Greatest Song Writers

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201 Josh Ritter
202 Bryan Adams Bryan Adams
203 Lionel Richie Lionel Richie

How can so many have missed Lionel? Many great songs written...

Numerous #1's Numerous Top 10 and 20 hits. Numerous hit songs written for and performed by others like (Commodors, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Temptations, Enrique Iglesias, Tamia, etc.)... And STILL WRITING and PERFORMING.

204 Johnny Ramone Johnny Ramone John William Cummings, better known by his stage name Johnny Ramone, was an American guitarist and songwriter, best known for being the guitarist for the punk rock band the Ramones.
205 Dee Dee Ramone Dee Dee Ramone Douglas Glenn Colvin, known professionally as Dee Dee Ramone, was a German-American musician, singer and songwriter best known as founding member, songwriter, bassist and occasional lead vocalist for punk rock band the Ramones.
206 Joey Ramone Joey Ramone Jeffrey Ross Hyman, professionally known by Joey Ramone, was an American musician and singer-songwriter, lead vocalist of the punk-rock band The Ramones.
207 Frank Black Frank Black Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV (born April 6, 1965) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is best known as the frontman of the influential alternative rock band Pixies, with whom he performs under the stage name Black Francis.

Lead singer and guitarist of the Pixies. If he wasn't around, Kurt Cobain wouldn't have ever written Smells Like Teen Spirit, because he admitted he was trying to rip-off the pixies.

208 Jason Mraz Jason Mraz

Jason does belong on this list and should be higher. Unique style of music, very upbeat.

He is a very cool songwriter...hus song are very deep and hard to understand but beautiful and makes you feel the same...listen to songs like 'i won't give up' and 'i'm yours'-these show how talented he is...althogh I think there are even better songwriters in this list I just wan't jason mraz to be a part of this list

209 Barry Gibb Barry Gibb Barry Alan Crompton Gibb is a British singer, songwriter and record producer who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the group Bee Gees, one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed groups in the history of popular music.

Can someone tell me why he's so far down this list, he should be in the top 30!

Prolific song writers.Did you hear them write songs for other artist? Like island in the stream,heartbreaker,immortality.harmony of three voices,i can listen to them forever!

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210 Richard Ashcroft

What the actual ducking god.. should be top 5 wrote the anthem bittersweet, drugs don't work, history (possibly one of the most ubderated song ever... Man's a lyrical genius!

211 John Deacon John Deacon John Richard Deacon is a retired English musician, best known as the bass guitarist for the rock band Queen.

Enough said.

212 Gary (Leessang)

His lyric is poetry

213 Chuck Rummans

Very good writer every time I listen to his songs it gets deeper in meaning. Very deep stuff'

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214 Warren Zevon Warren Zevon
215 Pottuvil Asmin
216 Ian Anderson Ian Anderson Ian Scott Anderson, MBE is a Scottish-born musician, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known for his work as the lead vocalist, flautist and acoustic guitarist of British rock band Jethro Tull.
217 Gary Numan Gary Numan Gary Anthony James Webb, professionally known as Gary Numan, is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer and artist.

The godfather of Electronica, one of the most prolific songwriters

218 Darren Hayes

He writes many great songs like:truly madly deeply, I knew I loved you, the best thing... In savage garden.
As solo artist he writes:insatiable, I miss you, roses, popular...
I'm crazy about his voice

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219 Dave Matthews Dave Matthews
220 Desmond Child

One of my favorite's because he's so universal. He helped write songs from KISS and Earosmith to people like Ke$ha and Miranda Cosgrove. - JAE29

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