Re: Favorite Brit Songwriters
posted at 2/16/2013 9:17 AM EST
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:
- Poison Ivy
- 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.