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.
Billie EilishBillie Eilish
18 December 2001
Singer-Songwriter
Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
13 December 1989
Singer-songwriter

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
29 August 1958
Singer

Gwen StefaniGwen Stefani
03 October 1969
Singer, Songwriter, Fashion Designer, Actress

EminemEminem
17 October 1972
Rapper

Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976
Actress
Nick JonasNick Jonas
16 September 1992
Singer-songwriter

LizzoLizzo
27 April 1988
Singer

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
20 February 1967
Singer, Songwriter

Kris KritoffersonKris Kristofferson
22 June 1936
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Actor
Christina Milian Christina Milian
26 September 1981
 

Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix
27 November 1942
Singer & Musician
Demi LovatoDemi Lovato
20 August 1992
Singer, Songwriter, Actress

Stevie NicksStevie Nicks
26 May 1948
Singer-Songwriter

Selena QuintanillaSelena
16 April 1971
Singer, Songwriter
Rob ZombieRob Zombie
12 January 1965
Musician & Filmmaker

Missy ElliottMissy Elliott
01 July 1971
Rapper
Lil PeepLil Peep
01 November 1996
Singer

Billy Bob ThorntonBilly Bob Thornton
04 August 1955
Actor, Director, Singer-songwriter

Billy JoelBilly Joel
09 May 1949
 
Linda RonstadtLinda Ronstadt
15 July 1946
Singer, Songwriter, Musician

Lisa Marie PresleyLisa Marie Presley
01 February 1968
Singer-songwriter
ASAP RockyASAP Rocky
03 October 1988
Rapper

Adam LambertAdam Lambert
29 January 1982
Singer

Joan JettJoan Jett
22 September 1958
Singer, Composer

Lin-Manuel MirandaLin-Manuel Miranda
16 January 1980
Composer
Merle HaggardMerle Haggard
06 April 1937
 
Emmy RossumEmmy Rossum
12 September 1986
 

Queen LatifahQueen Latifah
18 March 1970
Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Aactress,

Don JohnsonDon Johnson
15 December 1949
Actor, Producer, Singer, Songwriter

Lil XanLil Xan
06 September 1996
Rapper
Sean CombsSean Combs
04 November 1969
Rapper, Record Producer

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Waylon JenningsWaylon Jennings
15 June 1937
Singers

Kevin JonasKevin Jonas
05 November 1987
Musician

Ezra KoenigEzra Koenig
08 April 1984
Musician

James HetfieldJames Hetfield
03 August 1963
Musician, Songwriter
DaBabyDaBaby
22 December 1991
Rapper

Sabrina CarpenterSabrina Carpenter
11 May 1999
Singer
Nikki SixxNikki Sixx
11 December 1958
Musician, Songwriter

Adam LevineAdam Levine
18 March 1979
Singer, Songwriter

Cyndi LauperCyndi Lauper
22 June 1953
Actress, Singer
Wiz KhalifaWiz Khalifa
08 September 1987
American Rapper & Songwriter

Luke CombsLuke Combs
02 March 1990
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Ray VaughanStevie Ray Vaughan
03 October 1954
Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer

emily osmentEmily Osment
10 March 1992
Actress, Singer, and Songwriter

Frank OceanFrank Ocean
28 October 1987
Rapper

Tammy WynetteTammy Wynette
05 May 1942
Singer

Phil SpectorPhil Spector
26 December 1939
Record Producer
Miranda LambertMiranda Lambert
10 November 1983
Singer-songwriter

Tech N9neTech N9ne
08 November 1971
Rapper

CiaraCiara
25 October 1985
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer, Model

Kacey MusgravesKacey Musgraves
21 August 1988
Singer-Songwriter
DiploDiplo
10 November 1978
Rapper, Songwriter, Record Producer

Brian WilsonBrian Wilson
20 June 1942
Musician, Singer
Jerry Lee LewisJerry Lee Lewis
29 September 1935
Rock & Roll Singer. Pianist

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

Carole KingCarole King
09 February 1942
Composer
Ritchie ValensRitchie Valens
13 May 1941
Singer, Songwriter

Pharrell WilliamsPharrell Williams
05 April 1973
Singer
Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
19 June 1962
Singer-songwriter, Choreographer, Dancer,

Michael PeñaMichael Peña
13 January 1976
Actor

Vince NeilVince Neil
08 February 1961
Musician
Eartha KittEartha Kitt
17 January 1927
Singer

Neil DiamondNeil Diamond
24 January 1941
Singer-songwriter
Terry MelcherTerry Melcher
08 February 1942
Musician

T-PainT-Pain
30 September 1985
Rapper

Billie HolidayBillie Holiday
07 April 1915
Musician

GG AllinGG Allin
29 August 1956
Musician, Singer-Songwriter
Brandy NorwoodBrandy Norwood
11 February 1979
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Actor, Record
Jerry GarciaJerry Garcia
01 August 1942
Musician

Eddie VedderEddie Vedder
23 December 1964
Musician

Bob SegerBob Seger
06 May 1945
American singer-songwriter

Kenny RogersKenny Rogers
21 August 1938
Singer-Songwriter
KeshaKesha
01 March 1987
Singer-songwriter

Tim McGrawTim McGraw
01 May 1967
Singer-songwriter, Musician

Joanna NewsomJoanna Newsom
18 January 1982
Multi-instrumentalist

Kid CudiKid Cudi
30 January 1984
Rapper, Songwriter

Paul Albert AnkaPaul Anka
30 July 1941
Singer, Songwriter
Gerard WayGerard Way
09 April 1977
Singer-songwriter, Musician

Nina SimoneNina Simone
21 February 1933
Singer-songwriter, Composer
AJ MichalkaAJ Michalka
10 April 1991
Actress

Scott WeilandScott Weiland
27 October 1967
Singer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Record producer

Young ThugYoung Thug
16 August 1991
Rapper
Kelsea BalleriniKelsea Ballerini
12 September 1993
Singer-songwriter

Faith EvansFaith Evans
10 June 1973
American singer
Teyana TaylorTeyana Taylor
10 December 1990
Singer

Mary J. BligeMary J. Blige
11 January 1971
Singer-songwriter

Erykah BaduErykah Badu
26 February 1971
Singer

Thomas RhettThomas Rhett
30 March 1990
Singer-songwriter
Jimmy BuffettJimmy Buffett
25 December 1946
Musician

LauvLauv
08 August 1994
Singer
Mark SallingMark Salling
17 August 1982
Actor, Musician

Robby BensonRobby Benson
21 January 1956
Actor
Lauren JaureguiLauren Jauregui
27 June 1996
Singer

Tyler JosephTyler Joseph
01 December 1988
Singer-songwriter
Deborah FalconerDeborah Falconer
13 August 1965
Actress