Songwriters Hall Of Fame 2024 Nominees For Induction Announced

(top row) Bryan Adams | Randy Bachman | Burton Cummings | Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, Clem Burke p/k/a Blondie | Tracy Chapman | George Clinton
(second row) Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons & Michael McDonald p/k/a Doobie Brothers | David Gates | Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson p/k/a Heart | Kenny Loggins | Carlton Douglas Ridenhour (p/k/a Chuck D) & William Jonathan Drayton (p/k/a Flavor Flav), p/k/a Public Enemy | Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills & Michael Stipe p/k/a R.E.M.
(third row) Donald Fagen & Walter Becker p/k/a Steely Dan | L. Russell Brown | Dean Dillon | Dennis Lambert | Brian Potter | Hillary Lindsey
(bottom row) Tony Macaulay | Timothy Mosley p/k/a Timbaland | Roger Nichols | Dean Pitchford | Maurice Starr | Narada Michael Walden

New York, NY – November 21, 2023 - The Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced its slate of nominees to be voted upon for induction at its 2024 Induction & Awards Gala in New York City.

The Songwriters Hall of Fame is dedicated to recognizing the work and lives of those composers and lyricists who create music around the world. A songwriter with a notable catalog of songs qualifies for induction 20 years after the first significant commercial release of a song. Eligible voting members will have until midnight EST on December 27, 2023 to turn in ballots, with their choices of three nominees from a songwriter and three from a performing songwriter categories.

Representational song lists and photos of the 2024 nominees can be found below:
Listen while you scroll! Performing Nominees   |   Non-Performing Nominees

The nominees are:

 (*Note that the five songs listed after each nominee are merely a representative sample of their extensive catalogs)

Non-Performing Songwriters

L. Russell Brown

Key songs in the Brown catalog include: * Sock It To Me - Baby! * Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree * C’Mon Marianne * Knock Three Times * Use It Up and Wear It Out *

Dean Dillon

Key songs in the Dillon catalog include: * Tennessee Whiskey *Ocean Front Property * Here For A Good Time * The Chair * I’m Alive *

Dennis Lambert & Brian Potter

Key songs in the Lambert/Potter catalog include: * Ain’t No Woman (Like The One I’ve Got) * Don’t Pull Your Love * Nightshift * One Tin Soldier (Theme from Billy Jack) * We Built This City *

Hillary Lindsey

Key songs in the Lindsey catalog include: * Jesus Take The Wheel * Blue Ain’t Your Color * Girl Crush * Always Remember Us This Way * Million Reasons *

Tony Macaulay

Key songs in the Macaulay catalog include: * Baby Now That I’ve Found You * Build Me Up Buttercup * Don’t Give Up On Us * Last Night I Didn’t Get To Sleep At All * Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) *

Timothy Mosley p/k/a Timbaland

Key songs in the Mosley catalog include: * SexyBack * Get Ur Freak On * Pony *  Big Pimpin’ * The Way I Are *

Roger Nichols

Key songs in the Nichols catalog include: * We’ve Only Just Begun * Rainy Days and Mondays * I Won’t Last A Day Without You * Out In The Country * Times Of Your Life *

Dean Pitchford

Key songs in the Pitchford catalog include: * Footloose * Fame * Holding Out For A Hero * All The Man That I Need * Let’s Hear It For The Boy *

Maurice Starr

Key songs in the Starr catalog include: * Candy Girl * I’ll Be Loving You (Forever) * Is This the End * Step By Step * Popcorn Love *

Narada Michael Walden

Key songs in the Walden catalog include: * How Will I Know * Freeway of Love * Who’s Zoomin’ Who * I Don’t Wanna Cry * I Shoulda Loved Ya *

Performing Songwriters

Bryan Adams

Key songs in the Adams catalog include: * (Everything I Do) I Do It For You * Heaven * All For Love * Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman? * Summer of ’69 *

Randy Bachman & Burton Cummings

Key songs in the Bachman/Cummings catalog include: * These Eyes * American Woman * Laughing * No Time * No Sugar Tonight *

Debbie Harry, Chris Stein & Clem Burke p/k/a Blondie

Key songs in the Harry/Stein/Burke catalog include: * Call Me * Heart of Glass * Rapture * One Way or Another * Sunday Girl *

Tracy Chapman

Key songs in the Chapman catalog include: * Fast Car * Talkin’ ‘Bout a Revolution * Give Me One Reason * Baby Can I Hold You * Sing For You *

George Clinton

Key songs in the Clinton catalog include: * Atomic Dog * Flashlight * (Not Just) Knee Deep,* P-Funk * Give Up The Funk *

Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons & Michael McDonald p/k/a Doobie Brothers

Key songs in the Johnston/Simmons/McDonald catalog include: * Listen To The Music * Long Train Runnin’ * What A Fool Believes * China Grove * Black Water *

David Gates

Key songs in the Gates catalog include: * Everything I Own * Make It With You * Baby I’m-a Want You * The Guitar Man * If *

Ann Wilson & Nancy Wilson p/k/a Heart

Key songs in the Wilson/Wilson catalog include: * Barracuda * Crazy On You * Dog And Butterfly * Straight On * Even It Up *

Kenny Loggins

Key songs in the Loggins catalog include: * Danny’s Song * Footloose * Celebrate Me Home * Return To Pooh Corner * What A Fool Believes *

Carlton Douglas Ridenhour p/k/a Chuck D & William Jonathan Drayton p/k/a Flavor Flav, pka Public Enemy

Key songs in the Ridenhour/Drayton catalog include: * Fight The Power * Bring The Noise * Don’t Believe The Hype * Can’t Truss It * Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos *

Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills & Michael Stipe, p/k/a R.E.M.

Key songs in the Berry/Buck/Mills/Stipe catalog include: * Losing My Religion * Everybody Hurts * It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)* Radio Free Europe * The One I Love *

Donald Fagen & Walter Becker (d) p/k/a Steely Dan

Key songs in the Fagen/Becker catalog include: * Reelin’ in the Years * My Old School * Rikki Don’t Lose That Number * Black Friday * Kid Charlemagne *