Rob Thomas, Eagle-Eye Cherry Receive BMI Awards

Matchbox 20's Rob Thomas, Eagle-Eye Cherry, and Shania Twain were honored for having penned some of the most-played songs on radio and TV from the past year during the annual presentation of the BMI Pop Awards in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

BMI, the American performing rights organization responsible for licensing out songs to various businesses and media, announced the winners of its 48th annual Pop Awards and Citations of Achievement during a black-tie event staged at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Eagle-Eye Cherry's "Save Tonight," a number-one single from Cherry's debut album, "Desireless," was named the Pop Song Of The Year, while sexy country starlet Shania Twain was named the Pop Songwriter Of The Year for the second straight year.

No less than five Twain tunes received Citations of Achievement for being among the most performed songs in the BMI eligibility period for 2000 -- which ran from October 1, 1998 through September

30, 1999 -- including "From This Moment On," "Man! I Feel Like A Woman," "That Don't Impress Me Much," "You've Got A Way," and "You're Still The One."

Matchbox 20's Rob Thomas trailed Twain with four songwriting Citations, three for singles from his band's last album, 1996's "Yourself Or Someone Like You," and another for co-writing Santana's career rejuvenating hit, "Smooth," with Itaal Shur. MB20 will issue its new album, "Mad Season By Matchbox Twenty," on May 23.

Hip-hop songwriting siblings Fred and Rodney Jerkins also had three of their compositions cited by BMI, including Brandy and Monica's "The Boy Is Mine," Jennifer Lopez's "If You Had My Love," and Whitney Houston's "It's Not Right But It's Okay."

The Offspring, who have contributed a new song, "Totalimmortal," to the upcoming "Me, Myself, & Irene" soundtrack, received BMI's award for the Most Performed Song on College Radio, and frontman Dexter Holland was on hand to accept the collegiate-minded


Of the 121 songwriters and 75 songs receiving BMI's annual Pop Awards and Citations, seventeen artists were multiple winners, as Paula Cole, Sheryl Crow, Elton John, members of Sugar Ray, Sarah McLachlan, and Mariah Carey each placed two songs on BMI's most-performed list.

The complete list of songs, performers, and songwriters honored with BMI Citations of Achievement:

  • "3 AM" - Matchbox 20 (2nd Award) written by Rob Thomas
  • "All Star" - Smash Mouth written by Greg Camp
  • "Almost Doesn't Count" - Brandy written by Shelly Peiken
  • "Amazed" - Lonestar written by Marv Green, Chris Lindsey, and Aimee Mayo
  • "American Woman" - Lenny Kravitz written by Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings, Jim Kale, Garry Peterson
  • "Angel" - Sarah McLachlan written by Sarah McLachlan
  • "Anything But Down" - Sheryl Crow written by Sheryl Crow
  • "Baby, I Need

    Your Loving" - Four Tops (10th Award) written by Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, and Eddie Holland

  • "Back 2 Good" - Matchbox 20 written by Rob Thomas
  • "Black Balloon" - Goo Goo Dolls written by John Rzeznik
  • "The Boy Is Mine" - Brandy & Monica (2nd Award) written by Brandy, Fred Jerkins, and Rodney Jerkins
  • "Can I Get A . . ." - Jay-Z featuring Ja Rule & Amil written by Jeffrey "Ja Rule" Atkins, Jay-Z, Irv "Gotti" Lorenzo, and Rob "Lil Rob" Mays
  • "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" - Lauryn Hill (5th Award) written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio
  • "Celebrity Skin" - Hole written by Billy Corgan, Eric Erlandson, and Courtney Love
  • "Cruel Summer" - Ace of Base written by Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey, and Keren Woodward
  • "Crush" - Jennifer Paige written by Andy Goldmark
  • "The Down Town" - Days of the New written by Travis Meeks

  • "Every Morning" - Sugar Ray written by Richard Bean, Craig Bullock, Stan Frazier, David Kahne, Murphy Karges, Mark McGrath, Joseph Nichol, Rodney Sheppard, Pablo Tellez, and Abel Zarate
  • "Father Of Mine" - Everclear written by Art Alexakis, Greg Eklund, and Craig Montoya
  • "From This Moment On" - Shania Twain (2nd Award)written by Shania Twain
  • "Genie In A Bottle" - Christina Aguilera written by Pamela Sheyne
  • "Give Me Forever (I Do)" - John Tesh featuring James Ingram written by Carter Cathcart, James Ingram, Walter Juni Morrison, and John Tesh
  • "God Must Have Spent A Little More Time On You" - 'NSYNC written by Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken
  • "Got You (Where I Want You)" - The Flys written by James Book, Nick Lucero, Adam Paskowitz, and Peter Perdichizzi
  • "Heartbreak Hotel" - Whitney Houston written by Karlin, Soulshock
  • "Heavy" - Collective

    Soul written by Ed Roland

  • "I Don't Want To Wait" - Paula Cole (2nd Award) written by Paula Cole
  • "I Will Remember You" - Sarah McLachlan written by Seamus Egan and Sarah McLachlan
  • "I'll Never Break Your Heart" - Backstreet Boys written by Albert Manno and Eugene Wilde
  • "I'm Your Angel" - R. Kelly and Celine Dion written by R. Kelly
  • "If You Had My Love" - Jennifer Lopez written by Fred Jerkins, Rodney Jerkins, Jennifer Lopez, and Cory Rooney
  • "Inside Out" - Eve 6 written by Max Collins, Tony Fagenson, and Jon Siebels
  • "Iris" - Goo Goo Dolls (2nd Award) written by John Rzeznik
  • "It's Not Right But It's Okay" - Whitney Houston written by Fred Jerkins and Rodney Jerkins
  • "Jumper" - Third Eye Blind written by Kevin Cadogan, Brad Hargreaves, Stephan Jenkins, and Arion Salazar
  • "Last Kiss" - Pearl Jam (2nd Award)

    written by Wayne Cochran

  • "Let Me Let Go" - Faith Hill written by Dennis Morgan
  • "Livin' La Vida Loca" - by Ricky Martin written by Robi "Draco" Rosa
  • "Lullaby" - Shawn Mullins written by Shawn Mullins
  • "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!" - Shania Twain written by Shania Twain
  • "Me" - Paula Cole written by Paula Cole
  • "My Father's Eyes" - Eric Clapton (2nd Award) written by Eric Clapton
  • "My Favorite Mistake" - Sheryl Crow written by Sheryl Crow and Jeff Trott
  • "Never There" - Cake written by John McCrea
  • "No Scrubs" - TLC written by Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs
  • "One" - Creed written by Scott Stapp and Mark Tremonti
  • "Please Remember Me" - Tim McGraw written by Will Jennings
  • "Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)" - The Offspring written by Dexter Holland
  • "Real World" - Matchbox

    20 (2nd Award) written by Rob Thomas

  • "Recover Your Soul" - Elton John written by Elton John
  • "Save Tonight" - Eagle-Eye Cherry written by Eagle-Eye Cherry
  • "Scar Tissue" - Red Hot Chili Peppers written by Flea, John Frusciante, Anthony Kiedis, and Chad Smith
  • "She's So High" - Tal Bachman written by Tal Bachman
  • "Shimmer" - Fuel written by Carl Bell
  • "Slide" - Goo Goo Dolls written by John Rzeznik
  • "Smooth" - Santana featuring Rob Thomas written by Itaal Shur and Rob Thomas
  • "Someday" - Sugar Ray written by Craig Bullock, Stan Frazier, David Kahne, Murphy Karges, Mark McGrath, Joseph Nichol, and Rodney Sheppard
  • "Sometimes" - Britney Spears written by Jorgen Elofsson
  • "Special" - Garbage Duke Erikson, Steve Marker, and Butch Vig
  • "That Don't Impress Me Much" - Shania Twain written by Shania


  • "They Don't Know" - Jon B written by Jon B, Tim Kelley, and Bob Robinson
  • "This Kiss" - Faith Hill (2nd Award) written by Robin Lerner
  • "Time After Time" - Inoj (2nd Award) written by Cyndi Lauper
  • "To Love You More" - Celine Dion (2nd Award) written by David Foster
  • "Torn" - Natalie Imbruglia (2nd Award) written by Anne Preven
  • "Truly, Madly, Deeply" - Savage Garden (2nd Award) written by Darren Hayes and Daniel Jones
  • "What's This Life For" - Creed written by Scott Stapp and Mark Tremonti
  • "When You Believe" - Whitney Houston & Mariah Carey written by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds
  • "Why I'm Here" - Oleander written by Doug Eldridge, Thomas Flowers, Ric Ivanisevich, and Fred Nelson, Jr.
  • "Wild Wild West" - Will Smith featuring Dru Hill and Kool Moe Dee written by Kool Moe Dee
  • "Written In

    The Stars" - Elton John and LeAnn Rimes written by Elton John and Tim Rice

  • "You Get What You Give" - New Radicals written by Gregg Alexander
  • "You're Still The One" - Shania Twain (2nd Award) written by Shania Twain
  • "You've Got A Way" - Shania Twain written by Shania Twain
  • "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" - The Righteous Brothers (14th Award) written by Barry Mann, Phil Spector, and Cynthia Weil