Greatest Song Writers

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201Josh Ritter
202Bryan Adams
203Lionel Richie

How can so many have missed Lionel? Many great songs written...

Numerous #1's Numerous Top 10 and 20 hits. Numerous hit songs written for and performed by others like (Commodors, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Temptations, Enrique Iglesias, Tamia, etc.)... And STILL WRITING and PERFORMING.

204Johnny RamoneJohn William Cummings, better known by his stage name Johnny Ramone, was an American guitarist and songwriter, best known for being the guitarist for the punk rock band the Ramones.
205Dee Dee RamoneDouglas Glenn Colvin, known professionally as Dee Dee Ramone, was a German-American musician, singer and songwriter best known as founding member, songwriter, bassist and occasional lead vocalist for punk rock band the Ramones.
206Joey RamoneJeffrey Ross Hyman, professionally known by Joey Ramone, was an American musician and singer-songwriter, lead vocalist of the punk-rock band The Ramones.
207Frank Black

Lead singer and guitarist of the Pixies. If he wasn't around, Kurt Cobain wouldn't have ever written Smells Like Teen Spirit, because he admitted he was trying to rip-off the pixies.

208Jason Mraz

Jason does belong on this list and should be higher. Unique style of music, very upbeat.

He is a very cool songwriter...hus song are very deep and hard to understand but beautiful and makes you feel the same...listen to songs like 'i won't give up' and 'i'm yours'-these show how talented he is...althogh I think there are even better songwriters in this list I just wan't jason mraz to be a part of this list

209Barry GibbBarry Alan Crompton Gibb is a British singer, songwriter and record producer who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the group Bee Gees, one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed groups in the history of popular music.

Can someone tell me why he's so far down this list, he should be in the top 30!

Prolific song writers.Did you hear them write songs for other artist? Like island in the stream,heartbreaker,immortality.harmony of three voices,i can listen to them forever!

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210Richard Ashcroft

What the actual ducking god.. should be top 5 wrote the anthem bittersweet, drugs don't work, history (possibly one of the most ubderated song ever... Man's a lyrical genius!

211John DeaconJohn Richard Deacon is a retired English musician, best known as the bass guitarist for the rock band Queen.

Enough said.

212Gary (Leessang)

His lyric is poetry

213Neil PeartNeil Ellwood Peart, OC (born September 12, 1952 in Hamilton, Canada) is a Canadian-American musician and author, best known as the drummer and primary lyricist for the rock band Rush. Peart has received numerous awards for his musical performances.

The Trees, Subdivisions, Witch Hunt...

214Chuck Rummans

Very good writer every time I listen to his songs it gets deeper in meaning. Very deep stuff'

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215Warren Zevon
216Pottuvil Asmin
217Ian AndersonIan Scott Anderson, MBE is a Scottish-born musician, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known for his work as the lead vocalist, flautist and acoustic guitarist of British rock band Jethro Tull.
218Gary Numan

The godfather of Electronica, one of the most prolific songwriters

219Sandy Denny
220Darren Hayes

He writes many great songs like:truly madly deeply, I knew I loved you, the best thing... In savage garden.
As solo artist he writes:insatiable, I miss you, roses, popular...
I'm crazy about his voice

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