Greatest Song Writers

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121 Jimmy Page Jimmy Page James 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. V 1 Comment
122 Gerard Way Gerard Way Gerard Arthur Way is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and comic book writer who was the lead vocalist and co-founder of the American alternative rock band My Chemical Romance from its formation in September 2001 until its split in March 2013. His debut solo album Hesitant Alien was released ...read more.
123 Matthew Thiessen

He writes Relient K, co writes Owl City, co writes Katy Perry, and more!

124 Thom Yorke Thom Yorke Thomas Edward "Thom" Yorke is an English musician best known as the singer and principal songwriter of the alternative rock band Radiohead.
125 John Fogerty

The guy wrote at least 15 songs that have lasted multiple generations. Everyone should go and listen to his collection and enjoy his genius.

This is Creedence Clearwater Revival, folks. If there are 118 songwriters better than John Fogerty, I'll buy every one of Bieber's records.

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126 Curtis Mayfield
127 Keith Richards Keith Richards Keith Richards is an English musician—primarily a guitarist—singer, songwriter, best-selling memoirist, and founding member of the rock band The Rolling Stones.

121? Seriously, are you people from another planet?

128 Tim Buckley Tim Buckley Timothy Charles "Tim" Buckley III (February 14, 1947 – June 29, 1975) was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. His music and style changed considerably through the years; he began his career based in folk music, but his subsequent albums incorporated jazz, psychedelia, funk, soul, avant-garde ...read more.
129 John Cale
130 Jimmy Buffett
131 Lucinda Williams
132 Joan Armatrading
133 Rob Thomas
134 Jarvis Cocker
135 Tim McIlrath Tim McIlrath Timothy James "Tim" McIlrath is an American punk rock musician. He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist, songwriter and co-founder of the American punk rock band Rise Against.

Makes all of rise against's music. so good -

136 Syd Barrett Syd Barrett Roger Keith Barrett was an English musician, composer, singer, songwriter, and painter. Best known as a founder member of the band Pink Floyd, Barrett was the lead singer, guitarist and principal songwriter in its early years and is credited with naming the band.

You might think his music was kind of weird and childish, there's no denying the fact that he was a musical genius.

137 Brad Arnold Brad Arnold
138 Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, song writer, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada (despite once claimed that he was Part-Indian) and he's Christian. He's the son of an author, Pattie Mallet. ...read more.

Yes, my soul has never been the same since it was touched by Baby, Baby, Baby...

He's young and great! I think he's so talented! It's really hard to write a song, but he wrote a lot of beautiful songs that can touch the souls!

139 John Denver John Denver Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer-songwriter, actor, activist and humanitarian, whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer, starting in the 1970s.

He's number 19 on the singer/songwriters list. I think there must be an age limit on this list or something.

Jesus Christ! Why is he 192?! He should be in top 3. #1 for me.

140 Jim Steinman

He's great :) Bat Out Of Hell is my favourite album!

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