Bands where the vocalist does not write the lyrics

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#1

I saw this post from @zxcvbnm being a n00b and not realising that Dave Gahan doesn’t write the lyrics for Depeche Mode:

and then thought that it’s pretty rare that the vocalist in a band doesn’t write the lyrics. The only other example I can think of is Oasis. But maybe it isn’t all that rare. I know you lot love listing bands so please add to my incomplete list below.


#2

Hayseed dixie


#3

Bit harsh on liam


#4

I didn’t even know he was the vocalist tbh tbf. I remembered names Martin Gore and Dave Gahan and I took a punt.

I reckon I can think of loads of these but none are coming into my head right now.


#5

forgot to say: real bands only please.


#6

Didn’t plan for this. Had a reply all ready for someone tediously pointing out that Noel sings some of the songs but this has left me stumbling around trying to find a witty retort and nothing is forthcoming.


#7

Most Beach Boys songs
Kasabian
The Long Blondes
Manic Street Preachers


#8

Manic Street Preachers until the Holy Bible?
Didn’t Ice Cube write most of Straight outta Compton? But he’s a vocalist on that album…
the Beach Boys! I got one!


#9

Nicky Wire and Richey wrote the lyrics, then it was just Nicky after he left. Maybe James writes a few now but I know predominatly it’s just Nicky.


#10

I was going to say the Manics as well and I knew back in the day Nicky Wire and Richey Edwards wrote the lyrics but I didn’t want to look like a n00b myself on the off chance JDB had started writing lyrics and I didn’t care enough to check.


#11

Black Sabbath m8.


#12

Does not philip selway in fact write the words for Radiohead’s famous Bleach EP?


#13

Cretin, I think their bassist writes the lyrics

Edit:These guys just to avoid confusion :joy: http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Cretin/21444


#14

Kayo Dot, which surprised me


#15

Was that the one with Bob Holness on drums?


#16

Harsh!


#17

I know! And I didn’t even realise DM had a bassist.


#18

Really? I thought Driver basically writes all the music?


#19

There are a few where he does, blue lambency and some more recent ones


#20

Always irked me that the drummer from Kaiser Chiefs wrote the songs. The drummer!