Greatest Song Writers

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61Amy LeeAmy Lynn Hartzler, known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter, classically trained pianist and composer. She is also the lead singer to the Arkansas band Evanescence.

She is definitely number 1 with Ben Moody. Amy is fantastic singer and songwriter. - 05yusuf09

Listen and Read to My Immortal's lyrics, so meaningful and beautiful.

62RihannaRobyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian pop singer . Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning ...read more.
63Ben MoodyBenjamin Robert "Ben" Moody is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor.
64Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated ...read more.
65Meghan Trainor
66Izzy StradlinJeffrey Dean Isbell, better known by his stage name Izzy Stradlin, is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter.
67Johnny CashJohn R. "Johnny" Cash was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author, who was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide.

Not to be down on Johnny or anything because I am a huge fan but he wasn't that good a songwriter. Sunday Morning Coming Down was by the incomparable Kris Kristofferson, Hurt was by Trent Reznor, and Ring of Fire was actually written by his wife, June Carter Cash. I think he did write I Walk the Line and Folsom Prison Blues, though.

68Stevie WonderStevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.

Most posters on TTT are so young that they believe the Earth was just formed and was still cooling in 1989, and that all music before 1995 was Fred Flintstone beating on logs.

69Mariah CareyMariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She won 5 Grammys, got her documentary movie "Glitter" and also one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry. ...read more.

Not only could Mariah Carey sing with a 5-7 octave vocal range, but she had another hidden talent a secret weapon she is a great songwriter just go back to the first album self- titled Mariah Carey in 1990 the songs are just to powerful and great lyrics deep lyrics and she was just giving us a taste of things to come than the first album songs like vision of love, all in your mind, and love takes time best songwriting from her she is a powerful singer and impressive songwriter as well.

gawd! cnt believe she's not even in the choices! she's the best!

definitely THE BEST!...
what's with you people?.. / - yohpercy

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70Anthony KiedisAnthony Kiedis is an American singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist of the band Red Hot Chili Peppers, which he has fronted since its inception in 1983.

Anthony Kiedis and John Frusciante... Enough said

His lyrics floats, so that it creats a sense of positive energy, no tight meaning sometimes but still universal. Like a complicated philsosophy turned into a slimpler than poem form. He sure knows what he is saying, he reads, because I see some themes he uses that I know eg parallel univers, a scifi theme and discovery. Sometimes He uses headings, Name dropping, that one could spend a life time to research about or should have to go read about. As a song needs to be compressed. My name is ehys from Nigeria. [email protected] is my email.

71Daron MalakianDaron Vartan Malakian is an Armenian–American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer.
72Veronique Sanson
73John Phillips
74Isono Hiroshi

d'erlanger lyricist and vocalist - ronluna

75Nick Drake
76Bruno MarsPeter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer.
77Nick JonasNicholas Jerry "Nick" Jonas is an American singer, songwriter and actor, best known as one of the Jonas Brothers, a pop rock band he formed with his brothers Kevin and Joe.
78Ariana GrandeAriana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress. She was born on June 26th 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera . She is best known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom, "Victorious" . She later become a singer ...read more.
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80Jeff Lynne

Jeff Lynne's compositional genius is in the music. His tunes and chord progressions are breathtakingly original. If you hear one of his songs once, it "hooks" you, and you sing it everywhere - in the shower, in the car, on the toilet. No one writes hooks like Jeff Lynne. Mr Blue Sky is the happiest song ever written, without being cheesy. You can't help but smile. No it's not a Day in the Life rip off. Listen to it! All it has in common with DitL is the boop-boop-boop-boop chord that starts Paul's bridge. Good grief people. - Drtrekker

Jeff Lynne has composed some of the most enduring hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Mr Blue Sky, Telephone Line, Livin' Thing, Free Falling, Runnin' Down a Dream, Handle with Care, When We Was Fab, You Got it, When I Was a Boy, and so many more. Now rappers sample his ELO songs from the 70s and 80s. And he's still writing.

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