Top Ten Best Singer/Songwriters

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121Kate Bush

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.

She is consistently amazing, so much better than all the people above her!

122Anthony KiedisAnthony Kiedis is an American singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist of the band Red Hot Chili Peppers, which he has fronted since its inception in 1983.
123Tyler JosephTyler Robert Joseph is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and rapper. He is best known as the lead vocalist and keyboardist for American musical duo Twenty One Pilots.

He writes such deep music that people can connect to so quickly. No wonder his band grew so much this year.

Tylers lyrics are so deep and meaningful. Together with his voice and the amazing melodies and instrumentals, every song he writes is a masterpiece.

He writes the deepest ever and makes it sound so happy. Just listen or read the lyrics of any twenty one song and it'll give you feels every single time

124Carly Simon

Carly has had a long and amazing career. She is terribly underrated!

125Kenny Loggins
126Harry Chapin

The greatest songwriter of the early 70s. Not fir radio, which is why the cranking is so low.

127Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., also known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper. He was signed to Cash Money Records by Birdman at a young age . He has been critically acclaimed and even more panned throughout his career . He's often criticized for constantly talking about money, girls, and ...read more.
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129Lee Mavers

To be honest lee mavers possibly is the greatest songwriter the world has ever seen too bad drugs and his own insanity got the better of him.

Top 10 at least! He's certainly better than Josh Groban! On the level of Lennon/McCartney!

130Cat StevensYusuf Islam, commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian, and education philanthropist.

It's about time! I realize he hasn't done anything new for a long time, but the stuff he wrote in the early seventies will live on and on...

Great timeless lyrics with much feels! Amazing writer for the children. Should be top 75 for sure!

131Tom WaitsThomas Alan "Tom" Waits, born December 7, 1949 is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. ...read more.

Very original artist who is a somewhat aquired taste... But when you've listened to a couple of hours of his work you'll begin to realise what a genius he is and will be looking at more of his music.

132Alex TurnerAlexander David "Alex" Turner is an English musician. He is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and principal songwriter of the English rock band Arctic Monkeys.

Best singer and songwriter! His songs are unique and beautiful.

I officially believe this list is just stupid, despite the top 10 being decent for once

Quality singer/songwriter, deserves to be in top 5. Lyrics to the album 'Humbug' is on another level.

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133Sia

Lol, Sia should be number one. The amount of hits she writes these days, and she is still able to keep an indie self image. Truly amazing.

She is a songwriting genius! She wrote Rihanna's Diamonds in 14 minutes! She is e greatest songwriter of the century!

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134Max Martin

He has written over 167 songs. Almost all of them have become immensely successful. He writes super cool songs that people still know the lyrics to ten years later.

135Rufus Wainwright

Rufus beats anyone else on this list hands down in my opinion.

136Geri Halliwell
137Willis Alan Ramsey
138J.J. Cale
139Immortal TechniqueFelipe Andres Coronel, better known by the stage name Immortal Technique, is an American rapper and urban activist from Lima, Peru.
140Ville Valo

Who else can make anything a sweet and seductive love song!?

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