Like many of you I'm sure, I am fascinated by and appreciative of the craft of songwriting. The ability to write a great song--especially one that connects with millions--is a wonderful gift. This thread is to celebrate songwriters who inspired other artists to record their material. Here's the thread: 1. Pick a songwriter or songwriting team. 2. List your 5 to 10 favorite songs they wrote performed by someone else. These can be covers or they can be songs they wrote specifically for another artist. That's it! Here's my example: Songwriters: The Bee Gees 01. "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" by Al Green 02. "If I Can't Have You" by Yvonne Elliman 03. "Grease" by Frankie Valli 04. "Islands in the Stream" by Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton 05. "Emotion" by Destiny's Child 06. "Inside and Out" by Feist 07. "Shadow Dancing" by Andy Gibb 08. "To Love Somebody" by Rod Stewart ft. Booker T. and the MG's 09. "More Than a Woman" by Tavares 10. "(Love is) Thicker Than Water" by Andy Gibb Got it? I'd love to read your own favorites.