Most Influential Songwriters of All Time

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41 Bernie Taupin
42 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.
43 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. ...read more.

I was watching for this one, PositronWildhawk. - PetSounds

44 Robert Del Naja
45 Warren Zevon Warren Zevon

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

46 John Phillips
47 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.

48 Diane Warren
49 Vic Fuentes
50 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.
51 Richard Carpenter
52 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

53 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.
54 Jim Croce Jim Croce
55 Gordon Lightfoot Gordon Lightfoot
56 Taylor Swift Taylor Swift Taylor Alison Swift (Taylor Swift) is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing break up songs and for having more than 5 Grammys . She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after watching ...read more. V 1 Comment
57 Grandmaster Flash
58 Woody Guthrie Woody Guthrie Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie was an American singer-songwriter and musician whose musical legacy includes hundreds of political, traditional, and children's songs, along with ballads and improvised works.
59 Bob Marley
60 Hank Williams
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