Top Ten Best Singer/Songwriters

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141 Jason Isbell

Very underrated. One of the best lyricists of all time

142 Max Martin

He has written over 167 songs. Almost all of them have become immensely successful. He writes super cool songs that people still know the lyrics to ten years later.

143 Johnny Cash Johnny Cash John R. "Johnny" Cash (1932-2003) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author, who was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. He died of ...read more.

Johnny was an amazing songwriter! His voice is noticeable in any songs he is in! For instance, I didn't know much about Johnny. But my friend showed me a song called "Highwayman" It is Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, and Johnny Cash. They are in order on their parts. I instantly noticed Johnny Cash on his part instantly.

Bob Dylan's a great songwriter, but I don't think there's anyone that can beat Johnny Cash. Just listen to "The Man Comes Around" and that will prove my point. - Mumbizz01

144 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.
145 Rufus Wainwright Rufus Wainwright

Rufus beats anyone else on this list hands down in my opinion.

146 Geri Halliwell Geri Halliwell
147 Willis Alan Ramsey
148 J.J. Cale
149 Lou Reed Lou Reed Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He was the guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of the Velvet Underground, and his solo career spanned five decades. ...read more.

"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.

150 Immortal Technique Immortal Technique Felipe Andres Coronel, better known by the stage name Immortal Technique, is an American rapper and urban activist from Lima, Peru.
151 Ville Valo Ville Valo

Who else can make anything a sweet and seductive love song!?

152 Vanessa Carlton Vanessa Carlton

#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.

153 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.

154 John Prine

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

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155 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!

156 Don McLean Don McLean
157 Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, song writer, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada (despite once claiming he was Part-Indian) and he is Christian . He is the son of an author, Pattie Mallet . ...read more.
158 Tom Delonge Tom Delonge Thomas Matthew "Tom" DeLonge, Jr., is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and film producer. He was born in Poway, California on December 13, 1975 . When he was in high school at age 15, he got expelled for drinking at a basketball game . He also used to play the ...read more.
159 KT Tunstall
160 Jimmy Webb

No reason for him to be this low.

JIMMY WEBB IS THE GREATEST SONGWRITER OF ALL TIMES WITH MACARNEY CLIFFORD T WARD AND RICHARD KERR

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