Nice", "Help Me Rhonda", and "California Girls"
  5. Bruce Springsteen
    Where to start: "Thunder Road", "Born to Run", "Dancing in the Dark", Badlands", "Jungleland", "Human Touch", and "I'm on Fire"
  6. Carly Simon
    Where to start: "You're So Vain", "Let the River Run", "Anticipation", "You Belong to Me", and "Hold Out Your Heart"
  7. Carole King and Gerry Goffin
    Where to start: "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", "Up on the Roof", "One Fine Day", "Take Good Care of My Baby", "The Loco-Motion", and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"
  8. Chrissie Hynde
    Where to start: "Back on the Chain Gang", "Brass in Pocket (I'm Special), "Don't Get Me Wrong", and "2000 Miles"
  9. Christine McVie
    Where to start: "You Make Loving Fun", "Little Lies", "Don't Stop", "Oh Daddy", "Songbird", "Say You Love Me", and "Over My Head"
  10. David Bowie
    Where to start: "Life on Mars", "Fame", and "Changes"
  11. Dolly Parton
    Where to start: "I Will Always Love You", "Jolene", "Travelin' Thru", "Here You Come Again", "Backwoods Barbie", and "Coat of Many Colors"
  12. Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry
    Where to start: "River Deep- Mountain High", Leader of the Pack", "Be My Baby", "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)", "Chapel of Love", and "Do-Wah-Diddy"
  13. Elton John and Bernie Taupin
    Where to start: "Tiny Dancer", "Benny and the Jets", "The Bitch Is Back", "I'm Still Standing", and "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues"
  14. George Harrison
    Where to start: "Here Comes the Sun", "Something", and "Taxman"
  15. James Taylor
    Where to start: "Fire and Rain", "Carolina In My Mind", "Sweet Baby James", "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight" and "Something in the Way She Moves"
  16. John Lennon
    Where to start: "In My Life", "Hard Day's Night", Strawberry Fields Forever", "Imagine", and "Grow Old With Me"
  17. Joni Mitchell
    Where to start: "A Case of You", "River", "Help Me" and "Big Yellow Taxi"
  18. Kacey Musgraves
    Where to start: "Merry Go 'Round", "Follow Your Arrow", Keep It To Yourself", "Dime Store Cowgirl", "Pageant Material", "Late to the Party", and "Somebody to Love"
  19. Kris Kristofferson
    Where to start: "Help Me Make It Through the Night", "Me and Bobby McGee", and "Sunday Morning Comin' Down"
  20. Kurt Cobain
    Where to start: "About a Girl", "Something in the Way", "All Apologies", and "Come As You Are"
  21. Lindsey Buckingham
    Where to start: "Go Your Own Way", "Monday Morning", "Second Hand News", "Big Love", "Bleed to Love Her", and "Say Goodbye"
  22. Loretta Lynn
    Where to start: "Coal Miner's Daughter", "Fist City", "The Pill", and "You Ain't Woman Enough"
  23. Lou Reed
    Where to start: "Walk on the Wild Side", "Candy Says", "Pale Blue Eyes", and "I'll Be Your Mirror"
  24. Marvin Gaye
    Where to start: "What's Going On", "Let's Get It On", and Sexual Healing"
  25. Mary Chapin Carpenter
    Where to start: "I Feel Lucky", "The Hard Way", "He Thinks He'll Keep Her", "Shut Up and Kiss Me", and "Let Me Into Your Heart"
  26. Neil Diamond
    Where to start: "Cherry, Cherry", "Sweet Caroline", and "Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show"
  27. Paul McCartney
    Where to start: "Let It Be", "Yesterday", "Hey Jude", and "I've Just Seen a Face"
  28. Paul Simon
    Where to start: "Mrs. Robinson", "The Sound of Silence", "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "Graceland", "The Boxer", and "Hearts and Bones"
  29. Prince
    Where to start: "When Doves Cry", "Purple Rain", "1999", "Manic Monday", and "Little Red Corvette"
  30. Sam Cooke
    Where to start: "Cupid", "Chain Gang", and "A Change Is Gonna Come"
  31. Stevie Nicks
    Where to start: "Landslide", "Rhiannon", "Gold Dust Woman", "Storms", "Gypsy" "Wild Heart", "Rooms on Fire", "Goodbye Baby", "If Anyone Falls", and "Dreams"
  32. Stevie Wonder
    Where to start: "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours", "You and I", "You Haven't Done Nothin'", "Isn't She Lovely", and "I Just Called to Say I Love You"
  33. Tom Petty
    Where to start: "I Need to Know", "Learning to Fly", "Free Fallin'", "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around", and "Mary Jane's Last Dance"
  34. Tom Waits
    Where to start: "Jersey Girl", The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me)", and "Downtown Train"
  35. Warren Zevon
    Where to start: "Poor Poor Pitiful Me", "Werewolves of London", and "Excitable Boy"