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I think Pete Wentz is FOBs songwriter.
Jeff Lynne is way beyond genius. If you listen to Tom Petty talk about Jeff Lynne and his many talents, you know he is very sincere. There are many amazing songwriters past and present but all I can say is check out all his albums from The Idle Race to Jeff Lynne's ELO and notice the many changes, every album stands on it's own merits and I fully believe he has never made a bad album. A few are pretty good, some amazing, some spellbinding. Even now he has the ability to surprise us with something different. Sharon Osbourne once mentioned (and I'm paraphrasing) that he is not a showman. He has trouble loosening up on stage. It's too much for him. It's when he walks into a studio is when he lets all his emotions out. His songs are full of emotion. I totally agree with her. I feel the heartache on Face The Music and A New World Record. At the time he was apparently going thru a breakup and you can hear despair on those albums. But he is equally prolific when he is happy. Even when he ...more
This man has written and still writes beautiful music. I fell in love with this man's music back in the 1970's because of complex sounds of his music, that is using orchestral instruments in a rock style, and using rock instruments in an orchestral style. I love to listen to Jeff's music and basically dissect it by listening to each instrument as it plays, listening carefully to different vocal parts and noting the rhythm of each of his songs. I also like how he uses non musical sounds to be included in his music.
Jeff and ELO have so many hits. Much more than many listed higher. ELO music continues today to get air time and is used in movies and commercials. Many of these others will not be getting air time 20-30 years from now. Jeff and ELO has stood the test of time.
The genius of Jeff Lynne's songwriting is in his "hooks." His tunes are memorable and singable. Except for the high notes that he can still hit at age 68 on his current tour. Love him. He's the best songwriter and producer of all time.V 24 Comments
One of the all time greats. No reason for him to be out of the top 30.
Come on folks what? Willie should be top ten at least. Way above all these amatures!V 1 Comment
Should be number 1 greatest songwriter of all time no doubt
Bedrock songster for multiple music styles: country, crooners, pop, rock, folk
Wrote all of The Ramones' best and most prolific songs.
Song writing abilities are decent, but what sets Aaron Lewis apart from other musicians is his singing ability not the lyrics.
Leaps And Bounds is a truly amazing song and to see Paul Kelly at 200 and Neil Finn at 131 reflects badly on this list and that's without mentioning Noel Gallagher or Morrissey having shockingly low positions OR not even seeing Dave Dobbyn yet
Rosette is really good. If I said there was a Swedish group that had four Billboard number one hits, most people would think I was referring to Abba. But in reality, they only had one, while it was Roxette that had four.
He's amazing... making songs for Roxette that they actually succeeded gaining fame all over the world!
Better than every single person on this list
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