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
Nick JonasNick Jonas
16 September 1992
Singer-songwriter

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
29 August 1958
Singer

Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
13 December 1989
Singer-songwriter

Nikki SixxNikki Sixx
11 December 1958
Musician, Songwriter

Kevin JonasKevin Jonas
05 November 1987
Musician
EminemEminem
17 October 1972
Rapper

Rashida JonesRashida Jones
25 February 1976
Actress

LizzoLizzo
27 April 1988
Singer

Kurt Donald Cobain Kurt Cobain
20 February 1967
Singer, Songwriter
Terry MelcherTerry Melcher
08 February 1942
Musician

Gwen StefaniGwen Stefani
03 October 1969
Singer, Songwriter, Fashion Designer, Actress
Adam LambertAdam Lambert
29 January 1982
Singer

Selena QuintanillaSelena
16 April 1971
Singer, Songwriter

Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix
27 November 1942
Singer & Musician
Lisa Marie PresleyLisa Marie Presley
01 February 1968
Singer-songwriter

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato
20 August 1992
Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Lil PeepLil Peep
01 November 1996
Singer

Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
19 June 1962
Singer-songwriter, Choreographer, Dancer,

Kacey MusgravesKacey Musgraves
21 August 1988
Singer-Songwriter
CiaraCiara
25 October 1985
Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer, Model

Billy JoelBilly Joel
09 May 1949
 
Sean CombsSean Combs
04 November 1969
Rapper, Record Producer

Lin-Manuel MirandaLin-Manuel Miranda
16 January 1980
Composer

Lil XanLil Xan
06 September 1996
Rapper

Adam LevineAdam Levine
18 March 1979
Singer, Songwriter
Wiz KhalifaWiz Khalifa
08 September 1987
American Rapper & Songwriter
Cyndi LauperCyndi Lauper
22 June 1953
Actress, Singer

Ezra KoenigEzra Koenig
08 April 1984
Musician

DaBabyDaBaby
22 December 1991
Rapper

Ritchie ValensRitchie Valens
13 May 1941
Singer, Songwriter
Kris KritoffersonKris Kristofferson
22 June 1936
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Actor

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

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

Pharrell WilliamsPharrell Williams
05 April 1973
Singer

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James HetfieldJames Hetfield
03 August 1963
Musician, Songwriter
Miranda LambertMiranda Lambert
10 November 1983
Singer-songwriter

Luke CombsLuke Combs
02 March 1990
Singer-Songwriter
Emmy RossumEmmy Rossum
12 September 1986
 

Frank OceanFrank Ocean
28 October 1987
Rapper

Queen LatifahQueen Latifah
18 March 1970
Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Aactress,
Billy Bob ThorntonBilly Bob Thornton
04 August 1955
Actor, Director, Singer-songwriter

Tech N9neTech N9ne
08 November 1971
Rapper
DiploDiplo
10 November 1978
Rapper, Songwriter, Record Producer

Jerry Lee LewisJerry Lee Lewis
29 September 1935
Rock & Roll Singer. Pianist

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

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

Joan JettJoan Jett
22 September 1958
Singer, Composer
Carole KingCarole King
09 February 1942
Composer

ASAP RockyASAP Rocky
03 October 1988
Rapper

Gerard WayGerard Way
09 April 1977
Singer-songwriter, Musician

Phil SpectorPhil Spector
26 December 1939
Record Producer
Waylon JenningsWaylon Jennings
15 June 1937
Singers

Neil DiamondNeil Diamond
24 January 1941
Singer-songwriter
Thomas RhettThomas Rhett
30 March 1990
Singer-songwriter

Linda RonstadtLinda Ronstadt
15 July 1946
Singer, Songwriter, Musician

Brian WilsonBrian Wilson
20 June 1942
Musician, Singer
Bob SegerBob Seger
06 May 1945
American singer-songwriter

Brandy NorwoodBrandy Norwood
11 February 1979
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Actor, Record
Erykah BaduErykah Badu
26 February 1971
Singer

Eddie VedderEddie Vedder
23 December 1964
Musician

Kenny RogersKenny Rogers
21 August 1938
Singer-Songwriter
Rob ZombieRob Zombie
12 January 1965
Musician & Filmmaker

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

Joanna NewsomJoanna Newsom
18 January 1982
Multi-instrumentalist

Sabrina CarpenterSabrina Carpenter
11 May 1999
Singer

GG AllinGG Allin
29 August 1956
Musician, Singer-Songwriter
Nina SimoneNina Simone
21 February 1933
Singer-songwriter, Composer
Kid CudiKid Cudi
30 January 1984
Rapper, Songwriter

AJ MichalkaAJ Michalka
10 April 1991
Actress

Young ThugYoung Thug
16 August 1991
Rapper

emily osmentEmily Osment
10 March 1992
Actress, Singer, and Songwriter
Faith EvansFaith Evans
10 June 1973
American singer

Jerry GarciaJerry Garcia
01 August 1942
Musician

Kelsea BalleriniKelsea Ballerini
12 September 1993
Singer-songwriter

KeshaKesha
01 March 1987
Singer-songwriter

Missy ElliottMissy Elliott
01 July 1971
Rapper
Paul StanleyPaul Stanley
20 January 1952
Musician, Singer, Songwriter and Painter

Jimmy BuffettJimmy Buffett
25 December 1946
Musician
Scott WeilandScott Weiland
27 October 1967
Singer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Record producer

Christina Milian Christina Milian
26 September 1981
 

Teyana TaylorTeyana Taylor
10 December 1990
Singer
Merle HaggardMerle Haggard
06 April 1937
 

Paul Albert AnkaPaul Anka
30 July 1941
Singer, Songwriter
LauvLauv
08 August 1994
Singer

Mark SallingMark Salling
17 August 1982
Actor, Musician

Grace VanderWaalGrace VanderWaal
15 January 2004
Singer-songwriter, Ukulele Player

T-PainT-Pain
30 September 1985
Rapper
Lauren JaureguiLauren Jauregui
27 June 1996
Singer

Tyler JosephTyler Joseph
01 December 1988
Singer-songwriter
Eartha KittEartha Kitt
17 January 1927
Singer

SaweetieSaweetie
02 July 1993
Rapper, Songwriter

Bo BurnhamBo Burnham
21 August 1990
Comedian

Bridgit MendlerBridgit Mendler
18 December 1992
Actress, Singer-songwriter
Alan JacksonAlan Jackson
17 October 1958
Gospel Musician