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

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson

29 August 1958

Nikki SixxNikki Sixx

11 December 1958

Nick JonasNick Jonas

16 September 1992

Adam LevineAdam Levine

18 March 1979

Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift

13 December 1989

EminemEminem

17 October 1972

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain

20 February 1967

Adam LambertAdam Lambert

29 January 1982

Lisa Marie PresleyLisa Marie Presley

01 February 1968

Selena QuintanillaSelena

16 April 1971

Gerard WayGerard Way

09 April 1977

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Gwen StefaniGwen Stefani

03 October 1969

Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix

27 November 1942

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato

20 August 1992

Mary J. BligeMary J. Blige

11 January 1971

Linda RonstadtLinda Ronstadt

15 July 1946

Sean CombsSean Combs

04 November 1969

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Lin-Manuel MirandaLin-Manuel Miranda

16 January 1980

Emmy RossumEmmy Rossum

12 September 1986

Kris KritoffersonKris Kristofferson

22 June 1936

Miranda LambertMiranda Lambert

10 November 1983

Lil XanLil Xan

06 September 1996

Billy JoelBilly Joel

09 May 1949

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Pharrell WilliamsPharrell Williams

05 April 1973

Ritchie ValensRitchie Valens

13 May 1941

Wiz KhalifaWiz Khalifa

08 September 1987

Queen LatifahQueen Latifah

18 March 1970

Cyndi LauperCyndi Lauper

22 June 1953

CiaraCiara

25 October 1985

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Jerry Lee LewisJerry Lee Lewis

29 September 1935

Tech N9neTech N9ne

08 November 1971

Don JohnsonDon Johnson

15 December 1949

ASAP RockyASAP Rocky

03 October 1988

Carole KingCarole King

09 February 1942

Billie HolidayBillie Holiday

07 April 1915

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Nina SimoneNina Simone

21 February 1933

Joan JettJoan Jett

22 September 1958

Frank OceanFrank Ocean

28 October 1987

Billy Bob ThorntonBilly Bob Thornton

04 August 1955

Chaz Bono Chaz Bono

04 March 1969

Phil SpectorPhil Spector

26 December 1939

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Waylon JenningsWaylon Jennings

15 June 1937

Stevie Ray VaughanStevie Ray Vaughan

03 October 1954

Neil DiamondNeil Diamond

24 January 1941

James HetfieldJames Hetfield

03 August 1963

Faith EvansFaith Evans

10 June 1973

Ezra KoenigEzra Koenig

08 April 1984

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Thomas RhettThomas Rhett

30 March 1990

DiploDiplo

10 November 1978

Brian WilsonBrian Wilson

20 June 1942

Bob SegerBob Seger

06 May 1945

Eddie VedderEddie Vedder

23 December 1964

Paul StanleyPaul Stanley

20 January 1952

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Erykah BaduErykah Badu

26 February 1971

Brandy NorwoodBrandy Norwood

11 February 1979

Paula AbdulPaula Abdul

19 June 1962

Young ThugYoung Thug

16 August 1991

Joanna NewsomJoanna Newsom

18 January 1982

AJ MichalkaAJ Michalka

10 April 1991

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Rob ZombieRob Zombie

12 January 1965

Taylor GoldsmithTaylor Goldsmith

16 August 1985

Kenny RogersKenny Rogers

21 August 1938

KeshaKesha

01 March 1987

Tim McGrawTim McGraw

01 May 1967

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Bo BurnhamBo Burnham

21 August 1990

Kid CudiKid Cudi

30 January 1984

Young M.AYoung M.A

03 April 1992

Kelsea BalleriniKelsea Ballerini

12 September 1993

Christina Milian Christina Milian

26 September 1981

GG AllinGG Allin

29 August 1956

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Shane WestShane West

10 June 1978

Missy ElliottMissy Elliott

01 July 1971

Chris PérezChris Pérez

14 August 1969

emily osmentEmily Osment

10 March 1992

Jerry GarciaJerry Garcia

01 August 1942

Mark SallingMark Salling

17 August 1982

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LauvLauv

08 August 1994

Lauren JaureguiLauren Jauregui

27 June 1996

Scott WeilandScott Weiland

27 October 1967