Songwriters don’t usually get much credit from the general population for their contribution to the musical world. They write the songs our favorite singers sing for us, but since they don’t usually sing them, the vast majority of us don’t give them any sort of credit. For example, you might think that since Mariah Carey sings it, it’s her song, but that’s not always the case. Sometimes singers do write their own lyrics and sometimes they don’t. When it comes down to it, however, the richest songwriters of all time are usually singers who not only write their music, but sing it, too.
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