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"I do what I want, and I want what I see." See what he did there? I just want to quote every song he ever wrote. Him and Velvet Underground had such a big influence on music crossing the 60s-70s decade. So many people don't know who he is, despite the fact that he basically godfathered punk rock. His connection lyrically to musically is also amazing. Most musicians have the music, that sounds good, and the lyrics, that are good, next to each other. Lou connects them and creates so much more emotion of the listener. In Caroline Says II: "You can hit me all you want." *No piano* "but I don't love you anymore" * beautiful piano that almost made me cry*. Shame that he isn't appreciated more. Then again, this is just a list.
Who else can make anything a sweet and seductive love song!?
#135?! This is a woman whose music cannot be described. Pick up a copy of "Rabbits on the Run" and you will understand what I mean. That album has some of the greatest indie-folk music that you will ever hear in your life, and how often does a female singer-songwriter put out an indie-folk album? It's such a disgrace to see her placed under no-talents like Fred Durst and Bruno Mars.
A woman who is inspiring and amazingly talented, yet excruciatingly underrated at the same time. Give her latest album, "Rabbits on the Run, " a listen, and you'll see what I mean. That is all.
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.
Hey, don't worry, he's still unjustly ranked ahead of Cat Stevens.V 2 Comments
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 :(V 2 Comments
He has created great songs for Nightwish, and was good that it suits each singer's style!
Harry is the man. No doubt about it. Lennon loved him, I love him, you love him. Not much more to say.V 1 Comment
Best singer/song writer to come out of our generation for sure.
Lyrics are pure poetry amazing melodies no body else like him
Come on people. Marc Bolan is amazing
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.V 2 Comments
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