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History speaks for itself. They didn't always make my kind of music, but you can't argue with their success. Actually, the Bee Gees wrote some beautiful acoustic type ballads before they went disco. To Love Somebody, Gotta Get a Message to You, First of May, Massachusetts, Holiday, we're all beautiful ballads.
In objective terms, based on hits and record sales, Barry Gibb should be #2 behind McCartney/Lennon. Gibb's song were more intricate than the Beatles songs. He also wrote numerous hits for other people in diverse styles. He tends to be dismissed as "disco" but he had great success both before and after that period.
I vote for Barry Gibb on for the Bee Gees for the many years of music and songwriting that this man has done throughout his whole life. As a part of his group, I know he doesn't see any of my postings or maybe not even anyone else but he still number one of the best singer and songwriter in history
Best singer/songwriter ever!V 60 Comments
A highly talented singer, he writes his own lyrics and he writes lyrics for other singers too! He is the best singer too, without doubt. - topmany
Honestly, I love this guy, I love his songs too! Best singer/songwriter alive today! Tamer Hosny! KING OF GENERATION! - anony
People of different generations loved his many classics... They sound as fresh and soulfully good now as ever. He not only was an extremely gifted songwriter. He recorded and performed live superbly with that God given voice... It is between him and McCartney bottom line.
Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney! Melody JUST doesn't get ANY BETTER! - frank
Stevie is one of the greatest. Top 10.
If you don't believe he ought to be higher, listen to Songs in the Key of Life or Innervisions, two of the greatest albums ever.
Thom Yorke has such a unique voice and like the rest of his band Radiohead, he's not afraid to really experiment. So many artists these days stick with one sound, but Yorke and friends are masters of true creativity in songwriting.
One of the best people! Just check out these songs:
Fake Plastic Trees
How To Disappear Completely
Thinking About You
He's so underrated, better than Swift and Bellamy.
He made all of these brilliant songs... - fuddox
When a rock singer above him write an album as majestic and monstruous as OK Computer we can talk. In the meanwhile he is, to this day, the greatest song writer of the recent times. Period. Kid A, The Bends, and entire discography written by him. Not saying the rest of the band are not incredible musicians. Its just that you can tell most of the main ideas come from Thom, the extraterrestrial. Hardly another lead of any band comes close to his countless rock gems. Yeah, not even Oasis which is a faster mlre upbeating/modern "the Beatles".V 1 Comment
LEADER OF AHA STAY ON THESE ROADS WAS A GREAT SONG WARNER1987
Lol, Sia should be number one. The amount of hits she writes these days, and she is still able to keep an indie self image. Truly amazing.
She is a songwriting genius! She wrote Rihanna's Diamonds in 14 minutes! She is e greatest songwriter of the century!V 1 Comment
Lemon Robert's lyrics are poetic and beautiful he should be on top along with Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Carole King, Paul McCartney and Freddie Mercury.
Stairway to Heaven is one of the greatest songs ever written.V 1 Comment
This placement shows everything wrong with the current generation. Brian should be number 1, without a shadow of a doubt. Disgusting that he isn't. It says a lot about the kind of people who are voting on this list.
Just listen to the memories in your head. Hear those melodies and harmonies? You can thank Brian Wilson for those tunes that just enter your head while taking a shower. This man deserves to be in the top 5.
Should be top 20. I believe this is higher than he was last time I looked at this list, I hope he's moving up.
He's behind Lennon, Dylan, and Paul. But when it comes to the actual arrangements and compositions, he's number 1V 13 Comments
I can't believe that Jim Croce is below Beyonce, Taylor Swift or Madonna... His songs were and will be eternal, he is one of the best songwriters of all time, he doesn't deserve the top 58, he deserves to be in the top 10 or even top 15 or 20 but not below!
Makes you wonder just how many more great songs he would have written had he lived longer. Songs like Time in a Bottle, Operator, I Got a Name, and I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song are gorgeous, and Croce had a great sense of humor with songs like Roller Derby Queen, Rapid Roy, and of course Leroy Brown...
Are you people serious? Jim Croce sang about the common man, his hits are timeless and his voice is one of a kind. Very few are better than him
My man from San Diego... I was born half year after his death, but love all of his songs. Playing along with the guitar is so nice.V 2 Comments
How dare you place Elliott Smith between Shakira and Bryan Adams and for that matter how Josh Groban came to be number 1 is beyond me this is the slow crumble of taste and purity that will be gone within the next few years. Start building these factories because I think the world is ready for manufactured people now.
He doesn't need a list to be recognized by the intellectual minority which has gratifying passion for words and music - as the best singer/songwriter of all time!
Easily in the top ten.. Not that it would matter, this list is bogus.
He should be #1...V 1 Comment
For sure this list is waked, 178 and so far not a single blues artist; Muddy Waters had some songs that were pure blues poetry, same for many others of the genre. Amy Winehouse in the list, why, 'cause she died in the last ten years? Prince, yes belongs on the list, but not for dance choro, multi-instrumentalist (impressive, yes but this list is about songwriting). Bruno Mars, let's see in ten years how many of his songs people can remember.
Another proof that Bob Seger is the most underrated singer/song-writer/ musician of all times. As a song writer, he is UNIQUE! There's no explainable way for BSeger not to be in the top 25 song writers. It really discredits the visions of those making a list like this one.
Something is definitely wrong with Seger being this low.
Bob Seger should be in the top 75 at the very least.
As great a singer as Ray was (and that is incredibly great), most of his songs were written by other people.
Amy Winehouse toward the bottom? What is wrong with people? She spoke to lots of women when no one else could. She deserves to be at least in the Top 20, and definitely before Taylor Swift! Whoever put Taylor on such a high rank needs to listen to real music.
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