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Songwriters We Love

This podcast episode is a discussion of songwriters we love. We talk about specific artists, the craft of songwriting in general, and more. Our choices are eclectic and fun, and you may find something new!


Musical examples:

  1. Dolly Parton, "I Will Always Love You" and "Jolene"
  2. Sia, "Breathe Me" and "Chandelier"
  3. Bee Gees, "To Love Somebody" and "I Started A Joke"
  4. Alan Menken & Howard Ashman, "Prince Ali" and "Friend Like Me"
  5. Sufjan Stevens, "Chicago," "The Age of Adz," and "Futile Devices"
  6. Daryl Hall & John Oates, "Rich Girl" and "You Make My Dreams"
  7. Max Martin megamix