Songs With The Best Lyrics


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101Chiquitita - ABBA
102Will You Be There - Michael Jackson

Gorgeous song - beautiful lyrics. Perfect arrangements.

103Ooveru Pookalume - K.S. Chithra

Tamil songs. Very good song, Talks about nature an how humans react.

Wonderful lyrics. vazhga Tamil. ! Proud to be a Tamilan! Visual will bring tears in your eyes.

104State of Grace - Taylor Swift

Perfect! She knows how to write a song and State Of Grace it's a good prove of that, you should also look at the lyrics of "All Too Well" (Another Taylor Swift song which I think the lyrics are perfectly well written). People should look a little more far than her commercial songs ("We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together", "I Knew You Were Trouble", "22"), she's truly talented and only an ignorant/hater might disagree with me.

This girls lyrics are an abomination. She needs to do a little more introspection before passing on the slander that she does.

She is the best lyricist I've ever seen! I don't have any words to say how awesome she is... Love You Taylor!

Huh? Don't think so!

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105Desolation Row - Bob Dylan

I'm so happy because so many have voted Desolation Row. It's definitely the best song ever written and I bet everyone who's listened to it know what I mean. The only lyrics that can compete with this one are some of Bob Dylans other songs like "It's alright ma" and "Mr Tambourine Man". Man In The Mirror is really good too, but you can't compare it to songs written by songwriters like Bob Dylan and Neil Young.

What's most depressing from this list is that "One" is 10th. I love the song, but the lyrics are just like in any other rock song. These kids who play Guitar Hero and say they're 13 years old and special because they love Metallica shouldn't really be allowed to vote here.

I just can't believe this is 17 on the list and "Linkin Park" is on number 9, No one, absolutely no one, comes close to Bob when it comes to lyrics, this one is incredible, It's Alright Ma should be on number 1 though, that's the nirvana of songwriters to me, every time you write lyrics you're on the shadow of that song...

Damn you Michael Jackson. This is the best lyrical song ever.
(Well, that I have heard anyway. I'm sure there's better ones I have yet to hear)

106Lateralus - Tool

The lyrics are there to confuse the meaning of the song. Since the time signatures were kinda messy (they used the Fibonacci sequence), they basically wanted the entire song to be messy. They change the meaning of the song every verse, going from open-mindedness to leaving things behind and killing yourself by over thinking, then nonsense afterwards. This song got rated as the best 21st century metal performance for a very good reason. - MKBeast

Such a complexive song.This belongs in top 10 easily.! Greatest song lyrics ever written in 21st century..!

107You Are Loved (Don't Give Up) - Josh Groban

This song helped me through a turbulent, violent time in a different country; I heard it for the first time while I was staying with a missionary family who took me in, and it seemed to be the perfect message both for me and those suffering around me. The lyrics are clear and empowering; this song still helps me feel strong, loved, and capable!

Josh Groban has the knack of choosing songs with wonderful lyrics, which are not only beautiful in themselves but have such a heartfelt and moving truth within them. Everybody wants to be loved, that is so true; for those who have low self-esteem these lyrics are a huge encouragement to carry on, no matter how difficult life is.

108Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones

How is this not number one? It has the best lyrics ever written? How is it number 238? Its blasphemy! - Alpha101

The plot twist in these lyrics is amazing

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109Stan - Eminem

There is no word I would change in this song. Touching, and never gets old

Powerful and depressing, em is great at telling stories with his somgs

110Barbie Girl - Aqua

This is a very cheeky song! Love this when I was younger haha!

This lyrics really gets me and is so underrated. Should be way up on the list. "I'm a barbie girl in a barbie world..." Just let it sink in...
Soundtrack of my life.

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111Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead

Radiohead have the best lyrics ever, they may be depressing but they're good. I'm surprised idolisers isn't on here, they're like the most famous lyrics of all time

Fantastic lyrics best enjoyed through headphones and with eyes closed - emerged in the moment

She lives with a broken man,
A cracked polystyrene man,
Who just crumbles and burns

112Hey Jude - Paul McCartney (The Beatles)

How come this song is not in the top ten..

113Wonderwall - Oasis

When you listen to it with its music, its just heavenly...

114Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
115War Pigs - Black Sabbath

This is a song with deep rooted political notes and it is absolutely genius. Ozzy is the man, and Geezer, Tony and Bill are right there with him.

116Cambodia - Kim WildeV1 Comment
117Where the Wild Roses Grow - Nick Cave
118Redemption Song - Bob Marley
119The Long and Winding Road - The Beatles
120You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban

This is almost Josh's signature tune. This song has very spiritual and emotive lyrics. One of the all-time classics.

Beautiful lyrics and sung in an awesome way... He is not my favourite but this is one of my favourite songs... So inspirational and filled with emotions

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