Favorite Brit Songwriters

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    @yoga:

    Good call on Rafferty...often overlooked among 70s songwriters due to people likely knowing the songs, but maybe not the man.

    "Baker Street" is an all-time classic groove.

     

     

     
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    In response to ClarkGriswold's comment:

    Jagger/Richards

    Page/Plant

    John/Taupin

    Davies/Davies

    Lennon/McCartney

    Harrison

    Drake

    Winwood

    Mason

    Waters

    Gilmour

    Marriott

    Stewart

    Astbury/Duffy

    Ashcroft

    Yorke

    Why are there no English chicks?  What is it?  Dusty Springfield wrote a few, but she wasn't a songwriter.

    Annie Lennox/Stewart were pretty good

     

    Christ, this guy had it all:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvXdhi2TjCQ

    Mere inches away from the lead singer spot in Zeppelin.  Mellencamp does a nice cover of this.

     



    Are there (relatively) fewer English/British songwriting women than Yanks?  I don't think about gender much in songwriting terms, so off the top of my head:

    Yanks:

    • Deal
    • Donelly
    • Hersh
    • Poison Ivy
    • Hynde
    • Jett

     

    Brits:

    • PJ Harvey (though I'm not as big a fan as I am of those above)

     

    Hmmm....this question interests me.  I'm not interested in poppy/crappy music like that Adele person warbles so won't include her and her ilk, but feel free to include whomever you like.

    I must be missing loads of artists, perhaps it's my hangover "thinking".....

     
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    I should have added Donovan Leitch to my list

     
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    Good call on Donovan.

     
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    Re: Favorite Brit Songwriters

    In response to SonicsMonksLyresVicars' comment:

     

    In response to ClarkGriswold's comment:

     

    Why are there no English chicks?  What is it?  Dusty Springfield wrote a few, but she wasn't a songwriter.

    Annie Lennox/Stewart were pretty good

    Are there (relatively) fewer English/British songwriting women than Yanks?  I don't think about gender much in songwriting terms, so off the top of my head:

     

    Yanks:

    • Deal
    • Donelly
    • Hersh
    • Poison Ivy
    • Hynde
    • Jett

     

    Brits:

    • PJ Harvey (though I'm not as big a fan as I am of those above)

     

    Hmmm....this question interests me.  I'm not interested in poppy/crappy music like that Adele person warbles so won't include her and her ilk, but feel free to include whomever you like.

    I must be missing loads of artists, perhaps it's my hangover "thinking".....

    Good question, but ...

    I named the thread "Favorite" not just "who's who" -- so there's no need to feel badly if there are no female Brit songwriters that aren't favorites.    Maybe there just aren't many that rise to the top tier, or who have been prolific enough to gain that status.  

    Kate Bush and PJ Harvey are on my "starter" list (as well as Adele, for better or worse), and I added Lennox, but none are particular favorites of mine.    

    Christine McVie is on my list, however.  

    I did mention the aspect of "who? / where?" are the females earlier in the thread, feeling as though I was blanking, too.  I had a hard time naming Brits because as I went through my personal list, mine are exceedingly Canadian, Irish, and American, and there's no shortage.

    Otherwise --  there may be many well-known British female song-writers, who did not reach fame in the USA; just b/c we don't know who they are, doesn't mean they don't exist.  Sonics might be able to dig up a few names, even if the rest of us can't.  

    Maybe there are more the realm of Charlotte Church?   Even there, she's rare as a songwriter, not just a singer.  

     
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