Top 10 Best Lyricists of All TimeMarcopwnzatdrums
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A good lyricist identifies with the masses and it shows itself in various ways. Now there's a lot of packed stadiums of fabricated bands and that's one thing. But Drake writes everything himself and outsells, out performs, has numerous billboard record achievements, represents the current mass mentality. I'm a 39 year old white male and I find him arrogant yes, but inspiring and he should be represented on this chart.
Outstanding. It is sad that he doesn't already feature on this list. I hope his new Selected Lyrics, just out from Faber and Faber, will help to get Bragg some of the recognition that he deserves.
Beautiful lyrics and powerful, should be high on the list.
He can blend dark political stuff with heart-warming love songs like no one else - GillisL
Metal music is nuisance but metallica made them whole lotta classy by their albums and with cliff on first two it makes him best
Hey, you call me up again just to break me like a promise.
So casually cruel in the name of being honest.
I'm a crumpled up piece of paper lying here
'Cause I remember it all, all, all... too well.
Time won't fly, it's like I'm paralyzed by it
I'd like to be my old self again, but I'm still trying to find it
After plaid shirt days and nights when you made me your own
Now you mail back my things and I walk home alone
She needs to be top ten, for sure
Why is she even on this list.
She is best...her songs are so catchy,she pour her feeling in her songsV 1 Comment
How the hell can a list containing the best lyricists NOT include ANY of the Bee Gees? The group of them together wrote or co-wrote almost a thousand songs. That's not even an understatement, it's in the nine-hundreds, and the most creative of the three was Maurice by a long shot.
Ian Brown was a true poet. Just listen to Waterfall and you will see.
Are you guys serious, she has more monster hits than any five people combined on this list!
You have got to be kidding me! No Bryan Adams! Really?
K'naan grew up invelloped in the portent mix of generations of Somali poets and urban rappers, bringing together the best of both world - social and political consciousness, and raw, personal story telling with some of the best flow in the game. His first two albums are pure poetry, featuring songs like "Fatima", "Waving Flag", and "People like me".
He's been in the game for a while now and I think he is tight give him any beat and he wil make it work.. Yez that's nelly 4 you
133? Pun's lyrics are on the level if not above that of Biggie. This guy should even be above Nirvana, at least.
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