Top Ten Best Song Writers of the 21st Century

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1Robbie WilliamsRobert Peter "Robbie" Williams is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has also had commercial success as a solo artist.

His songs are still the best I've ever heard and he is one amazing guy.

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2Taylor SwiftTaylor Alison Swift (Taylor Swift) is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching a documentary about Faith Hill, Swift felt that she should go to Nashville to begin ...read more.

She is one of the best young writers there is in her interpretation of the feelings going on inside her and people can relate to those lyrics

I like taylor swift for my opinion because she have a mine to write her own song. ,!

She is definitely one of the best she actually writes her own songs

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3AdeleAdele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles ...read more.

She is truly incomparable, I've seen many try to match her voice but it is impossible. Best singles: They are all amazing, my personal favourites are Someone like you and Chasing Pavements.

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4Ed SheeranEdward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk.

He is (in my personal opinion) the best singer song writer of out generation. When he performs live is like he's in the studio. There is no magic involved just Ed, his paw print guitar, loop pedal and heavenly voice. Fame hasn't changed him in the slightest. He still sofa surfs. Be that from his family or friends houses or his own. Every lyric has meaning and isn't about sex drugs and RockNRoll or bigging himself up. Even his album cover for X is simply that. An X. He doesn't need to brag about his fame and fortune and celebrity status. He is a role model to every teenager, young adult and adult out there. I'm sorry if I'm blabbing. He even went to Afghanistan to do a private gig for the lads on tour (my brother was amongst the crowd) he is what we need in a generation of drugs, violence and hate. Just to prove you can still be mellow and be loved. So much respect for this man.

The a team and Lego house are such great songs. Not to mention that he wrote some songs for one direction.

He makes great music. I love his songs like Photograph and Thinking out loud. I think he is the best songwriter overall.

I stand by my first comment, pure class.

5Sia

Why is Katy Perry on this list? She can't either sing or write, and when she does shallow and meaningless lyrics come alive (like California Girls)

6Alex TurnerAlexander David "Alex" Turner is an English musician. He is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and principal songwriter of the English rock band Arctic Monkeys.

The guy's a lyrical genius. Every song has its own meaning, and they're all good enough to be singles. Thank God there's still a songwriting talent in today's generation of music. No. 1 in my opinion.

7Miley Cyrus

This whole list is a joke, Miley Cyrus probably doesn't even write her own music, you should be putting down guys like Gerard Way, Billie Joe Armstrong, Matt Schultz, Jack White, etc. Guys like this actually make points and cover important and deep subjects with their music, not just dumb crap about having fun, the only people I would leave on this list are Eminem and Ed sheeran. And for me they would be pretty far up the list

What the hell? Miley Cyrus, Robbie Williams? come on, let's put a real musician on this list! Alex Turner and Ed Sheeran should definitely be higher than Miley Cyrus or Robbie Williams...

She gained and lost popularity in Hannah Montana but overall it was a boost for her position. Best singles: Climb, I'll always remember you, Can't be tamed and perhaps her best is party in the U.S. A, which sadly doesn't count as Jessie J wrote it.

8Jessie JJessica Ellen Cornish, better known by her stage name Jessie J, is an English singer and songwriter. Born and raised in London, she began her career on stage, aged 11, with a role in the West End musical Whistle Down the Wind.

She has that 'wild' look and sound to her. Best singles: Domino, Party In The U.S. A (which she sold to Miley) and Price Tag. She has others that I love and like.

I agree but I also love Wild, bang bang, who you are and nobody's perfect and every other one

9Katy PerryKatheryn Elizabeth Hudson (Katy Perry) was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. Katy Perry is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. ...read more.

Gosh I love Katy Perry, but her thing with Rob pushed her down a bit. Best singles: Californian Girls, Last Friday Night, Firework, and plenty more - how could I forget Part Of Me and Wide Awake?

10Bruno MarsPeter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer.

I love his songs, they're just so up-beat and fun, most of them. Best singles: Grenade :) and others but this is my favourite!

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11EminemEminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 172 million albums making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.V1 Comment
12Lily AllenLily Rose Beatrice Cooper, known professionally as Lily Allen, is an English singer, songwriter, actress, and television presenter.

Ah, Lily. Her songs can generally be mean, but that doesn't stop them from being good. Or her swooping a place on this list. Best singles: Well, I personally ♥ love Smile. But there is others.

13Lana del ReyLana Del Rey is a California based singer, songwriter, and model who currently resides in Malibu, California. She was born under the name Elizabeth Woolridge Grant to entrepreneur Robert England Jr. and Patricia Ann Hill in rural Lake Placid, New York on June 21, 1985. She has two siblings, Chuck and ...read more.

Her dark themes, beautiful imagery and endless references to music culture make her one of the best.

14PinkAlecia Beth Moore known professionally as Pink, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.

I love pink! Just Give Me A Reason is the best! Her music is inspiring and has meaning!

I love Pink! Best singles: Just Give Me A Reason, Blow Me (One Last Kiss), So What, and many others I absolutely lurrvve.

15James Keenan Maynard (Tool)V1 Comment
16Ryan Tedder
17Kris Allen

Yay! Krissy :). Best singles: Heartless, No Boundaries and Live Like We're Dying, plus more that I lurve!

18Pete Doherty
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20PsyPark Jae-sang, better known by his stage name Psy, stylized PSY, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, record producer and rapper.

Who makes these stupid lists?! PSY and Robbie Williams are the only good people on this list, and they're far from best, for crying out loud! - PositronWildhawk

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