There’s something special about singer-songwriters who craft and perform songs that are truly personal and meaningful.
On many levels, it makes it easier for all of us as listeners to be affected by the music we listen to when we know that the person singing the song is delivering a message straight from the heart.
We’ve collected information on some of the top songwriters, male and female, of the past century.
These artists are some of the best songwriters to ever live. Whether they have written deeply meaningful songs that have moved an entire generation or simply developed pop songs we can’t get out of our head no matter how hard we try — they are unmistakably the masters of their respective genres.
Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson (Abba)
Before Abba ever came into existence, Bjorn and Benny had already been working together as a songwriting duo for six years.
These two men were so passionate about songwriting that they purchased a cottage on a Swedish island just so they could focus on making their writing and music as catchy as possible.
It obviously worked, as Abba’s music became so popular that they were eventually able to release an 18-song greatest hits album simply titled “Number Ones.”