Greatest Song Writers

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101John Prine

John prine is the best songwriter of all time ask bob Dylan this seems like a popularity contest Bon Jove gaga ahead of him this list is a joke

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102Albert Hammond
103Lady GagaStefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the first female artist to ever since Cher to get nominated by the Grammys and Emmys . In 2013, during her era on Artpop, she was chosen to perform in a concert from iTunes . more.

Lady gaga's music has a very powerful meaning. Each song has it's own story and is able to explain something amazing. When I listen to her music it always speaks to me. I love her so much. Some people just think she is an annoying singer who doesn't deserve being called an artist but honestly to me she is an amazing woman who is capable of mostly anything. I am very proud of being able to call her my mother monster when you really think about and get a chance to see her on an interview you will really get to to see what kind of person she is. Love you mother monster and remember : "when you're lonely I'll be lonely too, and this is the fame" love and art 12-18 1974 :) paws

104Trevor McNevan
105Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan

Please just listen to "A little piece of heaven". The Rev wrote that masterpiece, along with many other great A7X tracks! RIP - Graham

106Justin Hayward

All of the Moody Blues are accomplished songwriters. Justin has written extraordinarily melodic and lyrical songs.

107Todd Rundgren
108Neil DiamondNeil Leslie Diamond is an American singer-songwriter and musician with a career that began in the 1960s.
109Willie Nelson

92nd!?! Ridiculous. "Crazy", "Funny How Time Slips Away", "Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain". There will never be another Red Headed Stranger

There are 100 songwriters better than Willie? You have serious derangement syndrome.

110Ray DaviesRaymond Douglas "Ray" Davies is an English musician. He was the rhythm guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for The Kinks, which he led with his younger brother, Dave.

Yes! Man, you talk about underrated! What is the genius of the Kinks doing way down here?

Ray Davies deserves to be in top ten

111Eric Carmen
112Elliott Smith

Truly the most beautiful lyricist ever. He subtly changed the lives of his fans, he wove his life into is unusually beautiful progression of guitar chords, and even more into his lyrics that have a haunting beauty. "I'm never gonna know you now, but I'm gonna love you anyhow."

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113Pete Wentz

FOB is best known for their lyrical creativity (especially in Folie À Deux)
And their band leader is no other than Pete Wentz.

114Randy Newman
115Jeff BuckleyJeffrey Scott "Jeff" Buckley, raised as Scott "Scottie" Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
116David Porter
117Gordon Lightfoot

Gordon lightfoot really should be in the top ten! I mean bob Dylan was his biggest admirer

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118Robbie RobertsonJaime Royal "Robbie" Robertson, OC, is a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist best known for his work as lead guitarist and primary songwriter for The Band.

Problem what this entry is that he takes credit for songs The Band created together. He grabbed the "business end" of things while the others were concentrating on the music

119Patti Dahlstrom
120Jimmy PageJames Patrick Page is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin.V1 Comment
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