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Stephen Bishop Music

 "In my life I will lose good friends, girlfriends, and faith in some people, but I will always have my songs."

- Stephen Bishop

"Stephen Bishop is one of my all-time favorite

singer-songwriters."

- Eric Clapton

"His songs are like candy, that's Bish."

- Art Garfunkel

"As a writer of love songs, he is one of the finest in the world, but there is more in him than that. I am a certified 'Bish' fan."

- Phil Collins

"Stephen Bishop frequently lifts his songs to dreamy peaks. He possesses something that all of his singer/songwriter exemplars lack: a serenely nutty sense of humor."

- Rolling Stone

"Stephen Bishop is a 'Walking Hollywood Soundtrack."

- LA Weekly

"Stephen Bishop is one of pop's most graceful voices that extends into a fifth decade of a multi-faceted career marked by hit-making for everyone from Barbra to Beyonce and numerous popular solo recordings and classic soundtrack cuts." 
- Music Connection

Stephen Bishop is an Oscar and 2x Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter. His hits include "On and On, It Might Be You (Theme From Tootsie), Save It For A Rainy Day, Separate Lives (Theme From White Nights), Animal House and more."

 

In total Stephen has written 650+ songs and released 19 albums. His songs have sold over 15+ million records worldwide, over 100+ million for other singer-songwriters and garnered 500+ million streams. Stephen’s songs have been recorded by Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Barbra Streisand, Beyonce, Art Garfunkel, Pavarotti, Helen Reddy, Steve Perry (Journey), Frida (ABBA), Stephanie Mills, Kenny Loggins, Johnny Mathis, Phoebe Snow, David Crosby, The Four Tops, and many others. He has had over 75+ major recording artists cover at least one of his songs since 1974. 

 

His song, “Separate Lives,” (recorded by Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin) reached #1 on the Billboard Charts. In Eric Clapton's, Phil Collins and Art Garfunkel’s autobiographies, they all mention Stephen Bishop as one of their favorite singer-songwriters.

 

Bishop has been happily married to Liz Kamlet since 2021, his manager and an accomplished music industry executive.

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NOTABLE SONGWRITER CREDITS

 

Numerous artists have recorded songs written by Stephen Bishop. This partial list includes:

"Looking for the Right One"

"The Same Old Tears on a New Background" 

"Sail on a Rainbow" 

"One Less Holiday" 

"Slow Breakup"

 "King of Tonga" 

"If Love Takes You Away"

“Bish’s Hideaway”

“The Day You Fall in Love with Me"

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STEPHEN BISHOP CHART HISTORY

“SEPARATE LIVES”
PHIL COLLINS
BILLBOARD HOT 100
PEAKED #1
21 WEEKS ON HOT 100 CHARTS

“IT MIGHT BE YOU”
BILLBOARD HOT 100 PEAKED #25
20 WEEKS ON HOT 100 CHART
ADULT CONTEMPORARY #1 PEAK (2
WEEKS)
25 WEEKS ON CHARTS

 

BILLBOARD HOT 100 CHARTS
ON AND ON
SAVE IT FOR A RAINY DAY
SEPARATE LIVES (PHIL COLLINS)
IT MIGHT BE YOU
ANIMAL HOUSE
UNFAITHFULLY YOURS (ONE LOVE)
EVERYBODY NEEDS LOVE
CARELESS (ALBUM)
BISH (ALBUM)

BILLBOARD ADULT CONTEMPORARY CHARTS
ON AND ON
SAVE IT FOR A RAINY DAY
IT MIGHT BE YOU #1
UNFAITHFULLY YOURS (ONE LOVE)
EVERYBODY NEEDS LOVE
WALKING ON AIR
IF LOVE TAKES YOU AWAY
SEND A LITTLE LOVE MY WAY
THE HEART IS SO WILLING
MR.HEARTBREAK

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NOTABLE FILM CREDITS

 

National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)

Writer/Performer: “Animal House” (Theme) + “Dream Girl.”

 

The China Syndrome (1979)

Writer/Performer: “Somewhere in Between” (Theme)

 

 Roadie (1980) 

Performers: “Your Precious Love” (Stephen Bishop/Yvonne Elliman) 

 

Arthur (1981)

Performer/Writer: “It’s Only Love.” 

(Written by Stephen Bishop, Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager)

 

Summer Lovers (1982) 

Writer/Performer: “If Love Takes You Away”

 

Tootsie (1982) 

Performer: “It Might Be You” (Theme) + “Tootsie”

(Oscar Nominated - Best Music, Original Song) 

 

Unfaithfully Yours (1984)

Writer/Performer: “Unfaithfully Yours (One Love)” (Theme) 

 

Micki + Maude (1984) 

Performer: “Something New In My Life.”

 

Movers & Shakers (1985)

Performer: “Can’t We Go Home Again.”

 

White Nights (1985) 

Writer: “Separate Lives.” Performed by Phil Collins + Marilyn Martin. 

(Stephen received an Oscar Nomination - Best Music, Original Song) 

 

Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation (1986)

Performer: “I Care for You,” + “Growing Up.”

 

The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)

Performer/Writer: “Walking On Air.”

 

The Money Pit (1986) 

Performer: “The Heart Is So Willing.” (Theme)

 

All I Want For Christmas (1991)

Performer: “All I Want For Christmas.”

 

Heart and Souls (1993)

 Performer: “My Heart & Soul.”

 

Barney’s Great Adventure (1998) 

Performer/Writer: “You Can Do Anything.”  (Theme)

 

Benji (2018)

Writer: “Almost Home.”  (Theme)


 

STEPHEN BISHOP FULL BIO

Stephen Bishop, an acclaimed songwriter with an enduring passion for his craft, embarked on his musical journey at the tender age of thirteen. During his teenage years, Stephen's musical journey was further enriched by his time with the band "The Weeds," where he honed his songwriting and guitar skills. Leaving his hometown of San Diego behind, he ventured to Los Angeles at seventeen, where he secured a position as a staff songwriter at E.H. Morris Publishing, earning a humble fifty dollars per week.

As the years unfolded, Stephen's exceptional talent earned him the distinguished honor of having his compositions recorded by a plethora of legendary artists. The list reads like a who's who of music royalty, including Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Art Garfunkel, Barbra Streisand, Kenny Loggins, Beyonce, Luciano Pavarotti, Frida (ABBA), David Crosby, and countless others. Such is the caliber of his songwriting prowess.

Beyond his contributions to the music world, Stephen's captivating presence has also graced the silver screen, delighting film enthusiasts in memorable movies like "Kentucky Fried Movie," "The Blues Brothers," "Twilight Zone: The Movie," and, undoubtedly, his iconic cameo as the "Charming Guy with Guitar" in the revered classic "National Lampoon's Animal House," for which he also crafted the theme.

Furthermore, Stephen's mark extends to the realm of film soundtracks, with notable contributions including the timeless ballad "Separate Lives" from the Oscar nominated motion picture "White Nights." His talent has also lent itself to other notable films, such as the Oscar nominated film, "Tootsie," "The China Syndrome," "Roadie," "Mickie & Maude," and "Unfaithfully Yours," among others.

Notably, Stephen Bishop's distinguished career has garnered him two Grammy nominations and an Oscar nomination, solidifying his standing as a prominent recording artist and singer-songwriter. His impressive repertoire of hits includes chart-toppers like "On and On," the iconic theme song from "Tootsie" titled "It Might Be You," the emotionally resonant "Separate Lives," and the ever-popular "Save it For A Rainy Day," among many others.

To encapsulate Stephen's extraordinary achievements, he has penned an astonishing 650+ songs, released 19 albums, and achieved global sales exceeding 15+ million records for his own works, while contributing to the success of other celebrated singer-songwriters, amassing a staggering 100+ million records sold. Furthermore, his music has touched the hearts of countless listeners worldwide, garnering over 500+ million streams.

 

Bishop is happily married to Liz Kamlet, his manager and an accomplished music industry executive.

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