Top Ten Best Singer/Songwriters


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121 Tyler Joseph Tyler Joseph Tyler Robert Joseph is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and rapper. He is best known as the lead vocalist and keyboardist for American musical duo Twenty One Pilots.

He writes such deep music that people can connect to so quickly. No wonder his band grew so much this year.

This man has me me cry with his words

Tylers lyrics are so deep and meaningful. Together with his voice and the amazing melodies and instrumentals, every song he writes is a masterpiece.

He writes the deepest ever and makes it sound so happy. Just listen or read the lyrics of any twenty one song and it'll give you feels every single time

122 Dan Fogelberg

Underrated, as always. Really had a beautiful voice.

Not one better at blending words and music.

123 Anthony Kiedis Anthony Kiedis Anthony Kiedis is an American singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist of the band Red Hot Chili Peppers, which he has fronted since its inception in 1983.
124 Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, and is regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time .
125 Amy Winehouse Amy Winehouse Amy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, and jazz. She is also a well-known member of the 27 Club, as she overdosed on alcohol at age 27.

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.

126 M. Shadows M. 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.

Why is he on this list at all? I don't want to live in a world where M. Shadows is barely outside of the top 100 songwriters of all time.

127 Steve Earle
128 Alex Turner Alex Turner Alexander David "Alex" Turner is an English musician. He is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and principal songwriter of the English rock band Arctic Monkeys.

Best singer and songwriter! His songs are unique and beautiful.

I officially believe this list is just stupid, despite the top 10 being decent for once

Quality singer/songwriter, deserves to be in top 5. Lyrics to the album 'Humbug' is on another level.

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129 Michael McDonald
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131 Kate Bush Kate Bush

This Woman influenced a fleet of female singer songwriters and should be right at the top of this list, which has no real value. She was the first woman to reach number 1 spot with a first self penned song :Wuthering Heights.

She is consistently amazing, so much better than all the people above her!

132 Tom Waits Tom Waits Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits, born December 7, 1949 is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. more.

perfect. Witty lyrics of Dylan with the most innovative and experimental music you will hear. Pure genius.

Very original artist who is a somewhat aquired taste... But when you've listened to a couple of hours of his work you'll begin to realise what a genius he is and will be looking at more of his music.

133 Neil Finn

Very underrated/under recognized singer and songwriter.

From Split Enz from Crowded House to solo work this New Zealand songwriter is just a genius!

Neil is literally my favourite singer/songwriter ever. I get that he's underrated outside of NZ and AU but 131?! I'd highly recommend listening to Crowded House, Split Enz, The Finn Brothers, 7 Worlds Collide Project Pajama Club and Neil's Solo Stuff. Whatever your taste or age or whatever there's nothing like sing along to a Neil Finn song and knowing that at least one person is going to smile and join in. Actually Tim's pretty amazing as well and I'm surprised I haven't seen Dave Dobbyn or Don Mcglashan yet but it seems as if this list was taken over by a lot of pop stars who don't even write their own songs after a certain point so it's sad to see Neil at 131 :(

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134 Carly Simon

Carly has had a long and amazing career. She is terribly underrated!

135 Kenny Loggins
136 Harry Chapin

The greatest songwriter of the early 70s. Not fir radio, which is why the cranking is so low.

137 Lil Wayne Lil Wayne  Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American hip hop "artist" and is often referred to as one of the worst "rappers" of all time. He was signed to Cash Money Records by Birdman at a young age. He has been critically acclaimed and even more panned throughout his career. He's often criticized for talking more.
138 Klaus Meine Klaus Meine

He write lot of lyrics.. keep moving klaus meine..

139 Lee Mavers

To be honest lee mavers possibly is the greatest songwriter the world has ever seen too bad drugs and his own insanity got the better of him.

Top 10 at least! He's certainly better than Josh Groban! On the level of Lennon/McCartney!

140 Cat Stevens Cat Stevens Yusuf Islam, commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian, and education philanthropist.

It's about time! I realize he hasn't done anything new for a long time, but the stuff he wrote in the early seventies will live on and on...

Great timeless lyrics with much feels! Amazing writer for the children. Should be top 75 for sure!

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