Most Influential Songwriters of All Time


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41 Robert Plant Robert Plant Robert Anthony Plant is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.
42 Hal David
43 Bernie Taupin
44 Mick Jagger Mick Jagger Sir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger is an English singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as the lead vocalist and a co-founder of the Rolling Stones.
45 Moby Moby Moby is an American musician, who has produced inventive new styles to various subgenres of electronic music, inspired by 1950's gospel as much as by modern rock, and musicians from New Order to David Bowie. more.

I was watching for this one, PositronWildhawk. - PetSounds

46 Robert Del Naja
47 Warren Zevon Warren Zevon

Very underrated, all artist from Dylan to Springsteen thought the world of Zevon and his music! The artist artist!

48 John Phillips
49 David Foster David Foster David Walter Foster is a Canadian musician, record producer, composer, songwriter, and arranger, who has won 16 Grammys.

AKA "The Hit Man".
Only Lennon/McCartney's compositions have sold more in popular music, because Elvis did not write much, and MJ only wrote a moderate number of his own songs.
Foster is in the neighborhood of 500 million in sales.

50 Diane Warren
51 Vic Fuentes Vic Fuentes Victor Vincent "Vic" Fuentes is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Pierce the Veil.
52 Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk.
53 Richard Carpenter
54 Chris Martin Chris Martin
55 Leonard Cohen Leonard Cohen Leonard Norman Cohen was a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist . Cohen died on November 7, 2016 at the age of 82 .

Has to be among the most covered of all time.

Like Dylan, more of a poet than song writer

56 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.
57 Jim Croce Jim Croce
58 Gordon Lightfoot Gordon Lightfoot
59 Grandmaster Flash Grandmaster Flash Joseph Saddler, better known as Grandmaster Flash, is a Bajan-American hip hop recording artist and DJ.
60 Bob Marley
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