Top 10 Best Lyricists of All TimeMarcopwnzatdrums
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How the hell can a list containing the best lyricists NOT include ANY of the Bee Gees? The group of them together wrote or co-wrote almost a thousand songs. That's not even an understatement, it's in the nine-hundreds, and the most creative of the three was Maurice by a long shot.
Ian Brown was a true poet. Just listen to Waterfall and you will see.
He has proven he can have a sense of humour with his early blink stuff. Yet he can have a deep and meaningful side with Angels & Airwaves, and some of his later blink stuff. - Clamey
Are you guys serious, she has more monster hits than any five people combined on this list!
You have got to be kidding me! No Bryan Adams! Really?
K'naan grew up invelloped in the portent mix of generations of Somali poets and urban rappers, bringing together the best of both world - social and political consciousness, and raw, personal story telling with some of the best flow in the game. His first two albums are pure poetry, featuring songs like "Fatima", "Waving Flag", and "People like me".
133? Pun's lyrics are on the level if not above that of Biggie. This guy should even be above Nirvana, at least.
Neutral Milk Hotel has some of the most powerful lyrics I have ever heard. The blend of emotion and imagery creates visions inside of my mind that bring me to tears.
" Oh how the notes all bend and reach above the trees"
I think Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan should be up at the top of the list. I can't ignore the talent of RA.
Any professional songwriter, whether old school or contemporary, will tell you the Irving Berlin may be the greatest songwriter of all time and that they were influenced by the tremendous contributions he made to the craft of songwriting.
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