There are times that you wanted to be alone, wear headphones and listen to music from your favourite songwriters. It happens mostly when we are emotional. Instead of talking to someone, we tend to listen to music to calm ourselves. It feels like the song you are listening to is like someone’s comforting you at the moment.
Music became a healing medium and became part of the therapy in treatment for those who suffer from anxiety, depression, and stress.
But now, we won’t be talking about songs. We will be talking about the songwriters behind the great music hits that millions of people have played. Let’s take a sneak-peek at the ten best songwriters who never cease to entertain us and help us feel calm and relax through the art of music.
Songwriters Behind the Most Played Songs
“Knock, knock, knockin’ on heaven’s door…” I’m pretty sure you’ve heard it a million times. One of his successful hits is known to the world where millions are singing the song.
Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter who’s also an author and a visual artist. For over the years, Bob had an immense contribution to music and even became part of all time’s most remarkable songwriters.
Other of his songs that became a hit is his country music, such as “John Wesley Harding,” “Nashville Skyline,” and the “New Morning.” Later, Bob Dylan became a born-again Christian and released a series of albums of contemporary gospel music.
Who would ever forget the legendary persons behind the name “The Beatles”? John Winston Ono Lennon is the real name behind ‘John Lennon’ of The Beatles. He’s born in Liverpool, England, and is known to be the British rock band’s co-leader – The Beatles.
John has created soulful songs that wake up your lonely and empty soul. He made the famous hits ‘Hello Little Girl’, ‘Imagine,’ ‘A Hard Day’s Night,’ and ‘All You Need is Love.”
Another member of The Beatles is James Paul McCartney, who’s very talented. He’s a self-taught musician and a songwriter. He co-lead vocalist and bassist for the said band. Paul’s written songs have touched millions of people worldwide. But later, in 1970, after The Beatles disbanded, Paul pursued a solo career. He then formed the bank Wings together with his wife.
Even after disbanding, he never loses his track in making songs reach the No. 1 spot on Billboard Hot 100. Some of these songs include “Let It Be,” “Hey Jude,” and “Yesterday” (1965)
In England, born in West Yorkshire is Edward Christopher Sheeran or Ed Sheeran. Ed is a singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, and businessman. Pursuing a career in the music industry made a big difference to him.
He reaped back-to-back awards from Ed Sheeran’s debut album, “plus,” released in 2011. The said album contained his first hit single, “The A-Team.” From 2012 up to 2017, Ed received multiple awards and became the first artist to have two songs that debuted in the US top ten in the same week.
Ed’s award-winning hits are “Thinking Out Loud,” which earned them the 2016 Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance. Other hit songs that are part of his best-selling album “Divide” were “Shape of You” and “Castle on the Hill.”
Ed Sheeran became the world’s best-selling music artists who sold over 150 million records worldwide.
It all started with her uploaded song “Ocean Eyes” SoundCloud, which now gained so many listeners over music apps like Spotify, iTunes, etc. Billie collaborates with her brother Finneas (the person who wrote the song “Ocean Eyes”).
After being discovered, Billie received support from various artists who made a more extraordinary music industry success path.
Eilish’s album “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” topped the Billboard 200. It then became the best-selling album of the year 2019. The following year, Billie Eilish released her fifth (5th) album with her fifth single, “Bad Guy.”
Other songs of Billie Eilish were “No Time To Die,” “Everything I wanted,” “My Future,” and “Therefore I Am.”
Are you familiar with the songs “I won’t give up,” “The Remedy,” and “I’m Yours”? Behind these songs’ success is Jason Thomas Mraz (famous as Jason Mraz). Jason is an American guitarist, singer, and become one of the best songwriters thanks to his debut studio album, “Waiting for my rocket to come.”
His songs are full of life, touching the heart and understanding the melody. These mentioned songs have just made it to Billboard 200 and made Jason win two Grammy Awards and two nominations. For over twenty countries, Jason earned Platinum and multi-platinum certifications.
The iconic artist, Sia, is also a singer-songwriter who wrote songs that could make you relate to it. She’s an Australian singer-songwriter, a voice actress, and a director. Her real name is Sia Kate Isobelle Furler.
Sia also shared a big part with her co-artist contributing songs to the top. Known hits Sia sang were “Chandelier,” “Courage to Change,” “Titanium,” and “Cheap Thrills” that have spawned her first Billboard Hot 100.
Sia is also known to collaborate with other artists like Labrinth and Diplo. Over the years, Sia has earned so much recognition and awards.
Years back then, we used to play Taylor swift’s country songs. It’s all fun and relatable. Taylor is known as Taylor Alison Swift. She’s an American singer and a songwriter who uses her personal life as inspiration for her songs.
Taylor has gone through and made it to fame. Her journey started from her debut studio album in 2006 with her great single “Teardrops on My Guitar”. Later, Taylor transitioned to a country-pop record.
A first in history, BTS, an Asian Korean pop (KPop) boy band, has made it to the top, gaining several awards in three consecutive years. The group is under Big Hit Entertainment, comprising seven talented men (RM, Jin, J-Hope, Suga, Jimin, V, and Jungkook).
Kim Nam-Joon known as RM (Rap Monster), is a songwriter, rapper, and record producer. He’s the leader of the group and contributed altogether with his co-members. He collaborated with other artists like Wale, Warren G, Gaeko, Fall Out Boy, and Lil Nas X.
According to KOMCA, RM is the third most credited songwriter in its history. Korean Music Copyright Association assigned over 160 songs to RM as a songwriter and a composer.
Some of his successful written/co-written songs are Love Yourself: Answer, Map of the Soul: Persona, BE: Life Goes On.
One of Thai’s best talents songwriters is SKIPIT’s vocalist, Bowkylion. Her actual name is Pichsinee Veerasuthimas, who’s now behind the pseudonym ‘BOWKYLION.’ Her humble beginnings in the music industry began being one of the Youtube Cover Artists.
BOWKY is a Thai artist who took a major in voice at Mahidol University’s College of Music in Salaya, Thailand. Years later, she became a lead vocalist of SKIPIT, which the group only lasted for five years.
But she didn’t stop there. BOWKY started her new journey as a solo artist through The Voice Thailand, her first solo act on stage. According to Gia Culture, Thai music is set to have a place in the hearts of people.
BOWKYLION’s husky-voice blended perfectly with ballads and captured millions of listeners. One of her best songs is her lovely ballad ‘Longjai,’ her most streamed song to date. The song even gained over 10 million views on YouTube. BOWKY’s other songs were “Still”, “Whatever”, and “Crosswalk.”