Greatest Song Writers

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181 Richard Thompson
182 Kinky Friedman
183 Melissa Manchester
184 Carole Bayer Sager
185 Lee Clayton
186 Tom Kalnoky
187 Rufus Wainwright Rufus Wainwright

Every single one of his songs are legend.

188 Terry Callier
189 Andrew Gold
190 J.D. Souther

It's great to see J. D. Souther on this list. He helped Don Henley and Glenn Frey write some of the Eagles best songs, like New Kid in Town, Best of My Love, and Heartache Tonight. But Souther being on this list also helps point out what a horrid list this is. Because you know who isn't on here? That's right, HENLEY AND FREY!

191 Nas Nas Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, better known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper. His album, Illmatic, is considered to be one of the best rap albums of all time. He is also considered to be one of the best rappers of all time.
192 Javed Akhtar
193 Buddy Holly Buddy Holly Buddy Holly, born Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959) was an American musician and singer-songwriter who was a central figure of mid-1950s rock and roll. He was a rising star when a tragic plane crash struck him down at age 22. ...read more. V 1 Comment
194 Ne-Yo Ne-Yo Shaffer Chimere Smith, better known by his stage name Ne-Yo, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actor.
195 Emma Anderson
196 Dave Grohl Dave Grohl David Eric "Dave" Grohl is an American rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and producer. He is best known as the drummer for the grunge band Nirvana and the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative rock band Foo Fighters.
197 Carlos Santana Carlos Santana Carlos Santana audio is a Mexican and American musician who first became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin American music. V 1 Comment
198 Neil Tennant
199 Per Gessle
200 Madonna Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears . She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically in 2012 "Madge" or MDNA . She has ...read more.

Unlike many new artist Madonna "the Queen" writes her own music. She continues to produce melodies and lyrics that will forever remain. Even though her out of the studio antics are a bit shady.

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