Music Makers Encyclopedia: S


Click on a letter to choose an act ("S" for Bruce Springsteen, "B" for Beatles, etc.). Shown with the act are its major awards, short bios for select acts (generally adapted from Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954 and Top Pop Singles: Billboard books), and links to albums and songs reviewed by the DMDB.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z VARIOUS ARTISTS

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S Club 7

Song(s):
Don't Stop Movin' (2001)


Sade

Smooth jazz/R&B singer born Helen Folasade Adu on 1/16/1959 in Ibadan, Nigeria.

Song(s):
Smooth Operator (1984)

Album(s):
Diamond Life (1984)
Promise (1985)
Best of (compilation: 1984-93, released 1994)
Lovers Rock (2000)


SSgt Barry Sadler

Song(s):
The Ballad of the Green Berets (1966)


The Safaris

Song(s):
Image of a Girl (1960)


Carole Bayer Sager

Songwriter born Carole Bayer in 3/8/1947 in Brooklyn, NY. She was married to record-producer Andrew Sager from 1970 to 1978 and has also been romantically linked to songwriters Marvin Hamlisch and Burt Bacharach (married 1985 to 1991). She won an Academy Award ("Arthur's Theme" by Christopher Cross) and Grammy Award ("That's What Friends Are For," Dionne & Friends).

Songs written by Sager:
Top 40 Songs
Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) (1981) – see Christopher Cross
That's What Friends Are For (1985) – see Dionne Warwick
On My Own (1986) – see Patti LaBelle


Saint JHN

Song(s):
Roses (with Imanbek, 2016)


Camille Saint- Saëns

Classical composer.

Album(s):
Samson et Dalila (Samson and Delilah) (1877)


Kyu Sakamoto

Song(s):
Sukiyaki (1963)


Hiromi Lorraine Sakata

Album(s):
Collection of Afghan Traditional Music (performed by various artists, compiled by Sakata, 1966-73)


Emily Saliers

Half of the Indigo Girls.

Album(s):
Murmuration Nation (2017)


Salt-N-Pepa

Song(s):
Push It (1987)
Whatta Man (with En Vogue, 1993)
Shoop (1993)


Sam & Dave

American R&B duo of Sam Moore and Dave Prater. 1961-1981. Had their greatest fame with Stax Records from 1965-1968. Nicknamed "Double Dynamite", "The Sultans of Sweat", and "The Dynamic Duo".

Song(s):
Hold on, I'm Comin' (1966)
Soul Man (1967)
When Something Is Wrong with My Baby (1967)
I Thank You (1968)

Album(s):
The Best of (compilation: 1965-69, released 1987)


Richie Sambora


Sampha

Album(s):
Process (2017)


Joe Sample

Jazz pianist.


Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs

Song(s):
Wooly Bully (1965)

Album(s):
Best of (compilation, 1967)


Carl Sandburg

Song(s) written by Carl Sandburg:
Skip to My Lou (1832)


Emeli Sandé

Song(s):
Next to Me (2012)
Beneath Your Beautiful (2012) – see Labrinth

Album(s):
Our Version of Events (2012)


Felicia Sanders

Song(s):
Where Is Your Heart (Song from "Moulin Rouge") (Percy Faith with Felicia Sanders, 1953)


Arturo Sandoval

Jazz trumpeter born 11/6/1949 in Artemisa, Cuba.


Sandpiper Chorus

Song(s):
The Shadow of Your Smile (1965)


Tommy Sands


Mongo Santamaria

Song(s):
Watermelon Man (1963)

Album(s):
Our Man in Havana (1959)


Carlos Santana

Latin-rock group formed in San Francisco, CA in 1966. Helmed by namesake singer and guitarist Carlos Santana (born 7/20/1947 in Autlan de Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico). Members over the years have included Gregg Rolie (k/v: 66-73), Michael Shrieve (d: 69-75), and Neal Schon (g: 71-73). Schon and Rolie went on to form Journey.

Song(s):
Black Magic Woman (1970)
Evil Ways (1970)
Oye Como Va (1971)
Smooth (with Rob Thomas, 1999)
Maria Maria (with the Product G & B, 1999)
The Game of Love (with Michelle Branch, 2002)
Why Don't You and I? (with Chad Kroeger or Alex Band, 2002)

Album(s):
Santana (1969)
Abraxas (1970)
Supernatural (1999)


Kike Santander


Gustavo Santaolalla


Romeo Santos

Song(s):
Propuesta Indecente (with Eliza Gonzalez, 2013)


Alejandro Sanz


Kenny Sargent

Song(s):
Blue Moon (1935) – see Glen Gray
When I Grow Too Old to Dream (1935) – see Glen Gray


Peter Sarstedt

Song(s):
Where Do You Go to My Lovely? (1969)


Steve Sater

Album(s):
Spring Awakening (musical: 2006) – see Duncan Sheik


Arthur E. Satherley


Joe Satriani

American rock guitarist born 7/15/1956. With Deep Purple (93-94) and Chickenfoot (08-11).


Savage Garden

Song(s):
I Want You (1996)
Truly, Madly, Deeply (1997)
I Knew I Loved You (1999)

Album(s):
Savage Garden (1997)


Carlo Savina

Song(s):
Love Theme from "The Godfather" (1972)


Bidu Sayao

Song(s):
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 – Aria (with Heitor Villa, 1945)


Saxon

Album(s):
Wheels of Steel (1980)


Leo Sayer

Song(s):
You Make Me Feel Like Dancing (1976)
When I Need You (1977)


Boz Scaggs

Song(s):
Lowdown (1976)

Album(s):
Silk Degrees (1976)


Scandal

Song(s):
The Warrior (1984)


Dick Scanlan

Album(s):
Thoroughly Modern Millie (musical: 2002) – see Jeanine Tesori


Scarface


Domenico Scarlatti

Classical composer.


Michael Schenker


Lalo Schifrin

Song(s):
Mission Impossible (1968)


Don Schlitz

Country songwriter. With songs sung by Garth Brooks, Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Judds, Alison Krauss, Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, and Keith Whitley, Schlitz can boast a catalog of 24 #1 hits. He has been named ASCAP's Country Songwriter of the Year four times, won the CMA Song of the Year Award three times, and took home the ACM Song of the Year trophy twice.

Songs written by Schlitz:
The Gambler (1978) – see Kenny Rogers
On the Other Hand (1985) – see Randy Travis
Forever and Ever, Amen (1987) – see Randy Travis, 1987)


Harvey Schmidt

Musical theater composer best-known for the 1960 musical The Fantasticks, which partnered him with lyricist Tom Jones. "Try to Remember" became the show's most beloved song, being recorded by hundreds of artists including Ed Ames, Harry Belafonte, Placido Domingo, and Barbra Streisand. The pair also earned Tony Award nominations for Best Composer and Lyricist for 110 in the Shade and I DO! I DO!. They've also been inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame and the Broadway Hall of Fame.

Song(s):
Try to Remember (from The Fantasticks, performed by Jerry Orbach, 1960)


Timothy B. Schmit


Al Schmitt


Alexander Schneider


Florian Schneider

Member of Kraftwerk.


Maria Schneider

Album(s):
Concert in the Garden (2004)


Arnold Schoenberg

Classical composer born 9/13/1874 in Vienna, Austria. Died 1951.

Album(s):
String Quartet No. 1 in D minor, Op. 7 (1905)
String Quartet No. 2 in F%u266F minor (1908)
String Quartet No. 3, Op. 30 (1927)
String Quartet No. 4, Op. 37 (1936)
Gurre-Leider (1932)


Tom Scholz

Rock guitarist and keyboardist born 3/10/1947 in Toledo, OH. With Boston (76-78,86,84,97,02,13).


Neal Schon

Rock guitarist born 2/27/1954 at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma. With Santana (71-73, 2016), Journey (73-86, 96-), with Jan Hammer (81-82), HSAS (84), Bad English (87-91), Hardline (92, 02), with Paul Rodgers (93, 97, 2011), Just If I (95), Abraxas Pool (97), and Soul SirkUS (05).


Claude-Michel Schönberg

Musical theater composer born 9/13/1874 in Vienna, Austria. Died 1951.

Song(s):
I Dreamed a Dream (from Les Misérables, 2009) – see Susan Boyle

Album(s):
Les Misérables (composed with Alain Boublil and Herbert Kretzmer, musical: 1980, soundtrack: 2012)
Martin Guerre (composed with Alain Boubil, Edward Hardy & Stephen Clark; musical: 1998)


Franz Schubert

Classical composer and pianist born 1/31/1797 in Himmelpfortgrund, Vienna, Austria. Died 11/19/1828.

Classical Work(s):
Piano Quintet in A major ("Trout") (1819)
Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished") (1822)


William Schuman

Composer born 8/4/1910 in Manhattan, NY. Died 2/15/1992.


Robert Schumann

Classical composer and pianist born 6/8/1810 in Zwickau, Kingdom of Saxony, Germany. Died 7/29/1856.

Album(s):
Carnaval Op. 9 (1835)
Complete Piano Trios (with Clara Schumann, composed 1846-51)


Ernestine Schumann-Heink

Song(s):
Danny Boy (adaption of "Londonberry Air") (1918)


Arthur Schwartz


Jean Schwartz


Stephen Schwartz

Musical theater composer born 3/6/1948 in New York City, NY.

Song(s):
Defying Gravity (from Wicked, 2003) – see Idina Menzel
For Good (from Wicked, 2003)

Album(s):

  • Godspell (1971)
  • Pippin (musical: 1972)
    Wicked (musical: 2003)

    Peter Schilling

    Song(s):
    Major Tom (Coming Home) (1983)


    Al Schmitt


    Scissor Sisters

    Song(s):
    Take Your Mama (2004)
    I Don't Feel Like Dancin' (2006)

    Album(s):
    Scissor Sisters (2004)


    The Scorpions

    Song(s):
    No One Like You (1982)
    Rock You Like a Hurricane (1984)
    Still Loving You (1984)
    Wind of Change (1991)


    Bon Scott

    Rock singer born Ronald Belford Scott on 7/9/1946. With AC/DC (74-80). Previously worked as a drummer with Fraternity and The Valentines. Died 2/19/1980 from alcohol abuse.


    Calum Scott

    Song(s):
    Dancing on My Own (2016)


    Jack Scott


    James Scott

    Song(s) written and/or performed by Scott:
    Frog Legs Rag (1906)
    Climax Rag (1914) – see Jelly Roll Morton


    Jill Scott

    Album(s):
    Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Music Vol. 1 (2000)


    Jimmy Scott

    Jazz singer born James Victor Scott on 7/17/1925 in Cleveland, OH. Died 6/12/2014.


    Travis Scott

    Song(s):
    Goosebumps (with Kendrick Lamar, 2016)
    Sicko Mode (with Drake, 2018)
    Zeze (2018) – see Kodak Black
    Highest in the Room (2019)
    The Scotts (with Kid Cudi, 2020)
    Franchise (with Young Thug & M.I.A., 2020)

    Album (s):
    Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight (2016)
    Astroworld (2018)


    Gil Scott-Heron

    Song(s):
    The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (1963)


    Screaming Trees

    Song(s):
    Nearly Lost You (1992)


    The Script

    Song(s):
    Breakeven (2008)
    Hall of Fame (with will.i.am, 2012)


    Earl Scruggs

    Bluegrass banjo player born 1/6/1924 in Cleveland County, NC. Died 3/29/2012. Half of Flatt & Scruggs duo with Lester Flatt.


    Ryan Seacrest

    TV and radio personality.


    Seal

    Pop/soul singer born Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel on 2/19/1963 in Paddington, London, England.

    Song(s):
    Crazy (1990)
    Kiss from a Rose (1994)
    Fly Like an Eagle (1996)

    Album(s):
    Seal (I) (1991)
    Seal (II) (1994)
    Seal IV (2003)
    Best (compilation: 1991-2004, released 2004)
    Hits (compilation: 1991-2009, released 2009)


    Dan Seals

    Song(s):
    I'd Really Love to See You Tonight (England Dan & John Ford Coley, 1976)
    Bop (1985)


    Son Seals

    Blues guitarist born Frank Seals on 8/13/1942 in Osceola, AR. Died 12/20/2004.


    Jay Sean

    Song(s):
    Down (with Lil Wayne, 2009)


    The Searchers

    Song(s):
    Needles and Pins (1964)
    Love Potion No. 9 (1964)


    Reverend Edmund Hamilton Sears

    Song(s) written by Sears & Richard Storrs Willis:
    It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (1850)


    Guy Sebastian

    Song(s):


    Joan Sebastian

    Latin pop singer/songwriter born José Manuel Figueroa Figueroa on 4/8/1951 in Juliantla, Guerrero, Mexico. Composed more than 1000 songs. Died 7/13/2015.


    John Sebastian

    Song(s):
    Welcome Back (1976)


    Neil Sedaka

    Pop singer and composer born 3/13/1939 in Brooklyn, NY. Worked in the legendary Brill Building, known for housing some of pop music history's most famous songwriters and publishers.

    Song(s):
    Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (1962)


    The Seeds

    Song(s):
    Pushin' Too Hard (1965)


    Pete Seeger

    Folk singer/songwriter and activist born 5/3/1919 in Manhattan, NY. Died 1/27/2014. Started with the folk quartet The Weavers ("Goodnight Irene").

    Song(s):
    We Shall Overcome (1963)
    Where Have All the Flowers Gone (1964)

    Album(s):
    We Shall Overcome: Complete Carnegie Hall Concert (live, 1963)


    The Seekers

    Song(s):
    I'll Never Find Another You (1965)
    The Carnival Is Over (1965)
    Georgy Girl (1966)

    Album(s):
    Greatest Hits (compilation, 1967)
    Best of (compilation, 1969)


    Blossom Seeley

    Song(s):
    Alabamy Bound (1925)


    Seether

    Song(s):
    Fine Again (2002)
    Broken (with Amy Lee, 2004)
    Fake It (2007)
    Country Song (2011)


    Bob Seger (& the Silver Bullet Band)

    Rock singer/songwriter ("Turn the Page") born Robert Clark Seger on 5/6/1945 in Detroit, Michigan. Has sold more than 51 million records worldwide. Songs have been covered by Brooks & Dunn, Cher, Waylon Jennings, Keb' Mo'', Kid Rock, Barry Manilow, Martina McBride, Metallica, Bette Midler, The Pointer Sisters, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Conway Twitt, and Dottie West. His 1994 Greatest Hits album has been a continuous presence on either the Billboard Top 200 Albums or Catalog Albums charts since its release and was named the #1 Catalog Album of the Decade (2000-2010).

    Song(s):
    Turn the Page (live, 1976)
    Night Moves (1976)
    Old Time Rock and Roll (1979)
    Against the Wind (1980)

    Album(s):
    Night Moves (1976)
    Stranger in Town (1978)
    Against the Wind (1980)
    Greatest Hits (compilation: 1972-94, released 1994)


    Andrés Segova

    Album(s):
    Music of Albeniz & Granados (1944)
    An Evening with Andres Segova (1954)


    Selena

    Mexican-American singer/songwriter born Selena Quintanilla-Pérez on 4/16/1971 in Lake Jackson, Texas. Died 3/31/1995 after being shot by a fan. Called the Queen of Tejano music.

    Album(s):
    Ven Conmigo (1990)


    Ben Selvin

    Jazz/big band leader born Benjamin Bernard Selvin on 3/5/1898 in New York City, NY. Died 7/15/1980. No other bandleader made more recordings than this violinist whose 2000 recordings included many with jazz stars such as Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, and Jimmy Dorsey.

    Song(s):
    I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles (1919)
    Dardanella (1920)
    Chicago (That Toddlin' Town) (1922)
    Manhattan (1925)
    Blue Skies (1927)
    Happy Days Are Here Again (1930)
    When It's Springtime in the Rockies (1930)


    Michael Sembello

    Song(s):
    Maniac (1983)


    Semisonic

    Song(s):
    Closing Time (1998)


    Sepultura

    Album(s):
    Roots (1996)


    Rudolf Serkin

    Pianist born 3/28/1903 in Egar, Bohemia, Austro-Hungarian Empire. Died 5/8/1991.


    Roger Sessions

    Composer.


    Keala Settle

    Song(s):
    This Is Me (with the Greatest Show Ensemble, 2017)


    Seven Dwarfs

    Song(s):
    Whistle While You Work (from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1938)
    Heigh Ho (from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1938)


    Seven Mary Three

    Song(s):
    Cumbersome (1995)


    David Seville

    Song(s):
    Recorded as The Chipmunks: The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late) (1958)


    Sex Pistols

    Influential and notorious British punk group assembled by Malcom McLaren at his London clothing store, SEX. Active: 1975-78 Members: Johnny "Rotten" Lydon (v: 75-78, 96), Steve Jones (g: 75-78, 96), Glen Matlock (b: 75-77, 96), Paul Cook (d: 75-78, 96), Sid Vicious (b: 77-78)

    Song(s):
    Anarchy in the U.K. (1976)
    God Save the Queen (1977)
    Holidays in the Sun (1977)
    Pretty Vacant (1977)

    Album(s):
    Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols (1977)


    Shades of Blue

    Song(s):
    Oh How Happy (1966)


    The Shadows

    Song(s):
    Apache (1960)
    Wonderful Land (1962)

    Album(s):
    Summer Holiday (with Cliff Richard, 1963)


    The Shadows of Knight

    Song(s):
    Gloria (1966)


    Shaggy

    Song(s):
    It Wasn't Me (with Ricardo "Rik Rok" Ducent, 2000)
    Angel (with Rayvon, 2000)

    Album(s):
    Hot Shot (2000)
    44/876 (with Sting, 2018)


    Marc Shaiman

    Song(s):
    You Can't Stop the Beat (performed by Hairspray Cast, from Hairspray musical: 2002, soundtrack: 2007)

    Album(s):
    Hairspray (composed with Scott Wittman, musical: 2003, soundtrack: 2007)


    Shakespear's Sister

    Song(s):
    Stay (1992)


    Shakira

    Latin pop singer born Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll on 2/2/1977 in Barcelona, Spain.

    Song(s):
    Whenever, Wherever (2001)
    Underneath Your Clothes (2002)
    Hips Don't Lie (with Wycelf Jean, 2006)
    Beautiful Liar (2007) – see Beyoncé
    Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) (with Freshlyground, 2010)
    Chantaje (with Maluma, 2016)
    La Bicicleta (2016) – see Carlos Vives

    Album(s):
    Laundry Service (2001)


    Tupac Shakur (2pac)

    Rap singer/songwriter born Lesane Parish Crooks on 6/16/1971 in East Harlem, NY. Died 9/13/1996.

    Song(s):
    Keep Ya Head Up (1993)
    I Get Around (1993)
    Dear Mama (1995)
    California Love (with Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman, 1996)
    Changes (1998)

    Album(s):
    Me Against the World (1995)
    All Eyez on Me (1996)
    The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory (recorded as Makaveli, 1996)
    Greatest Hits (compilation: 1991-98, released 1998)

    The DMDB Blog:
    The Death of Tupac Shakur: September 13, 1996 (9/13/11)


    The Shangri-La's

    Song(s):
    Leader of the Pack (1964)
    Remember Walking in the Sand (1964)


    Shanice

    Song(s):
    I Love Your Smile (1991)


    Ravi Shankar


    Del Shannon

    Pop singer born Charles Weedon Westover on 12/30/1934 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Died 2/8/1990.

    Song(s):
    Runaway (1961)


    Scott Shannon

    Radio DJ.


    Dee Dee Sharp


    Artie Shaw

    Jazz clarinetist and bandleader born Jacob Arthur Arshawsky on 5/23/1910 in New York City, NY. Died 12/30/2004.

    Song(s):
    Begin the Beguine (1938)
    Any Old Time (1938)
    Frenesi (1940)
    Stardust (1941)
    Dancing in the Dark (1941)


    Eddie Shaw


    Robert Shaw

    Orchestra conductor and choral director born 4/30/1916 in Red Bluff, CA. Died 1/25/1999.


    Sandie Shaw

    Song(s):
    Puppet on a String (1967)


    Tommy Shaw

    Rock singer/guitarist born 9/11/1953 in Montgomery, Alabama. With Styx (75-84, 95-), Damn Yankees (89-94). Also recorded as a solo artist and in a duo with Jack Blades (95,07).

    Check out the DMDB podcast "The Best of Tommy Shaw & Styx" here.

    Songs Featuring Tommy Shaw on Lead Vocals:

    Styx et al: Top 100 Songs
    Mademoiselle (1976) – see Styx
    Crystal Ball (1976) – see Styx
    Fooling Yourself (Angry Young Man) (1977) – see Styx
    Renegade (1978) – see Styx
    Too Much Time on My Hands (1981) – see Styx
    High Enough (1990) – see Damn Yankees
    Dear John (1997) – see Styx
    Everything Is Cool (1999) – see Styx
    Blue Collar Man @ 2120 (2005) – see Styx

    Styx Albums Featuring Tommy Shaw: – see Styx
    Crystal Ball (1976)
    The Grand Illusion (1977)
    Pieces of Eight (1978)
    Cornerstone (1979)
    Paradise Theater (1981)
    Kilroy Was Here (1983)
    Caught in the Act (live, 1984)
    Greatest Hits (compilation: 1975-90, released 1995)
    Greatest Hits Part 2 (compilation: 1975-96, released 1996)
    Return to Paradise (live, 1997)
    Brave New World (1999)
    Cyclorama (2003)
    Big Bang Theory (covers, 2005)
    Influence (covers with Jack Blades, 2007)
    The Mission (2017)
    Crash of the Crown (2021)


    George Beverly Shea

    Song(s):
    How Great Thou Art (1955)


    Al Shean

    See Gallagher & Shean.


    George Shearing

    Jazz pianist born 8/13/1919 in Battersea, London, England. Died 2/14/2011.


    Billy Sheehan


    Bobby Sheehan


    Ed Sheeran

    Song(s):
    The A Team (2011)
    Lego House (2011)
    Sing (2014)
    Thinking Out Loud (2014)
    Photograph (2014)
    Don't (2014)
    Love Yourself (co-writer, 2015) – see Justin Bieber
    Shape of You (2017)
    Castle on the Hill (2017)
    Perfect (with Beyoncé, 2017)
    Galway Girl (2017)
    I Don’t Care (with Justin Bieber, 2019)
    Beautiful People (with Khalid, 2019)
    Bad Habits (2021)

    Album(s):
    (Plus) (2011)
    X (Multiply) (2014)
    ÷ (Divide) (2017)


    Duncan Sheik

    Album(s):
    Barely Breathing (1996)

    Album(s):
    Spring Awakening (composed with Steve Sater, musical: 2006)


    Steve Shelley

    Rock drummer with Sonic Youth.


    Blake Shelton

    Song(s):
    God's Country (2019)

    Album(s):
    Loaded: The Best Of (compilation, 2010)
    Red River Blue (2011)
    Based on a True Story… (2013)
    Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits (compilation, 2015)
    Fully Loaded: God's Country (2019)


    Shep & the Limelites

    Song(s):
    Daddy's Home (1961)


    Jean Shepard

    Country singer born Ollie Imogene Shepard on 11/21/1933 in Paul's Valley, OK. Died 9/25/2016. One of the few women in the 1950s to have a successful career in country music.


    Kenny Wayne Shepherd

    Song(s):
    Blue on Black (1998)

    Album(s):
    Ledbetter Heights (1995)


    T.G. Sheppard

    Country singer born William Neal Browder on 7/20/1942 in Humboldt, TX.


    Sherbet

    Song(s):
    Howzat (1976)


    Sheriff

    Song(s):
    When I'm with You (1983)


    Allan Sherman

    Song(s):
    Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh (1963)


    Richard Sherman

    Disney film composer born 6/12/1928 in New York City, NY. Worked with his brother Robert Sherman.


    Robert Sherman

    Disney film composer born 12/19/1925 in New York City, NY. Died 3/6/2012. Worked with his brother Richard Sherman.


    Billy Sherrill

    Country producer born 11/5/1936 in Phil Campbell, AL. Died 8/4/2015.


    Lew Sherwood

    Song(s):
    Did You Ever See a Dream Walking? (1933) – see Eddy Duchin
    Let's Fall in Love (1934) – see Eddy Duchin
    Lovely to Look At (1935) – see Eddy Duchin
    I Won't Dance (1935) – see Eddy Duchin
    You Are My Lucky Star (1935) – see Eddy Duchin
    Moon Over Miami (1936) – see Eddy Duchin


    The Shields

    Song(s):
    You Cheated (1958)


    Nat Shilkret

    Composer and conductor born Naftule Schüldkraut on 12/25/1889 in New York City, NY. Died 2/18/1982.

    Song(s):
    Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue (1926) – see Gene Austin
    I Know That You Know (1927)
    Tonight You Belong to Me (1927) – see Gene Austin
    Ramona (1928) – see Gene Austin
    Jeannine (I Dream of Lilac Time) (1928) – see Gene Austin
    An American in Paris (1929) – see George Gershwin
    Carolina Moon (1929) – see Gene Austin
    She's Funny That Way (1929) – see Gene Austin
    Dancing with Tears in My Eyes (with Lewis James, 1930)
    Get Happy (with Phil Dewey, Frank Luther, & Leo O'Rourke, 1930)


    Shinedown

    Song(s):
    Save Me (2005)
    Second Chance (2008)
    Bully (2012)
    Cut the Cord (2015)
    State of My Head (2015)


    Johnny Shines

    Blues singer and guitarist born John Ned Shines on 4/26/1915 in Frayser, Memphis, TN. Died 4/20/1992.


    The Shins

    Post-punk revival indie rock band formed in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1996. James Mercer (v/g/k/b), Martin Crandall (k/b: 98-09), Jessica Dobson (g/b/k: 11-13), Casey Foubert (g: 16-), Dave Hernandez (b/g: 98-00, 03-09), Eric Johnson (g/k, etc.: 07-11), Patt King (k: 16-), Neal Langford (b: 00-03), Ron Lewis (b: 09-11), Yuuki Matthews (b/k: 2011-), Joe Plummer (d: 09-16), Jessee Sandoval (d: 96-09), Jon Sortland (d: 16-), Richard Swift (k/b/g, etc.: 11-16), Mark Watrous (g/k: 14-).

    Album(s):
    Oh, Inverted World (2001)
    Chutes Too Narrow (2003)
    Wincing the Night Away


    The Shirelles

    Song(s):
    Dedicated to the One I Love (1959)
    Will You Love Me Tomorrow (1960)
    Tonight's the Night (1960)
    Baby It's You (1961)
    Mama Said (1961)
    Soldier Boy (1962)

    Album(s):
    Tonight’s the Night (1961)


    Shirley & Lee

    Song(s):
    Let the Good Times Roll (1956)


    George Shirley

    Opera singer born 4/18/1934 in Indianapolis, IN. First African-American tenor to perform a leading role at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.


    The Shocking Blue

    Song(s):
    Venus (1969)


    Stephen H. Sholes


    Dinah Shore

    Singer born Frances Rose Shore on 3/1/1917 in Winchester, TN. Died 2/24/1994. One of the most popular singers of the 1940-55 era. Became a solo star almost immediately after her brief stay with the Xavier Cugat band, but her greatest fame came with her TV variety series (1951-62), followed by a popular talk show in the 1970s.

    Song(s):
    You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To (1943)
    I'll Walk Alone (1944)
    The Gypsy (1946)
    The Anniversary Song (1947)
    Buttons and Bows (& Her Harper Valley Boys, 1948)
    Dear Hearts and Gentle People (1949)


    Wayne Shorter

    American jazz saxophonist and bandleader born 8/25/1933 in Newark, NJ. With Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Miles Davis, and Weather Report.

    Album(s):
    Speak No Evil (1964)


    Dmitri Shostakovich

    Classical pianist and composer, mostly of symphonies and string quartets. Born 9/25/1906 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Died 8/9/1975.

    Album(s):
    Symphony No. 5 in D minor (1937)
    Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor (1948)
    Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (1959)


    Shovels & Rope

    Song(s):
    I Know (2016)


    Showaddywaddy

    Song(s):
    Under the Moon of Love (1976)


    Mike Shrieve

    Rock drummer with Santana.


    Dr. Richard Shukburgh

    Song(s) by Shukburgh:
    Yankee Doodle (aka "Yankee Doodle Went to Town") (1754)


    Mort Shuman

    American R&B/pop songwriter ("Surrender", "Teenager in Love", "Save the Last Dance for Me") born 11/12/1938 in Brooklyn, NY. Died 11/3/1991. Worked in the legendary Brill Building, known for housing some of pop music history's most famous songwriters and publishers.


    Dick Shurman


    Sia


    Titanium (2011) – see David Guetta
    Wild Ones (2011) – see Flo Rida
    Diamonds (co-writer, 2012) – see Rihanna
    Elastic Heart (2013)
    Chandelier (2014)
    Cheap Thrills (with Sean Paul, 2016)
    Dusk Till Dawn (2017) – see Zayn


    Jean Sibelius

    Classical composer born Johan Julius Christian Sibelius on 12/8/1865 in Hämeenlinna, Finland. Died 9/20/1957.


    Carl Sigman


    Sigur Ros

    Album(s):
    Agaetis Byrjun (2000)


    Silentó


    Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) (2015)


    The Silhouettes

    Song(s):
    Get a Job (1958)


    Silk

    Song(s):
    Freak Me (1993)


    Beverly Sills

    Operatic soprano singer born Belle Miriam Silverman on 5/25/1929 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY. Died 7/2/2007. Called "America's Queen of Opera" by Time Magazine.


    Horace Silver

    Jazz pianist born Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silva on 9/22/1928 in Norwalk, CT. Died 6/18/2014.

    Album(s):
    Song for My Father (1964)


    Silverchair

    Song(s):
    Tomorrow (1994)
    Straight Lines (2007)


    Silver Convention

    Song(s):
    Fly, Robin, Fly (1975)
    Get Up and Boogie (That's Right) (1976)


    Silversun Pickups


    Harry Simeone Chorale

    Song(s):
    The Little Drummer Boy (1958)

    Album(s):
    Sing We Now of Christmas (aka "The Little Drummer Boy") (Christmas, 1959)


    Gene Simmons

    Rock bassist and singer born Chaim Witz on 8/25/1949 in Haifa, Israel. Founding member of band Kiss (73-).


    Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons


    Simon & Garfunkel

    Folk-rock duo of Paul Simon (v/g) and Art Garfunkel. Met in high school; recorded as Tom and Jerry in 1957. Active: 1964-1970, 1981.

    Song(s):
    The Sound of Silence (1965)
    Scarborough Fair (1966)
    Homeward Bound (1966)
    I Am a Rock (1966)
    The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) (1966)
    Mrs. Robinson (1968)
    The Boxer (1969)
    Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)

    Album(s):
    Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. (1964)
    Sounds of Silence (1966)
    Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme (1966)
    The Graduate (soundtrack with Dave Grusin, 1968)
    Bookends (1968)
    Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
    Greatest Hits (compilation: 1964-70, released 1972)
    The Collection (box: 1965-70, released 2007)
    Old Friends (box: 1965-75, released 1997)
    The Concert in Central Park (live, 1981)


    Carly Simon

    Pop singer/songwriter born 6/25/1945 in the Bronx, NY.

    Song(s):
    You're So Vain (1972)
    Nobody Does It Better (1977)
    Let the River Run (1989)

    Album(s):
    No Secrets (1973)


    Joe Simon

    R&B singer/songwriter born 9/2/1943 in Simmesport, LA.

    Song(s):
    Drowning in the Sea of Love (1971)


    Paul Simon

    Check out DMDB actpage here.

    Pop/folk-rock singer/songwriter and guitarist born 10/13/1941 in Newark, NJ. Raised in Queens, NY. With Jerry Landis, Tico and the Triumphs, Paul Kane, Harrison Gregory, and True Taylor. Worked briefly as a solo artist (63-64) before pairing with Art Garfunkel, with whom he'd recorded as Tom and Jerry (57). Recorded as duo Simon & Garfunkel (64-70) and then Simon resumed his solo career again.

    Song(s):
    50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (1975)
    Graceland (1986)
    Wristband (2016)

    Album(s):
    Paul Simon (1972)
    There Goes Rhymin' Simon (1973)
    Still Crazy After All These Years (1975)
    Graceland (1986)
    1964/1993 (box: 1957-91, released 1993)
    Shining Like a National Guitar (compilation: 1972-97, released 2000)
    So Beautiful or So What (2011)


    George T. Simon


    Nina Simone

    Jazz/blues singer born Eunice Kathleen Waymon on 2/21/1933 in Tryon, NC. Died 4/21/2003.

    Song(s):
    I Loves You, Porgy (1959)
    Mississippi Goddam (1964)
    To Be Young, Gifted, and Black (1969)

    Album(s):
    Sugar in My Bowl: The Very Best of (compilation: 1998)


    Paul Simonon

    Bassist with The Clash from 1976-86 and then with Havana 3am.


    Simple Minds

    Song(s):
    Don't You Forget about Me (1985)
    Biko (1989)
    Mandela Day (1989)
    See the Lights (1991)
    Let the Day Begin (2014)

    Album(s):
    New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) (1982)
    Sparkle in the Rain (1984)
    Once Upon a Time (1985)
    Street Fighting Years (1989)
    Real Life (1991)
    Glittering Prize (compilation: 1981-91, released 1992)
    Good News from the Next World (1995)
    Neapolis (1998)
    Neon Lights (covers, 2001)
    Celebrate: The Greatest Hits (compilation: 1979-2013, released 2013)
    Walk Between Worlds (2018)


    Simply Red

    Song(s):
    If You Don't Know Me by Now (1989)

    Album(s):
    Picture Book (1985)
    Stars (1991)


    Sturgill Simpson

    Song(s):
    The Promise (2014)
    In Bloom (2016)

    Album(s):
    Metamodern Sounds in Country Music (2014)
    A Sailor’s Guide to Earth (2016)
    Sound & Fury (2019)


    Valerie Simpson

    R&B singer/songwriter born 8/26/1946 in the Bronx, NY. Most notably in the duo Ashford & Simpson, with husband Nickolas Ashford.

    Songs written by Ashford & Simpson:
    Ain't No Mountain High Enough (1967) – see Marvin Gaye
    Ain't No Mountain High Enough (1970) – see Diana Ross


    Frank Sinatra

    Links: DMDB page - official site - Facebook - Wikipedia

    Singer born Francis Albert Sinatra on 12/12/1915 in Hoboken, New Jersey. Died 5/14/1998. "Ol' Blue Eyes" is one of the premiere pop crooners and traditional pop artists of all time. He began professionally singing as a teenager. Worked with the Hoboken Four (35-39), the Harry James' Orchestra (39), and Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra (39-42) before going solo on 9/3/42. On 6/1/43, he signed with Columbia Records and on 3/13/53 to Capitol Records, where he recorded a series of critically acclaimed and commercially successful themed albums. He was a residency performer with the Rat Pack in Las Vegas in the early 1950s and won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in From Here to Eternity. Formed his own record label, Reprise Records, in 1960 and sold it to Warner Brothers in 1963. His personal life was tabloid fodder thanks to several high-profile marriages and divorces and his alleged association with the Mafia.

    Song(s):
    Frank Sinatra: Top 100 Songs
    All or Nothing at All (1939) – see Harry James
    I'll Never Smile Again (1940) – see Tommy Dorsey
    I'll Be Seeing You (1940) – see Tommy Dorsey
    Oh, Look at Me Now (1941) – see Tommy Dorsey
    There Are Such Things (1942) – see Tommy Dorsey
    You'll Never Walk Alone (from Carousel, 1945)
    The House I Live In (1946)
    Five Minutes More (1946)
    Oh What It Seemed to Be (1946)
    They Say It's Wonderful (1946)
    Almost Like Being in Love (from Brigadoon, 1947)
    One for My Baby and One More for the Road (1949)
    New York, New York (1949) – see Gene Kelly
    Luck Be a Lady (from Guys and Dolls, 1950)
    I've Got the World on a String (1953)
    I Get a Kick Out of You (from Anything Goes, 1954)
    Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)
    I've Got You Under My Skin (1956)
    All the Way (1957)
    Blues in the Night (My Mama Done Tol' Me) (1958)
    High Hopes (1959)
    Call Me Irresponsible (1963)
    The Way You Look Tonight (1964)
    Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words) (1964)
    It Was a Very Good Year (1965)
    Strangers in the Night (1966)
    Summer Wind (1966)
    That's Life (1966)
    Somethin' Stupid (with Nancy Sinatra, 1967)
    My Way (1969)
    Theme from "New York, New York" (1980)
    It Had to Be You (1980)

    Album(s):
    Songs for Young Lovers (1953)
    In the Wee Small Hours (1955)
    Songs for Swingin' Lovers (1956)
    A Swingin' Affair (1957)
    Come Fly with Me (1957)
    Only the Lonely (1958)
    Come Dance with Me (1959)
    Nice 'N Easy (1960)
    September of My Years (1965)
    A Man and His Music (compilation, 1960-1965)
    Francis Albert Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim (with Antonio Carlos Jobim, 1967)
    Best of the Best (compilation: 1953-80; released 2001)
    My Way: The Best of (compilation, 1997)


    Nancy Sinatra

    Pop singer born 6/8/1940 in Jersey City, NJ. Daughter of singer Frank Sinatra.

    Song(s):
    These Boots Are Made for Walkin' (1966)
    Somethin' Stupid (1967) – see Frank Sinatra


    Talvin Singh

    Album(s):
    OK (1999)


    The Singing Nun

    Song(s):
    Dominique (1963)

    Album(s):
    The Singing Nun (1963)


    Siouxsie & the Banshees

    Album(s):
    The Scream (1978)


    Sir Douglas Quintet

    Song(s):
    She's about a Mover (1965)


    Sir Mix-A-Lot

    Song(s):
    Baby Got Back (1992)


    Sisqó

    Song(s):
    Thong Song (2000)


    Sister Hazel

    Song(s):
    All for You (1997)


    Sisters of Mercy

    Album(s):
    Floodland (1987)


    Sisters with Voices (SWV)

    Song(s):
    Weak (1993)


    6ix9ine

    Song(s):
    Trollz (with Nicki Minaj, 2020)


    Sixpence None the Richer

    Song(s):
    Kiss Me (1998)


    Ricky Skaggs

    Country singer born 7/18/1954 in Cordell, KY.


    Skepta

    Song(s):
    Shutdown (2015)

    Album(s):
    Konnichiwa (2016)


    Skid Row

    Song(s):
    18 and Life (1989)
    I Remember You (1989)
    Youth Gone Wild (1989)

    Album(s):
    Skid Row (1989)


    Skyhooks

    Album(s):
    Living in the '70s (1975)
    Ego Is Not a Dirty Word (1975)


    Freddie Slack

    Song(s):
    The House of Blue Lights (with Ella Mae Morse, 1946)


    Slade

    Song(s):
    Cum on Feel the Noize (1973)
    Merry Xmas Everybody (1973)

    Album(s):
    Alive! (live, 1972)


    Chris Slade

    Rock drummer born Christopher Rees on 10/30/46 in Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales. With Tom Jones (65-69), Manfred Mann (72-78), the Firm (84-86), AC/DC (89-95, 2015-), and Asia (01-05).


    Slash

    Check out DMDB actpage here.

    Rock guitarist born Saul Hudson on 7/23/1965 in Hampstead, London, England. With Guns N' Roses, Slash's Snakepit, and Velvet Revolver.


    Leonard Slatkin

    Orchestra conductor.


    Slayer

    Song(s):
    Angel of Death (1986)
    Raining Blood (1986)

    Album(s):
    Reign in Blood (produced by Rick Rubin, 1986)
    South of Heaven (produced by Rick Rubin, 1988)
    Seasons in the Abyss (produced by Rick Rubin, 1990)


    Sleater-Kinney

    Album(s):
    Dig Me Out (1997)


    Percy Sledge

    R&B singer born 11/25/1940 in Leighton, AL. Died 4/14/2015.

    Song(s):
    When a Man Loves a Woman (1966)


    Sister Sledge

    Song(s):
    We Are Family (1979)


    Skrillex

    Song(s):
    Where Are Ü Now (with Diplo & Justin Bieber, 2015)


    The Skyliners

    Song(s):
    Since I Don't Have You (1959)
    This I Swear (1959)


    Slaughter

    Song(s):
    Up All Night (1990)
    Fly to the Angels (1990)


    Slave

    Song(s):
    Slide (1977)


    Slick Rick

    Song(s):
    La Di Da Di (1985) – see Doug E. Fresh
    Children's Story (1989)

    Album(s):
    The Great Adventures of Slick Rick (1988)


    Slim


    Slim Dusty

    Song(s):
    A Pub with No Beer (1958)


    Slint

    Album(s):
    Spiderland (1991)


    The Slits

    Album(s):
    Cut (1979)


    Sly & the Family Stone

    Interracial psychedelic-soul group formed by "Sly Stone". Formed in San Francisco, CA. Played Woodstock Festival in 1969. Members: Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart (v/k), Freddie Stone (g), Cynthia Robinson (trumpet), Jerry Martini (sax), Rosie Stone (k/v), Larry Graham (b), Gregg Errico (d). Danny Spanos (d).

    Song(s):
    Everyday People (1968)
    Dance to the Music (1968)
    Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin (1969)
    Family Affair (1971)

    Album(s):
    Stand! (1969)
    Greatest Hits (compilation: 1967-70) – see Anthology
    There's a Riot Goin' On (1971)
    Fresh (1973)
    Anthology (compilation: 1968-73)


    The Small Faces

    British rock group. 1965-1969. Steve Marriott (v), Ronnie Lane (b), Ian McLagan (k), Kenney Jones (d). After Marriott's departure, the group enlisted Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood and continued as The Faces.

    Song(s):
    Tin Soldier (1967)
    Itchycoo Park (1967)

    Album(s):
    Ogden's Nut Gone Flake (1968)


    Ed Smalle

    Song(s):
    That Old Gang of Mine (1923) – see Billy Murray


    Charlie Smalls

    Album(s): The Wiz (musical: 1975)


    Smashing Pumpkins

    Alternative rock group formed in Chicago. IL. Active: 1988-2000, 2006- Members: Billy Corgan (v/g: 88-00, 06-), James Iha (g: 89-00), D'Arcy Wretzky (b: 88-99), and Jimmy Chamberlain (d: 89-96, 00, 06-), Melissa Auf Der Maur (b: 00), Jeff Schroeder (g: 06-), Ginger Reyes (b: 06-). Corgan and Chamberlain were also in Zwan together.

    Song(s):
    Disarm (1993)
    Today (1993)
    Cherub Rock (1993)
    Bullet with Butterfly Wings (1995)
    1979 (1995)
    Tonight, Tonight (1996)

    Album(s):
    Siamese Dream (1993)
    Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (1995)


    Smash Mouth


    All Star (1999)


    Adrian Smith


    Arthur Smith & His Cracker Jacks

    Song(s):
    Guitar Boogie (1948)


    Bessie Smith

    Blues singer born 4/15/1894 in Chattanooga, TN. Died 9/26/1937. Known as "The Empress of the Blues".

    Song(s):
    Down Hearted Blues (1923)
    Baby, Won't You Please Come Home (1923)
    St. Louis Blues (with Louis Armstong, 1925)
    Lost Your Head Blues (1926)
    Empty Bed Blues (1928)
    Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out (1929)

    Album(s):
    The World's Greatest Blues Singer (1933)
    The Essential (compilation: 1923-33, released 1997)


    Carl Smith

    Country singer born 3/15/1927 in Maynardsville, TN. Died 1/16/2010.


    Chad Smith

    Rock drummer with Red Hot Chili Peppers.


    Clarence "Pinetop" Smith

    Song(s):
    Pinetop's Boogie Woogie (1928)


    Connie Smith

    Country singer born Constance June Meador on 8/14/1941 in Elkhart, IN. Discovered at age 22 after winning a talent contest which gave her a chance to sing on an Opry-troupe concert. In 1964, Bill Anderson, the headliner of that concert, invited her to sing on Ernest Tubb's Midnite Jamboree. That same year she signed to RCA Victor Records. Her first single, "Once a Day," went to #1. She went on to rack up 30 top 20 hits on the country charts and recorded gospel as well.

    Song(s):
    Once a Day (1964)


    Curt Smith

    Singer/songwriter and musician born 6/24/1961 in Bath, Somerset, England. With Graduate (1978-81) and Tears for Fears (1981-90, 2004, 2017-2022).

    Album(s):
    Soul on Board (1993)
    Halfway Pleased (2007)
    Deceptively Heavy (2013)


    Elliott Smith

    Song(s):
    Waltz #2 (XO) (1998)

    Album(s):
    Either/Or (1997)


    Harry B. Smith


    Huey "Piano" Smith & His Clowns

    Song(s):
    Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie-Woogie Flu (1929)

    Album(s):
    Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival (1975)


    "Whispering" Jack Smith

    Song(s):
    Gimme a Little Kiss (Will Ya? Huh?) (1926)


    Jimmy Smith

    Jazz pianist born James Oscar Smith on 12/8/1928 in Norristown, PA. Died 2/8/2005.


    Joseph B. Smith


    Joseph C. Smith

    Song(s):
    Smiles (with Harry MacDonough, 1918)


    Kate Smith

    Singer born Kathryn Elizabeth Smith on 5/1/1907 in Greenville, VA. Died 6/17/1986.

    Song(s):
    When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain (1931)
    God Bless America (1939)
    Last Time I Saw Paris (1940)


    Keely Smith

    Song(s):
    That Old Black Magic (with Louis Prima, 1958)

    Album(s):
    The Wildest (with Louis Prima, 1957)


    Mamie Smith

    Song(s):
    Crazy Blues (& Her Jazz Hounds, 1920)


    Michael W. Smith

    Contemporary Christian singer born Michael Whitaker Smith on 10/7/1957 in Kenova, WV. Has sold 18 million albums and had 31 #1 Christian songs.


    Mindy Smith

    Song(s):
    Come to Jesus (2004)


    Patti Smith

    Punk-rock singer/songwriter born 12/30/1946 in Chicago, IL.

    Song(s):

    Gloria (In Excelsis Deo) (1975)

    Album(s):
    Horses (1975)


    Robert Smith


    Sam Smith

    Song(s):
    La La La (with Naughty Boy, 2013)
    Stay with Me (2014)
    I'm Not the Only One (2014)
    Writing's on the Wall (2015)
    Too Good at Goodbyes (2017)
    Promises (2018) – see Calvin Harris

    Album(s):
    In the Lonely Hour (2014)


    Sammi Smith

    Song(s):
    Help Me Make It Through the Night (1971)


    Samuel Francis Smith

    Songs written by Smith:
    My Country 'Tis of Thee (words: Smith, music: Thomas Arne; 1831)


    Steve Smith

    Rock drummer with Journey (1979-83, 96) and the Storm (91-92).


    Trixie Smith

    Song(s):
    My Man Rocks Me with One Steady Roll (1922)


    Velma Smith


    Wayne Smith

    Song(s):
    Under Me Sleng Teng (1985)


    Whisperin' Jack Smith

    Song(s):
    Me and My Shadow (1927)


    Will Smith

    Rap singer and actor born 9/25/1968 in Philadelphia, PA. Recorded as Fresh Prince with DJ Jazzy Jeff before going solo and using his own name.

    Song(s):
    Summertime (DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince, 1991)
    Men in Black (1997)
    I' Jiggy Wit It (1997)

    Album(s):
    He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper (DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince, 1988)
    Homebase (1991)
    Big Willie Style (1997)


    Willie "The Lion" Smith

    Jazz pianist born 11/25/1897 in Goshen, NY. Died 8/18/1973


    The Smiths

    British indie rock group. Active: 1982-87 Members: Morrissey (v), Johnny Marr (g), Andy Rourke (b), Mike Joyce (d), Craig Gannon (g – Aztec Camera; The Smiths: 86)

    DMDB profile page for The Smiths

    Song(s):
    Top 50 Songs: The Smiths/Morrissey
    This Charming Man (1983)
    Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now (1984)
    How Soon Is Now? (1984)
    Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want (1984)
    There Is a Light That Never Goes Out (1986)
    The Queen Is Dead (1986)

    Album(s):
    The Smiths (1984)
    Hatful of Hollow (archives, 1984)
    Meat Is Murder (1985)
    The Queen Is Dead (1986)
    The World Won't Listen (archives, 1987)
    Louder Than Bombs (archives, 1983-87, released 1987)
    Strangeways, Here We Come (1987)
    The Very Best of (compilation: 1983-87, released 2001)
    Complete (box: 1983-87, released 2011)


    Patty Smyth

    Song(s):
    Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough (with Don Henley, 1992)


    Snap!

    Song(s):
    Rhythm Is a Dancer (1992)


    Todd Snider

    Song(s):
    Alright Guy (1994)


    Sniff 'N' the Tears

    Song(s):
    Driver's Seat (1979)


    Snoop Doggy Dogg

    Rapper born Cordozar Calvin Broadus on 10/20/1971 in Long Beach, CA. Emerged from the West Coast hip hop scene in the early '90s as a protégé of Dr. Dre, notably rapping on Dre's solo debut The Chronic before recording solo himself.

    Song(s):
    Deep Cover (1992) – see Dr. Dre
    Nuthin’ But a "G" Thang (1993) – see Dr. Dre
    Gin & Juice (1994)
    Drop It Like It's Hot (with Pharrell Williams, 2004)
    California Gurls (2010) – see Katy Perry

    Album(s):
    Doggystyle (1993)


    Snow

    Song(s):
    Informer (1993)


    Hank Snow

    Country singer born Clarence Eugene Snow on 5/9/1914 in Brooklyn, Nova Scotia, Canada. Died 12/20/1999.

    Song(s):
    I'm Moving On (1950)
    I Don't Hurt Anymore (1954)


    Mark Snow

    Film and television composer born Martin Fulterman on 8/26/1946 in New York, NY. Best known for composing the theme music for The X-Files.


    Snow Patrol

    Song(s):
    Run (2004)
    Chasing Cars (2006)
    Shut Your Eyes (2006)
    Crack the Shutters (2008)
    Just Say Yes (2009)

    Album(s):
    Final Straw (2004)
    Eyes Open (2006)


    Bill Snyder

    Song(s):
    Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (from Pal Joey, 1950)


    Ted Snyder


    Social Distortion

    Album(s):
    Mommy's Little Monster (1983)


    Soft Cell

    British new wave duo comprised of Dave Ball and Marc Almond.

    Song(s):
    Tainted Love (1981)


    The Soft Machine

    Album(s):
    The Soft Machine (1968)


    Machiko Soga

    Song(s):
    Oba-Q Ondo (1966)


    The Soggy Bottom Boys

    Song(s):
    I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow (2001)


    Solange

    Album(s):
    A Seat at the Table (2016)


    Marco Antonio Solis


    Georg Solti

    Conductor born 10/21/1912 in Hungary. Died 9/5/1997.


    Stephen Sondheim

    Musical theater composer born 3/22/1930 in New York City, NY. Died 11/26/2021.

    Songs(s):
    Everything's Coming Up Roses (from Gypsy, 1959) – see Ethel Merman
    Tonight (from West Side Storysoundtrack: 1961) – see Marni Nixon
    Somewhere (from West Side Story, 1961) – see Marni Nixon
    Maria (from West Side Story soundtrack: 1961) – see Jim Bryant
    Comedy Tonight (from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, 1964) – see Zero Mostel
    Send in the Clowns (from A Little Night Music, 1973) – see Judy Collins

    Album(s):
    Candide (musical: 1956) – see Leonard Bernstein
    West Side Story (musical: 1957, soundtrack: 1961) – see Leonard Bernstein
    Gypsy (musical: 1959) – see Jule Styne, musical: 1959)
    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (musical: 1962)
    Company (musical: 1970)
    Follies (musical: 1971)
    A Little Night Music (musical: 1973)
    Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street (musical: 1979, soundtrack: 2008)
    Merrily We Roll Along (musical: 1981)
    Sunday in the Park with George (musical: 1984)
    Follies in Concert (1986)
    Into the Woods (musical: 1988)
    Assassins (musical: 1990)
    Passion (musical: 1994)


    The Song Spinners

    Song(s):
    You'll Never Know (1943) – see Dick Haymes
    Comin' in on a Wing and a Prayer (1943)


    Sonic Youth

    Song(s):
    Teenage Riot (1988)

    Album(s):
    Sister (1987)
    Daydream Nation (1988)


    Sonny & Cher

    Pop duo comprised of Sonny Bono and Cher. Began careers as session singers for Phil Spector. First recorded as Caesar & Cleo in 1963. Married in 1963; divorced in 1974. Had TV series from 71-74. Active: 1963-74

    Song(s):
    I Got You Babe (1965)


    Sons of the Desert

    Song(s):
    I Hope You Dance (2000) – see Lee Ann Womack


    Sons of the Pioneers

    Song(s):
    Tumbling Tumbleweeds (1934)
    Cool Water (1941)


    So Solid Crew

    Song(s):
    21 Seconds (2001)


    The S.O.S. Band

    Song(s):
    Take Your Time (Do It Right) (1980)


    Soul Asylum

    Song(s):
    Runaway Train (1993)


    Soulja Boy Tell'Em

    Song(s):
    Crank That (Soulja Boy) (2007)


    David Soul

    Song(s):
    Don't Give Up on Us (1977)


    The Soul Stirrers

    Song(s):
    Jesus Gave Me Water (1950)
    By and By (1959)


    Soul II Soul

    Song(s):
    Back to Life (However Do You Want Me) (1989)
    Keep on Movin’ (1989)

    Album(s):
    Club Classics Vol. 1 (aka "Keep on Movin'") (1989)


    Soundgarden

    Seattle-based rock group considered one of the biggest acts in shaping the grunge movement and bringing it to prominence in the 1990s. Cornell and Cameron were also in the one-time project Temple of the Dog. Active: 1987-1996 Members: Chris Cornell (v: 87-96), Kim Thayil (g), Hiro Yamamoto (b: 87-91), Matt Cameron (d: 87-96), and Hunter "Ben" Shepherd (b: 91-96).

    Song(s):
    Jesus Christ Pose (1991)
    Outshined (1991)
    Rusty Cage (1991)
    Spoonman (1994)
    Black Hole Sun (1994)
    Burden in My Hand (1996)
    Been Away Too Long (2012)
    Live to Rise (2012)

    Album(s):
    Badmotorfinger (1991)
    Superunknown (1994)


    John Phillip Sousa

    Songwriter born 11/6/1854 in Washington, DC. Died 3/6/1932.

    Song(s):
    The Washington Post March (1895)
    El Capitan March (1895)
    King Cotton March (1895)
    The Stars and Stripes Forever (1897, new version: 1901)
    American Patrol (1901)
    In the Good Old Summertime (with Harry Macdonough & S.H. Dudley, 1902)


    Joe South

    Song(s):
    Games People Play (1968)


    J.D. Souther

    Rock singer/songwriter born John David Souther on 11/2/1945 in Detroit, Michigan. Had hits on his own with "You're Only Lonely" and "Her Town Too" (duet with James Taylor). Also wrote/co-wrote for and with others, including Burt Bacharach; Jackson Browne; Crosby, Stills & Nash; the Eagles ("Heartach Tonight", "Best of My Love", "New Kid in Town"); Don Henley ("The Heart of the Matter"); Roy Orbison; Bonnie Raitt; Linda Ronstadt; George Strait; Brian Wilson; Trisha Yearwood; and Warren Zevon.


    Space

    Song(s):
    Female of the Species (1996)


    Esperanza Spalding

    Jazz singer, songwriter, bassist, and composer born 10/18/1984 in Portland, Oregon.


    Spandau Ballet

    Song(s):
    True (1983)


    The Spaniels

    Song(s):
    Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight (1954)
    Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time) (1958)


    Otis Spann

    Blues pianist born 3/21/1924 (or 1930) in Belzoni or Jackson, Mississippi. Died 4/24/1970.

    Album(s):
    Otis Spann Is the Blues (1960)


    Pervis Spann


    Britney Spears

    Dance-pop singer born 12/2/1981 in McComb, Mississippi.

    Song(s):
    Baby One More Time (1998)
    Oops! I Did It Again (2000)
    Toxic (2004)
    Piece of Me (2007)
    Womanizer (2008)
    3 (2009)
    Hold It Against Me (2011)

    Album(s):
    …Baby One More Time (1999)
    Oops!...I Did It Again (2000)


    The Specials

    Song(s):
    Gangsters (1979)
    Ghost Town (1981)

    Album(s):
    The Specials (1979)


    Phil Spector

    Pop/rock producer born 12/26/1939 in Brooklyn, NY. Noted for developing the "Wall of Sound" approach to recording. During the '60s, he worked with the Crystals, the Dixie Cups, Ben E. King, the Ramones, the Righteous Brothers, the Ronettes, and Ike & Tina Turner. He also produced the Beatles' last album (1970's Let It Be) and solo albums for John Lennon (1970's Plastic Ono Band, 1971's Imagine), and George Harrison (1970's All Things Must Pass).

    Songs Produced and/or Written by Spector:
    Phil Spector: Top 50 Songs
    Spanish Harlem (1960) – see Ben E. King
    He's a Rebel (1962) – see the Crystals
    Be My Baby (1963) – see the Ronettes
    Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home) (1963) – see the Crystals
    Chapel of Love (1964) – see the Dixie Cups
    You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (1964) – see Righteous Brothers
    Unchained Melody (1965) – see Righteous Brothers
    River Deep, Mountain High (1966) – see Tina Turner
    Let It Be (1970) – see the Beatles
    My Sweet Lord (1970) – see George Harrison
    Imagine (1971) – see John Lennon

    Albums Produced by Spector:
    A Christmas Gift for You (various artists, 1963)
    Back to Mono (box, 1958-69, released 1991)
    Let It Be (1970) – see the Beatles
    All Things Must Pass (1970) – see George Harrison
    Plastic Ono Band (1970) – see John Lennon
    Imagine (1971) – see John Lennon


    Speedo

    Member of Rocket from the Crypt.


    Henry C. Speir


    Alexander "Skip" Spence

    Born 4/18/1946 in Windsor, Ontario. Died 4/16/1999. Drummer on Jefferson Airplane's debut album (1966's Jefferson Airplane Takes Off) before co-founding Moby Grape (1966-69) as a psychedelic-rock singer/songwriter and guitarist. Career plagued by drug addictions and mental health problems.

    Album(s):
    Oar (1969)


    Elizabeth Spencer

    Song(s):
    Let the Rest of the World Go By (with Charles Hart, 1920)


    Grace Spencer

    Song(s):
    Tell Me, Pretty Maiden (1901) – see Harry MacDonough, 1901)


    Len Spencer

    Pop singer born Leonard Garfield Spencer on 2/12/1867 in Washington, DC. Died 12/15/1914.

    Song(s):
    Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-De-Ay (1892)
    The Old Folks at Home (Swanee River) (1892)
    Carry Me Back to Orld Virginny (1893)
    Little Alabama Coon (1895)
    The Bully (aka 'Dat New Bully') (1895)
    You've Been a Good Old Wagon But You've Done Broken Down (1896)
    A Hot Time in the Old Town (1897)
    Oh Mr. Johnson, Turn Me Loose (1897)
    My Gal Is a High-Born Lady (1897)
    I Don't Like No Cheap Man (1898)
    Hello Ma Baby (1899)
    Smoky Mokes (1899)
    Ma Tiger Lily (1900)
    Arkansaw Traveler (1902)
    Peaches and Cream (with Ada Jones, 1906)


    Spice Girls

    British pop quintet comprised of Victoria Adams (later Beckham, aka "Posh Spice"), Melanie Brown (aka Mel B or "Scary Spice"), Emma Bunton (aka "Baby Spice"), Melanie Chisholm (aka Mel C or "Sporty Spice"), and Gerri Halliwell (aka "Ginger Spice"). Active: 1994-2000 .

    Song(s):
    Wannabe (1996)
    2 Become 1 (1996)
    Say You'll Be There (1997)

    Album(s):
    Spice (1996)
    Spiceworld (1997)


    Spin Doctors

    Song(s):
    Two Princes (1991)


    Spinal Tap

    Album(s):
    This Is Spinal Tap (1984)


    The Spinners

    R&B vocal group from Ferndale High School near Detroit. Originally known as the Domingoes. Discovered by producer Harvey Fuqua (v – Moonglows; Spinners: 61). Became The Spinners in 1961. First recorded on Fuqua's Tri-Phi label. Many personnel changes.

    Active: 1961- Members: G.C. Cameron (v: 68-72). 1972 lineup included Philippe Wynne (tenor: Spinners: ?-77; Parliament/Funkadelic; died 7/14/84), Bobbie Smith (tenor), Billy Henderson (tenor), Henry Fambrough (baritone), Pervis Jackson (bass), John Edwards (tenor: 77-)

    Song(s):
    Working My Way Back to You/Forgive Me Girl (1979)


    Spirit

    Album(s):
    Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus (1970)


    Spirit of the West

    Song(s):
    Home for a Rest (1990)


    Spiritualized

    Album(s):
    Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space (1997)


    Victoria Spivey


    Split Enz

    Check out DMDB actpage here.

    Check out the DMDB podcast "The Best of Crowded House and Neil Finn" here.

    New wave band formed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1972 by Tim Finn (v/k: 72-84) and Phil Judd (v/g: 72-77). Also included Geoff Chunn (d: 73-74), Mike Chunn (b: 72-77), Noel Crombie (percussion/art director: 74-84), Emlyn Crowther (d: 74-76), Neil Finn (v/g: 77-84), Robert Gillies (sax/trumpet: 73-78), Miles Golding (violin: 72-73), Malcolm Green (d: 76-81), Nigel Griggs (b: 77-84), Paul Hester (d: 83-84), Mike Howard (flute: 72-73), Eddie Rayner (k: 74-84), Div Vercoe (d: 73), Wally Wilkinson (g: 73-75). Neil Finn and Hester went on to form Crowded House.

    Song(s):
    Neil & Tim Finn: Top 100 Songs
    I Got You (1980)
    I Hope I Never (1980)

    Album(s):
    Beginning of the Enz (1973)
    Mental Notes (1975)
    Dizrhythmia (1977)
    Frenzy (1979)
    True Colours (1980)
    Corroboree (1981)
    Time and Tide (1982)
    Conflicting Emotions (1983)
    See Ya Round (1984)
    History Never Repeats (compilation: 1976-84, released 1987)


    Sponge

    Song(s):
    Plowed (1994)


    Spoon

    Song(s):
    Do You (2014)
    Hot Thoughts (2017)

    Album(s):
    Kill the Moonlight (2002)
    Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007)


    Dusty Springfield

    Blue-eyed soul singer born Mary Isabel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien on 4/16/1939 in West Hampstead, London, England. Died 3/2/1999.

    Song(s):
    I Only Want to Be with You (1963)
    Wishin' and Hopin' (1964)
    You Don't Have to Say You Love Me (1966)
    The Look of Love (1967)
    Son of a Preacher Man (1968)

    Album(s):
    Dusty in Memphis (1969)


    Rick Springfield

    Song(s):
    Jessie's Girl (1981)
    Don't Talk to Strangers (1982)


    Bruce Springsteen

    Check out his DMDB profile page here.

    Rock singer/songwriter and guitarist born Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen on 9/23/1949 in Freehold, NJ. Known as "The Boss." Worked local clubs in New Jersey and Greenwich Village in the mid-60's. Married to model/ actress Julianne Phillips from 1985-1989. Married Patti Scialfa on 6/8/91.

    Has recorded and toured solo and with the E Street Band. Current members: Roy Bittan (k: 74-), Jake Clemons (sax: 12-), Nils Lofgren (g: 84-), Patti Scialfa (v/k/g: 84-), Gary Tallent (b: 72-), Steven Van Zandt (g: 75-83,95-), and Max Weinberg (d: 74-). Past members have included Clarence Clemons (sax: 72-11; died in 2011), Danny Federici (k: 72-08; died 2008), Vini Lopez (d: 72-74), and David Sancious (k: 72-74).

    Song(s):
    Bruce Springsteen: Top 100 Songs
    Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) (1973)
    Born to Run (1975)
    Thunder Road (1975)
    Hungry Heart (1980)
    The River (1980)
    Dancing in the Dark (1984)
    Pink Cadillac (1984)
    Born in the U.S.A. (1984)
    Glory Days (1984)
    I'm on Fire (1984)
    My Hometown (1984)
    Trapped (live, 1984)
    War (live, 1985)
    Brilliant Disguise (1987)
    Tunnel of Love (1987)
    Spare Parts (1987)
    Stand by Me (live, 1987) – see U2
    Every Breath You Take (live, 1988) – see Sting
    The River (live with Sting, 1988)
    Human Touch (1992)
    Streets of Philadelphia (1994)
    Secret Garden (1995)
    Thunder Road (live, 1995) – see Melissa Etheridge
    Spare Parts (live, 1996)
    Born in the U.S.A. (live, slow version, 1996)
    We Shall Overcome (1998)
    American Skin (41 Shots) (recorded 1999, released 2001)
    Land of Hope and Dreams (recorded live 1999, released 2001)
    I'll Stand by You (recorded 2000, released 2017)
    My City of Ruins (live, 2001)
    The Rising (2002)
    Empty Sky (2002)
    When the Saints Go Marching In (live, 2006)
    Radio Nowhere (2007)
    Girls in Their Summer Clothes (2007)
    Magic (2007)
    Terry's Song (2007)
    The Wrestler (2008)
    Outlaw Pete (2009)
    London Calling (live, 2009)
    We Take Care of Our Own (2012)
    Wrecking Ball (2012)
    Rocky Ground (2012)
    Jack of All Trades (2012)
    Sexy as I Know It (2012) – see as Jimmy Fallon
    Whip My Hair (2012) – see as Jimmy Fallon
    Don't Change (live, 2014)
    Stayin' Alive (live, 2014)
    Royals (live, 2014)
    Jump (live, 2014)
    Rebel Rebel (live, 2016)
    Take It Easy (live, 2016)
    Purple Rain (live, 2016)
    That's What Makes Us Great (2017) – see Joe Grushecky
    Hello Sunshine (2019)
    Sundown (2019)
    Wasted Days (2021) – see John Mellencamp

    Album(s):
    Bruce Springsteen: Top 10 Albums
    Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. (1973)
    The Wild, the Innocent, & the E Street Shuffle (1973)
    Born to Run (1975)
    The Promise (archives, 1976-78)
    Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
    The River (1980)
    The Ties That Bind: The River Collection (box set: 1979-80, released 2015)
    Nebraska (1982)
    Born in the U.S.A. (1984)
    Live 1975/1985 (live box with the E Street Band, 1985)
    Tunnel of Love (1987)
    Human Touch (1992)
    Lucky Town (1992)
    Greatest Hits (compilation: 1975-95, released 1995)
    The Ghost of Tom Joad (1995)
    Tracks (archives, box: 1972-95, released 1998)
    Live in New York City (live: 2000, released 2001)
    The Rising (2002)
    The Essential: Limited Edition (box: 1973-2002, released 2003)
    Devils & Dust (2005)
    We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions (2006) covers
    Magic (2007)
    Working on a Dream (2009)
    Greatest Hits (compilation: 1973-2007, released 2009)
    Wrecking Ball (2012)
    Collection (compilation: 1973-2010, released 2013)
    High Hopes (2014)
    American Beauty (EP, 2014)
    The Essential (compilation: 1973-2014, released 2015)
    Chapter and Verse (compilation: 1966-2012, released 2016)
    Springsteen on Broadway (live, 2018)
    Western Stars (2019)
    Letter to You (2020)

    The DMDB Blog:
    Jon Landau wrote about Bruce Springsteen: May 22, 1974 (5/22/12)


    Squeeze

    New wave group from England led by Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook. Paul Carrack served as a guest vocalist in 1981 ("Tempted") and 1993 ("Some Fantastic Place").

    DMDB profile page: Squeeze
    DMDB podcast: The Best of Squeeze
    DMDB review of Squeeze: In Concert

    Song(s):
    The Top 50 Songs of Squeeze, Chris Difford, and Glenn Tilbrook.
    Up the Junction (1979)
    Slap and Tickle (1979)
    Tempted (1981)
    Black Coffee in Bed (1982)
    I Won't Ever Go Drinking Again (?) (1985)
    Heartbreaking World (1985)
    Slaughtered, Gutted, and Heartbroken (1989)
    Temptation for Love (with Cathy Dennis, 1995)
    To Be a Dad (1998)

    Album(s):
    Squeeze (1978)
    Cool for Cats (1979)
    Argybargy (1980)
    East Side Story (1981)
    Sweets from a Stranger (1982)
    Singles: 45s and Under (compilation: 1978-82, released 1982)
    Difford & Tilbrook (Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, 1984)
    Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti (1985)
    Babylon and On (1987)
    Frank (1989)
    Greatest Hits (compilation: 1978-89, released 2001)
    Play (1991)
    Some Fantastic Place (1993)
    Piccadilly Collection (compilation: 1980-93, released 1996)
    Ridiculous (1995)
    Domino (1998)
    Big Squeeze: The Very Best of (compilation: 1978-98, released 2002)
    Essential (compilation: 1978-98, released 2007)
    Cradle to the Grave (2015)
    The Knowledge (2017)


    Billy Squier

    Song(s):
    Christmas Is the Time to Say "I Love You" (1981)
    Everybody Wants You (1982)


    Chris Squire


    John Squire


    Stabbing Westward

    Song(s):
    What Do I Have to Do? (1996)


    Jo Stafford

    Singer born 11/12/1917 in Coalinga, CA. Died 7/16/2008. #1 ranked female vocalist of the 1940-54 pre-rock era. Sang with Tommy Dorsey (40-42) and the Pied Pipers (42-44). Had hits with Red Ingle and Johnny Mercer and ran up a string of solo and duet successes. Married to orchestra leader Paul Weston. Host of own TV musical series (54-55).

    Song(s):
    Yes Indeed! (1941) – see Tommy Dorsey
    It Could Happen to You (1944)
    Candy (1945) – see Johnny Mercer
    No Other Love (1950)
    You Belong to Me (1952)
    Make Love to Me! (1954)


    Staind

    Song(s):
    It's Been Awhile (2001)
    So Far Away (2003)
    Not Again (2011)


    Chris Stamp

    Music manager for the Who and Jimi Hendrix.


    Joe Stampley

    Country singer born 6/6/1943 in Springhill, LA.


    The Standells

    Song(s):
    Dirty Water (1966)


    The Stanley Brothers

    Bluegrass duo comprised of brothers Carter Stanley (1925-1966) and Ralph Stanley (1927-2016). Performed as the Stanley Brothers with their band, the Clinch Mountain Boys, from 1946 to 1966. Ralph continued to used the name "Stanley Brothers" after his brother's death.

    Song(s):
    I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow (1950)
    Rank Stranger (1960)


    Aileen Stanley

    Song(s):
    Everybody Loves My Baby (1925)


    Frank Stanley

    Singer and banjoist born William Stanley Grinsted on 12/29/1868 in Orange, NJ. Died 12/12/1910. Sang bass with the Peerless Quartet (1907-10).

    Song(s):
    Blue Bell (1904) – see Byron Harlan
    Listen to the Mocking Bird (aka "The Mocking Bird") (with Corrine Morgan, 1904)
    Auld Lang Syne (1907)
    Red Wing (An Indian Fable) (with Henry Burr, 1907)
    Good Evening, Caroline (with Elise Stevenson, 1909)


    Paul Stanley

    Rock guitarist born Stanley Bert Eisen in Manhattan, NY. Founding member of band Kiss (73-).


    Ralph Stanley


    The Staple Singers

    Song(s):
    Respect Yourself (1971)
    Uncloudy Day (1971)
    I'll Take You There (1972)

    Album(s):
    Soul Folk in Action (1968)


    Mavis Staples

    Song(s):
    I Give You Power (2017) – see Arcade Fire
    Nina Cried Power (2018) – see Hozier


    Chris Stapleton

    Song(s):
    Tennessee Whiskey (2015)
    Nobody to Blame (2015)
    Broken Halos (2017)
    Starting Over (2020)

    Album(s):
    Traveller (2015)
    From a Room: Volume I (2017)
    Starting Over (2020)


    Jack Stapp


    Stardust

    Song(s):

    Music Sounds Better with You (1998)


    Alvin Stardust

    Song(s):
    My Coo-Ca-Chooo (1973)


    Zak Starkey

    Rock drummer with The Who and Oasis. Song of drummer Ringo Starr.


    Starland Vocal Band

    Song(s):
    Afternoon Delight (1976)


    Edwin Starr

    R&B singer/songwriter born Charles Edwin Hatcher on 1/21/1942 in Nashville, TN. Died 4/2/2003. Famous for his Norman Whitfield-produced singles of the 1970s.

    Song(s):
    War (1970)


    Kay Starr

    Pop singer born Katherine Laverne Starks on 7/21/1922 in Dougherty, OK. Died 11/3/2016.

    Song(s):
    Wheel of Fortune (1952)
    Rock and Roll Waltz (1955)


    Maurice Starr

    Pop songwriter best known for his work with New Kids on the Block.


    Ringo Starr

    Rock drummer and singer born Richard Starkey on 7/7/1940 in Dingle, Liverpool, England. With the Beatles ("Yellow Submarine", "With a Little Help from My Friends") and a solo artist ("It Don't Come Easy," "Photograph").


    Starship

    Rock band formed by Jefferson Starship alumni Slick, Chaquico, Sears, Thomas, and Baldwin.

    Active: 1985-1991 Members: Grace Slick (v: 85-88), Craig Chaquico (g – Jefferson Starship: 74-84; Starship: 85-89), Pete Sears (b – Jefferson Starship: 74-84; Starship: 85-89), Mickey Thomas (v: 85-89), and Don Baldwin (d – Jefferson Starship: 82-84; Starship: 85-89).

    Song(s):
    We Built This City (1985)
    Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now (1987)


    Stars on 45

    Song(s):
    Medley I (1981)


    Static Major

    Song(s):
    Lollipop (2008) – see Lil Wayne


    Candi Staton

    Song(s):
    Young Hearts Run Free (1976)


    The Statler Brothers

    Country/gospel vocal group. Formed in 1955 in Stauton, VA. Active until 2002. Only two members, Don Reid (lead: 60-02) and Harold Reid (bass: 55-02) were actually brothers and no one in the group was named Statler. Other members were Joe McDorman (lead: 55-60), Phil Balsley (baritone: 55-02), Lew DeWitt (tenor: 55-82), and Jimmy Fortune (tenor: 82-02).

    Song(s):
    Flowers on the Wall (1965)


    Status Quo

    Song(s):
    Pictures of Matchstick Men (1967)


    Stealers Wheel

    Song(s):
    Stuck in the Middle with You (1973)


    Steam

    Song(s):
    Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye (1969)


    Eleanor Steber


    John Steel

    Song(s):
    A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody (1919)
    The Love Nest (1920)


    Don Steele

    Radio show host of The Real Don Steele.


    Jon Steele & Sandra

    Song(s):
    My Happiness (1948)


    Steel Pulse

    Album(s):
    Handsworth Revolution (1978)


    Steely Dan

    L.A.-based, pop/jazz-styled group formed at NY's Bard College formed by Fagen and Becker and featuring various studio musicians. Actor/comedian Chevy Chase was the band's drummer in its formative years.

    Active: 1972-80, 1994, 2000-2003 Members: Donald Fagen (v/k) and Walter Becker (b/v: 72-81,93)

    Song(s):
    Reeling in the Years (1972)
    Rikki Don't Lose That Number (1974)

    Album(s):
    Can't Buy a Thrill (1972)
    Countdown to Ecstasy (1973)
    Pretzel Logic (1974)
    Katy Lied (1975)
    The Royal Scam (1976)
    Aja (1977)
    Gaucho (1980)
    Two Against Nature (2000)


    Gwen Stefani

    Ska/alternative-rock singer born 10/3/1969. With No Doubt ("Just a Girl", "Don't Speak"). Also a solo artist.

    Song(s):
    Hollaback Girl (2005)


    Seymour Stein

    Record executive (Sire, Warner Bros.) born 4/18/1942 in Brooklyn, NY.


    Billy Steinberg

    American songwriter who has achieved most of his success as part of a songwriting team, most notably with Tom Kelly.

    Songwriting credits on:
    How Do I Make You (Linda Ronstadt, 1980)
    Precious Time (Pat Benatar, 1981)
    I'm Gonna Follow You (Pat Benatar, 1981)
    Like a Virgin (Madonna, 1984)
    True Colors (Cyndi Lauper)
    So Emotional (Whitney Houston)
    Eternal Flame (Bangles)
    Alone (Heart)
    In Your Room (Bangles)
    I Drove All Night (Cyndi Lauper)
    I Touch Myself (Divinyls)
    Sex As a Weapon (Pat Benatar)
    Look Me in the Heart (Tina Turner)
    I'll Stand by You (Pretenders, 1993)
    Too Little Too Late (JoJo)


    William Steinberg

    Conductor born Hans Wilhelm Steinberg in Cologne, Germany on 8/1/1899. Died May 16, 1978. Protégé of Otto Klemperer. Became first conductor of the Palestine Symphony Orchestra. Conducted a number of concerts with the NBC Symphony (1938-40) and was the music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (1945-52).


    Max Steiner

    Albums:
    Gone with the Wind (soundtrack: 1939)


    Jim Steinman

    Composer, lyricist, playright, and record producer born 11/1/1947 in New York City, NY. Died 4/19/2021. Started in musical theatre, but found his greatest fame when he teamed with Meat Loaf to write songs for the legendary Bat Out of Hell in 1977. He also returned to Broadway, teaming with Andrew Lloyd Webber for the musical Whistle Down the Wind. His repertoire has sold more than 190 million records.
    DMDB podcast: The Best of Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman

    Songs written by Steinman:
    Paradise by the Dashboard Light (1977) – see Meat Loaf
    Bat Out of Hell (1977) – see Meat Loaf
    Total Eclipse of the Heart (1983) – see Bonnie Tyler
    Making Love Out of Nothing at All (1983) – see Air Supply
    I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That) (1993) – see Meat Loaf
    It's All Coming Back to Me Now (1996) – see Celine Dion

    Albums written by Steinman:
    Bat Out of Hell (1977) – see Meat Loaf
    Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell (1993) – see Meat Loaf


    Wolf Stephenson


    W.H. Stepp

    Song(s):
    Bonaparte's Retreat (1937)


    Steppenwolf

    Song(s):
    Born to Be Wild (1968)
    Magic Carpet Ride (1968)


    Steps

    Song(s):
    Heartbeat/Tragedy (1998)


    Andrew B. Sterling


    The Sterling Trio

    Three-quarters of the Peerless Quartet.

    Active: 1916-1922 Members: Henry Burr (tenor), Albert Campbell (tenor), John Meyer (bass)


    Isaac Stern

    Violinist born 7/21/1920 in Kremenets, Ukraine, Russia. Died 9/22/2001.


    Stereo MC's

    Album(s):
    Connected (1992)


    Stereophonics

    Album(s):
    Word Gets Around (1997)


    Cat Stevens

    Pop/folk singer/songwriter born Steven Demetre Georgiou on 7/21/1948 in London, England.

    Song (s):
    Wild World (1970)
    Faher and Son (1970)
    Moon Shadow (1971)
    Peace Train (1971)
    Morning Has Broken (1971)

    Album(s):
    Tea for the Tillerman (1970)
    Teaser and the Firecat (1971)
    Catch Bull at Four (1972)
    Greatest Hits (compilation, 1975)


    Corey Stevens

    Album(s):
    Blue Drops of Rain (1995)


    Elise Stevens

    Song(s):
    Are You Sincere? (1908)


    Ray Stevens

    Country/comedy singer born Harold Ray Ragsdale on 1/24/1939 in Clarksdale, GA.

    Song(s):
    The Streak (1974)


    Rise Stevens


    Shakin' Stevens

    Singer/songwriter born Michael Barratt on ¾/1948 in Ely, Wales.

    Song(s):
    This Ole House (1981)
    Merry Christmas Everybody (1985)


    Sufjan Stevens

    Album(s):
    Illinois (2005)
    Carrie & Lowell (2015)


    Elise Stevenson

    Singer who is believed to have also recorded under the pseudonym "Miss Walton."

    Song(s):
    Shine on, Harvest Moon (1909) – see Harry MacDonough
    Good Evening, Caroline (1909) – see Frank Stanley


    William "Mickey" Stevenson

    R&B songwriter and record producer born 1/4/1937 in Detroit, Michigan. Worked with Motown in the early days and later with MGM.


    Al Stewart

    Song(s):
    Year of the Cat (1976)


    Amii Stewart

    Song(s):
    Knock on Wood (1979)


    Cal Stewart

    Singer born in 1856 in Charlotte County, VA. Died 12/7/1919.

    Song(s):
    Uncle Josh's Arrival in New York (1898)
    I'm Old But I'm Awfully Tough (Laughing Song) (1898)
    Uncle Josh in Society (1899)
    Uncle Josh and the Insurance Agent (1904)


    Dave Stewart

    Half of the Eurythmics and later a producer.

    Song(s):
    Eurythmics/Annie Lennox: Top 30 Songs


    Ian Stewart

    Blues-rock keyboardist born Ian Andrew Robert Stewart on 7/18/1938 in Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland. Died 12/12/1985. With Blues Incorporated (62) and The Rolling Stones (63-85). Also worked with Howlin' Wolf, Ronnie Lane, Led Zeppelin, and George Thorogood.


    Jim Stewart

    Record executive with Stax born 7/29/1930 in Middleton, TX.


    Redd Stewart

    Song(s):
    Slow Poke (1951) – see Pee Wee King


    Rod Stewart

    Rock singer born Roderick David Stewart on 1/10/1945 in Highgate, London, England. With the Shotgun Express (66), Jeff Beck Group (67-69), and The Faces (69-75). Has worked as a solo artist since 1969.

    Song(s):
    Maggie May (1971)
    Reason to Believe (1971)
    Mandolin Wind (1971)
    You Wear It Well (1972)
    Sailing (1975)
    Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright) (1976)
    Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? (1978)
    Forever Young (1988)
    Have I Told You Lately? (1991)
    All for Love (1993) – see Bryan Adams

    Album(s):
    Every Picture Tells a Story (1971)
    A Night on the Town (1976)
    Foot Loose & Fancy Free (1977)
    Greatest Hits (compilation: 1971-78, charted 1979)
    Storyteller (box: 1964-89, released 1989)
    Best of (compilation, 1989)


    Stiff Little Fingers

    Song(s):
    Alternative Ulster (1978)

    Album(s):
    Inflammable Material (1979)


    Robert Stigwood

    Music manager for the Bee Gees. Produced movies Saturday Night Fever and Grease.


    Richard Stilgoe

    Song(s):
    All I Ask of You (from Phantom of the Opera, 1986) – see Sarah Brightman

    Album(s):
    Phantom of the Opera (1986) – see Andrew Lloyd Webber


    Al Stillman


    Stephen Stills

    Check out DMDB actpage here.

    Rock singer and guitarist born 1/3/1945 in Dallas, TX. With The Continentals (1960), The Au Go Go Singers (1964-65), The Company (1965), Buffalo Springfield (1966-68), Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969-), solo (1970-), Manassas (1971-73), Stills-Young Band (1976), Stills/Nash (1980-82).

    Song(s):
    For What It's Worth (1966) – see Buffalo Springfield
    Love the One You're With (1970)

    Album(s):
    Carry On (box set: 1962-2002, released 2013)


    Sting

    Rock singer and bassist born Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner on 10/2/51 in Wallsend, England. With Last Exit, Strontium 90 (77), Nuclear Waste (77), The Police (77-86, 07-08). Solo artist since 1981. Nicknamed "Sting" because of a yellow and black jersey he used to wear. In movies Quadrophenia, Dune, The Bride, Plenty, and others. Married actress/producer Trudie Styler in 1992.

    Sting & the Police's DMDB profile page

    DMDB podcast "The Best of Sting"

    Song(s):
    Sting & The Police: Top 60 Songs
    Message in a Bottle (live, 1981)
    Roxanne (live, 1981)
    Russians (1985)
    They Dance Alone (1987)
    Englishman in New York (1987)
    Someone to Watch Over Me (1987)
    Every Breath You Take (live with Bruce Springsteen, 1988)
    The River (live, 1988) – see Bruce Springsteen
    All This Time (1990)
    The Soul Cages (1991)
    It's Probably Me (with Eric Clapton, 1992)
    All for Love (1993) – see Bryan Adams
    If I Ever Lose My Faith in You (1993)
    Fields of Gold (1993)
    Epilogue (Nothing 'Bout Me) (1993)
    I Hung My Head (1996)
    I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying (1996)
    Desert Rose (with Cheb Mami, 1999)
    Fill Her Up (1999)
    Tomorrow We'll See (1999)
    Stolen Car (Take Me Dancing) (2003)
    Always on Your Side (2006) – see Sheryl Crow
    Practical Arrangement (2013)

    Album(s):
    The Dream of the Blue Turtles (1985)
    Bring on the Night (live: recorded 1985, released 1986)
    Nothing Like the Sun (1987)
    The Soul Cages (1991)
    Ten Summoner's Tales (1993)
    Fields of Gold – The Best of (compilation: 1985-94, released 1994)
    Mercury Falling (1996)
    Brand New Day (1999)
    All This Time (live, 2001)
    Very Best of Sting & the Police (compilation: 1978-1999, released 2002)
    Sacred Love (2003)
    Songs from the Labyrinth (2006)
    If on a Winter's Night (Christmas, 2009)
    25 Years (box: 1985-2010, released 2011)
    The Last Ship (2013)
    57th & 9th (2016)
    44/876 (with Shaggy, 2018)
    Duets (compilation: 2021)
    The Bridge (2021)


    Michael Stipe

    Rock singer/songwriter born John Michael Stipe on 1/4/1960 in Decatur, GA. With R.E.M.


    Frederick Stock


    Larry Stock


    Frank Stokes


    Leopold Stokowski

    Orchestra conductor born 4/18/1882 in London, England. Died 9/13/1977.

    Album(s):
    Fantasia (soundtrack: 1940) – see Disney


    George Stoll

    Song(s):
    June in January (1934) – see Bing Crosby
    Pennies from Heaven (1936) – see Bing Crosby


    Mike Stoller

    Songwriter and record producer born 3/13/1933 in Belle Harbor, New York City, NY. Most notable work with partner Jerry Leiber. 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 with Jerry Leiber:
    Leiber & Stoller: Top 50 Songs
    Hound Dog (1953) – see Big Mama Thornton
    Hound Dog (1956) – see Elvis Presley
    Searchin' (1957) – see the Coasters
    Young Blood (1957) – see the Coasters
    Jailhouse Rock (1957) – see Elvis Presley
    Yakety Yak (1958) – see the Coasters
    Kansas City (1959) – see Wilbert Harrison
    Love Potion No. 9 (1959) – see the Clovers
    There Goes My Baby (1959) – see the Drifters
    Spanish Harlem (1960) – see Ben E. King
    Stand by Me (1961) – see Ben E. King
    On Broadway (1963) – see the Drifters
    Is That All There Is? (1969) – see Peggy Lee

    Album(s):
    Smokey Joe’s Café (musical: 1995) – see Jerry Leiber


    hilp Morris Stoloff

    Song(s):
    Moonglow and Theme from "Picnic" (1956)


    Cliffie Stone


    Jesse Stone


    Matt Stone

    Album(s):
    The Book of Mormon (musical: 2011) – see Robert Lopez


    Sly Stone

    R&B singer/songwriter born Sylvester Stewart on 3/15/1944 in Denton, TX. Helmed Sly & the Family Stone.


    Ernest V. "Pop" Stoneman

    Song(s):
    The Titanic (1924)


    The Stone Roses

    Song(s):
    Fools Gold (1989)
    I Am the Resurrection (1989)
    I Wanna Be Adored (1989)
    Love Spreads (1994)

    Album(s):
    The Stone Roses (1989)


    Stone Sour

    Song(s):
    Through Glass (2006)
    Say You'll Haunt Me (2010)


    Stone Temple Pilots

    American rock group associated with the grunge movement of the 1990s. Active:1992-2003, 2008-2013 Members: Scott Weiland (v: 1992-2013), Dean DeLeo (g), Robert DeLeo (b), Eric Kretz (d), Chester Bennington (v: 2013-15).

    Song(s):
    Wicked Garden (1992)
    Sex Type Thing (1992)
    Plush (1992)
    Creep (1992)
    Plush (acoustic, 1993)
    Big Empty (1994)
    Interstate Love Song (1994)
    12 Gracious Melodies (1994)
    Sour Girl (1999)

    Album(s):
    Core (1992)
    Purple (1994)


    The Stooges

    Proto-punk rock group formed in Ann Arbor, MI. Active: 1967-74, 2003-07 Members: Iggy Pop (v), Ron Asheton (b – Dirty Shames; Prime Movers Blues Band; Chosen Few; Stooges: 67-74, 03-07), Scott Asheton (d – Stooges: 67-74, 03-07), Dave Alexander (b – Stooges: 67-70; died on 2/10/75), Steve Mackay (sax: 70), Bill Cheatham (g: 70), James Williamson (g: 70-74), Mike Watt (b: 03-07)

    Song(s):
    I Wanna Be Your Dog (1969)
    Search and Destroy (1973)

    Album(s):
    The Stooges (1969)
    Fun House (1970)
    Raw Power (1973)


    Gale Storm


    Herbert Stothart

    Album(s):
    The Wizard of Oz (soundtrack: 1939) – see Harold Arlen


    Chris Strachwitz

    Record executive born Christian Alexander Maria Strachwitz on 7/1/1931 in Gross Reichenau, Lower Silesia, Germany.


    George Strait

    Country singer born 5/18/1952 in Poteet, TX.

    Song(s):
    Amarillo by Morning (1983)
    All My Ex's Live in Texas (1987)
    Love Without End, Amen (1990)
    Check Yes Or No (1995)
    Murder on Music Row (with Alan Jackson, 2000)
    Give It Away (2006)
    I Saw God Today (2008)

    Album(s):
    Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind? (1984)
    Blue Clear Sky (1996)
    Carrying Your Love with Me (1997)
    50 Number Ones (compilation: 1982-2004 released 2004)
    It Just Comes Natural (2006)
    Troubadour (2008)


    Nick Straker Band

    Song(s):
    A Walk in the Park (1980)


    The Stranglers

    Song(s):
    Golden Brown (1982)


    Johann Strauss II

    Album(s):
    Die Fledermaus (The Bat) (1874)


    Richard Strauss

    Classical composer born 6/11/1864 in Munich, Kingdom of Bavaria. Died 9/8/1949.

    Album(s):
    Also Sprach Zarathustra (1896)
    Salome (1905)
    Elektra (1909)
    Der Rosenkavalier (The Knight of the Rose) (1911)
    Four Last Songs (1948)


    Igor Stravinsky

    Classical composer born 6/17/1882 in Oranienbaum, Russia. Died 4/6/1971.

    Song(s)/Shorter Piece(s):
    Symphony of Psalms (1948)

    Album(s)/Longer Work(s):
    The Firebird (L'Oiseau de Feu) (ballet, 1910)
    Pétrouchka (aka "Petrushka") (ballet, 1911)
    Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) (1913) ballet


    Strawberry Alarm Clock

    Song(s):
    Incense and Peppermints (1967)


    The Stray Cats

    Song(s):
    Rock This Town (1982)


    Billy Strayhorn

    Jazz songwriter born William Thomas Strayhorn on 11/29/1915 in Dayton, OH. Died 5/31/1967.


    The Streets

    Song(s):
    Dry Your Eyes (2004)

    Album(s):
    Original Pirate Material (2002)
    A Grand Don't Come for Free (2004)


    Barbra Streisand

    Singer born Barbara Joan Streisand on 4/24/1942 in Brooklyn, NY. Ranked as Billboard magazine's all-time #2 Adult Contemporary Artist (behind Elton John) according to Joel Whitburn's Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2006). Made Broadway debut in 1962 in I Can Get It for You Wholesale. Lead role in Broadway's Funny Girl n 1964. Movie debut in Funny Girl in 1968 (tied with Katharine Hepburn for Best Actress Oscar). Also starred in A Star Is Born, Hello Dolly, Funny Lady, The Way We Were, and others. Produced/directed/starred in the movies Yentl and Prince of Tides. Married to actor Elliott Gould from 1963-1971.

    Song(s):
    Barbra Streisand: Top 50 Songs
    People (from Funny Girl, 1964)
    Don't Rain on My Parade (from Funny Girl, 1968)
    The Way We Were (1973)
    Evergreen (Love Theme from 'A Star Is Born') (1976)
    The Main Event/Fight (1979)
    Woman in Love (1980)
    Memory (from Cats, 1981) – see Barbara Streisand

    Album(s):
    The Barbra Streisand Album (1963)
    People (1964)
    Funny Girl (musical: 1964, soundtrack: 1968) – see Jule Styne
    A Star Is Born (with Kris Kristofferson, soundtrack: 1976)
    Guilty (1980)
    Memories/Love Songs (compilation: 1974-81, released 1981)
    The Broadway Album (covers, 1985)


    The Strokes

    Rock band from New York City. One of the bands at the forefront of the garage rock revival movement at the early part of the 21st century.

    Active: 1998- Members: Julian Casablancas (v), Albert Hammond, Jr. (g), Nick Valensi (g), Nikolai Fraiture (b), Fabrizio Moretti (d).

    Song(s):
    Last Nite (2001)
    Hard to Explain (2001)
    Bad Decisions (2020)

    Album(s):
    The Modern Age (EP, 2001)
    Is This It (2001)
    Room on Fire (2003)
    First Impressions of Earth (2006)
    Angles (2011)
    Comedown Machine (2013)
    The New Abnormal (2020)


    Barrett Strong

    Songs written with Norman Whitfield:
    Money (That's What I Want) (1960)
    War (1970) – see Edwin Starr
    I Heard It Through the Grapevine (1968) – see Marvin Gaye
    Just My Imagination Running Away with Me (1971) – see the Temptations
    Papa Was a Rollin' Stone (1972) – see the Temptations


    Nolan Strong & the Diablos

    Song(s):
    The Wind (1954)


    Charles Strouse

    Songwriter born 6/7/1928 in New York City, NY.

    Song(s):
    Put on a Happy Face (from Bye Bye Birdie, musical: with Chita Rivera, 1960; soundtrack: with Janet Leigh, 1963) see Dick Van Dyke
    Tomorrow (performed by Andrea McCardle, from Annie, composed with Martin Charnin, 1977)
    It's a Hard-Knock Life (from Annie, composed with Martin Charnin, 1977)

    Albums(s):
    Bye Bye Birdie (composed with Lee Adams, musical: 1960, soundtrack: 1963)
    Applause (composed with Lee Adams, musical: 1970)
    Annie (composed with Martin Charnin, musical: 1977)


    Marty Stuart

    Country/bluegrass singer/songwriter and musician born John Marty Stuart on 9/30/1958 in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Has recorded more than 20 studio albums and won 5 Grammys.


    Joe Strummer

    Punk-rock singer/songwriter born John Graham Mellor on 8/21/1952 in Ankara, Turkey. Died 12/22/2002. With The Clash ("London Calling", "Train in Vain (Stand by Me)", "Rock the Casbah", "Should I Stay Or Should I Go").


    The Struts

    Albums(s):
    Young & Dangerous (2018)
    Strange Days (2020)


    The Strypes

    Albums(s):
    Little Victories (2015)


    Clyde Stubblefield

    R&B drummer with James Brown.


    Levi Stubbs

    R&B singer with the Four Tops.


    St. Vincent

    Albums(s):
    Strange Mercy (2011)
    St. Vincent (2014)
    Daddy’s Home (2021)


    Harry Styles

    Song(s):
    Sign of the Times (2017)
    Watermelon Sugar (2019)

    Album(s):
    Fine Line (2019)


    The Stylistics

    Album(s):
    Best of (1975)


    Jule Styne

    Musical theater composer born Julius Kerwin Stein on 12/31/1905 in London, England. Died 9/20/1994.

    Song(s) Composed by Styne:
    I've Heard That Song Before (1943) – see Harry James
    The Party's Over (written with Betty Comden and Adolph Green, performed by Judy Holliday, from Bells Are Ringing, 1956)
    Everything's Coming Up Roses (from Gypsy, 1959) – see Ethel Merman
    People (from Funny Girl, 1964) – see Barbra Streisand

    Album(s):
    Bells Are Ringing (musical: 1957)
    Gypsy (with Stephen Sondheim, musical: 1959)
    Funny Girl (composed with Bob Merrill, musical: 1964, soundtrack: 1968)
    Hallelujah, Baby! (composed with Betty Comden & Adolph Green, musical: 1968)


    Styx

    Rock band from Chicago, IL. Active: 1969-1984, 1990- Members: John Panozzo (d – TW4: 69-71; Styx: 71-84,90; died of gastrointestinal hemorrhage on 7/16/96 at age 47), Chuck Panozzo (b – TW4: 69-71; Styx: 71-84,90-), Dennis DeYoung (v/k: 71-84,90-99), John Curulewski (g/v – TW4: 69-71; Styx: 71-76; died of an aneurysm in 1988), James Young (g/ v – TW4: 70-71; Styx: 71-84,90-; solo), Tommy Shaw (v/g: 76-84,95-), Glen Burtnik (v/g: 90; b: 00-04), Todd Sucherman (d: 95-), Lawrence Gowan (v/k: 00-), Ricky Phillips (b: 03-).

    The Panozzo twin brothers started playing in their garage at the age of 12. Their neighbor, DeYoung, joined them. When the trio went to Chicago State University, they formed TW4 with Curulewski. Young joined in 1970. In 1971, Wooden Nickel Records heard them, signed them the following year, and Styx (named after river Hades in Greek mythology) was born. In 1975, the group signed with A&M after a revival of the song "Lady" restored their Styx II album from three years earlier. After their first A&M album (Equinox), Curulewski left the group; replaced by Shaw. Group broke up in '84. Shaw, DeYoung, and JY did solo projects. In 1990, Styx reunited. They toured in 1995, recorded a few more songs in the studio, and released their first studio album in nearly a decade in 1999.

    Styx's DMDB profile.

    DMDB podcast "The Best of Dennis DeYoung & Styx"

    DMDB podcast "The Best of Tommy Shaw & Styx"

    Song(s):

    Styx et al: Top 100 Songs
    What Has Come Between Us (1972)
    Lady (1973)
    Golden Lark (1974)
    Suite Madame Blue (1975)
    Mademoiselle (1976)
    Crystal Ball (1976)
    Come Sail Away (1977)
    Fooling Yourself (Angry Young Man) (1977)
    Renegade (1978)
    Babe (1979)
    The Best of Times (1981)
    Too Much Time on My Hands (1981)
    Mr. Roboto (1983)
    Music Time (1984)
    Love Is the Ritual (1990)
    All in a Day's Work (1990)
    Dear John (1997)
    Everything Is Cool (1999)
    Blue Collar Man @ 2120 (2005)

    Album(s):
    Styx I (1972)
    Styx II (1973)
    The Serpent Is Rising (1974)
    Man of Miracles (1974)
    Equinox (1975)
    Crystal Ball (1976)
    The Grand Illusion (1977)
    Pieces of Eight (1978)
    Cornerstone (1979)
    Paradise Theater (1981)
    Kilroy Was Here (1983)
    Caught in the Act (live, 1984)
    Classics (compilation: 1975-83)
    Edge of the Century (1990)
    Greatest Hits (compilation: 1975-90, released 1995)
    Greatest Hits Part 2 (compilation: 1975-96, released 1996)
    Return to Paradise (live, 1997)
    Brave New World (1999)
    Cyclorama (2003)
    Come Sail Away: The Anthology (compilation: 1972-2003)
    Big Bang Theory (covers, 2005)
    Regeneration (rerecordings, EP, 2010)
    The Mission (2017)
    Crash of the Crown (2021)

    The DMDB Blog:
    The Styx Defense (6/27/10), also on Facebook.


    Sublime

    Song(s):
    What I Got (1996)
    Wrong Way (1997)

    Album(s):
    Sublime (1996)


    Morton Subotnick

    Album(s):
    Silver Apples of the Moon (1967)


    Subway Sect

    Song(s):
    Ambition (1978)


    Suede (aka "London Suede")

    Song(s):
    The Drowners (1992)
    Animal Nitrate (1993)

    Album(s):
    Suede (1992)
    Dog Man Star (1994)


    Sugababes

    Song(s):
    Freak Like Me (2002)


    Sugar

    Album(s):
    Copper Blue (1992)


    The Sugarcubes

    Song(s):
    Birthday (1988)
    Motorcrash (1988)


    The Sugarhill Gang

    Song(s):
    Rapper's Delight (1979)
    Apache (Jump on It) (1982)


    Sugarland

    Song(s):
    Stay (2007)


    Sugar Ray

    Song(s):
    Fly (with Super Cat, 1997)
    Every Morning (1998)


    Suicidal Tendencies

    Song(s):
    Institutionalized (1983)


    Suicide

    Album(s):
    Suicide (1977)


    Arthur Sullivan

    Song(s):
    Onward Christian Soldiers (with Sabine Baring-Gould, 1871)

    Album(s):
    The Pirates of Penzance (with W.S. Gilbert, musical: 1879)


    Jazmine Sullivan

    Album(s):
    Heaux Tales (2021)


    Jim "The Reverend" Sullivan

    Rock drummer and guitarist with Avenged Sevenfold.


    Yma Súmac


    Hubert Sumlin


    Donna Summer

    Disco/R&B singer born Ladonna Adrian Gaines on 12/31/1948 in Boston, MA. Died 5/17/2012.

    Song(s):
    Donna Summer: Top 20 Songs
    Love to Love You Baby (1975)
    I Feel Love (1977)
    Last Dance (1978)
    MacArthur Park (1978)
    Hot Stuff (1979)
    Bad Girls (1979)
    On the Radio (1980)
    She Works Hard for the Money (1983)

    The DMDB Blog:
    Last Dance for Donna Summer, the Queen of Disco: May 17, 2012 / Top 20 Songs (5/17/12)


    The Sundays

    Song(s):
    Here's Where the Story Ends (1990)


    Sunnyland Slim


    Super Furry Animals

    Album(s):
    Rings Around the World (2001)


    Supergrass

    Song(s):
    Alright (1995)


    Supertramp

    Song(s):
    The Logical Song (1979)

    Album(s):
    Crime of the Century (1974)
    Breakfast in America (1979)
    Classics (compilation: 1974-85, released 1986)


    The Supremes

    Female R&B vocal group from Detroit. Formed as The Primettes in 1959. Signed to Motown's Tamla label in 1960. Changed name to The Supremes in 1961.

    Active: 1959-77 Members: Diana Ross (v – Supremes: 59-69), Mary Wilson (59-76; born 3/6/44), Florence Ballard (59-67; born 6/30/43; died 2/22/76), Barbara Martin (59-61), Cindy Birdsong (Patti LaBelle's Blue Belles; Supremes: 67-72, 73-76), Jean Terrell (69-73), Lynda Lawrence (72-73), Scherrie Payne (73-76), Susaye Green (76)

    Song(s):
    Diana Ross/The Supremes: Top 50 Songs
    When the Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes (1963)
    Where Did Our Love Go (1964)
    Baby Love (1964)
    Come See About Me (1964)
    Stop! In the Name of Love (1965)
    I Hear a Symphony (1965)
    Back in My Arms Again (1965)
    My World Is Empty Without You (1965)
    You Can't Hurry Love (1966)
    You Keep Me Hangin' On (1966)
    Reflections (1966)
    Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart (1966)
    Love Is Here and Now You're Gone (1967)
    The Happening (1967)
    Love Child (1968)
    I'm Gonna Make You Love Me (with the Temptations, 1968)
    Someday We'll Be Together (1969)

    Album(s):
    Where Did Our Love Go? (1964)
    Anthology (compilation: 1962-76, released 1986)


    Surface

    Song(s):
    The First Time (1991)


    The Surfaris

    Song(s):
    Wipe Out (1963)


    Survivor

    Song(s):
    Eye of the Tiger (1982)


    Billy Swan

    Song(s):
    I Can Help (1974)


    Sierra Swan

    Song(s):
    Mother (2006)


    Swan Silvertones

    Song(s):
    Mary Don't You Weep (1959)


    Gladys Swarthout


    Keith Sweat

    R&B singer/songwriter born 7/22/1961 in Harlem, NY.

    Song(s):
    I Want Her (1987)


    Swedish House Mafia

    Song(s):
    Don't You Worry Child (with John Martin, 2012)


    Matthew Sweet

    Album(s):
    Under the Covers (covers, with Susanna Hoffs, 2006)
    Under the Covers 2 (covers, with Susanna Hoffs, 2009)
    Under the Covers 3 (covers, with Susanna Hoffs, 2013)


    Swingle Sisters


    Taylor Swift

    Singer born Taylor Alison Swift on 12/13/1989 in Reading, PA. She released her first album in 2006 while still a teenager. She started out as a country artist, but had completely transformed to a pop star by 2014. And her 1989 album. She has sold more than 200 million records worldwide and won three Grammys for Album of the Year.

    DMDB profile page on Taylor Swift

    Song(s):
    Taylor Swift: Top 100 Songs
    Teardrops on My Guitar (2006)
    Love Story (2008)
    You Belong with Me (2008)
    White Horse (2008)
    Mean (2010)
    We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (2012)
    I Knew You Were Trouble (2012)
    Shake It Off (2014)
    Blank Space (2014)
    Bad Blood (2014)
    I Don't Wanna Live Forever (2016) – see Zayn
    Look What You Made Me Do (2017)
    You Need to Calm Down (2019)
    Cardigan (2020)
    Willow (2020)

    Album(s):
    Taylor Swift (2006)
    Fearless (2008)
    Speak Now (2010)
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