Gavin Degraw Hopes What Music Genre Makes a Comeback?

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We chatted with Gavin DeGraw and found out which song lyrics really inspire him, which song he wishes he'd written and what genre of music he hopes can make a comeback.

Gavin Degraw's got the whole package: He's a talented singer and an amazing songwriter.

Gavin wrote all of his hit songs like "I Don't Wanna Be," "Chariot" and "Not Over You"--so we had to ask which other song's lyrics inspire him. "It's a song written and sung by Sam Cooke, 'A Change Is Gonna Come,' he says. "That song is about as good as a song gets. It's really an art piece."

And which song he wishes he wrote? "A song written by Leon Russell. It's called 'A Song For You.' It's beautiful and it's so honest," he says. "The thing that makes a song great is the ability to relate to it. You feel like you know him."

Gavin has high hopes that a specific music genre will make a comeback. "I'm still a huge fan of the standards--the Rat Pack era," he reveals. "I happen to think those are some of the most unbelievably written songs ever."

He applauded a few artists that have tried to bring the Rat Pack era back. "There were those glimmers of hope with Harry Connick Jr. or Michael Buble," Gavin says. "It's one of those things I hope catches on again at some point."


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