Top Ten Best Singer/Songwriters
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John Lennon and paul were the best of all time, bar none
it actually should be Lennon/McCartney! anyway Lennon was amazing, better than most of the people listed above, imo.
I tell you that; if you however have chance to ask Bob Dylan(one of the most genious when it comes to write masterpieces) that logically who's the best songwriter ever?.. The answer my friend is (blowin' in the wind :-p :-)) ; there's no problem with me but I think John Lennon is 1 or 2 bottom better than me... :_)
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One of the top ten for sure... Maybe No. 2.. But then that is just my opine as is all other comments made by you yahoos. Stick that in your smoke and pipe it...
George Harrison was a song writing master. Since I was twelve years of age I have loved his lyrics, guitar playing and soulfull voice and learned more about spirituality from his words than any religious organisation could ever teach me. I am fifty now and still listening to his albums. one of my favourite songs is this guitar can`t keep from crying amongst so many others. Thumbs up to top tens. Colm
Very underrated, he wrote many of the beatles' best songs including Something, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Here Comes The Sun, If I needed someone, Taxman... he was a really talented man.More comments about George Harrison
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FREDDIE MERCURY = PERFECTION!
Best singer/songwriter ever to grace the Earth! Nobody can compete, let alone compare w/ the extraordinary genius of this phenomenal, sensational, stunningly awesome God of Music!
FREDDIE MERCURY = THE BEST there ever was/or ever will be!
He is good song writer and singer, he should be in the top 10 list.. I didn't like the singer in number 1 list.. Maybe some people who vote to him maybe a teenager or young and he's famous at this time that is why he is in the no. 1 in the list.. For me I will vote for the vocalist and song writer of 60s 70s 80s and 90s because the song that they write are beautiful and meaningful than the songs the are come famous for now.. I'm 24 years old but I like the song from the past than now.. Philippines
All the best songs ever queen where fantastic
The world would be better with him
So vote now
Ann is The Queen of Rock. No voice and live performance compares to hers. And what songs she's written. "Barracuda", "Crazy On You"... etc. She has "wowed" us for more than 30 years and still getting better.
Is there a better songwriter than Ann Wilson. She is simply amazing.
It's true Ann Wilson is amazing; when you think about the fact she has only written one top ten hit "Magic Man" in her whole career and she ranks as number 1 on this list when others have written many number 1 hits. It proves how awesome Ann Wilson is.
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Micheal has written some of the most beautiful songs the world has ever had the pleasure to hear... We are the world... classic... he should be on this list too... RIP MJ xoxo
Honestly, I love this guy, I love his songs too! Best singer/songwriter alive today! Tamer Hosny! KING OF GENERATION!
A highly talented singer, he writes his own lyrics and he writes lyrics for other singers too! He is the best singer too, without doubt.
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How dare you place Elliott Smith between Shakira and Bryan Adams and for that matter how Josh Groban came to be number 1 is beyond me this is the slow crumble of taste and purity that will be gone within the next few years. Start building these factories because I think the world is ready for manufactured people now.
Of course, that Bono item on this list is not fair, he deserves to be in TOP 3!
Can't believe bono is at 47, he's a way better songwriter then mark hoppus and mariah carey. Also a better showman
People of different generations loved his many classics... They sound as fresh and soulfully good now as ever. He not only was an extremely gifted songwriter. He recorded and performed live superbly with that God given voice... It is between him and McCartney bottom line.
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Chester Bennington is a singer with a powerfull voice... It is unique and the live quality of his voice is just good as his studio voice. For me he is the #1 from the modern, living rock artists! I know we can't say that he is better than MJ or someone else, but he have an unique voice like the legends.
Amazing lyrics and vocals, definitely number one.
He made a very deep and touching lyrics
sometimes his lyrics are not easy to understand
each lyrics he made has a deep meaning
Beautiful voice, great range, catching melodies, captivating live and non-live l'arc~en~ciel forever!
Hide is the god of Visual Kei, his talent doesn't have limit, as singer or lead guitarist is so ' brilliant <3 R.I.P Pink Spider
Very Talented Man, the BEST member of TAKE THAT! Million Love Songs he wrote just aged 15 NOW THAT IS TALENTED!
He won several Ivor Novello. He deserves to win this award as well!
Gary has wrote some amazing songs...
Back for Good; Greatest Day; Pray; A Million Love Songs; Sure; Never Forget; Forever Love and hundreds more... He is AMAZING!
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the greatest singer, frontman, vocalist, songwriter of D'ERLANGER
He should be number one he's the only one to do everything himself!
MJ didn't write all his songs I have 10 albums of MJ and I don't see him everywhere!
Prince is a singer, songwriter, dancer, guitarist, drummer, pianist...
Every song in her album is epic. That's all I can say about her. If you don't agree go and listen to her album Taylor Swift Fearless and Speak Now. AWESOME
I completaly disagree with this list... I mean its like some of the best songwriters are on the bottom of the list... In my persional opinoun taylor swift should definitely be higher on this list... She has wrote all her songs and there all brillant.
Best song writer and to back that up best singer ever
wow dimebag is a lonely rainbow of darkness on this list
Just listen to "You Really Got Me", "Waterloo Sunset", "Dedicated Follower of Fashion", "David Watts", "Sunny Afternoon", "Days", "Lola", "Apeman" and others 40 songs at the same songwriting level and you'll see why I voted for him.
He's lyrics ARE amazing & he should be #1!
what? 83?! His beautiful voice combined with his creativity is pure art, he really deserves to be much higher.
why matt in 106.. he must be in the top 10! just listen soaked by adam lambert and uprising by muse... he is guitarist of decade in Q MAGAZINE...
Amy Winehouse toward the bottom? What is wrong with people? She spoke to lots of women when no one else could. She deserves to be at least in the Top 20, and definitely before Taylor Swift! Whoever put Taylor on such a high rank needs to listen to real music.
he write lot of lyrics.. keep moving klaus meine..
This Woman influenced a fleet of female singer songwriters and should be right at the top of this list, which has no real value. She was the first woman to reach number 1 spot with a first self penned song :Wuthering Heights.
Rufus beats anyone else on this list hands down in my opinion.
#135?! This is a woman whose music cannot be described. Pick up a copy of "Rabbits on the Run" and you will understand what I mean. That album has some of the greatest indie-folk music that you will ever hear in your life, and how often does a female singer-songwriter put out an indie-folk album? It's such a disgrace to see her placed under no-talents like Fred Durst and Bruno Mars.
A woman who is inspiring and amazingly talented, yet excruciatingly underrated at the same time. Give her latest album, "Rabbits on the Run, " a listen, and you'll see what I mean. That is all.
Harry is the man. No doubt about it. Lennon loved him, I love him, you love him. Not much more to say.
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Updated Wednesday, June 19, 2013