Top 10 Best Lyricists of All Time

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241Kinetics & One Love

The hip hop duo from New York City, by the names of Jeremy Dussolliet and Time Sommers, better known as Kinetics & One Love, are no doubt amazing lyricist. They've written songs for many mainstream artist. They're well known for writing the hook for B.O. B's Grammy nominated single Airplanes. They have songs that will guarantee make you burst into tears. Their song Sign Language touched me in a way you can't imagine. It has to be one of the best songs I've ever listened to. It literally made me cry the first time, and several other times.

242Tyler Carter

Ex vocalist of Woe, Is Me. Vocalist of Issues, Tyler has released many songs with the band. In my opinion, the most lyrical song by Issues has to be Disappear (Remember When). Tyler's voice is amazing, and he's a very good looking man himself. I would consider him a good lyricist, but the best. Nevertheless less, feel free to check Issues out, maybe you may disagree.

243Madchild

Madchild is one half of the hip hop duet, Swollen Members. Madchild has a radical voice and it's just impressive, defiantly gives him character. Madchild has funky lyrics, which in some occasions, are considered genius. In the song Jacques Cousteau, Madchild, as I quote, said, "I spit the nicest ether, eating all these rappers like a slice of pizza." As soon as he said that, he became one of my favorite rappers. I think that verse is genius and he definitely deserves to have more credit for spitting his ether in an amazing way.

244Pete Wentz

I am a fan of every genre, rock and metal being my favorites, and there have been MANY great lyricists. Mostly everyone in the top ten deserves to be in there, but Pete is an amazing poet. He's witty and has very deep and meaningful lyrics. I know a lot of people probably don't like him, but just listen to his lyrics in Fall Out Boy. They're great.

Pete Wentz writes really deep lyrics which are full of meaning. There's probably at least one Fall Out Boy song that you can relate to completely, they're so great and well written. And I love the movie references in the titles!

I would say that Wentz definitely deserves to be on this list. A song I that always get's me is "What a Catch, Donnie" on the album "Folie a Deux", a song he wrote for his best friend and Fall Out Boy's lead vocalist Patrick Stump

"I got troubled thoughts and the self-esteem to match, what a catch"

Insanely underrated. It's unbelievable he's only one place ahead from Taylor Swift.

245Joan Baez
246Kanye WestKanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching ...read more.V1 Comment
247Billie Joe ArmstrongBillie Joe Armstrong is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor who is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Green Day, which he co-founded with Mike Dirnt.

I'm the son of rage and love
The Jesus of Suburbia
From the bible of none of the above
On a steady diet of
Soda pop and Ritalin
No one ever died for my sins in hell
As far as I can tell
At least the ones I got away with

And there's nothing wrong with me
This is how I'm supposed to be
In a land of make believe
That don't believe in me

Get my television fixed
Sitting on my crucifix
The living room or my private womb
While the Moms and Brads are away
To fall in love and fall in debt
To alcohol and cigarettes
And Mary Jane
To keep me insane,
Doing someone else's cocaine

At the center of the Earth
In the parking lot
Of the 7-11 where I was taught
The motto was just a lie
It says home is where your heart is
But what a shame
Cause everyone's heart
Doesn't beat the same
It's beating out of time

Look at me and tell me that's not the greatest lyric you've ever heard

Time of Your Life is probably the most meaningful songs I've ever heard!

Taylor Swift is over him. I hate this world.

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248Axl RoseWilliam Bruce Rose Jr.,better known as 'Axl Rose', was born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana, USA. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.

LOL do you know how this list is a joke because the man that wrote the lyrics
By himself to Guns N' Roses's BIGGEST 3 HITS (still heard on the radio today) Sweet Child O' Mine, November Rain and Welcome To The Jungle is not even in the top 200. Yet The Fall Out Boy Singer,Taylor Swift, and a slew of thugs that have no talent and somehow are popular called rappers are ahead of him. So the guy that wrote the lyrics to Estranged, Breakdown, One In A Million, Rocket Queen, Street Of Dreams, among many, MANY others doesn't make the top 200 but Eddie Vedar makes the top 60? ,The legend that had a big hand in writing Nightrain, Coma, The Garden, You Could Be Mine, Don't Cry but Ozzy makes the list what? (I love Sabbath but Geezer Butler wrote 90% or more of their lyrics) I'd put the man in the top ten but if you don't have him or Izzy in the top 25. The list is a joke.

Chinese democracy was a brilliant album
I loved street of Dreams
"All the love in the world couldn't save you
All the innocence inside"

He should be much much higher on this list This I know. He should be at least in the top 30, Axl Rose has one of the worst childhoods of any famous singer I know. He has a great range, can play the piano very, very well, And he never gave up on his dream of Gn'R. He could of just quit, or not come back after being gone for 10 years. I love Guns'N' Roses whether Slash is on the band or not. Rock on Axl, I hope he's still rocking decades from now, One of the greatest artists out there, in my mind at least. (If you don't agree listen to "November Rain" Or the album "Chinese Democracy") m/

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249TygaTyga is a rapper that was born November 19, 1989. He was popular in 2012 and is best known for dating Kylie Jenner while she was still a minor.

I just looked this guy up on Wikipedia and apparently his name means Thank You God Always. Really? Also his 3rd album was named, Ready for this...

Hotel California!

Yes, He stole the name from the Eagles, If he even knows who the Eagles are, Probably another rapper who thinks he's better than anyone else on this planet and knows nothing about music.

If anyone actually votes for this...

250The GameJayceon Terrell Taylor, better known by his stage name The Game, is an American rapper and actor. He was born on November 29, 1979 in Los Angeles, California. Game spent most of his childhood in foster care (up until high school) even though he knew all of his brothers and sisters. Since 2002, Game ...read more.
251Rick RossWilliam Leonard Roberts II, better known by his stage name Rick Ross, is an American rapper and entrepreneur.

I'm so sophisticated get that song and you will no why he is on this list

252Lupe FiascoWasalu Muhammad Jaco (born February 16, 1982), better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He rose to fame in 2006 following the success of his debut album, Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor. He also performs as the frontman of rock band Japanese Cartoon ...read more.
253Justin BieberJustin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, song writer, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada (despite once claimed that he was Part-Indian) and he's Christian. He's the son of an author, Pattie Mallet. ...read more.

Wow... Okay... Umm... Who ever put this guy on the list is just as much of a moron as Justin Bieber is. I'm sorry but I don't think he's even a moderately talented lyricist, or artist for that matter. He isn't a good singer, Also I don't think he even writes his own music... When he asks his lyricists to write his music he must say: "I want you to write the worst song you could possibly write, and I'll sing it with my high pitched annoying voice and all my musically illiterate fan girls will love it because I've brain washed them into believing I'm talented." I swear it must be something close to that, or they're just some groupies who got so high they thought they were a lyricist.

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