Songwriters Hall of Fame 2024 Nominees: Tracy Chapman, Public Enemy

Public Enemy, R.E.M, George Clinton, Steely Dan, Bryan Adams, Tracy Chapman, Timbaland are among the nominees for the 2024 class of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The full list of nominees appears below.

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 performing songwriter categories, according to the announcement. 

The complete list of is also available online at songhall.org. (*Please note that the five songs listed after each nominee are merely a representative sample of their extensive catalogs.)  


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 p/k/a 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 p/k/a 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 p/k/a 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 p/k/a Chuck D, William Jonathan Drayton p/k/a Flavor Flav, p/k/a 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, p/k/a 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 Fagan & Walter Becker (d) p/k/a Steely Dan – * Reelin’ in the Years * My Old School * Rikki Don’t Lose That Number * Black Friday * Kid Charlemagne * 


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 – *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 – * 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 p/k/a Timbaland – * Sexy Back * Get Yer 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 * 

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