Gerry Goffin

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Gerald "Gerry" Goffin, född 11 februari 1939 i Brooklyn, New York, är en amerikansk låtskrivare. Han blev invald in i Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1990 med sin tidigare låtskrivarduopartner och första hustru, Carole King. Till och med 2008 har de haft fem låtar som nummer ett på Billboard Hot 100. "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" med The Shirelles (1960), "Take Good Care of My Baby" med Bobby Vee (1961), "The Loco-Motion" med Little Eva (1962), "Go Away Little Girl" med Steve Lawrence (1962). Dessutom har han tillsammans med Michael Masser haft ytterligare två ettor "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" med Diana Ross (1975) och "Saving All My Love for You" med Whitney Houston (1985).

Låtar skrivna av Goffin[redigera | redigera wikitext]

År Låt Låtskrivare Artist U.S. Hot 100 Coverversion/-er
1960 "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" Goffin & King The Shirelles #1 Dusty Springfield (1964), Cher (1966), The Four Seasons (#24, 1968), Linda Ronstadt (1970), Carole King (1971, Roberta Flack (#76, 1972), Melanie, (#82, 1973), Dana Valery, (#95, 1976), Dave Mason (#39, 1978), Laura Branigan (1984), Joe Walsh (1992)
1961 "Who Put The Bomp (In the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)" Goffin & Mann Barry Mann #7
1961 "Every Breath I Take" Goffin & King Gene Pitney
1961 "Run To Him" Goffin & Keller Bobby Vee #2 Donny Osmond (1972)
1961 "Take Good Care of My Baby" Goffin & King Bobby Vee #1 Dion and the Belmonts (senare 1961), Smokie (1981), Bobby Vinton, Stephen Collins, The Beatles (1962), Dick Brave
1961 "Halfway To Paradise" Goffin & King Tony Orlando #39 Billy Fury
1961 "Some Kind of Wonderful" Goffin & King The Drifters #32 Marvin Gaye (1968), King (1971); inte samma låt som the Grand Funk Railroad hit
1962 "Chains" Goffin & King The Cookies #17 The Beatles (1963), King (1980)
1962 "Keep Your Hands Off My Baby" Goffin & King Little Eva #12 The Beatles (1964)
1962 "The Loco-Motion" Goffin & King Little Eva #1 The Chiffons (1963), Grand Funk Railroad (1974, #1), King (1980), Kylie Minogue (1988, #3), Tina Turner, Dwight Yoakam
1962 "He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss)" Goffin & King The Crystals - The Motels (1982)
1962 "When My Little Girl Is Smiling" Goffin & King The Drifters #28
1962 "Point Of No Return" Goffin & King Gene McDaniels #21
1962 "Go Away Little Girl" Goffin & King Steve Lawrence #1 Donny Osmond (1971, #1)
1962 "Up on the Roof" Goffin & King The Drifters - Kenny Lynch (UK #10, 1962), King (1970), Laura Nyro (1970), James Taylor (1979 (#28)), Neil Diamond (1993), Billy Joe Royal, Peter Cincotti
1963 "Don't Say Nothing Bad (About My Baby)" Goffin & King The Cookies #7
1963 "Hey Girl" Goffin & King Freddie Scott #10 Donny Osmond (1972, #9), King (1980), Billy Joel (1997)
1963 "One Fine Day" Goffin & King The Chiffons #5 Rita Coolidge (1979, #66), King (1980, #12), Aaron Neville (1993), Natalie Merchant (in 1996)
1964 "I Can't Hear You No More" Goffin & King Betty Everett #66 Dusty Springfield (1965), King (1970), Helen Reddy (1976, #29)
1964 "I'm into Something Good" Goffin & King "Earl-Jean" McCrea #38 Herman's Hermits (senare 1964, #13)
1964 "Oh No Not My Baby" Goffin & King Maxine Brown #24 Manfred Mann (1965), Dusty Springfield (1965), Aretha Franklin (1970), Rod Stewart (1973, #59), King (1980), Cher (1992), Linda Ronstadt (1994)
1965 "Just Once in My Life" Goffin & King & Spector The Righteous Brothers #9
1966 "Don't Bring Me Down" Goffin & King The Animals #12 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (1986); inte samma låt som the Electric Light Orchestra hit
1966 "Goin' Back" Goffin & King Dusty Springfield - The Byrds (1968, #86), King (1980)
1967 "Pleasant Valley Sunday" Goffin & King The Monkees #3
1967 "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" Goffin & King Aretha Franklin #8 King (1971), Laura Nyro (1971), Rod Stewart (1974), Mary J. Blige (1995), Celine Dion (1995)
1968 "Porpoise Song" Goffin & King The Monkees #62
1968 "Wasn't Born to Follow" Goffin & King The Byrds The Lemon Pipers (1968), King (1980)
1969 "Don't Forget About Me" Goffin & King Dusty Springfield #64
1969 "I Can't Make It Alone" Goffin & King Dusty Springfield - Maria McKee (1993)
1970 "Hi-De-Ho (That Old Sweet Roll)" Goffin & King Blood, Sweat and Tears #14 Dusty Springfield (1969, släpptes 1999), King (1980)
1971 "Smackwater Jack" Goffin & King Carole King
1973 "I've Got to Use My Imagination" Goffin & Goldberg Gladys Knight and The Pips #4
1975 "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" Goffin & Masser Diana Ross #1
1975 "It's Not The Spotlight" Goffin & Goldberg Rod Stewart
1980 "Someone That I Used To Love" Goffin & Masser Natalie Cole #21
1983 "Tonight I Celebrate My Love" Goffin & Masser Roberta Flack & Peabo Bryson #16
1985 "Saving All My Love for You" Goffin & Masser Whitney Houston #1
1987 "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You" Goffin & Masser Glenn Medeiros #12 George Benson (1984)
1989 "Miss You Like Crazy" Goffin & Masser Natalie Cole #7

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