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Best song ever written by an American

There MUST be a few good ones ...

by Anonymousreply 1712/10/2012

"Tangled up in Blue" by Bob Dylan.

by Anonymousreply 112/09/2012

Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen (although it will always be Jeff Buckley's song to me)

by Anonymousreply 212/09/2012

" I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"- Hank Williams

by Anonymousreply 312/09/2012

Cohen's Canadian, r2.

by Anonymousreply 412/09/2012

[quote]Cohen's Canadian, [R2].

Picky, picky, picky.

by Anonymousreply 512/09/2012

There are hundreds of good songs written by Americans. What an odd thread.

by Anonymousreply 612/09/2012

Bloody Mary by Gaga

by Anonymousreply 712/09/2012

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes -- Jerome Kern

by Anonymousreply 812/09/2012

Rhapsody in Blue - George Gershwin

Some Enchanted Evening - Rodgers & Hammerstein

Night and Day - Cole Porter

Bridge Over Troubled Waters - Paul Simon

by Anonymousreply 912/09/2012

R9 I wouldn't call "Rhapsody in Blue" a song.

by Anonymousreply 1012/09/2012

Lots of Roy Orbison songs.

by Anonymousreply 1112/09/2012

lots of Duke Ellington

by Anonymousreply 1212/09/2012

Canada is in North America .

by Anonymousreply 1312/09/2012

The Way You Look Tonight by Jerome Kern.

Are there any others that even come close?

by Anonymousreply 1412/09/2012

My neck my back

Lick my pussy and my crack

by Anonymousreply 1512/09/2012

Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves

by Anonymousreply 1612/09/2012

What a stupid post. Scott Joplin, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Hank Williams, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Carole King, Randy Newman, Bob Dylan, John Fogerty, David Johansen, David Byrne, Tupac, Eminem? American songwriters don't just write great songs - they create entire new forms of popular music. Even the Beatles were just working inside an American idiom, taking their songrwriting cues and name from Buddy Holly and their blues sensibility from Chuck Berry. No one else even comes close.

by Anonymousreply 1712/10/2012
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