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.
Lin-Manuel MirandaLin-Manuel Miranda
16 January 1980
Composer
Billie EilishBillie Eilish
18 December 2001
Singer-Songwriter

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
29 August 1958
Singer

Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
13 December 1989
Singer-songwriter

Mark SallingMark Salling
17 August 1982
Actor, Musician

Lisa Marie PresleyLisa Marie Presley
01 February 1968
Singer-songwriter
EminemEminem
17 October 1972
Rapper

Nick JonasNick Jonas
16 September 1992
Singer-songwriter

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato
20 August 1992
Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
20 February 1967
Singer, Songwriter

Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix
27 November 1942
Singer & Musician
Stevie NicksStevie Nicks
26 May 1948
Singer-Songwriter

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

Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
19 June 1962
Singer-songwriter

Gerard WayGerard Way
09 April 1977
Singer

Lil PeepLil Peep
01 November 1996
Singer
Linda RonstadtLinda Ronstadt
15 July 1946
Singer, Songwriter, Musician

Sabrina CarpenterSabrina Carpenter
11 May 1999
Singer

Brandy NorwoodBrandy Norwood
11 February 1979
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Actor, Record

SaweetieSaweetie
02 July 1993
Rapper, Songwriter
AkonAkon
16 April 1973
Singer

Don JohnsonDon Johnson
15 December 1949
Actor
Adam LambertAdam Lambert
29 January 1982
Singer

Paul SimonPaul Simon
13 October 1941
Musician

Chaz Bono Chaz Bono
04 March 1969
Actor, LGBT Rights Activist
DaBabyDaBaby
22 December 1991
Rapper

Nina SimoneNina Simone
21 February 1933
Singer-songwriter, Composer
Billy JoelBilly Joel
09 May 1949
Singer-songwriter

SelenaSelena
16 April 1971
Singer

Billy Bob ThorntonBilly Bob Thornton
04 August 1955
Actor
Mary J. BligeMary J. Blige
11 January 1971
Singer-songwriter

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Kris KristoffersonKris Kristofferson
22 June 1936
Singer
Emmy RossumEmmy Rossum
12 September 1986
Actress

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

Roy OrbisonRoy Orbison
23 April 1936
Singer-Songwriter

Brian WilsonBrian Wilson
20 June 1942
Musician, Singer
Frank OceanFrank Ocean
28 October 1987
Rapper
Sean CombsSean Combs
04 November 1969
Rapper

Kenny RogersKenny Rogers
21 August 1938
Singer-Songwriter

Steven TylerSteven Tyler
26 March 1948
Singer

Kid CudiKid Cudi
30 January 1984
Rapper, Songwriter
Billie HolidayBillie Holiday
07 April 1915
Musician

Mary SteenburgenMary Steenburgen
08 February 1953
Actress

Queen LatifahQueen Latifah
18 March 1970
Rapper

Jerry GarciaJerry Garcia
01 August 1942
Musician

Roddy RicchRoddy Ricch
22 October 1998
Rapper
Pharrell WilliamsPharrell Williams
05 April 1973
Singer

Ricky MartinRicky Martin
24 December 1971
Singer-songwriter
Michael PeñaMichael Peña
13 January 1976
Actor

Ritchie ValensRitchie Valens
13 May 1941
Singer

Jerry Lee LewisJerry Lee Lewis
29 September 1935
Singer
Neil DiamondNeil Diamond
24 January 1941
Singer-songwriter

Joan JettJoan Jett
22 September 1958
Singer, Composer
LizzoLizzo
27 April 1988
Singer

Cyndi LauperCyndi Lauper
22 June 1953
Actress, Singer

Adam LevineAdam Levine
18 March 1979
Singer, Songwriter

CiaraCiara
25 October 1985
Singer

Nikki SixxNikki Sixx
11 December 1958
Musician, Songwriter
Ezra KoenigEzra Koenig
08 April 1984
Musician

Phil SpectorPhil Spector
26 December 1939
Record Producer

Eddie VedderEddie Vedder
23 December 1964
Musician

ASAP RockyASAP Rocky
03 October 1988
Rapper
Courtney StoddenCourtney Stodden
29 August 1994
Media Personality

Eartha KittEartha Kitt
17 January 1927
Singer
Paul Albert AnkaPaul Anka
30 July 1941
Singer, Songwriter

Joanna NewsomJoanna Newsom
18 January 1982
Multi-instrumentalist

Erykah BaduErykah Badu
26 February 1971
Singer
Waylon JenningsWaylon Jennings
15 June 1937
Singers

Teyana TaylorTeyana Taylor
10 December 1990
Singer
James HetfieldJames Hetfield
03 August 1963
Musician, Songwriter

Christina GrimmieChristina Grimmie
12 March 1994
Singer

Rob ZombieRob Zombie
12 January 1965
Musician & Filmmaker
Wiz KhalifaWiz Khalifa
08 September 1987
Rapper & Songwriter

Young ThugYoung Thug
16 August 1991
Rapper
Luke CombsLuke Combs
02 March 1990
Singer-Songwriter

Gene SimmonsGene Simmons
25 August 1949
Musician

Jimmy BuffettJimmy Buffett
25 December 1946
Musician

Tim McGrawTim McGraw
01 May 1967
Singer-songwriter, Musician
DiploDiplo
10 November 1978
Rapper, Songwriter, Record Producer
Kevin JonasKevin Jonas
05 November 1987
Musician

KeshaKesha
01 March 1987
Singer-songwriter

Carole KingCarole King
09 February 1942
Composer

Kacey MusgravesKacey Musgraves
21 August 1988
Singer-Songwriter
Grace VanderWaalGrace VanderWaal
15 January 2004
Singer-songwriter, Ukulele Player

Steve EarleSteve Earle
17 January 1955
Musician, Singer-songwriter

Chris DaughtryChris Daughtry
26 December 1979
Vocalist, Guitarist

Vince NeilVince Neil
08 February 1961
Musician

Lil MoseyLil Mosey
26 January 2002
Rapper
emily osmentEmily Osment
10 March 1992
Actress, Singer, and Songwriter

Miranda LambertMiranda Lambert
10 November 1983
Singer-Songwriter
Christina Milian Christina Milian
26 September 1981
 

Scott WeilandScott Weiland
27 October 1967
Singer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Record producer
Bob SegerBob Seger
06 May 1945
American singer-songwriter
Missy ElliottMissy Elliott
01 July 1971
Rapper