Top 10 Best Songwriters of the 21st Century
Queen of my life
I think Sia is the best singer because her songs really have so much emotion connected to them. Her songs also helped me to push through depression and my life really is so much brighter. Her voice may not be the most smooth but there is nothing more beautiful than her occasional voice cracks in her elastic heart and bird set free. She is my role model for life.
She have to be in that high spot so much!
The queen of music
Her dark themes, beautiful imagery and endless references to music culture make her one of the best.
She is a poetry!
Unbelievably underrated. It blows my mind that this man and his band are still so unknown. In my opinion, he has already earned the title of one of the best songwriters of all time and definitely the best in this century. Whether it's tongue-in-cheek or painfully earnest, he never misses. No other songwriter has been able to elicit this much emotion from me with a few simple words. He's a genius and I count myself so lucky to have been able to experience his art.
His lyrics are powerful and inventive in ways you wouldn't even think of. However, I was surprised to see him on this list, since he's not as well-known as the other artists, but it made me so happy. I'm not the only one who appreciates his insane talent! Half the artists on here only write parts of their songs, but Alex writes so much, with such quality... how is he not number one? "Just 'cause we're having a say-so, not lining up to be playdough, in five years time, will it be, who the f***'s Arctic Monkeys? " One of the best lyrics ever, so reflective and honest. PLEASE VOTE!
With lyrics that rival those from Morrissey, Alex Turner is probably one of the most important songwriters of this generation, and maybe eventually of all time. His music is not just catchy like an usual pop song, it all sounds extremely thought out and natural for the genius that he is.
With a strong Cohen influence, his lyrics fluctuate between highly vivid descriptions, powerful poetic images and humorous social commentary, making him one of the greatest songwriters (if not the greatest) in modern music.
She has that 'wild' look and sound to her. Best singles: Domino, Party In The U.S. A (which she sold to Miley) and Price Tag. She has others that I love and like.
In my opinion, he is the greatest songwriter and lyricist of all time. Everything he writes is incredibly clever, deep, vulnerable, honest, and brilliant. The lyrics are intensely passionate and sometimes written with anguish but also hope. There is nothing he writes that is simple. Most lyrics take on multiple meanings and can be interpreted differently by different people. He has had a profound impact on his fans with lyrics that are able to bridge the gap between the listener and the song. He has saved lives and gained the most passionate and loyal following of any current bands fanbase that will always last for people like me.
Tyler Joseph, where do I start with Tyler Joseph? He writes amazing songs, simply amazing. I don't understand why Taylor swift is at the top of this list when we have tyler. Taylor writes about boyfriends and breakups, when Tyler writes amazing songs about REAL issues. He can make tears flow from your eyes.
Tyler Robert Joseph is an American musician, singer/songwriter, and rapper. He is the lead vocalist and keyboardist for American musical duo Twenty One Pilots.
Tyler Joseph writes about personal things, stuff no one is willing to talk about, and he is actually one songwriter/singer that doesn't talk about drugs and sex. TYLER JOSEPH RULES!
To begin with, she has an entire album written by herself, without even co-writers (speak now by the way). She rhymed "cardigan" with "car again" and "oohhh aahhh" with "Cruel summer", if that doesn't show her skills I don't what will. She has written break up songs, love songs, sad ones, dance songs, she created an entire ficcional world with folklore and evermore. And she doesn't write only for her, but also for Rihanna (this is what you came for) and others! Have you ever written an single, and also a hit under 10min? Well, she did it, more than two times actually! Taylor Swift has won 3 album of the year at grammys and has an unique award: artist of the decade! She is THE BEST songwriter we have nowadays and will be remembered forever!
With albums like speak now, folklore, and evermore, no one can deny she's one of the best songwriters, if not the best. She deserves to be on the top spot, she's one of the most versatile artists ever.
She should totally be at the top. Most people say she only writes about her exes but that is not true. She also writes about true love, Kanye, being 15, turning 22, haters, her reputation, a friend with an eating disorder, a little boy who died of cancer, and many other things.
Many people claim all her songs are breakup songs, but some of here best songs are not breakup songs and have beautiful lyrics. Ronan, back to December, all too well, invisible, innocent, and clean
He has some of the greatest hits of all time! Who here has never listened to shape of you, perfect, bad habits, thinking out loud or photograph at least once? Well, be aware that all those songs were written by a single talent: Ed Sheeran
He is (in my personal opinion) the best singer song writer of out generation. When he performs live is like he's in the studio. There is no magic involved just Ed, his paw print guitar, loop pedal and heavenly voice. Fame hasn't changed him in the slightest. He still sofa surfs. Be that from his family or friends houses or his own. Every lyric has meaning and isn't about sex drugs and RockNRoll or bigging himself up. Even his album cover for X is simply that. An X. He doesn't need to brag about his fame and fortune and celebrity status. He is a role model to every teenager, young adult and adult out there. I'm sorry if I'm blabbing. He even went to Afghanistan to do a private gig for the lads on tour (my brother was amongst the crowd) he is what we need in a generation of drugs, violence and hate. Just to prove you can still be mellow and be loved. So much respect for this man.
He makes great music. I love his songs like Photograph and Thinking out loud. I think he is the best songwriter overall.
The a team and Lego house are such great songs. Not to mention that he wrote some songs for one direction.
What is wrong with everyone for not vote for one of the best if not the greatest hip-hop artists of all time? His lyrics span from funny, inspirational to depressing
Bet rapper of all time
Without any doubt she is one of the best singers there is nowadays, and her songwrite skills are marvelous as well. Being able to write skyfall, winner of Oscar, isn't an easy thing to do, especially under 30min!
Writes from her broken heart and the genuine raw hurt and anguish in her songwriting is what makes her one of the most successful artists today. Everyone can relate to heartbreak and Adele does it better than any today.
She is truly incomparable, I've seen many try to match her voice but it is impossible. Best singles: They are all amazing, my personal favourites are Someone like you and Chasing Pavements.
She's simply amazing and her music, lyris, and awards talk for her.
He has written so many songs that have lyrical meaning. Sure, many people can create a catchy tune that rhymes, but not many can create a catchy tune that rhymes that really has meaning. He's written hits for Beyonce, Adele, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, OneRepublic, and many more. He's a genius.
Multi dimensional song writing. Just think about lyrics and music of "Counting stars".
Genius behind so many hits we hear today.
His songs are still the best I've ever heard and he is one amazing guy.