Brian Wilson and the The Beach Boys
Antônio Carlos Jobim
John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Donald fagan (Steely Dan)
Philip Bailey and Maurice White (EWF)
the writing team of the Doors Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek
Besides those giants some composers that penned the songs of such eighties bands :
Vince Clarck and Depeche Mode, The Assembly, Yazoo and of course Erasure
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Men At Work
a special mention to the very inspired Sparks who are really Extra-Terrestrial !
and Madness the comicpop sensation who are really gifted !
the movie composers
Billy Steinberg (I drove all night ,Alone,So Emotional) very Abbaesque music
Kurt weill ,the genuis behind a masterpiece the "The Three penny Opera" or Die
the french pop masters !
the Italian pop wizards :