Here are Your Nominees for the Songwriter Hall of Fame

Yes, there is such a thing–and when you think about it, there should be. Winners will be named early in 2017 with the 48th annual induction event happening June 5 in New York. For the full list (and there are plenty of names here) go here.

  • Bryan Adams
    • (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
    • Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?
    • All For Love
  • Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter
    • Umbrella
    • Crazy in Love
    • Baby Boy
  • Peter Cetera, Robert Lamm & James Pankow (Chicago)
    • If You Leave Me Now (Cetera)
    • Hard to Say I’m Sorry (Cetera)
    • 25 or 6 to 4 (Lamm)
    • Saturday in the Park (Lamm)
    • Just You ‘N’ Me (Pankow)
    • Old Days (Pankow)
  • Gloria Estefan
    • Don’t Wanna Lose You
    • Anything For You
    • Coming Out of the Dark
  • David Gates
    • Make It With You
    • Baby I’m a Want You
    • Popsicles and Icicles
  • Vince Gill
    • Feels Like Love
    • Whenever You Come Around
    • If You Ever Have Forever in Mind
  • Cat Stevens (aka Yusuf Islam)
    • The First Cut is the Deepest
    • Peace Train
    • Wild World
  • Robert “Kool” Bell, Ronald Bell & George Brown (Kool & the Gang)
    • Celebration
    • Cherish
    • Jungle Boogie
  • Jeff Lynne
    • Telephone Line
    • Mr. Blue Sky
    • You Got It
  • Madonna
    • Music
    • Take a Bow
    • Like a Prayer
  • George Michael
    • Carless Whisper
    • Faith
    • Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
  • Sylvester “Sly Stone” Stewart
    • Family Affair
    • Everyday People
    • Thank You (Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Agin)


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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