Top Ten Best Singer/Songwriters

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141 Willis Alan Ramsey
142 J.J. Cale
143 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.

144 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.
145 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.
146 Ville Valo Ville Valo

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

147 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.

148 John Prine

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

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149 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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150 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!

151 Chuck Berry Chuck Berry Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. He died on 18 March 2017.

Not because he's a pioneer or legend BUT for his actually remarkable songwriting ability that is just pure, raw Rock n Roll. Just check some of his songs and tell me if that's not hard to do. Go Chuck Go!

152 Don McLean Don McLean
153 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.
154 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.
155 Brendon Urie Brendon Urie Brendon Boyd Urie, more commonly known as Brendon Urie, was born April 12, 1987, in St. George, Utah. He is an American singer, songwriter, musician and multi-instrumentalist. He is best own as the lead singer of the American pop-rock band Panic! At The Disco. He is the only original remaining member. ...read more.

His voice is amazing and so are the lyrics to all p! atd's songs

P! ATD is so great
their lyrics are so meaningful - sjd

156 Alessia Cara Alessia Cara

Alessia Cara is the most amazing songwriter ever!

157 KT Tunstall
158 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

159 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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160 Sade Sade Helen Folasade Adu, known professionally as Sade Adu or simply Sade, is an English singer-songwriter, composer, arranger, and record producer.
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