Top Ten Best Singer/Songwriters

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81 Mike Shinoda Mike Shinoda Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, graphic designer, manager and film composer.

He writes and sang for linkin park and fort minor (a separate band he made) including remember the name, Where'd you go and just an all round great song writer vocalist rapper guitarist piano he has the total package guys vote up was surprised he was not on the list.

82 Morrissey Morrissey Steven Patrick Morrissey (born 22 May, 1959), known as Morrissey, is an English singer, songwriter and author, rose to prominence as the lead singer of The Smiths, an indie rock band - which was active from 1982 to 1987 . Since then, Morrissey has had a solo career making the top ten of the UK singles ...read more.

Dylan, yes I'll give you that, but he's American.For a English northern person, nobody speaks more truth. The feeling of being trapped, the hopelessness and struggle. Achingly beautiful lyrics, the mystique. He's all you'll ever need.

Probably the best lyricist of all time, just listen to How Soon Is Now?

A songwriter which everyone can relate to at least one of his songs. A bright spark in a decade of mostly Synthpop love songs

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83 John Darnielle
84 Michael Stipe Michael Stipe John Michael Stipe is an American singer, songwriter, film producer, music video director, and visual artist.

It's a shame that R.E.M. are no longer active, but man is Michael Stipe talented or what? He helped write some of the defining songs of the 80s and 90s and his distinctive voice is one of the greatest to come out of the world of rock music.

85 Kelly Clarkson Kelly Clarkson
86 Matt Shadows Matt Shadows Matthew Charles Sanders, better known by his stage name M. Shadows, is an American musician, best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter and founding member of the American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold.
87 Robbie Williams Robbie Williams

Such an amazing and talented guy. He has inspired some of the best songs that have ever been written

His songs are heartfelt and beautiful

Some of the best songs I have ever heard

Best singer and his songs are awesome

88 Tupac Tupac Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was ...read more.

Tupac has touched many peoples hearts with his great lyrics and music. He was for the community, for the people, for the world. Tupac is the greatest musician artist of all time, Period.

If he was not in this list I was not gonna vote

Tupac must be in top 10 I can't believe he is rank here! What he can do a lot of people didn't and will not succed. One man like Tupac is born once in 1000 years.

He should be in the top 20 atlaest

89 Axl Rose Axl Rose William Bruce Rose Jr.,better known as 'Axl Rose', was born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana, USA. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock. V 1 Comment
90 Maynard James Keenan Maynard James Keenan Maynard James Keenan, often referred to by his initials MJK, is an American musician, record producer, winemaker, and actor, best known as the vocalist for Grammy Award-winning progressive metal band Tool. V 1 Comment
91 Prince Prince Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 - April 21st, 2016) was an American musician, best known for being one of the most popular and influential artists from the 80s, with songs such as "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", "1999", and "When Doves Cry" .

He should be number one he's the only one to do everything himself!
MJ didn't write all his songs I have 10 albums of MJ and I don't see him everywhere!
Prince is a singer, songwriter, dancer, guitarist, drummer, pianist...

Jackson is actually in front of him twice.

Yes, should be top 5 definitely. Who are these people saying Madonna and MJ in front of Prince for songwriting?

92 Bob Marley Bob Marley Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim.

How the hell is Bob Marley behind Taylor Swift and Kelly Clarkson?!? What has the world come to? - Kfox101

How the hell is Bob Marley behind Taylor Swift and Kelly Clarkson?!? - Kfox101

No he should be top 5

93 Conor Oberst

Character portraits, cynical and heartfelt love ballads, intimate confessionals, sardonic political songs...is there a current songwriter pulling off the risks Conor Oberst takes with such aplomb? I don't think so. His album "I'm Wide Awake It's Morning" is one masterpiece after another.

94 Passenger Passenger Michael David Rosenberg, better known by his stage name Passenger, is an English singer-songwriter and musician.

Best in the world, his writing has so much meaning and storyline that all these other songwriters can't even compare.

Every song is a treat for the mind and imagination.. The capacity of his songs to make you not just listen to what he is saying but seeing what he wants to show you.. It's just amazing listening Passanger..

95 Isono KYO Hiroshi

the greatest singer, frontman, vocalist, songwriter of D'ERLANGER - ronluna

96 Ian Tyson
97 Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture ...read more. V 1 Comment
98 Ray Davies Ray Davies Raymond Douglas "Ray" Davies is an English musician. He was the rhythm guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for The Kinks, which he led with his younger brother, Dave.

Just listen to "You Really Got Me", "Waterloo Sunset", "Dedicated Follower of Fashion", "David Watts", "Sunny Afternoon", "Days", "Lola", "Apeman" and others 40 songs at the same songwriting level and you'll see why I voted for him.

Anybody that can rhyme Dracula and vernacular gets my vote. Best British songwriter, bar none. Major influence on both heavy metal and punk rock. The thinking man's rock star.

No wonder he is this low, not enough people have even listened to his and Kinks' achievements in music.

99 Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne

I just love her songs
She is amazing

Why so low?

100 Bono Bono Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. His original nickname was Bono Vox which means "big voice".

Can't believe bono is at 47, he's a way better songwriter then mark hoppus and mariah carey. Also a better showman

Of course, that Bono item on this list is not fair, he deserves to be in TOP 3!

Bono is one of the greatest live frontmen of all time and though he isn't much of a musician (he can hardly play guitar), he's a solid songwriter, a great showman, and a truly amazing human being outside of U2.

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