Top Ten Best Singer/Songwriters


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181 Brendon Urie Brendon Urie Brendon Boyd Urie, more commonly known as Brendon Urie, was born April 12, 1987, in St. George, Utah. He is an American singer, songwriter, musician and multi-instrumentalist. He is best own as the lead singer of the American pop-rock band Panic! At The Disco. He is the only original remaining member. more.

P! ATD is so great
their lyrics are so meaningful - sjd

182 Namoli Brennet
183 Jimmy Buffet

This guy is one of Bob Dylan's favorites! He Went to Paris is reason enough for him to be top 100 at the very least, not to mention other standouts like Changes in Latitude, Changes in Attitude; Come Monday; A Pirate Looks at Forty the list goes on!

Sure, he's not everybody's cup of tea, but this guy has written some amazing songs!

184 Curtis Mayfield
185 Melissa Manchester
186 Shakira Shakira Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian-Spanish singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model.

Not a fan of her music, but who cares when you look like that.

187 Madonna Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears . She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically in 2012 "Madge" or MDNA . She has more.
188 Sandra Sandra Sandra Ann Lauer, commonly known under her stage name Sandra Maria Magdalena", "In the Heat of the Night", "Everlasting Love", "Secret Land", "Hiroshima" and "Don't Be Aggressive".
189 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She won 5 Grammys, got her documentary movie "Glitter" and also one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry. more.

Beautiful voice transcends with beautiful lyrics. Mariah truly is versatile and professional at what she does best. The ability to add necessary notes to support the mood and timbre of the concept of a piece. She is able to create heavenly emotions from the well-thought lyrics she creates then goes beyond these emotions by executing what she has wrote, the things she believes in through her angelic notes and use of melisma. Mariah is exceptionally good at changing the tone of her voice to suit what she has written. Truly amazing, and exceptional artist and songwriter. Her music style is very original. Her lyrics are the crystallized sugar which melts beautiful into a variety of tones colours through her exceptional singing abilities. Like what I said at the start, Beautiful voice transcends with beautiful lyrics.

She doesn't get enough credit, people don't recognize her talent as a singer or a song-writer. Pop singers can be good too, ya know. Rock isn't the "golden genre", its good, but people need to give credit where credit is due. Mariah Carey also has perfect pitch, so just saying...

How is she not in at least the top 30? She writes every song except covers and she started writing her music since age 12. (Yes you read that right TWELVE, not even in 8th grade yet). Oh, and she can actually sing.


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191 Barry Manilow Barry Manilow Barry Manilow is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, musician, and producer with a career that has spanned more than 50 years.

He is DEFFINITELY one of the best songwriters of all time! He has written so many AMAZING songs such as: Daybreak, Could It Be Magic, Even Now, Copacabana, One Voice, I'm Comin' Back, Let Me Go, Brooklyn Blues, Who Needs To Dream, Sweet Heaven, Stay, (Why Don't We Try) A Slow Dance, (I Was A Fool) To Let You Go, etc.
There are no words to describe how incredible Manilow is!

.. Just to add, I'm only 16 years old and I've been a Fanilow for years :)

and I'm also a HUGE Beatles fanatic!

I love his music! barry is very talented and deserves to be much higher up on this list! - rpasser1

192 Wendy Waldman
193 Andrew Gold Andrew Gold


194 J.D. Souther
195 Leon Russell
196 Randy Newman
197 John Cale
198 Laurie Anderson
199 Joe Ely
200 Butch Hancock
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