Songwriters by DixonD

Champion(s):

BarthR
L’enfer, c’est les autres.


Runner(s)-Up:

DoyleE
Oscar Wilde said, "One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead." I should've been the one to get to say that.


Quiz Description

Name these folks who wrote the songs (usually for others to perform) that made the whole world sing.

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1 BarthR 535 98 15
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2 DoyleE 495 96 15
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3 WeikleB 472 94 15
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Questions:

Although he went on to have a successful performing career, name this artist who began as a songwriter in the Brill Building, where he wrote songs such as this 1967 hit for The Monkees.

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Neil Diamond

Name the Swedish songwriter and producer who has written or co-written 22 Billboard #1 hits (such as the four excerpted in this medley), ranking third all-time only behind John Lennon (26) and Paul McCartney (32).

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Max Martin

Along with brothers Eddie and Brian Holland, name the third (middle?) member of the songwriting team which created this and many, many other Motown classics.

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Lamont Dozier (Holland-Dozier-Holland)

George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam formed what songwriting duo, who wrote a couple of hits for Whitney Houston, and later had one by themselves (last in the clip)?

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Boy Meets Girl

Name the author of well over a thousand published songs who, in 1982, became (at age 95) the oldest living person to have written a Top 10 song.

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Irving Berlin

This demo of Beyonce's "Halo" was written and performed by Ryan Tedder, the front man of what Dreaming Out Loud pop rock band?

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OneRepublic

Name the songwriting duo, most often associated with Elvis and The Coasters, who wrote the songs in this medley played by the Michigan State University Spartan Marching Band.

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Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller

Name this versatile songwriter, member of both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the only artist to have won Grammy Awards for music, lyrics and orchestration.

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Jimmy Webb

This songwriter has been nominated eight times for the Academy Award for Best Original Song, but has yet to win. This medley features four of her noms.

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Diane Warren

These hit songs, and dozens more, were written by what songwriter along with her then-husband Gerry Goffin? She would later have a successful solo performing career, with her second album spending five weeks at #1, selling over 25 million copies.

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Carole King

Better known as the co-creator of the TV show Monk and as a movie "script doctor", name this comedian whose brief musical career featured the very meta song, "Railroad Bill," which is frequently covered in the folk music community.

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Andy Breckman

Finally, who wrote this song?

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Bruce Johnston