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
Michael JacksonMichael Jackson
29 August 1958
Singer

Taylor Alison Swift Taylor Swift
13 December 1989
Singer-songwriter

EminemEminem
17 October 1972
Rapper

Stevie NicksStevie Nicks
26 May 1948
Singer-Songwriter

Lin-Manuel MirandaLin-Manuel Miranda
16 January 1980
Composer
Gwen StefaniGwen Stefani
03 October 1969
Singer, Songwriter, Fashion Designer, Actress

Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix
27 November 1942
Singer & Musician

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

Nick JonasNick Jonas
16 September 1992
Singer-songwriter
Brandy NorwoodBrandy Norwood
11 February 1979
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Actor, Record

Gerard WayGerard Way
09 April 1977
Singer

SelenaSelena
16 April 1971
Singer

Lil PeepLil Peep
01 November 1996
Singer

Sabrina CarpenterSabrina Carpenter
11 May 1999
Singer
Lisa Marie PresleyLisa Marie Presley
01 February 1968
Singer-songwriter

Billy JoelBilly Joel
09 May 1949
Singer-songwriter

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

AkonAkon
16 April 1973
Singer
Stevie Ray VaughanStevie Ray Vaughan
03 October 1954
Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer

Linda RonstadtLinda Ronstadt
15 July 1946
Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Don JohnsonDon Johnson
15 December 1949
Actor

Paul SimonPaul Simon
13 October 1941
Musician

Mary SteenburgenMary Steenburgen
08 February 1953
Actress
SaweetieSaweetie
02 July 1993
Rapper, Songwriter

Emmy RossumEmmy Rossum
12 September 1986
Actress
Billy Bob ThorntonBilly Bob Thornton
04 August 1955
Actor

Paula AbdulPaula Abdul
19 June 1962
Singer-songwriter

DaBabyDaBaby
22 December 1991
Rapper
Steven TylerSteven Tyler
26 March 1948
Singer

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Chaz Bono Chaz Bono
04 March 1969
Actor, LGBT Rights Activist
Frank OceanFrank Ocean
28 October 1987
Rapper

Rob ZombieRob Zombie
12 January 1965
Musician & Filmmaker

Nina SimoneNina Simone
21 February 1933
Singer-songwriter, Composer

Kris KristoffersonKris Kristofferson
22 June 1936
Singer
Kenny RogersKenny Rogers
21 August 1938
Singer-Songwriter
Sean CombsSean Combs
04 November 1969
Rapper

Cyndi LauperCyndi Lauper
22 June 1953
Actress, Singer

Mark SallingMark Salling
17 August 1982
Actor, Musician

Luke CombsLuke Combs
02 March 1990
Singer-Songwriter
Jerry Lee LewisJerry Lee Lewis
29 September 1935
Singer

Kid CudiKid Cudi
30 January 1984
Rapper, Songwriter

Roy OrbisonRoy Orbison
23 April 1936
Singer-Songwriter

CiaraCiara
25 October 1985
Singer

Adam LambertAdam Lambert
29 January 1982
Singer
Joan JettJoan Jett
22 September 1958
Singer, Composer

LizzoLizzo
27 April 1988
Singer
Queen LatifahQueen Latifah
18 March 1970
Rapper

Phil SpectorPhil Spector
26 December 1939
Record Producer

Neil DiamondNeil Diamond
24 January 1941
Singer-songwriter
Brian WilsonBrian Wilson
20 June 1942
Musician, Singer

Gene SimmonsGene Simmons
25 August 1949
Musician
Jerry GarciaJerry Garcia
01 August 1942
Musician

Nikki SixxNikki Sixx
11 December 1958
Musician, Songwriter

Pharrell WilliamsPharrell Williams
05 April 1973
Singer

Eddie VedderEddie Vedder
23 December 1964
Musician

Adam LevineAdam Levine
18 March 1979
Singer, Songwriter
Ezra KoenigEzra Koenig
08 April 1984
Musician

Ritchie ValensRitchie Valens
13 May 1941
Singer

Miranda LambertMiranda Lambert
10 November 1983
Singer-Songwriter

James HetfieldJames Hetfield
03 August 1963
Musician, Songwriter
Michael PeñaMichael Peña
13 January 1976
Actor

ASAP RockyASAP Rocky
03 October 1988
Rapper
Ricky MartinRicky Martin
24 December 1971
Singer-songwriter

Billie HolidayBillie Holiday
07 April 1915
Musician

Wiz KhalifaWiz Khalifa
08 September 1987
Rapper & Songwriter
Waylon JenningsWaylon Jennings
15 June 1937
Singers

Erykah BaduErykah Badu
26 February 1971
Singer
Paul Albert AnkaPaul Anka
30 July 1941
Singer, Songwriter

Tim McGrawTim McGraw
01 May 1967
Singer-songwriter, Musician

Steve EarleSteve Earle
17 January 1955
Musician, Singer-songwriter
Young ThugYoung Thug
16 August 1991
Rapper

DiploDiplo
10 November 1978
Rapper, Songwriter, Record Producer
Roddy RicchRoddy Ricch
22 October 1998
Rapper

Christina GrimmieChristina Grimmie
12 March 1994
Singer

Eartha KittEartha Kitt
17 January 1927
Singer

KeshaKesha
01 March 1987
Singer-songwriter
emily osmentEmily Osment
10 March 1992
Actress, Singer, and Songwriter
Carole KingCarole King
09 February 1942
Composer

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

Vince NeilVince Neil
08 February 1961
Musician

Grace VanderWaalGrace VanderWaal
15 January 2004
Singer-songwriter, Ukulele Player
Christina Milian Christina Milian
26 September 1981
 

Joanna NewsomJoanna Newsom
18 January 1982
Multi-instrumentalist

Bob SegerBob Seger
06 May 1945
American singer-songwriter

T-PainT-Pain
30 September 1985
Rapper

GG AllinGG Allin
29 August 1956
Musician, Singer-Songwriter
Polo GPolo G
06 January 1999
Rapper

Bridgit MendlerBridgit Mendler
18 December 1992
Actress, Singer-songwriter
Missy ElliottMissy Elliott
01 July 1971
Rapper

Faith EvansFaith Evans
10 June 1973
American singer
Kacey MusgravesKacey Musgraves
21 August 1988
Singer-Songwriter
Chris DaughtryChris Daughtry
26 December 1979
Vocalist, Guitarist