The Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced its slate of nominees to be elected for induction at its Annual Induction & Awards Gala on June 9, 2016, in New York City

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New York, NY – October 6, 2015 – The Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced its slate of nominees to be elected for induction at its Annual Induction & Awards Gala on June 9, 2016, 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. Eligible voting members will have until December 11, 2015 to turn in ballots with their choices of three nominees from a non-performing, two from a performing category and one from a deceased category. For information with which to join or renew as a voting member before November 2 in order to participate in this election, please go to
Bios and photos of the 2016 nominees can be found on the website, and the nominees are:
 (*Note that the five songs listed after each nominee are merely a representative sample of their extensive catalogs)
Non-Performing Songwriters
Rudy Clark – * Everybody Plays The Fool * Good Lovin’ * Got My Mind Set On You * It’s In His Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song) * If You Gotta Make A Fool of Somebody
Kenneth Edmonds p/k/a “Babyface” – * Another Sad Love Song * Breathe Again * End Of The Road * Exhale (Shoop Shoop) * I’ll Make Love To You
Dallas Frazier – * Alley Oop * Elvira * Fourteen Carat Mind * 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 * Fake * 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 * Turn Me On
Max Martin – * …Baby One More Time * Can’t Feel My Face * I Kissed a Girl * I Want It That Way * Oops, I Did It Again
Bob McDill – * Amanda * Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On * Gone Country * It Must Be Love * Song Of The South
Curly Putman – * Green Green Grass of Home * D I V O R C E * Blood Red and Going Down * He Stopped Loving Her Today * My Elusive Dreams
Teddy Riley – * My Prerogative * No Diggity * Just Got Paid * Remember The Time * I Wanna
Chip Taylor – * Wild Thing * Angel of the Morning * I Can’t Let Go * Try (Just a Little Bit Harder) * Any Way That You Want Me
Rod Temperton – * Always And Forever * Boogie Nights * Give Me The Night * Off The Wall * Rock With You
Performing Songwriters
Gloria Estefan – * Anything For You * Can’t Stay Away From You * Don’t Wanna Lose You * Here We Are * Words Get In The Way
Tom T. Hall – * Harper Valley PTA * I Love * Old Dogs Children and Watermelon Wine * I’m Not Ready Yet * Little Bitty
Deborah Harry & Chris Stein p/k/a “Blondie” – * Dreaming * Heart Of Glass * In The Flesh *Picture This * Rapture
Ernie, Marvin, O’Kelly, Ronald & Rudolph Isley & Chris Jasper p/k/a “The Isley Brothers” – * Fight The Power * It’s Your Thing *Nobody But Me *Shout * That Lady
Jeff Lynne – * Evil Woman * Do Ya * Don’t Bring Me Down * Hold on Tight * Strange Magic
Madonna – * Everybody * Into The Groove * Like A Prayer * Material Girl * Vogue
Michael McDonald – * What a Fool Believes * Takin’ It to the Streets * Minute by Minute * It Keeps You Runnin’ * Real Love
John Mellencamp – * Jack And Diane * Lonely Ol’ Night * Pink Houses * Small Town * The Authority Song
Steve Miller – * Abracadabra * Fly Like An Eagle * Living In The USA * Take The Money And Run * The Joker
Tom Petty- * Don’t Come Around Here No More * I Won’t Back Down * Free Fallin’
* Refugee * Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around
Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards (d) – * Good Times * I’m Coming Out * Le Freak * Upside Down * We Are Family
Sylvester Stewart p/k/a “Sly Stone” – * Dance To The Music * Everyday People * Family Affair * Hot Fun In The Summertime * Thank You (Falettin’ Me Be Mice Elf Again)
Deceased Songwriters
Lionel Bart – * From Russia With Love Theme *As Long As He Needs Me * Consider Yourself * Living Doll * Far Away
Bert Berns – * Hang On Sloopy * Tell Him * Little Bit of Soap * Twist and Shout * Piece of My Heart
Marvin Gaye – *Let’s Get It On * Dancing In The Street * Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)* Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology) * Pride And Joy
George Harrison – * Give Me Love (Give Me Peace)* Here Comes The Sun * My Sweet Lord * Something * While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Jimi Hendrix – * Foxy Lady * Manic Depression * Little Wing * Purple Haze * The Wind Cries Mary
Roger Miller – * Dang Me * King of the Road * Husbands and Wives * England Swings
* Chug-a-Lug
About The Songwriters Hall of Fame:
The Songwriters Hall of Fame celebrates songwriters, educates the public with regard to their achievements, and produces a spectrum of professional programs devoted to the development of new songwriting talent through workshops, showcases and scholarships.  Out of the tens of thousands of songwriters of our era, there are approximately 400 inductees who make up the impressive roster enshrined in the Hall of Fame.  The list includes Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil, Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller, Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier & Brian Holland, Smokey Robinson, Albert Hammond, Desmond Child, Paul Williams, Hal David & Burt Bacharach, John Fogerty, Bob Dylan, Isaac Hayes & David Porter, Richard & Robert Sherman, Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora, Elton John & Bernie Taupin, Brian Wilson, James Taylor, Don Schlitz, Bruce Springsteen, Phil Collins, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Loretta Lynn, Jimmy Webb, Van Morrison, Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Diane Warren, Paul Anka, Stevie Wonder, Bob Seger, Steven Tyler & Joe Perry, Leonard Cohen, Ray Davies, Donovan, Toby Keith, Cyndi Lauper and Mick Jones & Lou Gramm, among many others.
Full biographies and a complete list of inductees are available at the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Virtual Museum at Joining online is quick and easy:


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