Top Ten Best Singer/Songwriters

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81 Micheal Jackson

Micheal has written some of the most beautiful songs the world has ever had the pleasure to hear... We are the world... classic... he should be on this list too... RIP MJ xoxo

Weird list who made this list in the top 10 for sure

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82 Lindsey Buckingham Lindsey Buckingham Lindsey Adams Buckingham is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and producer, best known as lead guitarist and one of the vocalists of the musical group Fleetwood Mac from 1975 to 1987, and then 1997 to the present day.

This man is multi talented and made Fleetwood Mac much more than what they could of become. Tusk was a very important album for that band. Not just Rumours. Rumours catapulted them. Tusk was a fresh start after the craziness that surrounded Rumours it was time for a change. Tusk was it. Lindsey Buckingham is unique.

83 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.

84 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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85 Steve Perry Steve Perry Stephen Ray "Steve" Perry is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is known as the lead singer of the rock band Journey during their most commercially successful periods from 1977 to 1987 and again from 1995 to 1998.

Steve Perry was the lead singer for Journey from 1977 to 1996. During that time he cowrote most of the band's music. He also released two solo albums, one in 1984 and the other in 1994. He is an amazingly talented singer, with a huge range and a beautiful voice.

He is just an angel when it comes to music

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86 John Darnielle
87 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.

88 Kelly Clarkson Kelly Clarkson
89 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.
90 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

91 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

92 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
93 Axl Rose Axl Rose William Bruce Rose Jr., better known as 'Axl Rose', is an American singer born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana. 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.

Guns N' Roses - Breakdown
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94 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

95 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.

96 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?

97 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..

98 Ian Tyson
99 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.

DIO has a great voice and has put out some great Rock.
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