Hello, and Happy 11/11 to you. That’s right, today is November 11 and we’ve got a special songwriting treat for you. We’ve created a playlist of the best 11 songwriting duos of all time. Indeed, you get two times the 11 with this special list.
While we know there are many, many more amazing songwriting duos than just 11—sheesh, we didn’t get Rogers and Hammerstein on the list—we have to make the cutoff somewhere, so let’s focus on the positive and check out these great 11 pairs, shall we?
Bonus: Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones
10. Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel
9. Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson
8. Carole King and Gerry Goffin
7. Roger Daltry and Pete Townshend
6. Elton John and Bernie Taupin
5. Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings
4. Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty
3. Robert Plant and Jimmy Page
2. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
1. John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Photo by Kevin Mazur