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Nominees For 2018 Songwriters Hall Of Fame Announced

The final six inductees will be announced at the beginning of the year.

Those in the running for this year include John Mellencamp, Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, the Isley Brothers, Kool & The Gang, Chrissie Hynde, Tracy Chapman, Mariah Carey, N.W.A., Jimmy Cliff, Alan Jackson, & Tom T. Hall.

In the hall’s official announcement they said, “Six songwriters, or songwriting groups, will be officially inducted at a gala in New York on June 14th. Eligible members can vote for three non-performing songwriters and three performing songwriters until December 17th.

-Via Pulse Of Radio & Songwriters Hall of Fame Official website.

The list of Non-Performing SHOF nominees – via Vintage Vinyl News:

William “Mickey” Stevenson:
Dancing In The Street (Martha and the Vandellas)
Devil With The Blue Dress On (Mitch Ryder)
Pride And Joy (Marvin Gaye)

Bill Anderson:

Still
Two Teardrops (Steve Wariner)
Wish You Were Here (Mark Wills)

Maurice Starr:

Hangin’ Tough (New Kids On The Block)
Step by Step (New Kids On The Block)
You Got It (The Right Stuff) (New Kids On The Block)

Allee Willis:
What Have I Done to Deserve This? (Pet Shop Boys)
Boogie Wonderland (Earth, Wind & Fire)
September (Earth, Wind & Fire)

Steve Dorff:
I Just Fall in Love Again (Anne Murray)
Through the Years (Kenny Rogers)
Every Which Way But Loose (Eddie Rabbitt)

Mike Chapman:
Mickey (Toni Basil)
Kiss You All Over (Exile)
Little Willy (Sweet)

Randy Goodrum:
You Needed Me (Anne Murray)
Who’s Holding Donna Now? (DeBarge)
Oh Sherrie (Steve Perry)

Tony Mccauley:
Don’t Give Up On Us (David Soul)
Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) (Edison Lighthouse)
Build Me Up Buttercup (Foundations)

Jarmaine Dupri:
We Belong Together (Mariah Carey)
Burn (Usher)
The First Night (Monica)

Kye Fleming & Dennis Morgan:
Nobody (Sylvia)
Smokey Mountain Rain (Ronnie Milsap)
I Wouldn’t Have Missed It For the World (Ronnie Milsap)

Denny Randell & Sandy Linzer:
Working My Way Back To You (Four Seasons, Spinners)
A Lover’s Concerto (Toys)
Let’s Hang On (Four Seasons)

L. Russell Brown & Irwin Levine:
Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree (Dawn)
Knock Three Times (Dawn)
Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose (Dawn)