Best Lyricists in Rock


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41Thom YorkeThomas Edward "Thom" Yorke is an English musician best known as the singer and principal songwriter of the alternative rock band Radiohead.

Awesome lyrics on every single Radiohead album. He can't be this low. His solo work is good too. But all those lyrics on Radiohead albums are pure rock Jewels. Man is just one of the best things that ever happened to rock.
From Pablo honey to king of limbs just brilliant.

42Elliott Smith
43Cedric Bixler-Zavala
44Richey Edwards
45Steve HarrisStephen Percy "Steve" Harris is an English musician and songwriter, known as the bassist, occasional keyboardist, backing vocalist, primary songwriter and founder of the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden.
46Gene HoglanEugene "Gene" Victor Hoglan II is an American drummer. He is acclaimed for his creativity in drum arrangements, including use of odd devices for percussion effects and his trademark lengthy double-kick drum rhythms.
47Chris Martin
48Jordan Dreyer

Nobody can be as personally moving and touching as Jordan is

49Gary Lightbody


50Jesse Lacey
51Pete Loeffler

He's a amazing vocalist and has great emotion in his lyrics

52Marilyn MansonBrian Hugh Warner, better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, multimedia artist, author, and former music journalist.
53Benjamin BurnleyBenjamin Jackson Burnley IV is an American musician, composer, and producer, best known as the founder and frontman of the American rock band Breaking Benjamin.
54John Lydon (Johnny Rotten)John Joseph Lydon, also known by his former stage name Johnny Rotten, is an English singer, songwriter, and musician.

Cachy, punk, simple, funny lyrics. Fit perfectly with his lousy, screaming singing style.Hilarious

55Richard Patrick
56Geezer ButlerTerence Michael Joseph "Geezer" Butler is an English musician and songwriter. Butler is best known as the bassist and primary lyricist of heavy metal band Black Sabbath.

If you listen to Black Sabbath, you will understand how majestic Geezer is in playing fabulous bass lines and writing the most epic lyrics.

57Cat StevensYusuf Islam, commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian, and education philanthropist.
58Neil DiamondNeil Leslie Diamond is an American singer-songwriter and musician with a career that began in the 1960s.
59Carole King
60David BowieDavid Robert Jones was born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. more.
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