Top 10 Best Lyricists of All Time

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201 John Butler John Butler
202 PJ Harvey PJ Harvey Polly Jean Harvey, known as PJ Harvey, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, writer, poet, and composer.
203 Tori Amos Tori Amos
204 Harry Vanda

This songwriting team from Australia wrote so many hits. For the own group in the 60's The Easybeats and for my other artist. Some of these songs - Friday On My Mind -St. Louis - Good Times - Evie " let your hair hang down " - Love Is In the Air

205 Britney Spears Britney Spears Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana. She performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows like "The Mickey Mouse Club" as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997 and going on to become a pop superstar ...read more.
206 Prince Prince Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 - April 21st, 2016) was an American musician, best known for being one of the most popular and influential artists from the 80s, with songs such as "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", "1999", and "When Doves Cry" .

Listen to his OLD albums. I Feel For You, Nothing Compares to U, Sugar Walls. These were by him. Not to mention Vanity 6, the Timeand his own albums.

207 Willie Nelson Willie Nelson

Not a big fan of Country music but how can you NOT have him on this list

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208 Donald Fagan (Steely Dan)

Some the BEST lyrics I have ever listened to.

209 George Clinton

Just listen to some Parliament/Funkadelic albums. Some of the best lyrics EVER!

210 Jeff Lynne

Evil Woman, Can't Get It Out of Head... Some of his latter stuff not so great but the older stuff was awesome!

211 John Hall

Can write some beautiful songs

212 Chris Martin Chris Martin

He should be higher on this list.

213 Jared Leto Jared Leto

Jared Leto is the best lyricist right now. -.-

214 Dave Grohl Dave Grohl David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and producer. He is best known as the drummer for the grunge band Nirvana and the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative rock band Foo Fighters.
215 Dan Reynolds Dan Reynolds Daniel Coulter "Dan" Reynolds is an American musician, most famous as frontman of the Las Vegas-based rock band Imagine Dragons. He has also released an Extended Play titled Egyptian - EP as a duo with Aja Volkman under the moniker Egyptian.
216 Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk.
217 Smokey Robinson Smokey Robinson William "Smokey" Robinson, Jr. is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and former record executive. V 1 Comment
218 Ray Thomas
219 Jello Biafra

Should be far, far higher - definitely the thinking man's punk!

220 David Byrne (Talking Heads)

His lyrics are versatile and utterly brilliant. Very intellectual (sometimes disturbingly so) vibe to most of his songs.

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