Songwriters Hall of Fame Announces 2024 Nominees for Induction

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The Songwriters Hall of Fame announces the nominees up for consideration to be inducted at its 2024 gala in New York City.

The Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) has announced the list of nominees to be voted on for induction at its 2024 awards gala in New York City. Eligible voting members will have until midnight EST on December 27, 2023 to turn in ballots with their choices of three nominees of songwriters and three from performing songwriter categories.

Dedicated to recognizing the work and lives of songwriters around the world, SHOF qualifies a composer or lyricist with a notable catalog of songs 20 years after the first significant commercial release of a song. The complete list of SHOF’s 2024 nominees is below, with a selection of five songs from their extensive catalogs.

Performing Songwriters

  • Bryan Adams – “(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 – “These Eyes,” “American Woman,” “Laughing,” “No Time,” “No Sugar Tonight”
  • Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, & Clem Burke (Blondie) – “Call Me,” “Heart of Glass,” “Rapture,” “One Way or Another,” “Sunday Girl”
  • Tracy Chapman – “Fast Car,” “Talkin’ ‘Bout a Revolution,” “Give Me One Reason,” “Baby Can I Hold You,” “Sing For You”
  • George Clinton – “Atomic Dog,” “Flashlight,” “(Not Just) Knee Deep,” “P-Funk,” “Give Up the Funk”
  • Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons, & Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers) – “Listen to the Music,” “Long Train Runnin’,” “What a Fool Believes,” “China Grove,” “Black Water”
  • David Gates – “Everything I Own,” “Make It With You,” “Baby I’m-a Want You,” “The Guitar Man,” “If”
  • Ann Wilson & Nancy Wilson (Heart) – “Barracuda,” “Crazy On You,” “Dog and Butterfly,” “Straight On,” “Even It Up”
  • Kenny Loggins – “Danny’s Song,” “Footloose,” “Celebrate Me Home,” “Return to Pooh Corner,” “What a Fool Believes”
  • Carlton Douglas Ridenhour (Chuck D) & William Jonathan Drayton (Flavor Flav) (Public Enemy) – “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 (R.E.M.) – “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 & the late Walter Becker (Steely Dan) – “Reelin’ in the Years,” “My Old School,” “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number,” “Black Friday,” “Kid Charlemagne”

Non-Performing Songwriters

  • L. Russell Brown – “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 – “Tennessee Whiskey,” “Ocean Front Property,” “Here For a Good Time,” “The Chair,” “I’m Alive”
  • Dennis Lambert & Brian Potter – “Aint 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 – “Jesus Take the Wheel,” “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” “Girl Crush,” “Always Remember Us This Way,” “Million Reasons”
  • Tony Macaulay – “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 (Timbaland) – “SexyBack,” “Get Ur Freak On,” “Pony,” “Big Pimpin’,” “The Way I Are”
  • Roger Nichols – “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 – “Footloose,” “Fame,” “Holding Out For a Hero,” “All the Man That I Need,” “Let’s Hear It For the Boy”
  • Maurice Starr – “Candy Girl,” “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever),” “Is This the End,” “Step By Step,” “Popcorn Love”
  • Narada Michael Walden – “How Will I Know,” “Freeway of Love,” “Who’s Zoomin’ Who,” “I Don’t Wanna Cry,” “I Shoulda Loved Ya”

The Songwriters Hall of Fame celebrates and honors contributions from songwriters of all genres of music while educating the public regarding their achievements, and produces a wealth of programs devoted to the development of new songwriting talent.