Most Powerful Lyricist

The Contenders: Page 4

61 Rob Thomas
62 Danny O'Donoghue
63 Jesse Lacey

So much thought goes in to his lyrics and so much energy goes into his performances. Jesse Lacey is a pure genius!

64 Gary Moore Gary Moore Robert William Gary Moore was a Northern Irish musician, most widely recognised as a singer, songwriter, and virtuoso rock and blues guitarist.
65 Randy Blythe Randy Blythe David Randall "Randy" Blythe is the vocalist and lyricist of American heavy metal band Lamb of God and side-project band Halo of Locusts.
66 John Darnielle

No idea why he hasn't been included yet. The Mountain Goats are an incredible band, largely because of JD's lyrics. I highly recommend All Hail West Texas and Tallahassee to start with.

67 Motoyuki Otsuka
68 David Gilmour David Gilmour David Jon Gilmour is an English singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He joined the progressive rock band Pink Floyd as guitarist and co-lead vocalist in 1968.

Hasn't anyone listened to the dark side of the moon? - time for example

Ahem! Anyone think this guy is a bad lyricist? Really? Are you sure? Meh. Idiot.
David Gilmour is awesome!

69 Lisa Gerrard
70 Eric Clapton Eric Clapton Eric Patrick Clapton is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. He has also been a member of Derek and the Dominos.
71 Kerry King Kerry King Kerry Ray King is an American musician, best known as a guitarist for the American thrash metal band Slayer.
72 Sade Sade Helen Folasade Adu, known professionally as Sade Adu or simply Sade, is an English singer-songwriter, composer, arranger, and record producer.
73 Annie Lennox Annie Lennox
74 Dora Carofiglio
75 P!nk P!nk Alecia Beth Moore known professionally as P!NK, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.
76 Kanye West Kanye West Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching more.
77 Hayley Williams Hayley Williams Hayley Nichole Williams is an American singer, songwriter and musician. She is best known as the lead vocalist, occasional keyboardist and primary songwriter of the American rock band Paramore.
78 Andrew VanWyngarden
79 Trent Reznor Trent Reznor Michael Trent Reznor, known professionally as Trent Reznor, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and film score composer. He is known for his intense music videos.

So many concept albums every song ties in to one another with every song having meaning behind them. His lyrics have even been covered by the legend Johnny Cash

80 Chris Cornell Chris Cornell Chris Cornell is an American rock musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as former lead vocalist and songwriter for the supergroup Audioslave.
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