U of Music’s Greatest Songwriting Duos in Rock History

Lists are not an accurate way of judging music – for example John Paul Jones was involved in much of Led Zeppelin’s songwriting. Our lists are made in the spirit of sparking discussion and less about band or artist value.

  1. Lennon / Mccartney – The Beatles
  2. Jagger / Richards – The Rolling Stones
  3. Page / Plant – Led Zeppelin
  4. Vedder / Gossard – Pearl Jam
  5. Waters / Gilmour – Pink Floyd
  6. Hunter / Garcia – The Grateful Dead
  7. Staley / Cantrell – Alice in Chains
  8. John / Taupin – Elton John
  9. Becker / Fagen – Steely Dan
  10. Strummer / Jones – The Clash
  11. Chris / Rich Robinson – The Black Crowe
  12. Marr / Morrissey – The Smiths
  • Mikel Waters

    Waters / Gilmour ?????

  • Phyllis Grever

    as I listen to some of this music, it makes me wonder, don’t kids dance to songs anymore? If we could just go back to the beautiful sounds of the melodies and the
    big bands of the 40’s and 50’s. Today’s youth just don’t know what they missed. Granny from the 1930’s.