Greatest Song Writers

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221Dave Matthews
222Desmond Child

One of my favorite's because he's so universal. He helped write songs from KISS and Earosmith to people like Ke$ha and Miranda Cosgrove. - JAE29

223John CooperJohn Landrum Cooper, professionally credited as John L. Cooper, is an American musician, singer and songwriter. He has been the lead vocalist, bassist and co-founder of the Grammy-nominated American Christian rock band Skillet since 1996.
224David DraimanDavid Michael Draiman is an American songwriter and the vocalist for the band Disturbed as well as for the band Device.
225Sia Furler

Come on shes really big right now

226MorrisseySteven Patrick Morrissey (born 22 May, 1959), known as Morrissey, is an English singer, songwriter and author, rose to prominence as the lead singer of The Smiths, an indie rock band - which was active from 1982 to 1987 . Since then, Morrissey has had a solo career making the top ten of the UK singles more.

The Pope of Mope...what more can I say

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227Marilyn MansonBrian Hugh Warner, better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, multimedia artist, author, and former music journalist.
228Daniel Johns

He's an amazing songwriter, he should be on the list! Listen to songs like Point of View and Emotion Sickness, he actually knows, man

229Don HenleyDonald Hugh "Don" Henley is an American singer-songwriter, producer, and drummer, best known as a founding member of the Eagles before launching a successful solo career.

Eagles? Ever hear of them? Hotel California, anyone?

230Jason Lancaster
231Eddie VedderEddie Vedder is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as a member of the rock band Pearl Jam, with whom he performs lead vocals and is one of three guitarists.
232Ronnie James DioRonnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture more.
233John PetrucciJohn Peter Petrucci is an American guitarist, composer and producer. He is best known as a founding member of the progressive metal band Dream Theater.
234Damon Albarn

There is no denying Damon Albarn is one of the greatest songwriters of the 90s. His work on Blur was amazing, covering a very large range of genres, from Punk Rock (Bank Holiday) and Grunge (Song 2) to Gospel (Tender). Listen to song like Under the Westway, the Universal, My Terracota Heart, End of a Century, Out of Time (...well I can go on for a long time) and you'll see why he deserves to be here. Then you get to the Gorillaz stuff and you'll be amazed by how diverse he can be. He composed all the songs to what would become the greatest virtual band of all time. Mixing genres up to eletronica and hip-hop, Gorillaz is a very relevant band currently. The fact that Damon created a new musical genre in the 90s (BritPop), influencing lots of people, broke out from that "label" in 97, moving to north-American inspired songs and t gospel inspired songs in 99, created a virtual band in 2001 that made worldwide sucess, and then wnet back to record and album with Blur 2003 with heavy African ...more

235Agnetha Faltskog
236Marius Mueller-Westerhagen
237Dick Lucas
238Charlie Scene
239Sergio Pizzorno
240DrakeAubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.
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