Best Lyricists in Rock


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41 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.

Awesome lyrics on every single Radiohead album. He can't be this low. His solo work is good too. But all those lyrics on Radiohead albums are pure rock Jewels. Man is just one of the best things that ever happened to rock.
From Pablo honey to king of limbs just brilliant.

42 Elliott Smith
43 Cedric Bixler-Zavala
44 Richey Edwards Richey Edwards
45 Steve Harris Steve Harris Stephen Percy "Steve" Harris is an English musician and songwriter, known as the bassist, occasional keyboardist, backing vocalist, primary songwriter and founder of the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden.
46 Gene Hoglan Gene Hoglan Eugene "Gene" Victor Hoglan II is an American drummer. He is acclaimed for his creativity in drum arrangements, including use of odd devices for percussion effects and his trademark lengthy double-kick drum rhythms.
47 Chris Martin Chris Martin
48 Jordan Dreyer

Nobody can be as personally moving and touching as Jordan is

49 Gary Lightbody


50 Jesse Lacey
51 Pete Loeffler

He's a amazing vocalist and has great emotion in his lyrics

52 Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson Brian Hugh Warner, better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, multimedia artist, author, and former music journalist.
53 Benjamin Burnley Benjamin Burnley Benjamin Jackson Burnley IV is an American musician, composer, and producer, best known as the founder and frontman of the American rock band Breaking Benjamin.
54 John Lydon (Johnny Rotten) John Lydon (Johnny Rotten) John Joseph Lydon, also known by his former stage name Johnny Rotten, is an English singer, songwriter, and musician.

Cachy, punk, simple, funny lyrics. Fit perfectly with his lousy, screaming singing style.Hilarious

55 Richard Patrick
56 Geezer Butler Geezer Butler Terence Michael Joseph "Geezer" Butler is an English musician and songwriter. Butler is best known as the bassist and primary lyricist of heavy metal band Black Sabbath.

If you listen to Black Sabbath, you will understand how majestic Geezer is in playing fabulous bass lines and writing the most epic lyrics.

57 Cat Stevens Cat Stevens Yusuf Islam, commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian, and education philanthropist.
58 Neil Diamond Neil Diamond Neil Leslie Diamond is an American singer-songwriter and musician with a career that began in the 1960s.
59 Carole King
60 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones was born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. more.
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