Greatest Song Writers
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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...
I think this list would be quite different if everybody voting took some time to listen to the writing of Waters. There are a lot of great song writers out there, but Roger has a very unique way of making power- and meaningful lyrics which blends in perfectly with the music resulting in the best constructed songs of all time. Furthermore his solo career and work with Floyd consists of albums, which are to be considered as a combined product of music and not just separat songs. These factors makes Roger Waters the best song writer ever.
This rankings sucks, if Roger is on #39. His music isn't for everyone, if you know what I mean. While listening to his work, your brain must work at 100%, you can't relax. You're starting to think about world, cruel world.
Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall, and The Final Cut - his masterwork with Pink Floyd - Zahveed
HAHA this list is stupid! Do you know why Waters is the greatest songwriter of all time? Because he is not only a songwriter, HE IS A POET!V5 Comments
Barracuda, Magic man, Crazy on You , Heartless, Even it Up, Lost Angel, ect, ect, ect. Need I say any more.
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?V2 Comments
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.
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 #93V3 Comments
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.
with songs like catalyst, it should be in at least top 20 - sanketbhambhani
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. - LuciusV1 Comment
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 oneV5 Comments
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.
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*V2 Comments
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
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 - RioRendi1794V4 Comments
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.V2 Comments
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.
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
He writes his own music and it rules!
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