American rock songwriters

Katy Perry – Firework

Katheryn Elizabeth “Katy” Hudson (born October 25, 1984), better known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter, businesswoman, philanthropist, and actress. She was born near Santa Barbara, California and primarily grew up there before moving to Los Angeles. Having had limited exposure to mainstream pop music in her childhood, she pursued a […]

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Billy Squier “The Stroke”

“The Stroke” is a song written and recorded by American rock artist Billy Squier. It was released in May of 1981 as the debut single from his Triple Platinum album Don’t Say No. Squier’s breakout coincided with the launch of MTV, where he would become one of the cable channel’s most played artists of the […]

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Michael Jackson performing at the Oscars®

“Ben” is a song written by Don Black and composed by Walter Scharf for the 1972 film of the same name (the sequel to the 1971 killer rat film Willard). It was performed in the film by Lee Montgomery and by Michael Jackson over the closing credits. Jackson’s single, recorded for the Motown label in […]

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Alice Cooper – Poison

Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier; February 4, 1948) is an American singer, songwriter, musician and occasional actor whose career spans five decades. With a stage show that features guillotines, electric chairs, fake blood, boa constrictors, baby dolls, and dueling swords, Cooper is considered by music journalists and peers alike to be “The Godfather of […]

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