Greatest Song Writers

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141TV Smith

Should be Top 10! Can't believe artists like Lady Gaga or Madonna are considered great songwriters and there are a lot worse ones than them. Listen to T.V. Smith songs like 'Clone Town', 'Not in my Name' or 'Expensive being poor' to understand great song-writing.

142Tuomas HolopainenTuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born 25 December 1976) is a Finnish songwriter, multi-instrumentalist musician (but mainly keyboardist) and record producer, best known as the founder, leader, keyboardist and songwriter of symphonic metal band Nightwish. He also studied jazz and classical styles.
143AdeleAdele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles more.
144Jim Weatherly
145Gerry Goffin
146Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, and is regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time .
147Bob SegerRobert Clark "Bob" Seger is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist. As a locally successful Detroit-area artist, he performed and recorded as Bob Seger and the Last Heard and Bob Seger System throughout the 1960s.
148Wendy Waldman
149Danny O'Keefe
150Paul AnkaPaul Albert Anka, OC is a Canadian American singer, songwriter, and actor. Anka became famous during the late 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s with hit songs like "Diana", "Lonely Boy", "Put Your Head on My Shoulder", and " Having My Baby".
151Steve Goodman
152Waylon Jennings
153Mickey Newbury
154Issac Hayes
155Bobby Womack
156Mick JaggerSir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger is an English singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as the lead vocalist and a co-founder of the Rolling Stones.V1 Comment
157Kenny Gamble
158Jerry Leiber

Wow! You could almost say there are better songwriters on this page than the top ten!

159Leon Huff
160Mike Stoller
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