Top 10 Best Lyricists of All Time

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141 Iggy Pop Iggy Pop James Newell Osterberg, Jr., known professionally as Iggy Pop, is an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor. V 1 Comment
142 Brian Wilson Brian Wilson Brian Douglas Wilson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer best known for being the multi-tasking leader and co-founder of the Beach Boys.
143 Matthew Bellamy Matthew Bellamy Matthew James "Matt" Bellamy is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and compose most famous for being the main vocalist in alternative rock band Muse.

He can blend dark political stuff with heart-warming love songs like no one else - GillisL

144 Sade Sade Helen Folasade Adu, known professionally as Sade Adu or simply Sade, is an English singer-songwriter, composer, arranger, and record producer.
145 Maurice Gibb

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.

146 Qmoney
147 Jack Bruce Jack Bruce John Symon Asher "Jack" Bruce was a Scottish musician, singer and songwriter known primarily for his contributions to the British supergroup Cream, which also included guitarist-singer Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker.
148 Ian Brown

Ian Brown was a true poet. Just listen to Waterfall and you will see.

149 Tom DeLonge Tom DeLonge Thomas Matthew "Tom" DeLonge, Jr., is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and film producer.

He has proven he can have a sense of humour with his early blink stuff. Yet he can have a deep and meaningful side with Angels & Airwaves, and some of his later blink stuff. - Clamey

150 Diane Warren

Are you guys serious, she has more monster hits than any five people combined on this list!

151 Bryan Adams Bryan Adams

You have got to be kidding me! No Bryan Adams! Really?

152 K'naan

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".

153 Nelly Nelly Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr., known professionally as, Nelly, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor, and occasional actor from St.

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

154 Big Pun Big Pun Christopher Lee Rios, better known by his stage name Big Pun, was an American rapper. Emerging from the underground hip hop scene in The Bronx borough of New York City, in the early 1990s, he was the first Latino rapper to have an album certified platinum as a solo act. ...read more.

133? Pun's lyrics are on the level if not above that of Biggie. This guy should even be above Nirvana, at least.

155 John Rzeznik
156 Steve Earle
157 Jeff Mangum

Neutral Milk Hotel has some of the most powerful lyrics I have ever heard. The blend of emotion and imagery creates visions inside of my mind that bring me to tears.

" Oh how the notes all bend and reach above the trees"

158 Jonathan Davis Jonathan Davis Jonathan Howsmon Davis, also known as JD and JDevil, is an American musician best known as the leading vocalist and frontman of the nu metal band Korn.
159 R.A.The Rugged Man

I think Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan should be up at the top of the list. I can't ignore the talent of RA.

160 Brandon Boyd
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