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Michael Bolton, Mariah Carey win songwriter awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Pop singers Michael Bolton and Mariah Carey were honored Tuesday as songwriters of the year by Broadcast Music Inc., the world's largest licenser of songs.

The 42nd annual BMI Pop Awards were presented to the writers and publishers of the 67 most performed songs on radio and television from fall 1991 through summer 1992.

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Carey and Bolton had three citations each: Carey for 'Can't Let Go,' 'Emotions' and 'Make It Happen,' and Bolton for 'Love Is A Wonderful Thing,' 'Missing You Now' and 'Steel Bars.'

'When A Man Loves A Woman,' a Motown classic rerecorded by Bolton, brought song of the year honors for its writers, Calvin Lewis and Andrew J. Wright. It was the most performed song during that period, between Bolton's rendition and earlier recordings by Percy Sledge and Bette Midler.

'Smells Like Teen Spirit,' written and performed by Nirvana, was the most performed song on college-oriented radio stations.

The most popular songs of the year included several standards played often in their original forms on oldies stations or rerecorded for pop charts or commercials.

Four songs being recognized for the first time by BMI had already topped 1 million performances: 'Save The Best For Last' by Wendy Waldman and Jon Lind, 'Can't Let Go' by Carey, 'Live For Loving You' by Gloria and Emilio Estefan and Grammy winner 'Tears In Heaven' by Eric Clapton and Will Jennings.

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BMI represents 140,000 songwriters and publishers and more than 2 million titles, keeping track of radio station airplay and other uses.NEWLN: ------

BMI's most played songs of 1991-92, writers and recording artists, listed alphabetically by title:

'Achy Breaky Heart,' Don Von Tress (Billy Ray Cyrus)

'All 4 Love,' Steve Cropper, Isaac Hayes, Howard Thompson (Color Me Badd)

'Baby, I Need Your Loving,' Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Eddie Holland (standard recorded by various artists)

'Beauty And The Beast,' Alan Menken (Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson)

'Black Or White,' Michael Jackson (Michael Jackson)

'Can't Forget You,' Jorge Casas (Gloria Estefan)

'Can't Let Go,' Mariah Carey (Mariah Carey)

'Change,' Ian DeVaney, Andrew Morris, Lisa Stansfield (Lisa Stansfield)

'Conviction Of The Heart,' Guy Thomas (Kenny Loggins)

'Crazy,' Seal and Guy Sigsworth (Seal)

'Daniel,' Elton John and Bernie Taupin (Wilson Phillips)

'The Dream Is Still Alive,' Chynna Phillips, Carnie Wilson, Wendy Wilson (Wilson Phillips)

'Emotions,' Mariah Carey (Mariah Carey)

'Every Heartbeat,' Wayne Kirkpatrick and Charlie Peacock (Amy Grant)

'Everybody Plays The Fool Sometime,' Jim Bailey, Rudy Clark, Kenneth Williams (Aaron Neville)

'(Everything I Do) I Do It For You,' Michael Kamen (Bryan Adams)

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'Finally,' Felipe Delgado, R.K. Jackson, E.L. Linnear (CeCe Peniston)

'Good For Me,' Wayne Kirkpatrick and Tom Snow (Amy Grant)

'I Heard It Through The Grapevine,' Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield (standard)

'I Still Believe In You,' Vince Gill (Vince Gill)

'I Touch Myself,' Christina Amphlett (Divinyls)

'I'll Be Your Side,' Dadgel Keith Atabay and Stevie B. (Stevie B.)

'I'll Be There,' Johnnie Christo, John Holliday, Trevor Steel, Milan Zekavica (Escape Club)

'I'll GetBy,' Andy Hill and Eddie Money (Eddie Money)

'I've Got A Lot To Learn About Love,' Kevin Chalfant and Gregg Rolie (The Storm)

'Just Another Day,' Miguel Morejon and Gloria Estefan (Jon Secada)

'Just For Tonight,' Cynthia Weil (Vanessa Williams)

'Lily Was Here,' David A. Stewart (David A. Stewart with Candy Dulfer)

'Live For Loving You,' Emilio Estefan Jr. and Gloria Estefan (Gloria Estefan)

'Love Is A Wonderful Thing,' Michael Bolton (Michael Bolton)

'Make It Happen,' Mariah Carey (Mariah Carey)

'Missing You Now,' Michael Bolton (Michael Bolton)

'MotownPhilly,' Nathan Morris and Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men)

'My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It),' Denzil D. Foster and Thomas D. McElroy (En Vogue)

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'No Son Of Mine,' Tony Banks and Phil Collins (Genesis)

'Oh Girl,' Eugene Record (standard)

'Oh Pretty Woman,' Roy Orbison (standard)

'The Promise Of A New Day,' V. Jeffrey Smith (Paula Abdul)

'The Real Thing,' David Foster (Kenny Loggins)

'Remember The Time,' Michael Jackson (Michael Jackson)

'Restless Heart,' Andy Hill (Peter Cetera)

'Rhythm Of The Rain,' John Gummoe (Dan Fogelberg)

'Romantic,' Karyn White (Karen Whyte)

'Save The Best For Last,' Jon Lind and Wendy Waldman (Vanessa Williams)

'Set Adrift On Memory Bliss,' Gary Kemp (P.M. Dawn)

'She Talks To Angels,' Chris Robinson and Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes)

'Silent Lucidity,' Chris DeGarmo (Queensryche)

'Something To Talk About,' Shirley Eikhard (Bonnie Raitt)

'Somewhere In My Broken Heart,' Billy Dean (Billy Dean)

'Spending My Time,' Per Gessle and Mats Persson (Roxette)

'Stand Me,' Ben E. King (standard)

'State Of The World,' Janet Jackson (Janet Jackson)

'Steel Bars,' Michael Bolton (Michael Bolton)

'Tears In Heaven,' Eric Clapton and Will Jennings (Eric Clapton)

'Then Again,' Rick Bowles (Alabama)

'Unbelievable,' James Atkins, Deran Brownson, Mark DeCloedt, Ian Dench, Zachary Foley (EMF)

'Under The Bridge,' Flea, John Frsuciante, Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

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'Voices That Care,' David Foster, Linda Thompson (Voices That Care)

'The Way I Feel About You,' Bruce Sterling, Christopher Troy, Karyn White (Karyn White)

'What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted,' James Dean (Paul Young)

'What Kind Of Love,' Will Jennings and Roy Orbison (Rodney Crowell)

'When A Man Loves A Woman,' Calvin Lewis and Andrew J. Wright (Michael Bolton)

'Wind Beneath My Wings,' Larry Henley (standard)

'You Can't Hurry Love,' Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Eddie Holland (standard)

'You Won't See Me Cry,' Chynna Phillips, Carnie Wilson, Wendy Wilson (Wilson Phillips)

'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin',' Barry Mann and Phil Spector (standard)

'Your Song,' Elton John and Bernie Taupin (Rod Stewart)

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