Top Ten Best Songwriting Partnerships In Rock and Metal

The Top Ten
1 Rod Stewart/Ron Wood

Stay With Me, Shake Shudder And Shiver, Cindy Incedently, Borstal Boys, Poolhall Richard, some of the best rock songs ever written.

2 John Lennon/Paul McCartney

The awesome partnership of everyone's favourite 60's rock band. I feel sorry for George Harrison though.

How are they not number 1!?

Nobody close.

Put John Lennon and Paul McCartney in the #1 spot
They're the most iconic duo on this list

3 Mick Jagger/Keith Richards

A slightly underrated partnership compared to Lennon and McCartney in my opinion. I just wish that they had given Mick Taylor credit on certain songs (Sway, Moonlight Mile, Winter, Time Waits for No One, etc.)

Both Still going strong today.

4 Morrissey/Johnny Marr

From The Smiths. I'm surprised that they weren't already added to the list.

5 Dio/Ritchie Blackmore
6 Elton John/Bernie Taupin

Elton and Bernie FOREVER... followed by Don Henley and Glenn Frey.

7 Jimmy Page/Robert Plant

Wrote a lot of Zeppelin's songs together.

Best ones!

8 Hansi KÜRSCH / André Olbrich

They've been writing together for 30 years and they wrote great songs. They are perfectionists.
Blind Guardian rules.
André focuses on music and Hansi on lyrics.
André comes up with some general idea (melody, riff), other members contribute and then Hansi arranges everything.
Hansi wrote both music and lyrics only for their first 2-3 albums.

9 Angus Young/Malcolm Young

I fear it might only be Angus now...

Those two are the heart and soul of AC/DC, great songwriters

Both have contributed to all of AC/DC's songs.

10 Chester Bennington/Mike Shinoda
The Contenders
11 Jeff Hanneman/Kerry King

Although they occasionally wrote separately, they both wrote the awesome Raining Blood!

12 James Hatfield/Lars Ulrich
13 Don Henley/Glenn Frey
14 Adrian Smith/Bruce Dickinson
15 Carole King/Gerry Goffin
16 Amy Lee/Ben Moody

They are fantastic songwriters. Love you Evanescence

17 Jim Morrison/Robbie Kreiger

Because Jim was such a charismatic, flamboyant, person, the other members of The Doors tend to get ignored. Such a shame.

Writing credits usually just listed as "The Doors".

18 Holland/Dozier/Holland

Motown's greatest songwriting team

19 Freddie Mercury / Brian May

They only wrote three songs together as a duo (Is This the World We Created, Bijou, Mother Love). Most of their songs were written by the individual members (even in later years when they agreed to split the credits equally).

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