21 Hit Songs You Might Not Know Were Composed By Barry Mann And Cynthia Weil

Right next to Gerry Goffin and Carole King, Mann/Weil is the most legendary songwriting duo in music history. They’ve written monster hits for acts like Darlene Love, Cass Elliot, The Drifters, The Righteous Brothers, and Eydie Gorme.

1. “Uptown” by The Crystals (1961)

2. “Blame It on the Bossa Nova” by Eydie Gorme (1963)

3. “On Broadway” by The Drifters (1963)


4. “Only In America” by Jay and the Americans (1963)

5. “He’s Sure the Boy I Love” by The Crystals (1963)


6. “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” by The Righteous Brothers (1964)

Written with Phil Spector.

7. “Walking in the Rain” by The Ronettes (1964)

8. “I’m Gonna Be Strong” by Gene Pitney (1964)

9. “We Gotta Get out of This Place” by The Animals (1965)

10. “(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration” by The Righteous Brothers (1966)

11. “Magic Town” by The Vogues (1966)

12. “Kicks” by Paul Revere & the Raiders (1966)

13. “Shape of Things to Come” by Max Frost and the Troopers (1968)

From the 1968 film Wild in the Streets.

14. “Make Your Own Kind of Music” by Cass Elliot (1969)


15. “Just a Little Lovin’” by Dusty Springfield (1969)

16. “I Just Can’t Help Believing” by Elvis Presley (1970)

17. “Rock and Roll Lullaby” by B. J. Thomas (1972)

18. “Here You Come Again” by Dolly Parton (1977)

19. “Christmas Vacation” by Mavis Staples (1989)

From the 1989 film National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

20. “Don’t Know Much” by Aaron Neville and Linda Ronstadt (1989)

Written with Tom Snow.

21. “None Of Us Are Free” by Solomon Burke (2002)

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