Top Ten Best Singer/Songwriters

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141 John Prine

Hey, don't worry, he's still unjustly ranked ahead of Cat Stevens.

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142 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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143 Jason Isbell

Very underrated. One of the best lyricists of all time

144 Tuomas Holopainen Tuomas Holopainen Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born 25 December 1976) is a Finnish songwriter, multi-instrumentalist musician (but mainly keyboardist) and record producer, best known as the founder, leader, keyboardist and songwriter of symphonic metal band Nightwish. He also studied jazz and classical styles.

He has created great songs for Nightwish, and was good that it suits each singer's style!

145 Don McLean Don McLean
146 Buddy Holly Buddy Holly Buddy Holly, born Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959) was an American musician and singer-songwriter who was a central figure of mid-1950s rock and roll. He was a rising star when a tragic plane crash struck him down at age 22. ...read more.
147 KT Tunstall
148 Harry Nilsson

Harry is the man. No doubt about it. Lennon loved him, I love him, you love him. Not much more to say.

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149 Jimmy The Rev Sullivan Jimmy The Rev Sullivan James Owen Sullivan, professionally known by his stage name The Rev, was an American musician, composer and songwriter, best known as the drummer, composer, songwriter, co-lead vocalist and founding member for the American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold.
150 Sade Sade Helen Folasade Adu, known professionally as Sade Adu or simply Sade, is an English singer-songwriter, composer, arranger, and record producer.
151 Gerard Way Gerard Way Gerard Arthur Way is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and comic book writer who was the lead vocalist and co-founder of the American alternative rock band My Chemical Romance from its formation in September 2001 until its split in March 2013. His debut solo album Hesitant Alien was released ...read more.
152 Bob Seger Bob Seger Robert Clark "Bob" Seger is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist. As a locally successful Detroit-area artist, he performed and recorded as Bob Seger and the Last Heard and Bob Seger System throughout the 1960s.

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.

153 Amy Lee Amy Lee Amy Lynn Hartzler, known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter, classically trained pianist and composer. She is also the lead singer to the Arkansas band Evanescence.
154 Pink Pink Alecia Beth Moore known professionally as P!NK, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.

Best singer/song writer to come out of our generation for sure.

155 Marc Bolan Marc Bolan Marc Bolan, born Mark Feld (30 September 1947 – 16 September 1977) was an English singer-songwriter, musician, guitarist, and poet. He was best known as the lead singer of the glam rock band T. Rex. Bolan was one of the first pioneers of the glam rock movement of the 1970s. He died at age 29 in a ...read more.

Lyrics are pure poetry amazing melodies no body else like him

Come on people. Marc Bolan is amazing

156 Neil Diamond Neil Diamond Neil Leslie Diamond is an American singer-songwriter and musician with a career that began in the 1960s.

If Diamond is 172. Then the world has been blessed with talent galore. Not to surprised, he's difficult to pigeon hole, so many varied albums. Only his hard core fans realize what a talent he is.

Anyone ever heard if this guy? I find it funny people with only moderate success made the 164 but Diamond which is a top 10 didn't make it at all.

Agree, find many here who I think confuse a sexy voice with songwriting, sure you can have both but this list is best songwriters, not hottest looking up on stage, best dancer, etc. Genres seem to influence as well...187 and no blues, very limited folk, no jazz, one country, no swing, no David Byrne, etc BooWoo.

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157 Daniel Johns

Silverchair's singer songwriter and guitarist. They call him Young Modern for no reason. He has come of age, every Silverchair album is different!

158 Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake V 2 Comments
159 Sandy Denny
160 Chris Martin Chris Martin

How is Chris Martin so low on the list? Coldplay wrote some of the best songs of the 2000s thus far, with plenty of hits and 6 straight number one albums in the UK. Chris was an integral part of this... "Viva La Vida," "Paradise," "Yellow," and "Clocks" are some of the most recognizable songs in recent history. There are a lot of hidden gems in Coldplay's catalogue though that deserve much more appreciation; "Politik" and "Strawberry Swing" are pure masterpieces.

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