Thursday, January 16, 2020

Missing From the Songwriters Hall of Fame (2020 Inductees Updated)

The 2020 Songwriters Hall Inductees have been announced:
Mariah Carey, Isley Brothers, Eurythmics, Steve Miller, Neptunes, Rick Nowels, William “Mickey” Stevenson.

According to the Song Hall's website, voters are made up of "music industry professionals" and members of Performing Rights Organizations like BMI and ASCAP.

Much like the Rock Hall, who have done a poor job of inducting women (7% as of 2020), the Song Hall has also done a mediocre job of inducting female songwriters.

Charles Crossley at this link Potential Women Inductees Into the Songwriters Hall has a list of strong female writers who belong in the Hall.

Below are a list of more names that have not been inducted into the Song Hall as of 2020.

Adam Schlesinger
Alice Cooper
B.B. King
Bert Berns
Billy Joe Shaver
Bo Diddley
Bob McDill
Bobby Womack
Bonnie Raitt
Boz Scaggs
Bryan Adams
Bryan Ferry
Carl Perkins
Chrissie Hynde
Chuck Willis
Curly Putnam
Dallas Frazier
Dan Fogelberg
Dan Penn
David Gates
Dean Dillon
Dean Pitchford & Michael Gore
Debbie Harry/Chris Stein
Dion DiMucci
Donna Summer/Giorgio Moroder/Pete Bellotte
Dwight Yoakam
George Harrison
George Michael
Gloria Estefan
Guy Clark
Harry Nilsson
Harry Wayne Casey
J.J. Cale
Janet Jackson
Jeff Lynne
Jerry Chesnut
Jerry Fuller
Jimi Hendrix
Jimmy Cliff
Joe South
John Hiatt
John D. Loudermilk
Kate Bush
Kenny Loggins
Led Zeppelin
Lefty Frizzell
Lindsey Buckingham/Stevie Nicks/Christine McVie
Lou Reed
Lucinda Williams
Luther Vandross
Mark Knopfler
Mary J. Blige
Max D. Barnes
Michael McDonald
Mike Chapman/Nicky Chinn
Mike Love
Morrissey/Johnny Marr
Muddy Waters
Neil Young
Nick Lowe
Pam Sawyer
Paul Overstreet
Percy Mayfield
Pete Townshend
Peter Gabriel 
P.F. Sloan & Steve Barri
Phil Ochs
Randy Goodrum
Ric Ocasek
Richard Thompson
Robbie Robertson
Robert "Mutt" Lange
Rod Stewart
Rod Temperton
Rodney Crowell
Roger Miller
Roger Waters/David Gilmour
Rosanne Cash
Rudy Toombs
Sandy Linzer/Denny Randell
Shel Silverstein
Sheryl Crow
Sly Stone
Sonny Throckmorton
Spooner Oldham
Steve Earle
Steve Perry/Neal Schon/Jonathan Cain
Steve Winwood
Talking Heads
Tim Hardin
Tom Waits
Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
Tony Macaulay
Tony Joe White
Toots Hibbert
Townes Van Zandt
Tracy Chapman
Vince Gill
Walter Becker/Donald Fagen
Warren Zevon
Waylon Jennings
Whitey Shafer
William Bell

BTW- In some cases I put the whole group down, which is what the Hall did when they inducted all the members of Queen.

Below is a link to the Song Hall's website:

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