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Cynthia Weil (born October 18, 1940, New York) is a prominent Jewish American songwriter. She is famous for having written many songs together with Barry Mann.

Weil was trained as an actress and dancer but soon demonstrated a songwriting ability that led to her collaboration with Barry Mann whom she would eventually marry. Weil became one of the Brill Building songwriters of the 1960s, and one of the most important writers during the emergence of rock and roll.

She and her husband went on to create songs for numerous contemporary artists, winning a number of Grammy Awards and Academy Award nominations for their compositions for film.

In 1987, she was inducted with her husband, Mann, into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Weil and Mann were named among the 2010 recepients of Ahmet Ertegun Award from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[1]

Songs written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil

  • "A World of Our Own" - Closing theme song from Return to the Blue Lagoon - Surface
  • "Black Butterfly" - Deniece Williams
  • "Blame It on the Bossa Nova" – Eydie Gormé
  • "Christmas Vacation" - Title song for the movie of the same name
  • "Don't Know Much" – Aaron Neville and Linda Ronstadt (also, earlier, Bill Medley and Bette Midler)
  • "He's Sure the Boy I Love" – The Crystals
  • "Here You Come Again" – Dolly Parton
  • "I Just Can't Help Believin'" – B. J. Thomas, Elvis Presley
  • "I'm Gonna Be Strong" – Gene Pitney and covered by Cyndi Lauper
  • "I Will Come to You" - Hanson
  • "Just a Little Lovin' (Early in the Morning)" - Dusty Springfield, Carmen McRae, Billy Eckstine
  • "Just Once" - James Ingram with Quincy Jones
  • "Kicks" – Paul Revere & the Raiders
  • "Let Me In" (Rick Derringer/Cynthia Weil) - Derringer
  • "Looking Through the Eyes of Love" - Gene Pitney, Marlena Shaw
  • "Love is Only Sleeping" - The Monkees
  • "Magic Town" – The Vogues
  • "Make Your Own Kind of Music" – "Mama" Cass Elliot
  • "Never Gonna Let You Go" - Sérgio Mendes and Dionne Warwick
  • "None of Us Are Free" (Mann, Weil, Brenda Russell) - Ray Charles, Solomon Burke
  • "On Broadway" – The Drifters and later George Benson
  • "Only in America" – Jay and the Americans
  • "Running with the Night" (Lionel Richie and Cynthia Weil) - Lionel Richie
  • "Remember" - Song from movie Troy - Covered by Josh Groban
  • "Shades of Gray" - The Monkees
  • "Shape of Things to Come" – Max Frost and the Troopers
  • "Uptown" – The Crystals
  • "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" – The Animals
  • "Where Have You Been All My Life"- The Beatles, performed in Hamburg, Germany
  • "(You're My) Soul & Inspiration" – The Righteous Brothers and later Donny and Marie Osmond
  • "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" – The Righteous Brothers and later numerous other artists including Dionne Warwick, Hall & Oates, and a Roberta Flack-Donny Hathaway duet

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