George Harrison, Jimi Hendrix, Marvin Gaye, Madonna, Tom Petty Among Nominees For the Songwriters Hall of Fame

The Songwriters Hall of Fame has nominated thirty songwriters or songwriting teams for possible induction into the Hall.

For the first time, the Hall has added a Deceased Songwriters category in an attempt to honor those who passed away before they could be inducted. The first nominees in the category include George Harrison, Marvin Gaye, Jimi Hendrix, Roger Miller, Bert Berns and Lionel Bart

The new category has been added to the existing performing and non-performing songwriters which, this year, include some of the biggest names in the business including Madonna, Tom Petty, John Mellencamp, Jeff Lynne, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and the man who has crafted so many of today's biggest pop hits, Max Martin.

Members will be asked to review the ballot and vote for up to three non-performing songwriters, two performing songwriters and one deceased nominee.

This year's nominees with songs from their catalogs:

Non-Performing Songwriters:

  • Rudy Clark - Everybody Plays the Fool, Good Lovin', Got My Mind Set on You, It's In His Kiss (Shoop Shoop Song)
  • Kenneth "Babyface" Edmunds - Another Sad Love Song, Breathe Again, End of the Road, I'll Make Love to You
  • Dallas Frazier - Alley Oop, Elvira, Son of Hickory Holler's Tramp, There Goes My Everything
  • Berry Gordy - Do You Love Me, Money, Lonely Teardrops, I Want You Back, You've Got What It Takes
  • Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis - Control, Escapade, I Didn't Mean to Turn You On, On Bended Knee
  • John D. Loudermilk - Abilene, Indian Reservation, Tobacco Road, Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye
  • Max Martin - ...Baby One More Time, I Kissed a Girl, I Want It That Way, Oops, I Did It Again
  • Bob McDill - Amanda, Baby's Got Her Bluejeans On, Gone Country, It Must Be Love
  • Curly Putnam - Green Green Grass of Home, DIVORCE, He Stopped Loving Her Today, My Elusive Dreams
  • Teddy Riley - My Prerogative, No Diggity, Remember the Time, Just Got Paid
  • Chip Taylor - Angel of the Morning, Wild Thing, I Can't Let Go, Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)
  • Rod Temperton - Always and Forever, Boogie Nights, Off the Wall, Rock With You
Performing Songwriters:
  • Gloria Estefan - Anything For You, Can't Stay Away From You, Here We Are, Words Got in the Way
  • Tom T. Hall - Harper Valley P.T.A., I Love, Old Dogs, Children and Eldeberry Wine, Little Bitty
  • Deborah Harry and Chris Stein - Dreaming, Heart of Glass, In the Flesh, Rapture
  • Ernie, Marvin, O'Kelly, Ronald & Rudolph Isley and Chris Jasper - Fight the Power, It's Your Thing, Shout, That Lady
  • Jeff Lynne - Evil Woman, Mr. Blue Sky, Strange Magic, Don't Bring Me Down
  • Madonna - Like a Prayer, Vogue, Material Girl, Into the Groove
  • Michael McDonald - What a Fool Believes, Takin' It To the Street, Minute by Minute, It Keeps You Runnin'
  • John Mellencamp - Jack and Diane, Pink Houses, Small Town, The Authority Song
  • Steve Miller - Fly Like an Eagle, Livin' in the U.S.A., Take the Money and Run, The Joker
  • Tom Petty - Don't Come Around Here No More, I Won't Back Down, Refugee, Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
  • Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards - Good Times, I'm Comin' Out, Le Freak, Upside Down, We Are Family
  • Sylvester Stewart (Sly Stone) - Dance to the Music, Everyday People, Hot Fun in the Summertime, Thank You (Falettin' Me Be Mice Elf Again)
Deceased Songwriter:
  • Lionel Bart - As Long As He Needs Me, Consider Yourself, Living Doll, From Russia With Love
  • Bert Berns - Hang on Sloopy, Twist and Shout, Piece of My Heart, Tell Him
  • Marvin Gaye - What's Going On, Let's Get It On, Dancing in the Street, Pride and Joy
  • George Harrison - My Sweet Lord, Something, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Here Comes the Sun
  • Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze, Foxy Lady, The Wind Cries Mary, Little Wing
  • Roger Miller - King of the Road, Husbands and Wives, England Swings, Dang Me

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