Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil

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  • Inducted by:
    Carole King
  • Category:
    Ahmet Ertegun Award


From poignant ballads to certified bangers, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil can write anything.

The songwriting duo has placed a hit in nearly every genre. We can’t say that their hit “You Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” is the best song of the century, but BMI certainly has.

Hall of Fame Essay


Tony Fletcher

No other American songwriting duo can claim such consistent success over such a persistently long period as the married couple Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, whose treasure trove of classics stretches across five decades and includes the most frequently broadcast song of the twentieth century, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling.”

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“You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” is the most played song on radio of all time.
Carole King



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