Ranking the Rock Writers [Print Replica] Kindle Edition
There are two major indexes:
All the songs: Title, Act, Label, Number, where they charted, earliest entry and highest peak. Other song characteristics are noted: instrumentals, and whether words and music have separate writers; songs that originated in a foreign language and were translated or given new English lyrics, and more.
All the writers: Each song attributed to them, listed in order of chart strength.
Then there are the fun lists:
Top 2000 Writer teams with their songs
Top 200 Writers and Writer Teams with their first and biggest songs
Top 100 Writers and Writer Teams in each decade by score and
number of charted hits
Top 750 Acts and the writers who supported them
Top 100 songs by one, two and three writer teams
Top 150 songs by score, counting all charted versions
A unique timeline for each of the Top 30 Writer Teams showing each hit by chart strength and entry date and a brief narrative about their chart performance.
"Before there is a record....there is a song. The writers finally have their day in the sun, thanks to Bill Carroll. His love for music is matched only by his tenacity and we get to reap the benefit of that union. This book is a most unique compendium and Bill is the only guy on Earth who would undertake such a project. This one is a keeper on my bookshelf."
"A must-have for music lovers, proving what I've always said: The pen is mightier than the chord!"
Host/Producer/Writer of radio's that thing with Rich Appel
"Pop songsters, step out of your cubicles and into the spotlight! Ranking the Rock Writers is a remarkable achievement given the size of the task and the tangle of information."
Author of Ranking the '60s and Ranking the '70s
"Here at last is the go-to book for anyone wondering just who it was who wrote the words and music of their favorite hits: the unforgettable songs which speak to and for their heart."
Producer/Writer/Host of The History of Rock 'n' Roll--This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B08H5M2RNW
- Language : English
- File size : 97765 KB
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- Print length : 902 pages
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