How often have you been glued to a random song, shuffling and re-shuffling it, just because you relate to its lyrics so well? Lyrics are to a song what soul is to a body — it is the quintessence of good song. Music, irrespective of its genre, needs its poet. It is this lot of musical scribes who makes any song click with the crowd or make it sound so insanely good. Lyrics are how a layman relates to a song, given that music isn’t everyone’s ball game. All said, writing lyrics is a tricky business. Picking the right words that correctly communicates the feelings of a lyricist’s heart even while perfectly fitting into the tunes and beats of a song can be arduous. Good lyrics read like fine poetry, and many Neil Young or Bob Dylan fans would consider them no less than Shakespeare or Wordsworth. If you cherish great lyrics, you will love going through the biographies, trivia and facts of America’s famous lyricists and songwriters we have listed here for you.
Kenny RogersKenny Rogers
21 August 1938
Singer-Songwriter
Billie EilishBillie Eilish
18 December 2001
Singer-Songwriter

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
29 August 1958
Singer

EminemEminem
17 October 1972
Rapper

Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
13 December 1989
Singer-songwriter

Nick JonasNick Jonas
16 September 1992
Singer-songwriter
Lil PeepLil Peep
01 November 1996
Singer

SelenaSelena
16 April 1971
Singer

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
20 February 1967
Singer, Songwriter
Ricky MartinRicky Martin
24 December 1971
Singer-songwriter

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato
20 August 1992
Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Gwen StefaniGwen Stefani
03 October 1969
Singer, Songwriter, Fashion Designer, Actress

Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix
27 November 1942
Singer & Musician

Ezra KoenigEzra Koenig
08 April 1984
Musician

Stevie NicksStevie Nicks
26 May 1948
Singer-Songwriter

Lisa Marie PresleyLisa Marie Presley
01 February 1968
Singer-songwriter
Eddie VedderEddie Vedder
23 December 1964
Musician

Lin-Manuel MirandaLin-Manuel Miranda
16 January 1980
Composer

Brian WilsonBrian Wilson
20 June 1942
Musician, Singer

Don JohnsonDon Johnson
15 December 1949
Actor
Billy JoelBilly Joel
09 May 1949
Singer-songwriter

Hunter HaysHunter Hayes
09 September 1991
Country Singer, Musician
Billy Bob ThorntonBilly Bob Thornton
04 August 1955
Actor, Director, Singer-songwriter

Roddy RicchRoddy Ricch
22 October 1998
Rapper

DaBabyDaBaby
22 December 1991
Rapper
LizzoLizzo
27 April 1988
Singer

Kris KristoffersonKris Kristofferson
22 June 1936
Singer
Sean CombsSean Combs
04 November 1969
Rapper

Kevin JonasKevin Jonas
05 November 1987
Musician

Ritchie ValensRitchie Valens
13 May 1941
Singer
Linda RonstadtLinda Ronstadt
15 July 1946
Singer, Songwriter, Musician

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Emmy RossumEmmy Rossum
12 September 1986
Actress
Adam LambertAdam Lambert
29 January 1982
Singer

Melissa EtheridgeMelissa Etheridge
29 May 1961
Singer-songwriter

CiaraCiara
25 October 1985
Singer

Queen LatifahQueen Latifah
18 March 1970
Rapper
Kid CudiKid Cudi
30 January 1984
Rapper, Songwriter
Phil SpectorPhil Spector
26 December 1939
Record Producer

Steven TylerSteven Tyler
26 March 1948
Singer

Michael PeñaMichael Peña
13 January 1976
Actor

Erykah BaduErykah Badu
26 February 1971
Singer
Neil DiamondNeil Diamond
24 January 1941
Singer-songwriter

Joan JettJoan Jett
22 September 1958
Singer, Composer

Jerry Lee LewisJerry Lee Lewis
29 September 1935
Singer

Mark SallingMark Salling
17 August 1982
Actor, Musician

Grace VanderWaalGrace VanderWaal
15 January 2004
Singer-songwriter, Ukulele Player
Paul Albert AnkaPaul Anka
30 July 1941
Singer, Songwriter

Frank OceanFrank Ocean
28 October 1987
Rapper
Adam LevineAdam Levine
18 March 1979
Singer, Songwriter

Pharrell WilliamsPharrell Williams
05 April 1973
Singer

Tim McGrawTim McGraw
01 May 1967
Singer-songwriter, Musician
Billie HolidayBillie Holiday
07 April 1915
Musician

Nina SimoneNina Simone
21 February 1933
Singer-songwriter, Composer
Brandy NorwoodBrandy Norwood
11 February 1979
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Actor, Record

Stevie Ray VaughanStevie Ray Vaughan
03 October 1954
Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer

Waylon JenningsWaylon Jennings
15 June 1937
Singers

Chaz Bono Chaz Bono
04 March 1969
Actor, LGBT Rights Activist

KeshaKesha
01 March 1987
Singer-songwriter
Christina GrimmieChristina Grimmie
12 March 1994
Singer

ASAP RockyASAP Rocky
03 October 1988
Rapper

Luke CombsLuke Combs
02 March 1990
Singer-Songwriter

DiploDiplo
10 November 1978
Rapper, Songwriter, Record Producer
Cyndi LauperCyndi Lauper
22 June 1953
Actress, Singer

Wiz KhalifaWiz Khalifa
08 September 1987
Rapper & Songwriter
Joanna NewsomJoanna Newsom
18 January 1982
Multi-instrumentalist

Kacey MusgravesKacey Musgraves
21 August 1988
Singer-Songwriter

Nikki SixxNikki Sixx
11 December 1958
Musician, Songwriter
Young ThugYoung Thug
16 August 1991
Rapper

Christina Milian Christina Milian
26 September 1981
 
Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
19 June 1962
Singer-songwriter

LauvLauv
08 August 1994
Singer

Merle HaggardMerle Haggard
06 April 1937
 
Miranda LambertMiranda Lambert
10 November 1983
Singer-songwriter

Lil MoseyLil Mosey
26 January 2002
Rapper
Carole KingCarole King
09 February 1942
Composer

Chris PérezChris Pérez
14 August 1969
Guitarist

Gene SimmonsGene Simmons
25 August 1949
Musician

emily osmentEmily Osment
10 March 1992
Actress, Singer, and Songwriter
SaweetieSaweetie
02 July 1993
Rapper, Songwriter
Gerard WayGerard Way
09 April 1977
Singer

Bob SegerBob Seger
06 May 1945
American singer-songwriter

Jerry GarciaJerry Garcia
01 August 1942
Musician

James HetfieldJames Hetfield
03 August 1963
Musician, Songwriter
Mary J. BligeMary J. Blige
11 January 1971
Singer-songwriter

T-PainT-Pain
30 September 1985
Rapper

Sabrina CarpenterSabrina Carpenter
11 May 1999
Singer

Vince NeilVince Neil
08 February 1961
Musician

Rob ZombieRob Zombie
12 January 1965
Musician & Filmmaker
Missy ElliottMissy Elliott
01 July 1971
Rapper

Thomas RhettThomas Rhett
30 March 1990
Singer-songwriter
Faith EvansFaith Evans
10 June 1973
American singer

Eartha KittEartha Kitt
17 January 1927
Singer
AJ MichalkaAJ Michalka
10 April 1991
Actress
Sam HuntSam Hunt
08 December 1984
Singer-songwriter