Greatest Song Writers

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41 Lou Reed Lou Reed

Hey babe, take a walk on the wide side

42 Nick Cave

Just fantastic! Every word, every sound, and every rhyme flow naturally! He is outstanding at what he does!

Sorry to read about his son, that's terrible...

43 Neil Young Neil Young Neil Percival Young, OC OM is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician, producer, director and screenwriter.

I can't believe Neil Young is not at least top 20, for me he is number 1. My best guess is that they couldn't find his name? Who knows.

Hey hey my my, Rock an Roll Can Never Die

Neil young is the best songwriter and singer that I know of. What kind of person would put him at so low? His voice and songs are wonderful. He should be in the top ten.

Probably the most diverse & timeless musician ever born. No one rocks like Neil. Excellent live showman. His songs? Just look em up sometime!

Neil Young behind Nick Jonas and Taylor Swift? Wow, I guess he's lucky he beat out Bieber. Seriously, how many of you people voting on this site have reached puberty?

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44 Ann Wilson Ann Wilson Ann Dustin Wilson is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the hard rock band Heart.

Barracuda, Magic man, Crazy on You , Heartless, Even it Up, Lost Angel, ect, ect, ect. Need I say any more.

45 Elton John Elton John

His songwriting is filled with so much soul, his melodies have formed a major part of my love for music, they are so memorable and always get me in the emotional state intended from the song. I can count on Elton John to always get me in the mood I want to be at: happy (i.E. tiny Dancer), sad (i.E. sacrifice), nostalgic (i.E. rocket Man), relaxed (i.E. the One), excited (i.E. levon), romance (i.E. I Guess that's why they call it the blues), empowered (i.E. believe), and even hauntingly beautiful melodies like Where to now St. Peter. He has such a great amount of other great songs as well, absolutely love his musical sense.

46 Billie Joe Armstrong Billie Joe Armstrong Billie Joe Armstrong is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor who is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Green Day, which he co-founded with Mike Dirnt.

He is really great Green Day is amazing Wake Me Up When September Ends and Today is Tomorrow are so poetic and deep - hardrockboyguitar13

I especially love boulevard of broken dreams and holiday!

Check rolling stone's list for best song writes he is #93

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47 Nancy Wilson Nancy Wilson

Their are only a hand full of bands that have the body of work that Ann & Nancy Wilson have when it comes to song writing. Heart had 20 songs reach the top 40 including two # 1 hits and now, in there 50's, they are still writing and recording.Ann & Nancy wrote some of the best ROCK songs ever with the Hits- BARRACUDA , CRAZY ON YOU, Magic Man and Love Alive. Not bad for a couple girls from Washington State. Love Ann & Nan ,HEART RULES.

48 Gackt Gackt

His songs are poetic, happy and sad at the time. I think his work is pure and beautiful art. Of course there are some happy songs you can enjoy but in my opinion his lyrics are very deep and thoughtful

You must read his Last song english lyrics. - Lucius

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49 Chester Bennington Chester Bennington Chester Charles Bennington is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor. He is best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. He also has a few side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise .

with songs like catalyst, it should be in at least top 20 - sanketbhambhani

50 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift (Taylor Swift) is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing break up songs and for having more than 5 Grammys . She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching more.

Why isn't Taylor swift in the top ten? She has been writing songs since she was 16 and they were all a hit! I hear everybody singing to them and she just has a gift with songwriting and wrote them from her heart!

She has written her songs since the age of 11 and they all are personal and very catchy

Come on! I got to scroll down to find this TALENTED singer? She could easily be at the top! She's just so good I actually CAN'T believe she only 79. Her songs are like THE BEST. It's written in such a good way and every of them touched my heart. Don't they touch YOUR heart?

I think Taylor swift is number one

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

How is Ed Sheeran not on top? Just because he didn't write songs 50 years ago doesn't mean he isn't great. Not only does he write all his songs which are amazing, he also wrote some good songs for singers like One Direction and Taylor Swift which I normally don't like. I mean you might not like them as a whole but if you listen to Little Things and Everything Has Changed, which Ed Sheeran wrote, it might slightly change your mind. All his songs are beautifully written no matter who sings them.

Just listen to them and you will fall in love with his lyrics.

I was about to vote for him when you told me he wrote a song for One Direction...I guess I still like him anyway.

52 Mike Shinoda Mike Shinoda Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, graphic designer, manager and film composer.
53 Eminem Eminem Eminem, 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 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time . In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with more.

Eminem is a great songwriter. Far from the best but in my opinion the songwriter of the century. The way his lines are put together in his songs make sense in a way I have never experienced before. Every word counts in his texts and non are wasted. I absolutely love some of his albums even though they are as far from the type of rock music I listen to as they can get. It takes a genius for me to listen to rap, and Eminem sure is that.

Seriously? Funniest lines, even the serious ones are genius. They have hidden meanings, metaphors not to mention he makes it sound/ feel good

I can't believe he's not already in top ten. I mean who can write like him? His lyrics are unique in every way.

*cough* - rap god - *cough* *cough*

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54 Tupac Tupac Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was more.

A Greatest Song Writer Among Them. Tupac's Lyrics Really Meaningful And Its All About True. 2Pac Should Be On Top 5. He Is The Best Rap Lyricist Of All Time!

11 total albums and 7 posthumous albums with a ton of work still to be released all before his death at age 25. Sold 75 million. Should be top 5

55 Agnes Monica

She not only created a song about love, but she also created a song that can inspired the young people to continue to try to achieve his dreams.

Hm, I think she is the one
She deserves to be nominated as the greatest song writers.
Just hear some of her songs written by herself, they are so cool
Just hear "paralyzed", "karena kusanggup". And all her songs on her new album "agnezmo"

She can write the song for herself very well. I think she is belong to smart songwrotter, becaue her songs are really beautiful and cool, rock - RioRendi1794

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56 Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen

A working man's musician and incredible lyrics and melodies, how he is not number one I do not know. In each song he fits the message that everyone else can only fit into an album. Bruce is the best.

Bob dylan then bruce end of story.

HOW is Bruce ranked so low? He connects with the human condition unlike anyone else, all in perfect poetry.

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57 Bono Bono Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. His original nickname was Bono Vox which means "big voice".

Absolutely the best songwriter ever, he is king of lyrics and god of music. He should be in TOP3.

The greatest song writer of all time. Listen to the lyrics of One.

Great songwriter and great person.

58 Brian Wilson Brian Wilson Brian Douglas Wilson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer best known for being the multi-tasking leader and co-founder of the Beach Boys.

Brian is number one of a small group of true geniuses in "pop-music", judged from pure musicality. With Paul McCartney in second place or maybe in a shared top position. The scales tip slighly in Brian's favour, in my opinion, due to his great to excellent work in recent, mature years. Though moderately successful, his work since 1988's "Brian Wilson" has been sadly by-passed by much of the public. He deserves better, a grand revival.

Legendary songwriter whose work will never be forgotten, no matter where he ends up here.

Brian's specialty is writing albums like Pet Sounds or SMiLE, but, those albums are made up of great songs. Surf's Up, Heroes and Villains, God Only Knows, Don't Worriy Baby? This guy should be right up there with Lennon, McCartney, and Dylan. - beatles

59 G√ľnther

He writes his own music and it rules!

60 Arsen Dedic
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