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Pop Muzik (1979)



Midnight City (2011)

M People

Elegant Slumming (1994)

Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma Premieres Concertos for Violincello and Orchestra (1996)

Ma & the Ramblers

Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes (1952) – see Perry Como

Steve Mac

Record producer, songwriter, and musician born Steve McCutcheon on 1/15/1972 in Chertsey, Surrey, England. Has contributed to 30 #1 songs on the UK Singles Chart.

Kirsty MacColl

They Don’t Know (1979)
Fairytale of New York (1987) – see the Pogues
Fifteen Minutes (1989)
Walking Down Madison (1991)
Soho Square (1994)
He’s on the Beach (1998)

Galt MacDermot

Song(s) by Galt MacDermot, Gerome Ragni and James Rado:
Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (from Hair, 1969) – see Fifth Dimension

Hair (composed with Gerome Ragni and James Rado, musical: 1967, soundtrack: 1979)
Two Gentlemen of Verona (composed with John Guare, musical: 1971)

Ballard MacDonald

Jeanette MacDonald

Indian Love Call (with Nelson Eddy, 1936)

Harry Macdonough

Singer born John Scantlebury MacDonald in Ontario, Canada on 5/30/1871. Died 9/26/1931. Second only to Henry Burr among the great ballad singers of recordings' pioneer pre-1920 era. (tenor – Edison Male Quartette: 1898; Haydn Quartet: 1898-1914; Orpheus Quartet: 1914-1919; Lyric Quartet; Victor Light Opera Co.). Was a top record company executive after World War I.

I Can’t Tell You Why I Love You But I Do (1900)
Tell Me, Pretty Maiden (with Grace Spencer, 1901)
Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder (1901)
The Tale of a Bumble Bee (1901)
Sweet Annie Moore (with S.H. Dudley, 1901)
I’ll Be with You When the Roses Bloom Again (1901)
In the Good Old Summertime (1902)
The Mansion of Aching Hearts (1902)
In the Sweet Bye and Bye (with John Bieling, 1903)
Hiawatha (His Song to Minnehaha) (1903)
Blue Bell (1904) – see Haydn Quartet
Dearie (1905)
Will You Love Me in December As You Do in May? (1907) – see Haydn Quartet
My Wild Irish Rose (1907) – see Haydn Quartet
Because You’re You (with Elise Stevenson, 1907)
My Dear (1908)
I Love You So (Merry Widow Waltz) (with Elise Stevenson, 1908)
Shine on, Harvest Moon (with Elise Stevenson as Miss Walton, 1909)
Where the River Shannon Flows (1910)
Every Little Movement (with Lucy Isabelle Marsh, 1910)
In the Valley of Yesterday (1910)
Down by the Old Mill Stream (1911)
There's a Girl in the Heart of Maryland (With a Heart That Belongs to Me) (1913)
It’s Tulip Time in Holland (1915)
They Didn't Believe Me (with Olive Kline, 1915)
The Girl on the Magazine (1916)
Smiles (1918) – see Joseph C. Smith
Till We Meet Again (1919) – see Nicholas Orlando

Ted Macero

Producer for Miles Davis.

George MacFarlane

A Little Bit of Heaven (Shure, They Call It Ireland) (1915)

Shane MacGowan

Member of The Pogues.

Mary MacGregor

Torn Between Two Lovers (1976)

Antonio Machin - see Don Azpiazu

Machine Gun Kelly

Tickets to My Downfall (2020)


Tanga (1949) – see Charlie Parker
Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite (1951) – see Charlie Parker

Craig Mack

Flava in Ya Ear (1994)

Andy Mackay

Art-rock saxophone and oboe player born 7/23/1946 in Lostwithiel, Cornwall, England. With Roxy Music (1970-83, 2001-11, 2019, 2022-).

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Duo comprised of rapper Macklemore (born Benjamin Hammond Haggerty on 6/19/1983 in Seattle, WA) and producer, DJ, and musician Ryan Lewis (born 3/25/1988 in Spokane, WA).

Can’t Hold Us (with Ryan Dalton, 2011)
Thrift Shop (with Wanz, 2012)
Same Love (with Mary Lambert, 2012)
Downtown (with Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee, & Grandmaster Caz, 2015)

The Heist (2012)

Uncle Dave Macon

Country singer born David Harrison Macon on 10/7/1870 in Smartt Station, TN. Died 3/22/1952.

Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy (1924)
Old Dan Tucker (1925)

Andy Madadian

Edward Madden

Johnny Maddox

The Crazy Otto (1955)

Frances Maddux

Paradise (1932) – see Leo Reisman

Madison Avenue

Who the Hell Are You? (2000)


One Step Beyond (1979)
Baggy Trousers (1980)
My Girl (1980)
It Must Be Love (1981)
Our House (1982)
House of Fun (1982)

Our House (musical: 2002)


Dance-pop singer and record executive (Maverick Records) born Madonna Louise Ciccone on 8/16/58 in Bay City, Michigan. The best-selling female recording artist of all time. Known as the "Queen of Pop." She moved to New York in the late '70's and performed with the Alvin Ailey dance troupe. Short-lived member of the Breakfast Club in the early '80's. She was known for her boundary-pushing videos, costumes, and overall image. Married to actor Sean Penn (1985-89) and British director Guy Ritchie (2000-08). She was also featured in movies such as Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), Dick Tracy (1990), A League of Their Own (1992), and Evita (1996), the latter of which won her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.

DMDB profile page
DMDB podcast: The Best of Madonna, 1982-2022

Madonna: Top 100 Songs
Holiday (1983)
Borderline (1984)
Like a Virgin (1984)
Material Girl (1984)
Angel (1984)
Into the Groove (1985)
Crazy for You (1985)
Live to Tell (1986)
Papa Don't Preach (1986)
True Blue (1986)
La Isla Bonita (1986)
Where’s the Party? (1986)
Who’s That Girl? (1987)
Like a Prayer (1989)
Express Yourself (1989)
Cherish (1989)
Oh Father (1989)
Keep It Together (1989)
Vogue (1990)
Sooner or Later (1990)
Justify My Love (1990)
This Used to Be My Playground (1992)
I’ll Remember (1994)
Secret (1994)
Take a Bow (1994)
Don’t Cry for Me Argentina (from Evita, 1996)
You Must Love Me (1996)
Ray of Light (1998)
Beautiful Stranger (1999)
American Pie (2000)
Music (2000)
Don't Tell Me (2000)
Die Another Day (2002)
Me Against the Music (2003) – see Britney Spears
American Life (2003)
Hung Up (2005)
Sorry (2005)
4 Minutes (with Justin Timberlake, 2008)
Give Me All Your Luvin’ (with Nicki Minaj & M.I.A., 2012)

Madonna (1983)
Like a Virgin (1984)
True Blue (1986)
Like a Prayer (1989)
I'm Breathless (soundtrack for Dick Tracy, 1990)
The Immaculate Collection (compilation: 1983-1990, released 1990)
Erotica (1992)
Bedtime Stories (1994)
Something to Remember (compilation: 1984-95, released 1995)
Evita (soundtrack: 1996) – see Andrew Lloyd Webber
Ray of Light (1998)
Music (2000)
GHV2 (compilation: 1992-2000, released 2001)
American Life (2003)
Confessions on a Dance Floor (2005)
Hard Candy (2008)
Celebration (compilation: 1982-2009, released 2009)
MDNA (2012)
Rebel Heart (2015)
Madame X (2019)
Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones (compilation: 1982-2019; released 2022)

Enric Madriguera

The Carioca (with Patricia Gillmore, 1934)

Mad Season

One-time supergroup formed in 1994 as a side project for several Seattle grunge bands. Layne Staley of Alice in Chains (v), Mike McCready of Pearl Jam (g), John Baker Saunders (b), and Barrett Martin of Screaming Trees (d).

River of Deceit (1995)


Madvillainy (2004)


Shot by Both Sides (1978)
A Song from Under the Floorboard (1980)


Rude (2013)

Magic Dirt

Bodysnatcher (1995)

Magic Sam

Blues guitarist and singer born Samuel Gene Maghett on 2/14/1937 in Grenada County, Mississippi. Died 12/1/1969.

All Your Love (1957)

West Side Soul (1967)
Black Magic (1968)

Magic Slim

Herb Magidson

The Magnetic Fields

I Don’t Believe in the Sun (1999)

69 Love Songs (1999)


On a Storyteller's Night (1985)

Taj Mahal

Blues singer/songwriter and guitarist born Henry Saint Clair Fredericks on 5/17/1942 in Harlem, NY.

Taj Mahal (1968)

Mahavishnu Orchestra

The Inner Mounting Flame (1971)

The Inner Mounting Flame (1971)

Gustav Mahler

Classical composer born 7/7/1860 in Bohemia, Austria. Died 5/18/1911.

Symphony No. 1 in D major (Titan) (1889)
Symphony No. 2 in C minor "Resurrection" (1894)
Symphony No. 3 (1896)
Symphony No. 4 (1892-1900)
Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor (1904)
Symphony No. 6 (1903-04)
Symphony No. 7 (1904-05)
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat major (The Symphony of a Thousand) (1907)
Das Lied Von Der Erde (The Song of the Earth) (1909)
Symphony No. 9 in D major (Farewell) (1909, premiered 1912)
Symphony No. 10 (1910)

Jere Mahoney

When You Were Sweet Sixteen (1900)
A Bird in a Gilded Cage (1900)
For Old Times’ Sake (1901)

Major Lance

The Monkey Time (1963)
Um Um Um Um Um (1964)

Major Lazer

Lean On (with DJ Snake & MØ, 2015)
Cold Water (with Justin Bieber & MØ, 2016)
Let Me Love You (with Justin Bieber, 2016)
Light It Up (with Nyla, 2016)

Miriam Makeba

Pata Pata (1967)

Ryan Malcolm

Something More (2003)

Malcolm X

No Sell Out (with Keith LeBlanc, 1983)

Jesse Malin

Wendy (2002)

Yngwie Malmsteen

Swedish rock guitarist born 6/30/1963.

Richard Maltby, Jr.

Miss Saigon (musical: 1989) – see Claude-Michel Schönberg


Vente Pa Ca (2016) – see Ricky Martin
Chantaje (2016) – see Shakira
El Perdedor (2016)
Corazón (with Nego Do Borel, 2017)
Felices los 4 (2017)
Hawaii (with the Weeknd, 2020)

The Mamas & The Papas

California Dreamin' (1965)
Monday, Monday (1966)
I Saw Her Again (1966)
Creeque Alley (1967)
Dream a Little Dream of Me (Mama Cass, 1968)


Manchester Orchestra

The Gold (2017)

Henry Mancini

Composer, conductor, and arranger born Enrico Nicola Mancini on 4/16/1924 in Cleveland, OH. Died 6/14/1994.

Peter Gunn (1959)
Moon River (with Audrey Hepburn, 1961)
The Days of Wine and Roses (1963)
The Pink Panther Theme (1964)

The Music from Peter Gunn (TV soundtrack: 1959)
Breakfast at Tiffany's (soundtrack: 1961)

Johnny Mandel

Suicide Is Painless (1970)

Barbara Mandrell

Country singer born 12/25/1948 in Houston, TX.

Sleeping Single in a Double Bed (1978)
If Loving You Is Wrong I Don’t Want to Be Right (1979)
Years (1979)
I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool (1981)
Till You’re Gone (1982)
One of a Kind, Pair of Fools (1983)


Fencewalk (1973)


Beggin’ (2017)

Silvana Mangano (aka “Flo Sandon”)

Anna (El Negro Zumbón) (1953)

Chuck Mangione

Feels So Good (1978)

Manhansett Quartette

The Picture Turned to the Wall (1892)
Sally in Our Alley (1892)
The Old Oaken Bucket (1895)

Manhattan Harmony Four

Lift Every Voice (1923)

The Manhattans

R&B vocal group formed in 1962 in Jersey City, NJ. Had 45 chart hits on the Billboard R&B chart.

Follow Your Heart (1966)
Kiss and Say Goodbye (1976)

Manhattan Transfer

Chanson D’Amour (1977)

Manic Street Preachers

Welsh rock group who were one of the buzz bands in the early days of Britpop. Richey James was the singer, lyricist, and rhythm guitarist through the band’s first three albums. He went missing in 1995 and is presumed dead. The other three members continued on with Bradfield at the helm, garnering the band even more commercial success than they had before.

Active: 1990- Members: James Dean Bradfield (v/g), Richey James (born Richey Edwards, v/g: 90-95), Nicky Wire (b), Sean Moore (d).

Motorcycle Emptiness (1992)
A Design for Life (1996)
If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next (1998)

The Holy Bible (1994)
Everything Must Go (1996)
This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours (1998)

Barry Manilow

Adult contemporary singer born Barry Alan Pincus on 6/17/1946 in Brooklyn, NY.

Mandy (1974)
It’s a Miracle (1974)
I Write the Songs (1975)
Copacabana (At the Copa) (1978)

Manilow Magic – The Best of (compilation, 1979)

Aimee Mann

I Could Hurt You Now (1993)
Save Me (1999)
Deathly (1999)

Barry Mann

Rock songwriter born Barry Imberman on 2/9/1939 in Brooklyn, NY. Often worked with Cynthia Weil, who he married in 1961. They were one of the songwriting teams to work in the legendary Brill Building, known for housing some of pop music history’s most famous songwriters and publishers.

Songs written by Barry Mann:
Top 30 Songs
Who Put the Bomp in the Bomp in the Bomp Bomp Bomp (1961)
On Broadway (1963) – see the Drifters
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ (1964) – see the Righteous Brothers

Carl Mann

Mona Lisa (1959)

Manfred Mann

Rock keyboardist born 10/21/1940 who fronted Manfred Mann’s Earth Band.

Do Wah Diddy Diddy (1964)
Pretty Flamingo (1966)
The Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo (1968)
Blinded by the Light (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, 1976)

Dick Manning

American songwriter.

Marilyn Manson

Shock-rock singer born Brian Hugh Warner on 1/5/1969 in Canton, OH.

The Beautiful People (1996)
The Dope Show (1998)


Wide Open Space (1996)


Conductor, composer, violinist, and pianist born Annunzio Paolo Mantovani on 11/15/1905 in Venice, Italy. Died 3/30/1980.

Cara Mia (with David Whitfield, 1954)

Film Encores (1957)

Richard Manuel

Rock singer and pianist born 4/3/1943 in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. Died ¾/1986. With The Band.

Victor Manuelle

Salsa singer born Víctor Manuel Ruiz Velázquez on 9/27/1968 in Bronx, NY but raised in Puerto Rico.

Armando Manzaner

Phil Manzanera

Art-rock guitarist born Phillip Geoffrey Targett-Adams on 1/31/1951 in London, England. With Roxy Music (1972-83, 2001-11, 2019, 2022-).

Ray Manzarek

Rock keyboardist born Raymond Daniel Manczarek, Jr. on 2/12/1939 in Chicago, IL. Died 5/20/2013. With The Doors.

The Marathons

Peanut Butter (1961)

Marc & the Mambas

If You Go Away (1982)
Black Heart (1983)

Muzzy Marcellino

I’ll String Along with You (1934) – see Ted Fio Rito

The Marcels

Doo-wop group.

Blue Moon (1961)

Little Peggy March

I Will Follow Him (1963)

Gugliemo Marconi

Inventor of the radio.

Marcy Playground

Sex and Candy (1997)

Arif Mardin

Record executive born 3/15/1932 in Istanbul, Turkey. Died 6/25/2006. With Atlantic and Manhattan Records. Produced Anita Baker, the Bee Gees, George Benson, David Bowie, Petula Clark, Judy Collins, Phil Collins, Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Donny Hathaway, Norah Jones, Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, Bette Midler, Willie Nelson, John Prine, Queen, The Rascals, Diana Ross, Carly Simon, Ringo Starr, Barbra Streisand, and others.

Benny Mardones

Into the Night (1980)

Teena Marie

Square Biz (1981)


Progressive rock group formed in Aylesbury, England in 1978. Name adopted from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion. Active: 1978-. Doug Irvine (b: 78-80), Mick Pointer (d: 78-83), Steve Rothery (g: 79-), Brian Jelliman (k: 79-81), Fish (v: 81-88); Diz Minnett (b: 81-82), Mark Kelly (k: 82-); Pete Trewavas (b: 82-); Ian Mosley (d: 83-); Steve Hogarth (v: 89-). Also added lyricist John Helmer in 1989.

Marillion/Fish: Top 100 Songs
Marillion Singles Discography
Script for a Jester’s Tear (1983)
Fugazi (1984)
She Chameleon (1984)
Kayleigh (1985)
Childhood’s End? (1985)
Heart of Lothian (1985)
Bitter Suite (1985)
Blind Curve (1985)
Pseudo Silk Kimono (1985)
Freaks (1985)
Incommunicado (1987)
Going Under (1987)
Sugar Mice (1987)
Tux On (1987)
Warm Wet Circles (1987)
After Me (1989)
The Party (1991)
A Collection (1991)
Sympathy (1992)
The Hollow Man (1994)
Beautiful (1995)
Estonia (1997)
Most Toys (2007)
Half-Full Jam (2008)

Marillion/Fish: Top 20 Albums
Script for a Jester’s Tear (1983)
Fugazi (1984)
Real to Reel (live, 1984)
Misplaced Childhood (1985)
Brief Encounter (EP, 1986)
Clutching at Straws (1987)
Best of Both Worlds: Disc 1 (compilation: 1982-88, released 1997)
B-Sides Themselves (archives: 1982-87, released 1988)
The Thieving Magpie (live: 1982-87, released 1988)
Seasons End (1989)
Holidays in Eden (1991)
Six of One, Half Dozen of the Other (compilation: 1982-92, released 1992)
Brave (1994)
Afraid of Sunlight (1995)
Best of Both Worlds: Disc 2 (compilation: 1989-96, released 1997)
This Strange Engine (1997)
Radiation (1998) (1999)
Anoraknophobia (2001)
Best of (compilation: 1982-2001, released 2003)
Marbles (2004)
Smoke/Mirrors (live, 2006)
Somewhere Else (2007)
Family/Friends (live, 2006)
Early Stages (live box: 1982-1987, released 2008)
Happiness Is the Road (2008)
Less Is More (rerecordings, 2009)
Sounds That Can’t Be Made (2012)
A Collection of Recycled Gifts (Christmas, 2014)
Singles Night (live: 2015, released 2016)
F.E.A.R. (Fuck Everyone and Run) (2016)
Crash Course (samplers: 1989-2016, nine editions released from 2001-17)
With Friends from the Orchestra (rerecordings, 2019)
An Hour Before It’s Dark (2022)


Let Me Love You (2004)

The Marketts

Out of Limits (1963)

Johnny Marks

Best known as the writer of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” See Gene Autry.

Bob Marley (& the Wailers)

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Reggae singer/songwriter and guitarist born Robert Nesta Marley on 2/6/1945 in Rhoden Hall, Jamaica. Died of brain cancer on 5/11/1981. The Wailers (known first as The Teenagers and later The Wailing Rudeboys) included Peter Tosh (63-74), Bunny “Wailer” Livingstone (63-74), Junior Braithwaite (63-64), Beverly Kelso (63-66), and Cherry Smith (63-64). Later included Aston “Family Man” Barrett (b: 69-), Carlton Barrett (d: 69-), Rita Marley (72-), Marcia Griffiths (72-), Judy Mowatt (72-), Al Anderson (g: 74-). Recorded some 70 tracks for Coxsone Dodd’s legendary Studio One (1963-66). Recorded for Danny Sims on the JAD label (1968-70); also worked with Lee “Scratch” Perry and Upsetter Records (1970-71), independent label Tuff Gong (1971), Island Records (1972-81). Married Rita Anderson on 2/10/66. Wounded in an assassination attempt on 12/3/76. Father of David “Ziggy” Marley who formed Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers with siblings Cedelia, Stephen, and Sharon. Also father of Damian, Julian, and Ky-Mani, who all pursued music careers. Son Rohan Marley played football for the University of Miami Hurricanes. In 1990, Marley’s birthday was proclaimed a national holiday in Jamaica.

Trench Town Rock (1971)
Stir It Up (1973)
Get Up, Stand Up (1973)
I Shot the Sheriff (1973)
No Woman, No Cry (1974)
Lively Up Yourself (1975)
One Love/People Get Ready (1977)
Waiting in Vain (1977)
Redemption Song (1980)
Three Little Birds (1980)
Could You Be Loved (1980)

One Love at Studio One (also released as two albums: Simmer Down and The Wailing Wailers) (archives, 1963-66)
The Complete Wailers 1967-1972, Part 1 (Rock to the Rock/Selassie Is the Chapel/Best of the Wailers) (archives box, 1967-70)
Soul Rebels (1970)
African Herbsman/Soul Revolution (1971)
Chances Are (archives, 1967-72)
Catch a Fire (1973)
Burnin’ (1973)
Natty Dread (1974)
Live! At the Lyceum (live, 1975)
Rastaman Vibration (1976)
Exodus (1977)
Kaya (1978)
Survival (1979)
Uprising (1980)
Confrontation (1983)
Legend (compilation: 1973-83, released 1984)
Songs of Freedom (box: 1961-83, released 1992)

Marley Marl

The Symphony (1988)

Maroon 5

She Will Be Loved (2002)
This Love (2002)
Makes Me Wonder (2007)
Moves Like Jagger (with Christina Aguilera, 2011)
Payphone (with Wiz Khalifa, 2012)
One More Night (2012)
Maps (2014)
Animals (2014)
Sugar (2014)
Don’t Wanna Know (with Kendrick Lamar, 2016)
Girls Like You (with Cardi B, 2017)
What Lovers Do (with SZA, 2017)
Memories (2019)

Songs about Jane (2002)

Johnny Marr

Alternative rock guitarist and songwriter born 10/31/1963. With the Smiths (82-87), The Pretenders (87), The The (88-94), Electronic (89-98), and The Cribs (08-11). Has also released two solo albums (2013-14) and has done session work with Beck, Black Grape, Billy Bragg, Crowded House, Bryan Ferry, Kirsty MacColl, Pet Shop Boys, and Talking Heads. He also produced Modest Mouse (06-09).

Steve Marriott

Rock singer and guitarist born 1/30/1947 in Plashet, Essex, England. Died 4/20/1991. With The Small Faces (1965-68, 1975-78) and Humble Pie.


Pump Up the Volume (1987)

Bruno Mars

Pop singer born Peter Gene Hernandez on 10/8/1985 in Honolulu, HA.

Nothin’ on You (2010) – see B.o.B.
Just the Way You Are (Amazing) (2010)
Grenade (2010)
The Lazy Song (2010)
Talking to the Moon (2010)
Fuck You (aka “Forget You”) (co-writer, 2010) – see Cee-Lo Green
Locked Out of Heaven (2012)
When I Was Your Man (2012)
Uptown Funk! (2014) – see Mark Ronson
24K Magic (2016)
That’s What I Like (2016)
Finesse (with Cardi B, 2018)
Leave the Door Open (2021) – see Silk Sonic

Doo Wops & Hooligans (2010)
Unorthodox Jukebox (2012)
24K Magic (2016)

Charles Marsh

Throw Him Down, McCloskey (1892)

Lucy Isabelle Marsh

The Glow-Worm (1908)
Every Little Movement (1910) – see Harry Macdonough

Jim Marshall


Silence (with Khalid, 2017)
Wolves (2017) – see Selena Gomez
Happier (with Bastille, 2018)
Friends (with Anne-Marie, 2018)
One Thing Right (with Kane Brown, 2019)

The Mars Volta

De-Loused in te Comatorium (2003)

Wynton Marsalis

Jazz trumpeter and composer born 10/18/1961 in New Orleans, LA.

The Majesty of the Blues (1988)

Martha & the Muffins

Echo Beach (1980)

Martha & the Vandellas

R&B vocal group formed in 1957 in Detroit, MI. Achieved fame in the 1960s at Motown Records. Members included Annette Beard, Rosalind Ashford, Gloria Williams, and Martha Reeves.

Heat Wave (1963)
Come and Get These Memories (1963)
Dancing in the Street (1964)
Nowhere to Run (1965)
Jimmy Mack (1967)


Love…Thy Will Be Done (1991)

Chris Martin

Lead singer of Coldplay.

Dean Martin

Adult contemporary singer born Dino Paul Crocetti on 6/7/1917 in Steubenville, OH. Died 12/25/1995.

You Belong to Me (1952)
That’s Amore (1953)
Sway (1954)
The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane (1955)
Memories Are Made of This (1955)
Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blue) (1958)
Return to Me (1958)
Everybody Loves Somebody (1964)
Blue Moon (1964)

Dewey Martin

Rock drummer born Walter Milton Dwayne Midkiff on 9/30/1940 in Chesterville, Ontario, Canada. With Buffalo Springfield (1966-68).

Freddy Martin

Jazz/big band leader born 12/9/1906 in Cleveland, OH. Died 10/1/1983. Leader of one of the most popular "sweet" bands, his tenor saxophone style led to the nickname "Mr. Silvertone". Pianist Jack Fina was a featured sideman. Merv Griffin was his late-1940s singing star.

April in Paris (with Elmer Feldkamp, 1933)
I Saw Stars (with Elmer Feldkamp, 1934)
Piano Concerto in B Flat (with Jack Fina, 1941)
The Hut-Sut Song (A Swedish Serenade) (with Eddie Stone, 1941)
Symphony (with Clyde Rogers, 1945)
To Each His Own (with Stuart Wade, 1946)
Managua, Nicaragua (with Stuart Wade, 1947)
I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Cocoanuts (1949)
Music! Music! Music! (1950)

George Martin

Pop/rock producer born 1/3/1926 in Highbury, London, England. Died 3/8/2016. Best known for working with the Beatles, but also worked with America, Jeff Beck, Cheap Trick, Little River Band, Paul McCartney, and Kenny Rogers.

Grady Martin

Hugh Martin

American musical theater and film composer (1944's Meet Me in St. Louis, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"), arranger, vocal coach, and playwright born 8/11/1914. Died 3/11/2011.

Song(s) Composed by Martin:
The Trolley Song (1944) – see Judy Garland

Janis Martin

Drugstore Rock ‘n’ Roll (1956)

Mary Martin

My Heart Belongs to Daddy (with Eddy Duchin's Orchestra, 1938)
Do Re Mi (from The Sound of Music, 1959)
The Sound of Music (from The Sound of Music, 1959)
Edelweiss (from The Sound of Music, 1959)

Max Martin

Songwriter who often worked with Dr. Luke.

Song(s) with Max Martin Songwriting Credits:
Max Martin: Top 40 Songs
Baby One More Time (1998) – see Britney Spears
I Want It That Way (1999) – see Backstreet Boys
Since U Been Gone (2004) – see Kelly Clarkson
I Kissed a Girl (2008) – see Katy Perry
Hot N Cold (2008) – see Katy Perry
Dynamite (2010) – see Taio Cruz
California Gurls (2010) – see Katy Perry
Teenage Dream (2010) – see Katy Perry
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (2012) – see Taylor Swift
One More Night (2012) – see Maroon 5
Roar (2013) – see Katy Perry
Dark Horse (2013) – see Katy Perry
Shake It Off (2014) – see Taylor Swift
Blank Space (2014) – see Taylor Swift

Ricky Martin

Latin-pop singer born Enrique Martin Morales on 12/24/1971 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

María (Un, Dos, Tres) (1996)
The Cup of Life (1998)
Livin’ La Vida Loca (1999)
La Mordidita (with Yotuel, 2015)
Vente a Ca (with Maluma, 2016)

Ricky Martin (1999)

Roberta Martin

Tony Martin

Traditional pop singer born Alvin Morris on 12/25/1913 in San Francisco, CA. Died 7/27/2012.

Tonight We Love (Concerto No. 1, B Flat Minor) (1941)

Wink Martindale

Deck of Cards (1959)

Cliff Martinez

Rock drummer born 2/5/1954 in the Bronx, NY. With Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Melanie Martinez

Cry Baby (2015)

Narciso Martínez

La Chicharronera (with Santiago Almeida, 1936)

Jerry Martini

R&B saxophonist born 10/1/1942 in Denver, CO. With Sly & the Family Stone.

Ryan Martinie

Al Martino

Adult contemporary singer born Jasper Cini on 10/7/1927 in Philadephia, PA. Died 10/13/2009.

Here in My Heart (1952)

John Martyn

I’d Rather Be the Devil (1973)

The Marvelettes

R&B girl group formed in 1960 in Inkster, Michigan. Comprised of Gladys Horton, Katherine Anderson, Georgeanna Tillman, Junaita Cowart, Georgia Dobbins, and later Wanda Young. First major success for Motown Records.

Please Mr. Postman (1961)

The Marvelows

I Do (1965)

Johnny Marvin

Breezin' Along with the Breeze (1926)
Me and My Shadow (1927)
Tip Toe Through the Tulips (1929)

Junior Marvin

Doo-wop singer born Donald Hanson Marvin Kerr Richards Jr. on 1/31/1936 in Harrell, AR. Died 5/29/2013. With The Dells.

Groucho Marx

An Evening with Groucho (1972)

Jeff Marx

Avenue Q (musical: 2000) – see Robert Lopez

Richard Marx

Adult contemporary/pop singer/songwriter ("Don't Mean Nothin'", "Right Here Waiting") born 9/16/1963 in Chicago, IL.

Right Here Waiting (1989)
Angelia (1989)
Keep Coming Back (1991)
Hazard (1991)

Repeat Offender (1989)

Mary Mary

Urban contemporary gospel duo from Inglewood, California. Formed in 1998. Consists of sisters Erica Atkins-Campbell and Trecina Atkins-Campbell.

Mura Masa

Deal Wiv It (with Slowthai, 2019)

Pietro Mascagni

Cavalleria Rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) (opera: 1890)


Rap singer/songwriter born Mason Durell Betha in Jacksonville, Florida on 8/27/1975.

Mo Money, Mo Problems (1997) – see the Notorious B.I.G.
Feel So Good (1997)

Hugh Masekela

Grazing in the Grass (1968)

Masked Wolf

Astronaut in the Ocean (2021)

Barbara Mason

Dave Mason

Rock singer/songwriter and guitarist born 5/10/1946 in Worcester, England. With Traffic (v/g/b: 1967-68, 1971).

We Just Disagree (1977)

Lowell Mason

Nearer My God to Thee (music by Mason, words by Sarah Adams Flower, 1859)
Joy to the World (arranged by Mason, 1719) – see George Friedrich Händel
Mary Had a Little Lamb (music: Mason, words: Sarah Josepha Hale, 1830)
Mary Had a Little Lamb (1878) – see Thomas Edison

Nick Mason

Rock drummer and songwriter born Nicholas Berkleley Mason on 1/27/1944 in Edgbaston, Birmingham, England. With Pink Floyd.

Mike Massé

Africa (with Jeff Hall, 2010)

Jules Massenet

Manon (opera: 1884)

Michael Masser

Bobby Massey

R&B musician born 3/9/1942 in Canton, OH. With The O’Jays.

Nick Massi

Bassist and bass singer born Nicholas E. Macioci on 9/19/1927 in Newark, NJ. Died 12/24/2000. With Four Seasons.

Massive Attack

Unfinished Sympathy (1991)
Karmacoma (1994)
Protection (with Tracey Thorn, 1994)
Teardrop (1998)

Blue Lines (1991)
Mezzanine (1998)

Frankie Masters

Scatter-Brain (1939)

Masters Apprentices

Undecided (1966)

Reece Mastin

Good Night (2011)
Shout It Out (2012)

Cosimo Matassa

Recording engineer and studio owner (J&M Recording Studio) born Cosimo Vincent Matassa on 4/13/1926 in New Orleans, LA. Died 9/11/2014. Responsible for many R&B and early rock and roll recordings. Has worked with Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Little Richard, Lloyd Price, and Professor Longhair.

Matchbox 20

Push (1996)
3 A.M. (1996)
Bent (2000)
If You’re Gone (2000)
Unwell (2002)

Yourself or Someone Like You (1996)
Mad Season (2000)

Cerys Mathews

Member of Catatonia.

Max Mathews

Daisy Bell (A Bicycle Built for Two) (1961)

Mireille Mathieu

Johnny Mathis

Pop balladeer born 9/30/35 in Gilmer, TX. Studied opera from age 13. Track scholarship at the San Francisco State College. Invited to Olympic tryouts; chose singing career instead. Discovered by George Avakian of Columbia Records. To New York City in 1956. Initially recorded as a jazz-styled singer. Columbia A&R executive Mitch Miller switched him to singing pop ballads. One of the top album artists of the rock era – has charted more than 60 albums.

Wonderful! Wonderful! (1956)
The Twelfth of Never (1957)
Chances Are (1957)
It's Not for Me to Say (1957)
Misty (1959)
Maria (1960)
Too Much, Too Little, Too Late (with Deniece Williams, 1978)

Johnny's Greatest Hits (compilation: 1956-58, released 1958)
Heavenly (1959)

Glen Matlock

Punk-rock guitarist and bassist born on 8/27/1956 in Paddington, London, England. With Sex Pistols (1975-77, 1996).

Kathy Mattea

Goin’ Gone (1987)
Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses (1988)
Where’ve You Been (1989)
Come from the Heart (1989)
Burnin’ Old Memories (1989)

Dave Matthews Band

Alternative rock group fronted by singer/songwriter born 1/9/1967 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Christmas Song (1993)
Ants Marching (1993)
Crash into Me (1996)
Stay (Wasting Time) (1998)
Everyday (2001)
I Did It (2001)
Where Are You Going? (2002)
Oh (2003)
Funny the Way It Is (2009)
You and Me (2009)

Under the Table and Dreaming (1994)
Crash (1996)
Before These Crowded Streets (1998)
Everyday (2001)
Big Whiskey & the GrooGrux King (2009)

Matthews’ Southern Comfort

Woodstock (1970)

Jessica Mauboy

Burn (2009)

Joe B. Mauldin

Early rock bassist born 7/8/1940 in Lubbock, TX. Died 2/7/2015. With Buddy Holly & the Crickets.

Paul Mauriat

Love Is Blue (L’Amour Est Bleu) (1967)

Maurice & Mac

You Left the Water Running (1968)

The Mavericks

Dance the Night Away (1998)

Max Q

Way of the World (1989)


Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder) (1996)
Fortunate (1999)
Lake by the Ocean (2016)

Urban Hang Suite (1996)
Black Summer's Night (2009)

Brian May

Rock guitarist/songwriter born 7/19/1947 in Hampton, Middlesex, England. With Queen (1972-1995, 2004-).

John Mayall

Blues guitarist born 11/29/1933 in Macclesfield, Manchester, England. Fronted the Bluesbreakers.

Eric Clapton et al: Top 100 Songs

Eric Clapton et al: Studio Albums Ranked
Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton (with Eric Clapton, 1966)

John Mayer

Pop-rock singer/songwriter born 10/16/1977 in Bridgeport, CT.

No Such Thing (2001)
Bigger Than My Body (2003)
Daughters (2004)
Waiting on the World to Change (2006)
Who Says (2009)

Room for Squares (2001)
Heavier Things (2003)
Continuum (2006)

Nathaniel Mayer & the Fabulous Twilights

Village of Love (1962)


see Tears for Fears

Mayfield (1997)

Curtis Mayfield

R&B singer and guitarist born 6/3/1942 in Chicago, IL. Died 12/26/1999. Fronted The Impressions and recorded as a solo artist.

Move on Up (1970)
Superfly (1972)
Freddie’s Dead (Theme from Superfly) (1972)

Curtis (1970)
Superfly (soundtrack: 1972)

Percy Mayfield

Please Send Me Someone to Love (1950)

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly

Mazzy Star

Fade into You (1993)

Prince Nico Mbarga

Sweet Mother (1976)

McAlmont & Butler

Yes (1995)

Nicko McBrain

Rock drummer with Iron Maiden.

Martina McBride

Country singer born Martina Mariea Schiff on 7/29/1966 in Sharon, KS.

Independence Day (1993)
Wild Angels (1995)
A Broken Wing (1997)
Wrong Again (1998)
I Love You (1999)
Blessed (2001)

C.W. McCall

Convoy (1975)

Dennis McCarthy

Television and film score composer born 7/3/1945. Best known for work with the Star Trek franchise, but has also worked on Dynasty, V, MacGyver, and Dawson's Creek.

Joseph McCarthy

Jesse McCartney

Leavin' (2008)

Linda McCartney

Musician, photographer, activist, and publisher born 9/24/1941 in New York, New York. Married Paul McCartney in 1969 and worked with him in Wings. Died 4/17/1998 in Tucson, Arizona.

Paul McCartney (& Wings)

Rock singer/songwriter and bassist born James Paul McCartney on 6/18/1942 in Liverpool, England. With the Quarrymen and the Beatles (60-70) before going solo and recording with the Wings (71-79).

DMDB podcast: Paul McCartney – The Best of the Beatles, 1962-1970
DMDB podcast: Paul McCartney – The Best of the Post-Beatles, 1970-2022

Paul McCartney: Top 70 Songs
Maybe I’m Amazed (1970)
Another Day (1971)
Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey (1971)
Monkberry Moon Delight (with Linda McCartney, 1971)
C Moon (with Wings, 1972)
My Love (with Wings, 1973)
Live and Let Die (with Wings, 1973)
Helen Wheels (1973)
Jet (with Wings, 1974)
Band on the Run (with Wings, 1974)
Listen to What the Man Said (1975)
Silly Love Songs (with Wings, 1976)
Let ‘Em In (1976)
Mull of Kintyre (with Wings, 1977)
Girls’ School (1977)
With a Little Luck (1978)
Wonderful Christmas Time (1979)
Coming Up (Live at Glasgow) (1980)
Ebony and Ivory (with Stevie Wonder, 1982)
Say, Say, Say (with Michael Jackson, 1983)
Pipes of Peace (1983)
Cut Me Some Slack (with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear; 2013)
Four Five Seconds (2015) – see Rihanna

Band on the Run (1973)
Wings at the Speed of Sound (with Wings, 1976)
Greatest (compilation, 1978)
Give My Regards to Broad Street (soundtrack: 1984)
All the Best! (compilation: 1970-87, released 1987)
Pure McCartney (compilation, 2016)

The DMDB Blog:
John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time: July 6, 1957 (7/6/12)

Ian McLagan

Rock keyboardist born 5/12/1945 in Hounslow, England. Died 12/3/2014. With The Small Faces (1965-69, 1975-78), The Faces (1969-75), and the Rolling Stones (1978-81).

Jim McCarty

Rock drummer born James Stanley McCarty on 7/25/1943 in Walton, Liverpool, England. With Yardbirds (1963-68, 2003) and Box of Frogs (1984-86).

Harry McClintock

Jesse James (1928)

John McCormack

Tenor singer born 6/14/1884 in Athlone, Ireland. Died 9/16/1945.

I’m Falling in Love with Someone (1911)
Mother Machree (1911)
It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary (1915)
Somewhere a Voice Is Calling (1916)
The Sunshine of Your Smile (1916)
Il Mio Tesoro (1916)
The Star-Spangled Banner (1917)
Send Me Away (1917)
All Alone (1925)
Moonlight and Roses Bring Mem’ries of You (1925)

Charlie McCoy

Clyde McCoy

Neal McCoy

No Doubt About It (1993)
Wink (1994)

Paul McCoy

Bring Me to Life (2003) – see Evanescence

Van McCoy

The Hustle (1975)

The McCoys

Hang on Sloopy (1965)

Jimmy McCracklin

George McCrae

Soul singer born 10/19/1944 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Rock Your Baby (1974)

Mike McCready

Rock guitarist born 4/5/1966 in Pensacola, Florida. With Temple of the Dog (90), Pearl Jam (90-), Mad Season (94-95), and The Rockfords.

Masters of War (live, 1992) – see Eddie Vedder

Arnold McCuller

Free Bird (2000)
Try a Little Tenderness (with Paul Giamatti, 2000)

Ellas Otha Bates McDaniel

see Bo Diddley

Darryl "DMC" McDaniels

Rapper born Darryl Matthews McDaniel on 5/31/1964 in Harlem, NY. With Run-D.M.C..

Gene McDaniels

Chip Chip (1969)

Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group

Freight Train (with Nancy Whiskey, 1957)

Bob McDill

Country songwriter born Robert Lee McDill on 4/4/1944 in Beaumont, Texas. Co-wrote 31 #1 country hits.

Hugh McDonald

Rock bassist born 12/28/1950 in Philadelphia, PA. With Bon Jovi (1994-).

Michael McDonald

Rock singer and keyboardist born 2/12/1952. With the Doobie Brothers (1975-82, 1987, 1992, 1995-96, 2019-) and a solo artist.

I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near) (1982)
I Gotta Try (1982)
Yah Mo Be There (1983) – see James Ingram
On My Own (1986) – see Patti LaBelle
Sweet Freedom (1986)

Mississippi Fred McDowell

Blues guitarist born 1/12/1906 (some sources say 1904) in Rossville, TN. Died 7/3/1972.

I Do Not Play No Rock and Roll (1969)
Mississippi Delta Blues (year?)

Sollie McElroy

R&B singer born 7/16/1933 in Gulfport, MS. With The Flamingos.

Reba McEntire

Country singer born 3/28/1955 in Chockie, OK. The most successful female country performer of her generation. 20 #1 songs on the Billboard country charts from 1982-1996.

Can’t Even Get the Blues (1982)
You’re the First Time I’ve Thought About Leaving (1983)
How Blue (1984)
Somebody Should Leave (1985)
Whoever’s in New England (1986)
Little Rock (1986)
What Am I Gonna Do About You (1986)
One Promise Too Late (1987)
The Last One to Know (1987)
Love Will Find Its Way to You (1988)
I Know How He Feels (1988)
New Fool at an Old Game (1988)
Cathy’s Clown (1989)
You Lie (1990)
Fancy (1991)
For My Broken Heart (1991)
Is There Life Out There (1992)
The Heart Won’t Lie (with Vince Gill, 1993)
Does He Love You (with Linda Davis, 1993)
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1995)
How Was I to Know (1996)
If You See Him/If You See Her (1998) – see Brooks & Dunn
Somebody (2004)
Consider Me Gone (2009)
Turn on the Radio (2010)

Reba Live (live, 1989)
For My Broken Heart (1991)
Read My Mind (1994)

McFadden & Whitehead

Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now (1978)

Bob McFadden & Dor

The Mummy (1959)

Brian McFadden

Almost Here (with Delta Goodrem, 2005)
Just Say So (with Kevin Rudolf, 2010)

Bobby McFerrin

Don’t Worry Be Happy (1988)

John McFee

Rock guitartist and violinst born 9/9/1950 in Santa Cruz, CA. With Doobie Brothers (1979-82, 1993-).

The MC5

Kick Out the Jams (1969)
Shakin’ Street (1970)
Sister Anne (1971)

Kick Out the Jams (live, 1968)
Back in the U.S.A. (1970)

Kate & Anna McGarrigle

Heart Like a Wheel (1976)

Gerry McGee

Rock guitarist born 11/17/1937 in Eunice, LA. Died 10/12/2019. With The Ventures.

Brownie McGhee

Blues musician born Walter Brown McGhee on 11/30/1915 in Knoxville, TN. Died 2/23/1996.

Stick McGhee

Drinking Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee (1949)

Michael McGill

R&B baritone singer born 2/17/1937 in Chicago, IL. With The Dells.

Maureen McGovern

The Morning After (1973)

Tim McGraw

Country singer born Samuel Timothy McGraw on 5/1/1967 in Delhi, LA. Married to country singer Faith Hill.

Don’t Take the Girl (1994)
Not a Moment Too Soon (1994)
I Like It, I Love It (1995)
She Never Lets It Go to Her Heart (1995)
It's Your Love (with Faith Hill, 1997)
Everywhere (1997)
Just to See You Smile (1997)
When the Green Grass Grows (1997)
Please Remember Me (with Patty Loveless, 1999)
Something Like That (1999)
My Best Friend (1999)
My Next Thirty Years (1999)
Grown Men Don’t Cry (2001)
Angry All the Time (2001)
The Cowboy in Me (2001)
Unbroken (2001)
Real Good Man (2002)
Watch the Wind Blow By (2002)
Live Like You Were Dying (2004)
Over and Over (2004) – see Nelly
Back When (2004)
Last Dollar (Fly Away) (2007)
Southern Voice (2009)
Felt Good on My Lips (2010)
One of Those Nights (2012)
Highway Don’t Care (with Taylor Swift, 2013)
Shotgun Rider (2014)
Humble and Kind (2016)
May We All (2016) – see Florida Georgia Line

Not a Moment Too Soon (1994)
Everywhere (1997)
A Place in the Sun (1999)
Greatest Hits (compilation: 1994-99, released 2000)
Set This Circus Down (2001)
Live Like You Were Dying (2004)
Greatest Hits Vol. 2: Reflected (compilation, 2006)
Number One Hits (2010)

Roger McGuinn

Rock singer and guitarist born James Joseph McGuinn III on 7/13/1942 in Chicago, IL. With the Byrds (1964-73, 1990) and a solo artist.

DMDB profile page

Barry McGuire

Eve of Destruction (1965)

The McGuire Sisters

Sincerely (1954)
Something’s Gotta Give (1955)
Picnic (1956)
Sugartime (1957)

M.C. Hammer

Rap singer born Stanley Kirk Burrell on 3/30/1962 in Oakland, CA.

U Can't Touch This (1990)

Let’s Get It Started (1988)
Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em (1990)

Jimmy McHugh

Song(s) written by McHugh:
I Can't Give You Anything But Love (1928) – see Cliff Edwards
On the Sunny Side of the Street (1930) – see Ted Lewis
I'm in the Mood for Love (1935) – see Little Jack Little

Moses McHunu

Qhwayilahle (Leave Him Alone) (1985)

Hal McIntyre

My Funny Valentine (with Ruth Gaylor, 1945)

Lani McIntyre & His Hawaiians

Sweet Leilani (1937) – see Bing Crosby

Duff McKagan

Rock bassist born Michael Andrew McKagan on 2/5/1964 in Seattle, WA. With Guns N' Roses (1985-97, 2016-) and Velvet Revolver (2003-08).

Al McKay

R&B guitarist born 2/2/1948 in New Orleans, LA. With Earth, Wind & Fire.

Maria McKee

Show Me Heaven (1990)

Loreena McKennitt

The Mummer's Dance (1997)

Bob & Doug McKenzie

The Twelve Days of Christmas (1981)

Scott McKenzie

San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair) (1967)

Ron "Pigpen" McKernan

Rock keyboardist born 9/8/1945 in San Bruno, CA. Died 3/8/1973. With Grateful Dead.

Ray McKinley

Put 'Em in a Box, Tie It with a Ribbon (1949)

McKinney's Cotton Pickers

If I Could Be with You One Hour Tonight (with George Thomas, 1930)

Brian McKnight

Anytime (1998)
Back at One (1999)

Rod McKuen

Sarah McLachlan

Alternative rock singer/songwriter born 1/28/1968 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Started Lilith Fair, a festival devoted to spotlighting female performers.

Possession (1993)
Ice Cream (1993)
I Will Remember You (1995)
Building a Mystery (1997)
Angel (1997)
Sweet Surrender (1997)
Adia (1997)
When She Loved Me (from Toy Story 2, 1999)
Fallen (2003)

Touch (1989)
Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993)
Surfacing (1997)
Afterglow (2003)

Malcolm McLaren

Music manager for the Sex Pistols born 1/22/1946 in Stoke Newington, London, England. Died 4/8/2010.

Buffalo Gals (1982)

John McLaughlin

Jazz fusion guitarist born 1/4/1942 in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. Worked with Miles Davis and the Mahavishnu Orchestra.

Don McLean

Pop singer/songwriter born 10/2/1945 in New Rochelle, NY.

American Pie (1971)
Vincent (Starry, Starry Night) (1971)
Crying (1980)

American Pie (1972)

Grant McLennan

Over Stones for You (1991)

Lillian Shedd McMurry

James McMurtry

We Can't Make It (2005)

Big Jay McNeely

R&B saxophonist born 4/29/1927 in Los Angeles, CA. Died 9/16/2018.

Marian McPartland

Clyde McPhatter

R&B singer born 11/15/1932 in Durham, NC. Died 6/13/1972. Fronted two of the most influential R&B groups of all time – the Dominoes (1950-53) and the Drifters (1953-55). Also had a successful solo career with #1 R&B hits "Treasure of Love" (1956), "Long Lonely Nights" (1957), and "A Lover's Question" (1958).

Without Love There Is Nothing (1957)
A Lover’s Question (1958)

The DMDB Blog:
Clyde McPhatter: An R&B Legend (6/13/2011)

Tate McRae

You Broke Me First (2020)

MC Ren

Rapper born Lorenzo Jerald Patterson on 6/16/1969 in Compton, CA. With N.W.A. (1988-91, 1999-2002, 2015-16).

Jay McShann

American jazz/big band bandleader born 1/12/1916. Died 12/7/2006.

Ralph McTell

Streets of London (1969)

Blind Willie McTell

Blues singer/songwriter and guitarist born William Samuel McTier on 5/5/1898 in Thomas, GA. Died 8/19/1959.

Statesboro Blues (1927)

Christine McVie

Rock singer/songwriter and keyboardist born Christine Anne Perfect on 7/12/1943 in Bouth, Lancashire, England. Most noted for work with Fleetwood Mac (70-98, 2014-), but also worked as a solo artist (70, 84, 04). Also recorded an album with Fleetwood Mac bandmate Lindsey Buckingham (2017). Was married to Fleetwood Mac's John McVie from 1968 to 1976. Died 11/30/2022.
DMDB podcast: Remembering Christine McVie, the Songbird

Say You Love Me (1975) – see Fleetwood Mac
Don’t Stop (1977) – see Fleetwood Mac
You Make Loving Fun (1977) – see Fleetwood Mac
Little Lies (1987) – see Fleetwood Mac
Everywhere (1987) – see Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac (1975) – see Fleetwood Mac
Rumours (1977) – see Fleetwood Mac
Tusk (1979) – see Fleetwood Mac
Mirage (1982) – see Fleetwood Mac
Tango in the Night (1987) – see Fleetwood Mac
Greatest Hits (compilation: 1975-88, released 1988) – see Fleetwood Mac
25 Years: The Chain (box: 1967-92, released 1992) – see Fleetwood Mac
Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie (2017) – see Lindsey Buckingham

John McVie

Blues/rock bassist born John Graham McVie on 11/26/1945 in Ealing, Middlesex, England. Founding member of Fleetwood Mac (1967-) after working with John Mayall (64-67). Was married to Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie from 1968 to 1976.

David McWilliams

The Days of Pearly Spencer (1967)

Vaughn Meader

The First Family (comedy, 1962)

Meat Loaf

Rock singer born Marvin Lee Aday on 9/27/1947 in Dallas, TX. Died 1/20/2022.
DMDB podcast: The Best of Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman

Paradise by the Dashboard Light (1977)
Bat Out of Hell (1977)
I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That) (1993)

Bat Out of Hell (1977)
Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell (1993)

Meat Puppets

Lake of Fire (1984)

Meat Puppets II (1984)

Lauritz Mechior


Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band (1977)

Dudley Mecum

42nd Street (with Don Bestor, 1933)

Medicine Head

Rising Sun (1973)

Bill Medley

Bass-baritone rock singer born 9/19/1940 in Los Angeles, CA. Half of the Righteous Brothers duo.

You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (1964) – see Righteous Brothers
Unchained Melody (1965) – see Righteous Brothers
I've Had the Time of My Life (1987) – see Jennifer Warnes

Joe Meek

Producer born Robert George Meek on 4/5/1929 in Newent, Gloucestershire, England. Died 2/3/1967. Worked with Ritchie Blackmore and Tom Jones.

Edward Meeker

Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1908)

Meek Mill

Going Bad (with Drake, 2018)

Dreams Worth More Than Money (2015)


Peace Sells (1986)
Hangar 18 (1990)
Holy Wars…The Punishment Due (1990)
Symphony of Destruction (1992)

Peace Sells…But Who's Buying? (1986)
Rust in Peace (1990)
Countdown to Extinction (1992)

Megan Thee Stallion

WAP (2020) – see Cardi B
Savage (with Beyoncé, 2020)

Good News (2020)

Brad Mehldau

Jazz pianist.

Zubin Mehta

Indian classical conductor born 4/29/1936.

John Meikle

Randy Meisner

Country-rock singer/songwriter and bassist born Randall Herman Meisner on 3/8/1946 in Scottsbluff, NE. With Poco (1968-69, 1988-91), the Stone Canyon Band (1969-70), and Eagles (1971-77).

The Mekons

Fear and Whiskey (1985)
Rock ‘N’ Roll (1989)

Mel & Kim

Respectable (1987)

Mel & Tim

Starting All Over Again (1972)

George Melachrino


Lay Down (Candles in the Rain) (1970)
Brand New Key (1971)
What Have They Done to My Song, Ma (1971)

Me Like Bees

The River Divides (2018)


Read My Lips (1991)

Melle Mel

Rapper born Melvin Glover on 5/15/1961 in the Bronx, NY. With Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five.

John (Cougar) Mellencamp

Rock singer/songwriter born John J Mellencamp on 10/7/1951 in Seymour, IN.

DMDB profile page
DMDB podcast: John Mellencamp (2003-2023): The 21st Century Woody Guthrie

John Mellencamp: Top 100 Songs
I Need a Lover (1978)
Hurts So Good (1982)
Jack and Diane (1982)
Pink Houses (1983)
Authority Song (1983)
Small Town (1985)
Rain on the Scarecrow (1985)
Paper in Fire (1987)
Pop Singer (1989)
Jackie Brown (1989)
Wild Night (with Me’Shell Ndegeocello, 1994)
Key West Intermezzo (I Saw You First) (1996)
Just Another Day (1996)
Peaceful World (with India.Arie, 2001)
To Washington (2003)
Rodeo Clown (2007)
Rural Route (2007)
If I Die Sudden (2008)
Easter Eve (2010)
Save Some Time to Dream (2010)
Easy Target (2017)
Wasted Days (with Bruce Springsteen, 2021)

American Fool (1982)
Uh-Huh (1983)
Scarecrow (1985)
The Lonesome Jubilee (1987)
The Best That I Could Do (compilation: 1978-88, released 1997)
Big Daddy (1989)
Whenever We Wanted (1991)
Human Wheels (1993)
Dance Naked (1994)
Mr. Happy Go Lucky (1996)
John Mellencamp (1998)
Cuttin’ Heads (2001)
Trouble No More (2003)
Words & Music: Greatest Hits (compilation: 1978-2004, released 2004)
Freedom’s Road (2007)
Life, Death, Love and Freedom (2008)
On the Rural Route 7609 (box set: 1976-2009, released 2010)
No Better Than This (2010)
Plain Spoken (2014)
Sad Clowns & Hillbillies (2017)
Other People’s Stuff (covers: 1993-2017, released 2018)
Strictly a One-Eyed Jack (2022)

The Mello-Kings

Tonite Tonite (1957)

The Mellomen

Again (1949) – see Doris Day
If I Give My Heart to You (1954) – see Doris Day
The Ballad of Davy Crocket (from TV show Davy Crockett, 1955)
Zorro (from TV show Zorro, 1957)
The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room (1963)
Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me (1967)

The Melodians

Rivers of Babylon (1970)

Lester Melrose

James Melton

The Mel-Tones

Harold Melvin (& the Bluenotes)

Pop singer born 6/25/1939. Died 3/24/1997.

If You Don’t Know Me By Now (1972)
The Love I Lost (1973)
Wake Up Everybody (1975)
Bad Luck, Part 1 (1975)

The Memphis Boys

Gene Chrisman, Tommy Cogbill, Bobby Emmons, Mike Leech, Bobby Wood, and Reggie Young.

The Memphis Horns

R&B sideman Wayne Jackson and Andrew Love.

Memphis Jug Band

Stealin’ Stealin’ (1928)
K.C. Moan (1929)

Memphis Minnie

Blues singer born Lizzie Douglas on 6/3/1897 in Algiers, LA. Died 8/6/1973.

When the Levee Breaks (with Kansas Joe McCoy, 1929)
Me and My Chauffeur Blues" (1941)

Memphis Slim

Blues pianist born John Len Chatman on 9/3/1915. Died 2/24/1988.

Messin’ Around (1948)

Men at Work

Who Can It Be Now? (1981)
Down Under (1981)

Business As Usual (1981)
Cargo (1983)
Two Hearts (1985)

Nate Mendel

Rock bassist born Nathan Gregor Mendel on 12/2/1968 in Richland, WA. With Foo Fighters (1995-).

Felix Mendelssohn

Classical composer and pianist born Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendessohn on 2/3/1809 in Hamburg, Germany. Died 11/4/1847.

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (music: Mendelssohn, words: Charles Wesley; 1855)

Octet for Strings in E flat major (1825)
Violin Concerto in E minor (composed 1844, premiered 1845)

Sergio Mendes (& Brasil '66)

Brazilian bandleader born 2/11/1941.

Mas Que Nada (1966)

Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 (1966)

Shawn Mendes

Stitches (2015)
Treat You Better (2016)
There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back (2016)
Mercy (2016)
In My Blood (2018)
Señorita (with Camila Cabello, 2019)
Monster (with Justin Bieber, 2020)

Rafael Méndez

Lydia Mendoza

Mal Hombre (1934)

Alan Menken

Musical theater composer born 7/22/1949 in New York City, NY.

Little Shop of Horrors (musical: 1979)
Beauty and the Beast (composed with Howard Ashman; soundtrack: 1991, musical: 1994)
Aladdin (composed with Howard Ashman & Tim Rice; soundtrack: 1992)

Gian Carlo Menotti

Mental As Anything

The Nips Are Getting Bigger (1979)

Yehudi Menuhin

American-born British violinist and conductor born 4/22/1916. Died 3/12/1999

Men Without Hats

The Safety Dance (1983)

Idina Menzel

Defying Gravity (with Kristen Chenoweth, from Wicked, 2003)
Let It Go (from Frozen, 2013)
For the First Time in Forever (with Kristen Bell, from Frozen, 2013)

Johnny Mercer

Singer/songwriter born John Herndon Mercer on 11/18/1909 in Savannah, GA. Died 6/25/1976. Wrote lyrics to more than 1500 songs and more popular songs than any other songwriter in history. Worked in the legendary Brill Building, known for housing some of pop music history's most famous songwriters and publishers. Received 19 Academy Award nominations. Also a co-founder of Capitol Records.

Song(s) performed by Mercer:
Ac-Cent-Tchu-ate the Positive (music by Harold Arlen, performed by Mercer with the Pied Pipers, 1945)
Candy (with Jo Stafford & the Pied Pipers, 1945)
On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe (with the Pied Pipers, 1945)
Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah (1946)
Personality (1946)
A Gal in Calico (1946)
Baby, It's Cold Outside (with Margaret Whiting, 1949)

Song(s) written by Mercer:
And the Angels Sing (1939) – see Benny Goodman
Blues in the Night (My Mama Done Tol' Me) (1941) – see Woody Herman
That Old Black Magic (1943) – see Glenn Miller
Dream (1945) – see the Pied Pipers
Laura (1945) – see Woody Herman
One for My Baby (and One More for the Road) (1949) – see Frank Sinatra
Moon River (1961) – see Henry Mancini
The Days of Wine and Roses (1963) – see Henry Mancini

St. Louis Woman (musical: 1946) – see Johnny Mercer

Mabel Mercer

Hello Young Lovers (1951)

Jimmy Merchant

Doo-wop singer born 2/10/1940 in New York, NY. With Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers.

Natalie Merchant

Carnival (1995)
Wonder (1995)
Kind and Generous (1998)

Freddie Mercury

Rock singer/songwriter born Farrokh Bulsara on 9/5/1946 in Stone Town, Sultanate of Zanzibar, Tanzania. Died 11/24/1991. With Queen (1972-1991).

Living on My Own (1985)

Benny Meroff

Happy Days Are Here Again (with Dusty Rhodes, 1930)

Alice Merton

No Roots (2016)

Jim Messina

Rock singer/songwriter and musician born 12/5/1947 in Maywood, California With Buffalo Springfield (b: 1968), Poco (g: 1968-70, 1989), and Kenny Loggins (1971-77).

Danny's Song (1971) – see Kenny Loggins
Angry Eyes (1972) – see Kenny Loggins

Mercury Rev

Opus 40 (1998)
Deserter's Songs (1998)

Ethel Merman

Singer born Ethel Agnes Zimmermann on 1/16/1908 in Astoria, Queens, NY. Died 2/15/1984.

I Got Rhythm (from Girl Crazy, 1930)
You're the Top (from Anything Goes, 1934)
I Get a Kick Out of You (from Anything Goes, with Johnny Green's Orchestra, 1935)
There's No Business Like Show Business (from Annie Get Your Gun, 1946)
You’re Just in Love (with Dick Haymes, 1951)
Everything's Coming Up Roses (from Gypsy, 1959)

Bob Merrill

Musical theater composer born Henry Robert Merrill Levan on 5/17/1921 in Atlantic City, NJ. Died 2/17/1998.

People (from Funny Girl, 1964) – see Barbra Streisand

Funny Girl (cast recording: 1964, soundtrack: 1968) – see Jule Styne

Robert Merrill

Opera singer born Moishe Miller on 6/4/1917. Died 10/23/2004.

Major "Big Maceo" Merriweather

Worried Life Blues (1941)

The Merry Macs

Mairzy Doats (1944)
Laughing on the Outside, Crying on the Inside (1946)

Olivier Messiaen


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Heavy metal group formed in Los Angeles, California in 1981. Lars Ulrich (d), James Hetfield (v), Dave Mustaine (rhythm g: 81-83), Kirk Hammett (rhythm g: 83-), Cliff Burton (b: 81-86), and Jason Newsted (b: 86-02), Robert Trujillo (b: 03-).

DMDB podcast: Metallica: The Best of, 1983-2023

Metallica: Top 50 Songs
Jump in the Fire (1983)
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1984)
Fade to Black (1984)
Master of Puppets (1986)
One (1988)
Enter Sandman (1991)
Nothing Else Matters (1991)
The Unforgiven (1991)
Until It Sleeps (1996)
Turn the Page (1998)
No Leaf Clover (1999)
I Disappear (2000)
The Day That Never Comes (2008)

Kill ‘Em All (1983)
Ride the Lightning (1984)
Master of Puppets (1986)
…And Justice for All (1988)
Metallica (aka 'The Black Album') (1991)
Load (1996)
Reload (1997)
Garage Inc. (covers, 1998)
St. Anger (2003)
Death Magnetic (2008)
Hardwired…to Self Destruct (2016)

The Meters

Cissy Strut (1969)
Just Kissed My Baby (1974)

Pat Metheny

Jazz guitarist born Patrick Bruce Metheny on 8/12/1954 in Lee's Summit, MO.

Bright Size Life (1975)

Method Man

I'll Be There for You/You're All I Need to Get By (with Mary J. Blige, 1995)


Criminal World (1976)

Metropolitan Orchestra

Creole Belles (1902)

George W. Meyer

John Meyer

Bass singer. Died 5/3/1949 at age 71. With the Peerless Quartet (1910-25), the Sterling Trio (1916-22), and the American Quartet (1920-25).

Joseph Meyer


TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia) (with the Three Degrees, 1974)


Time to Pretend (2008)
Kids (2008)

Oracular Spectacular (2008)

Miami Sound Machine

Pop group helmed by Gloria Estefan.

Conga (1985)

George Michael

Pop singer/songwriter born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou on 6/25/1963 in East Finchley, London, England. Died 12/25/2016. With Wham! ("Wake Me Up Before You Go Go") before becoming a solo artist.

Careless Whisper (1984) A Different Corner (1986)
I Knew You Were Waiting for Me (1986) – see Aretha Franklin
I Want Your Sex (1987)
Faith (1987)
Father Figure (1987)
One More Try (1987)
Monkey (1987)
Kissing a Fool (1987)
Praying for Time (1990)
Freedom ‘90 (1990)
Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me (live with Elton John, 1991)
Fastlove (1996)
Jesus to a Child (1996)

Faith (1987)
Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1 (1990)
Ladies and Gentlemen – Best of (compilation: 1984-98, released 1998)


Galang (2004)
Paper Planes (2007)
Give Me All Your Luvin’ (2012) – see Madonna
Franchise (2020) – see Travis Scott

Arular (2005)
Kala (2007)

Julia Michaels

Issues (2017)

Arturo Bendetti Michelangeli

Classical pianist.

Mickey & Sylvia

Duo of Mickey Baker and Sylvia Robinson.

Love Is Strange (1956)

Middle of the Road

Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep (1971)

Fannie Midgely

I'm Certainly Living a Ragtime Life (1900)

Bette Midler

Adult contemporary singer born 12/1/1945 in Honolulu, HA.

The Rose (1979)
Wind Beneath My Wings (aka "Hero") (1989)
From a Distance (1990)

Beaches (soundtrack: 1989)

The Midnighters

- see Hank Ballard

Midnight Oil

The Power and the Passion (1982)
Hercules (1985)
Progress (1985)
Pictures (1985)
Beds Are Burning (1987)
Blue Sky Mine (1990)

Diesel and Dust (1987)


Violinist born Midori Goto on 10/25/1971 in Hirakata, Osaka, Japan.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

The Impression That I Get (1997)

Mighty Wah

The Story of the Blues (1982)
Come Back (1984)


Bad and Boujee (with Lil Uzi Vert, 2016)
I Get the Bag (2017) – see Gucci Mane
Motor Sport (with Nicki Minaj & Cardi B, 2017)
Walk It Talk It (with Drake, 2018)


Sure Thing (2011)
Adorn (2012)
Remember Me (with Natalia Lafourcade, 2017)

Luis Miguel

Pop singer born Luis Miguel Gallego Basteri on 4/19/1970 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Michiya Mihashi


Grace Kelly (2007)
Over My Shoulder (2007)
Happy Ending (2007)

Life in Cartoon Motion (2007)

Mike The Mechanics

Pop-rock group formed by GenesisMike Rutherford (g/b) as a side group. Active: 1985-2004 Members: Paul Carrack (v/k), Paul Young (v – Sad Café; Mike the Mechanics: 85-00; died of a heart attack 7/15/00), Adrian Lee (k: 85-95), Peter Van Hooke (d: 85-95, 04-), Tim Renwick (g: 89-91, 95-96), Gary Wallis (d: 95-), James Moses (g: 99-), B.A. Robertson (k/songwriting).

Genesis et al: Top 100 Songs
Silent Running (1985)
The Living Years (1988)
Someone Always Hates Someone (1995)

Mike The Mechanics (1985)
Living Years (1988)
Word of Mouth (1991)
Beggar on a Beach of Gold (1995)
Hits (compilation: 1985-95, released 1996)
M6 (1999)
Rewired (2004)
The Road (2011)
The Singles 1985-2014 (compilation, 2014)
Let Me Fly (2017)
Out of the Blue (2019)

Amos Milburn

R&B keyboardist born 4/1/1927 in Houston, TX. Died 1/3/1980.

Chicken Shack Boogie (1948)
Let’s Have a Party (1952)

Military Band

Stars and Stripes Forever (1897)

Milky Chance

Stolen Dance (2013)
Don't Let Me Down (with Jack Johnson, 2020)

Emmett Miller & His Georgia Crackers

Lovesick Blues (1928)

Glenn Miller

Jazz/big band leader born Alton Glenn Miller on 3/1/1904 in Clarinda, IA. Died 12/15/1944 in plane crash. Led of the most universally beloved of all big bands. Played trombone for Ben Pollack, Red Nichols, Benny Goodman, & the Dorsey Brothers. Became de facto leader of Ray Noble's 1935 American band and did arrangements for Glen Gray and others before starting his own band in 1937. It failed, as did a 1938 succesor, but in 1939 Glenn developed his trademark reed sound (four saxophones and clarinet) and soared to the top. Vital ingredients in the band's staggering success were arrangers Jerry Gray and Bill Finegan, and featured soloists Bobby Hackett, Tex Beneke, Billy May, & Hal McIntyre. At the band's peak after four years of extraordinary popularity, Glenn left to enlist in the Army Air Force in 9/42, and formed the war's most famous service band. Died when his plane was lost over the English Channel. Tex Beneke carried on the legacy with a new Miller orchestra, and Hollywood's 1954 Glenn Miller Story further immortalized the music and the man.

Glenn Miller: Top 100 Songs
In the Mood (1939)
Moonlight Serenade (1939)
Wishing Will Make It So (with Ray Eberle, 1939)
Stairway to the Stars (with Ray Eberle, 1939)
The Little Brown Jug (1939)
Moon Love (with Ray Eberle, 1939)
Over the Rainbow (with Ray Eberle, 1939)
The Man with the Mandolin (with Marion Hutton, 1939)
Blue Orchids (with Ray Eberle, 1939)
Careless (with Ray Eberle, 1940)
When You Wish Upon a Star (1940)
The Woodpecker Song (with Marion Hutton, 1940)
Tuxedo Junction (1940)
Imagination (1940)
Fools Rush in Where Angels Fear to Tread (1940)
Blueberry Hill (1940)
The Nearness of You (1940)
Pennyslvania 6-5000 (1940)
Song of the Volga Boatmen (1941)
You and I (1941)
Elmer’s Tune (with Ray Eberle, 1941)
Chattanooga Choo Choo (with Tex Beneke & the Four Modernaires, 1941)
A String of Pearls (1942)
Moonlight Cocktail (with Ray Eberle & The Modernaires, 1942)
Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree with Anyone Else But Me (with Marion Hutton, Tex Beneke, & the Modernaires; 1942)
I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo (with Tex Beneke & Marion Hutton, 1942)
Skylark (1942)
That Old Black Magic (with Skip Nelson, 1943)
Happy in Love (1944)
Five Minutes More (1946) – see Tex Beneke

Glenn Miller (aka "Glenn Miller & His Orchestra") (compilation: 1939-42, charted 1945)
Very Best of (compilation: 1939-44, released 2010)
Plays Selections from the Film 'The Glenn Miller Story' (1954)
The Glenn Miller Story (1954)

The DMDB Blog:
Glenn Miller was born: March 1, 1904 (3/1/12)

Jimmy Miller

Record producer born 3/23/1942 in Brooklyn, New York. Died 10/22/1994. Best known for working with the Rolling Stones on what is considered one of the best four-album runs in history with Beggars Banquet (1968), Let It Bleed (1969), Sticky Fingers (1971), and Exile on Main Street (1972). He also worked with Ginger Baker (1970's Air Force, Blind Faith, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends (1969's On Tour with Eric Clapton), Primal Scream, Johnny Thunders, and Traffic (1967's Mr. Fantasy, 1968's Traffic).

Albums produced by Miller:
Beggars Banquet (1968) – see the Rolling Stones
Let it Bleed (1969) – see the Rolling Stones
Blind Faith (1969) – see Blind Faith
Sticky Fingers (1971) – see the Rolling Stones
Exile on Main Street (1972) – see the Rolling Stones
Screamadelica (1991) – see Primal Scream

Mac Miller

Swimming (2018)

Marcus Miller

Mitch Miller

Jazz/big band leader born Michael William Miller on 7/4/1911 in Rochester, NY. Died 7/31/2010.

The Yellow Rose of Texas (1955)

Sing Along with Mitch (1958)
More Sing Along with Mitch (1958)

Ned Miller

From a Jack to a King (1962)

Ray Miller

The Sheik of Araby (1921)
On the Gin-Gin-Ginny Shore (1922)
Stumbling (1922)
Moonlight and Roses Bring Mem’ries of You (with Frank Wright & Frank Bessinger, 1925)
I’ll See You in My Dreams (1925) – see Isham Jones

Rice Miller

see Sonny Boy Williamson #2

Roger Miller

Country singer/songwriter born Roger Dean Miller, Sr. on ½/1936 in Fort Worth, TX. Died 10/25/1992.

Dang Me (1964)
King of the Road (1965)
One Dyin’ and A-Buryin’ (1965)
Little Green Apples (1968)
Oo-De-Lally (from Robin Hood, 1973)

Dang Me/Chug-A-Lug (1965)
The Return of Roger Miller (1966)
Big River (musical: 1985)

Steve Miller (Band)

Rock singer and guitarist born 10/5/1943 in Milwaukee, WI.

In My First Mind (1968)
Journey from Eden (1972)
The Joker (1973)
Rock N’ Me (1976)
Fly Like an Eagle (1976)
Take the Money and Run (1976)
Abracadabra (1982)
I Want to Make the World Turn Around (1986)

Fly Like an Eagle (1976)
Greatest Hits 1974-1978 (compilation: 1974-78, released 1978)

Walter C. Miller

Milli Vanilli

Girl You Know It's True (1988)
Girl I’m Gonna Miss You (1988)

Girl You Know It's True (1989)

The DMDB Blog:
Milli Vanilli is stripped of its Best New Artist Grammy: November 19, 1990 (11/19/11)

Lucky Millinder

American jazz/big band leader born Lucius Millinder on 8/8/1900. Died 9/28/1966.

Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well (1945)

Mills Brothers

No other vocal group in history turned out hit records over a longer span of time than the Mills Brothers (Herbert, Harry, & Donald Mills – all born 1912-15 in Piqua, OH). Began perfecting their distinctively smooth, relaxed sound on Cincinnati radio in the late 1920s. Accompanied by older brother John with bass-note vocals and guitar, they scored with the first of many hits in late 1931. John died in late 1935, replaced by father John Sr. until his retirement in 1956. Surving two generations of changing musical styles with their same patented sound, the Mills continued to hit the charts through the end of the 1960s. Harry Mills died on 6/28/1982.

Active: 1931-1968 Members: John (1931-35), Herbert, Harry, Donald, and John Sr. (1935-56).

Tiger Rag (1931)
Dinah (1932) – see Bing Crosby
Paper Doll (1943)
You Always Hurt the One You Love (1944)
The Glow-Worm (1952)

Mike Mills

Rock bassist born on 12/17/1958 in Orange County, CA. With R.E.M.

Stephanie Mills

R&B singer/songwriter born 3/22/1957 in Brooklyn, NY.

Never Knew Love Like This (1980)

Ronnie Milsap

Country singer born 1/16/1944 in Robbinsville, NC.

Pure Love (1974)
Please Don’t Tell Me How the Story Ends (1974)
I’d Be a Legend in My Time (1974)
Daydreams About Night Things (1975)
What Goes on When the Sun Goes Down (1976)
I’m a Stand by My Woman Man (1976)
Let My Love Be Your Pillow (1976)
It Was Almost Like a Song (1977)
What a Difference You’ve Made in My Life (1977)
Only One Love in My Life (1978)
Let’s Take the Long Way Around the World (1978)
Nobody Likes Sad Songs (1979)
Why Don’t You Spend the Night (1980)
My Heart (1980)
Cowboys and Clowns (1980)
Smokey Mountain Rain (1980)
Am I Losing You (1981)
There’s No Gettin’ Over Me (1981)
I Wouldn’t Have Missed It for the World (1981)
Any Day Now (1982)
He Got You (1982)
Inside (1982)
Don’t You Know How Much I Love You (1983)
Stranger in My House (1983)
Show Her (1983)
Still Losing You (1984)
She Keeps the Home Fires Burning (1985)
Lost in the Fifties Tonight (In the Still of the Night) (1985)
Happy Happy Birthday Baby (1986)
In Love (1986)
How Do I Turn You On (1985)
Snap Your Fingers (1987)
Where Do the Nights Go (1987)
Don’t You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me (1988)
A Woman in Love (1989)

A Legend in My Time (1975)
Live (1977)
It Was Almost Like a Song (1978)
Lost in the Fifties Tonight (1986)

Nathan Milstein

Violinist born 12/31/1903 in London, England. Died 12/21/1992.

Roy Milton

Garnet Mimms

Nicki Minaj

Rap singer born Onika Tanya Maraj on 12/8/1982 in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago.

Super Bass (2011)
Moment 4 Life (with Drake, 2011)
Starships (2012)
Girl on Fire (2012) – see Alicia Keys
Give Me All Your Luvin’ (2012) – see Madonna
Anaconda (2014)
Bang Bang (2014) – see Jessie J
Hey Mama (2015) – see David Guetta
Side to Side (2016) – see Ariana Grande
Swalla (2017) – see Jason Derulo
Motor Sport (2017) – see Migos
Fefe (2018) – see 6ix9ine
Tusa (2019) – see Karol G
Trollz (2020) – see 6ix9ine
Super Freaky Girl (2022)

Pink Friday (2010)
Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (2012)
The Pinkprint (2014)

Tim Minchin

Matilda the Musical (musical: 2011)
Groundhog Day (musical: 2016)

The Mindbenders

Game of Love (1964)
A Groovy Kind of Love (1966)

Charles Mingus

Jazz pianist, bassist, and composer born 4/22/1922 in Nogales, AZ. Died 1/5/1979.

Pitchecanthropus Erectus (1956)
Hora Decubitis (1963)

Jazz at Massey Hall (live, 1953) – see The Quintet
Pithecantrophus Erectus (1956)
Mingus Ah Um (1959)
Mingus Dynasty (1959)
The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady (1963)


Every Day Is Halloween (1984)
Stigmata (1988)

Liza Minnelli

Maybe This Time (from Cabaret soundtrack: 1972)
Cabaret (1972)
Theme from New York, New York (1977)

Kylie Minogue

Pop singer born 5/28/1968 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

The Loco-Motion (1987)
I Should Be So Lucky (1988)
Got to Be Certain (1988)
Especially for You (with Jason Donovan, 1988)
Confide in Me (1992)
Spinning Around (2000)
On a Night Like This (2000)
Can't Get You Out of My Head (2001)
In Your Eyes (2002)
Slow (2003)
2 Hearts (2007)

Fever (2001)

Minor Threat

Straight Edge (1981)

The Complete Discography (compilation, 1981-83)


Corona (1984)

Double Nickels on the Dime (1984)

The Miracles

R&B group formed at Northern High School in Detroit. First recorded for End in 1958. Active: 1955- Members: Smokey Robinson (lead: 55-72), Emerson Rogers (tenor: 55-56), Bobby Rogers (tenor: 55-78, 80-83, 93-11), Ronnie White (baritone: 55-78, 80-83, 93-95), and Warren "Pete" Moore (bass singer: 55-78), Claudette Rogers Robinson (57-72, 83), Billy Griffin (lead: 72-), Marv Tarplin (g: 58-73).

Shop Around (1960)
Way Over There (1960)
You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me (1962)
I’ll Try Something New (1962)
I Gotta Dance to Keep from Crying (1963)
That’s What Love Is Made Of (1964)
The Tracks of My Tears (1965)
Ooo Baby Baby (1965)
Going to a Go-Go (1965)
The Tears of a Clown (1967)
I Second That Emotion (1967)
The Love I Saw in You Was Just a Mirage (1967)
More Love (1967)
Love Machine (1975)

Going to a Go-Go (1965)

Carmen Miranda

Que é Que a Bahiana Tem? (1939)

Lin-Manuel Miranda

My Shot (2015)

In the Heights (musical: 2008)
Hamilton (musical: 2015)


Computer Games (1979)

The Misfits

Where Eagles Dare (1979)

Static Age (1978)
Walk Among Us (1982)

The Missing Links

You’re Driving Me Insane (1965)

Missing Persons

Destination Unknown (1982)

Mission of Burma

That’s When I Reach for My Revolver (1981)

Vs. (1982)

The Mississippi Sheiks

Sitting on Top of the World (1930)

Miss Walton

Shine on, Harvest Moon (1909) – see Harry MacDonough

Anais Mitchell

Hadestown (musical: 2016)

George Mitchell Minstrels

Black and White Minstrel Show (1960)
Another Black and White Minstrel Show (1961)

Guy Mitchell

Pop singer born Albert George Cernik on 2/27/1927 in Detroit, Michigan. Died 7/1/1999.

My Heart Cries for You (1950)
My Truly, Truly Fair (1951)
Look at That Girl (1953)
Singing the Blues (1956)
Heartaches by the Number (1959)

Joni Mitchell

Singer/songwriter, guitarist, and pianist born Roberta Joan Anderson on 11/7/43 in Fort McLeod, Alberta, Canada. Raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Moved to NY in 1966. Wrote the hits "Both Sides Now" and "Woodstock." Married her producer/bassist Larry Klein in 1982.

DMDB podcast: Joni Mitchell: Her Top 10 Songs

Joni Mitchell: Top 20 Songs
Both Sides Now (1969)
Big Yellow Taxi (1970)
Woodstock (1970)
Woodstock (1970) – see Crosby, Stills & Nash
Circle Game (1970)
A Case of You (1971)
River (1971)
Carey (1971)
This Flight Tonight (1971)
The Last Time I Saw Richard (1971)
You Turn Me On, I’m a Radio (1972)
Help Me (1974)
Free Man in Paris (1974)
Hissing of Summer Lawns (1975)

Clouds (1969)