Top 10 Best Lyricists of All Time
The Contenders: Page 12
221 Michael Franti
222 Jon Bon Jovi
John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., known as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, best known as the founder and frontman of rock band Bon Jovi, which was formed in 1983.
223 Richie Sambora
Richard Stephen "Richie" Sambora is an American rock guitarist, producer, singer and songwriter who was the lead guitarist of the rock band Bon Jovi for 30 years.
224 Daniel Johns
225 Sammy Hagar
Samuel Roy "Sammy" Hagar, also known as The Red Rocker, is an American rock vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, musician and entrepreneur.
226 Iva Davies
Icehouse. Wrote Great Southern Land
227 Ben Harper
228 Kate Miller-Heidke
Michael David Rosenberg, better known by his stage name Passenger, is an English singer-songwriter and musician.
230 Missy Higgins
231 PJ Harvey
Polly Jean Harvey, known as PJ Harvey, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, writer, poet, and composer.
232 Tori Amos
233 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
234 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.
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.
236 Willie Nelson
Not a big fan of Country music but how can you NOT have him on this list
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237 Donald Fagan (Steely Dan)
Some the BEST lyrics I have ever listened to.
238 George Clinton
Just listen to some Parliament/Funkadelic albums. Some of the best lyrics EVER!
239 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!
240 John Hall
Can write some beautiful songs