List of songs written by Goffin and King

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

This is a list of songs by Gerry Goffin and Carole King who formed a songwriting partnership for Aldon Music at 1650 Broadway in New York. Their partnership's first success was "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", recorded by the Shirelles.

Hits and charted songs by Goffin and King[edit]

Year Song Original artist U.S. Hot 100 Other versions
1961 "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" The Shirelles 1 Carole King (in 1971), The Four Seasons (in 1968, #24), Cher, Roberta Flack, Amy Winehouse, Melanie, Jackie DeShannon, Len Barry, Bunny Sigler, Cissy Houston, The Platters, Neil Diamond (in 1993), Linda Ronstadt, Angus Tung (in Mandarin), Shirley Kwan and Alan Tam (in Cantonese), Dusty Springfield, Dave Mason and Debbie Gibson (both under the title "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow"), The Rocky Fellers, Lorrie Morgan, and Minnie Driver (performed in the film "Beautiful)", Francoise Hardy, Bryan Ferry.
1961 "Take Good Care of My Baby" Bobby Vee 1 Dion and the Belmonts (later in 1961), Bobby Vinton (in 1968), Smokie (in 1981), Bobby Vee, Stephen Collins, Dick Brave
"Some Kind of Wonderful" The Drifters 32 Marvin Gaye (in 1968), Carole King (in 1971); not the same song as the Grand Funk Railroad hit
"Halfway to Paradise" Tony Orlando 39 Billy Fury (1962), Bobby Vinton (1968), Tina Charles (1977)
"Every Breath I Take" Gene Pitney 42 no relation to The Police's "Every Breath You Take"
"Walkin' with My Angel" Bobby Vee 53 Herman's Hermits
"Don't Ever Change" The Crickets - The Beatles (in 1963, unreleased until 1994), Brinsley Schwarz (in 1973), Bryan Ferry (in 1973), Mud (in 1982)
1962 "Chains" The Cookies 17 The Beatles (in 1963), Carole King (in 1980)
"Keep Your Hands Off My Baby" Little Eva 12 The Beatles (in 1964, unreleased until 1994)
"The Loco-Motion" Little Eva 1 The Chiffons (in 1963), Emerson Lake & Powell (instrumental), Grand Funk Railroad (in 1974, #1), Carole King (in 1980), Kylie Minogue (in 1988, #3), Tina Turner, Dwight Yoakam
"He Hit Me (It Felt Like a Kiss)" The Crystals The Motels (in 1982), Hole (in 1994), Grizzly Bear (in 2007)
"Go Away Little Girl" Steve Lawrence 1 Mark Wynter, The Tams, Donny Osmond (in 1971, #1), The Happenings (in 1966, #12)
"Point Of No Return" Gene McDaniels 21
"It Might As Well Rain Until September" Carole King 22 Bobby Vee, Helen Shapiro
1963 "Don't Say Nothin' Bad (About My Baby)" The Cookies 7
"Old Smokey Locomotion" Little Eva 48
"I Can't Stay Mad at You" Skeeter Davis 7
"Hey Girl" Freddie Scott 10 Donny Osmond (in 1972, #9), George Benson (1977), Carole King (in 1980), Billy Joel (Greatest Hits Volume III in 1997), Bob James & David Sanborn, Ray Charles & Michael McDonald (duet, from Charles' album "Genius Loves Company"), Bobby Vee (as part of a medley with The Temptations' hit My Girl in 1968, #35), Righteous Brothers (1966,on their album "Soul & Inspiration")
"One Fine Day" The Chiffons 5 Rita Coolidge (in 1979, #66), Carole King (in 1980, #12), Aaron Neville (in 1993), Natalie Merchant (in 1996)
"Up on the Roof" The Drifters 5 Kenny Lynch (1964),King (in 1970), Laura Nyro (in 1970), James Taylor (in 1979, #28), Neil Diamond (in 1993), Billy Joe Royal, Peter Cincotti
1964 "I Can't Hear You No More" Betty Everett 66 Dusty Springfield (in 1965), King (in 1970), Helen Reddy (in 1976, #29)
"I'm into Something Good" "Earl-Jean" McCrea 38 Herman's Hermits (later in 1964, #13, UK #1)
"Oh No Not My Baby" Maxine Brown 24 Manfred Mann (in 1965), Dusty Springfield (in 1965), Aretha Franklin (in 1970), Rod Stewart (in 1973, #59), The Partridge Family (Bulletin Board in 1973), King (in 1980 and 2001), Cher (in 1992, #33 in the U.K.), Linda Ronstadt (in 1994)
1965 "Don't Forget About Me" Barbara Lewis 91 Dusty Springfield (US #64)
1966 "Don't Bring Me Down" The Animals 12 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (in 1986)
"Road to Nowhere" Carole King - White Trash (1969)
"Sometime in the Morning" The Monkees -
"Goin' Back" Dusty Springfield - Goldie (recorded in 1966 but unreleased), The Byrds (in 1968, #89), King (in 1970) and (in 1980), Larry Lurex (1973) Nils Lofgren, Elkie Brooks, Johnny Logan, Diana Ross, Glen Shorrock & Renee Geyer (Aust. 1983), Phil Collins (2010)
"I Can't Make It Alone" P.J. Proby - Dusty Springfield, Maria McKee (in 1993)
1967 "Pleasant Valley Sunday" The Monkees 3 The Weisstronauts (in 2008)
"(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" Aretha Franklin 8 King (in 1971), Laura Nyro (in 1971), Rod Stewart (in 1974), Bonnie Tyler (in 1978), Mary J. Blige (in 1995, #95), Celine Dion (in 1995)
1968 "Porpoise Song" The Monkees 62 Bongwater (in 1988)
"Wasn't Born to Follow" The Byrds King (in 1980), Tracy Grammer (in 2004), Beth Orton (in 2012)
1970 "Hi-De-Ho (That Old Sweet Roll)" Blood, Sweat & Tears 14 Dusty Springfield (non-LP B-Side in 1969), King (in 1980)

Songs by Gerry Goffin with other songwriters[edit]

In addition to King, Goffin also collaborated with other songwriters, notably Barry Mann, Russ Titelman, Barry Goldberg and Michael Masser. Works produced by these collaborations include:

More recent works attributed to Goffin are:

Year Song Songwriters Performer U.S. Hot 100 Cover versions
1961 "Who Put the Bomp (in the Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)" Goffin & Mann Barry Mann #7
1961 "Run to Him" Goffin & Keller Bobby Vee #2 Donny Osmond (in 1972)
1965 "Just Once in My Life" Goffin & King & Spector The Righteous Brothers #9
1973 "I've Got to Use My Imagination" Goffin & Goldberg Gladys Knight and The Pips #4
1975 "It's Not the Spotlight" Goffin & Goldberg Rod Stewart Beth Orton (in 1996)
1975 "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" Goffin & Masser Diana Ross #1
1980 "Someone That I Used to Love" Goffin & Masser Natalie Cole #21
1983 "Tonight, I Celebrate My Love" Goffin & Masser Roberta Flack & Peabo Bryson #16
1984 "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" Goffin & Masser George Benson Glenn Medeiros (in 1987) #12
1985 "Saving All My Love for You" Goffin & Masser Whitney Houston #1
1989 "Miss You Like Crazy" Goffin & Masser Natalie Cole #7