Songwriter's Journal


Overviews of 52 Hall of Fame Songwriters

If you are looking for ways to improve your songwriting skills, there may be nothing better than studying some of the best songwriters of all time.

The Songwriter's Hall of Fame recognizes several songwriters every year for their music.

The Songwriter's Journal has chosen 52 of those songwriters to include with just a little glimpse into them as people and as songwriters.

We think you will thoroughly enjoy these overviews, but more than that, take a look at these individuals and their songs and see what they have done to make them outstanding songwriters.



Here is an example of just one of the 52 overviews of outstanding songwriters (all chosen from The Songwriter's Hall of Fame inductees' list) included in The Songwriter's Journal:

Songwriters Hall of Fame: Paul Simon

Hall of Fame Induction: 1982.

Paul Simon has four #1 singles to his songwriting credits and five albums listed in Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Simon and Garfunkel in 1990 and as a solo artist in 2001. He has won 12 Grammys as well as an Emmy for a televised concert special.

Little known fact: Simon recorded several unreleased demos with Carole King in the 1960’s as a duo called The Cosines.

Recommended listening: Bookends and Bridge Over Troubled Water with Art Garfunkel as well as There Goes Rhymin’ Simon and Graceland as a solo artist.