Top Ten Best Song Writers of the 21st Century

The Top Ten

1 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.

She is one of the best young writers there is in her interpretation of the feelings going on inside her and people can relate to those lyrics

I like taylor swift for my opinion because she have a mine to write her own song. ,!

She is definitely one of the best she actually writes her own songs

Taylor is not overrated. She deserves to be the top 1 of this list and maybe. At a high place on the list of greatest songwritter of all time

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2 Alex Turner Alex Turner Alexander David "Alex" Turner is an English musician. He is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and principal songwriter of the English rock band Arctic Monkeys.

The guy's a lyrical genius. Every song has its own meaning, and they're all good enough to be singles. Thank God there's still a songwriting talent in today's generation of music. No. 1 in my opinion.

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.

3 Robbie Williams Robbie Williams

His songs are still the best I've ever heard and he is one amazing guy.

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4 Sia Sia

Obviously the best writing songs like Diamonds-Rihanna and Pretty Hurts-Beyonce and Cheap Thrills and She really is the GREATEST! (Pun Intended)

Why is Katy Perry on this list? She can't either sing or write, and when she does shallow and meaningless lyrics come alive (like California Girls)

5 Adele Adele Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles ...read more.

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 amazing

6 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.

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.

The a team and Lego house are such great songs. Not to mention that he wrote some songs for one direction.

He makes great music. I love his songs like Photograph and Thinking out loud. I think he is the best songwriter overall.

From Little Things(One Direction) to Cold Water & Love Yourself(Justin Bieber)...Everything went right...

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7 Eminem Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.

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

He is an inspirational writer

HE IS THE number 1 PLESE FOR ALL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY PUT HIM IN NO. 1...YOU WILL BE BLESSED

8 Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus

This whole list is a joke, Miley Cyrus probably doesn't even write her own music, you should be putting down guys like Gerard Way, Billie Joe Armstrong, Matt Schultz, Jack White, etc. Guys like this actually make points and cover important and deep subjects with their music, not just dumb crap about having fun, the only people I would leave on this list are Eminem and Ed sheeran. And for me they would be pretty far up the list

What the hell? Miley Cyrus, Robbie Williams? come on, let's put a real musician on this list! Alex Turner and Ed Sheeran should definitely be higher than Miley Cyrus or Robbie Williams...

She gained and lost popularity in Hannah Montana but overall it was a boost for her position. Best singles: Climb, I'll always remember you, Can't be tamed and perhaps her best is party in the U.S. A, which sadly doesn't count as Jessie J wrote it.

9 Jessie J Jessie J Jessica Ellen Cornish, better known by her stage name Jessie J, is an English singer and songwriter. Born and raised in London, she began her career on stage, aged 11, with a role in the West End musical Whistle Down the Wind.

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.

I agree but I also love Wild, bang bang, who you are and nobody's perfect and every other one

10 Ryan Tedder Ryan Tedder

The Contenders

11 Katy Perry Katy Perry Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (Katy Perry) was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. Katy Perry is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. ...read more.

Gosh I love Katy Perry, but her thing with Rob pushed her down a bit. Best singles: Californian Girls, Last Friday Night, Firework, and plenty more - how could I forget Part Of Me and Wide Awake?

Katy perry wrote great songs!

12 Bruno Mars Bruno Mars Peter Gene Hernandez, professionally known by his stage name Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and choreographer.

I love his songs, they're just so up-beat and fun, most of them. Best singles: Grenade :) and others but this is my favourite!

13 Lana del Rey Lana del Rey Lana Del Rey is a California based singer, songwriter, and model who currently resides in Malibu, California. She was born under the name Elizabeth Woolridge Grant to entrepreneur Robert England Jr. and Patricia Ann Hill in rural Lake Placid, New York on June 21, 1985. She has two siblings, Chuck and ...read more.

Her dark themes, beautiful imagery and endless references to music culture make her one of the best.

14 Lily Allen Lily Allen Lily Rose Beatrice Cooper, known professionally as Lily Allen, is an English singer, songwriter, actress, and television presenter.

Ah, Lily. Her songs can generally be mean, but that doesn't stop them from being good. Or her swooping a place on this list. Best singles: Well, I personally ♥ love Smile. But there is others.

15 James Keenan Maynard (Tool)

Read his lyrics then vote.

16 Pink Pink Alecia Beth Moore known professionally as P!NK, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.

I love pink! Just Give Me A Reason is the best! Her music is inspiring and has meaning!

I love Pink! Best singles: Just Give Me A Reason, Blow Me (One Last Kiss), So What, and many others I absolutely lurrvve.

17 Babbu Maan

AWESOME SINGER $ WRITER

18 Tyler Joseph Tyler Joseph Tyler Robert Joseph is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and rapper. He is best known as the lead vocalist and keyboardist for American musical duo Twenty One Pilots.

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.

HE IS THE MOST AMAZING SINGER/SONGWRITER/INSTRUMENT PLAYER ON THE PLANET AND he's REALLY FAMOUS AND AMAZING

19 Kris Allen

Yay! Krissy :). Best singles: Heartless, No Boundaries and Live Like We're Dying, plus more that I lurve!

20 Pete Doherty Pete Doherty
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