Greatest Song Writers

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201 Jack White Jack White

He may not be a meaningful artist like Thom Yorke or Kurt Cobain, but his lyrics have a brilliant sense of humour, and a better-than-most grasp on modern relationships (listen to There's No Home For You Here)

202 Neil Tennant
203 Per Gessle
204 Phil Collins Phil Collins Philip David Charles "Phil" Collins is an English singer-songwriter and musician, who has also worked as a record producer and actor.
205 Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, song writer, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada (despite once claiming he was Part-Indian) and he is Christian . He is the son of an author, Pattie Mallet . ...read more.

Yes, my soul has never been the same since it was touched by Baby, Baby, Baby...

He's young and great! I think he's so talented! It's really hard to write a song, but he wrote a lot of beautiful songs that can touch the souls!

206 Josh Ritter
207 Bryan Adams Bryan Adams
208 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.

209 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.
210 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.
211 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.
212 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.

213 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

214 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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215 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!

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

He wrote MOST OF QUEEN'S GREATEST HITS.
Enough said.

217 Gary (Leessang)

His lyric is poetry

218 Joe Strummer Joe Strummer John Graham Mellor, known by his stage name Joe Strummer, was a British musician, singer, actor and songwriter who was the co-founder, lyricist, rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist of the Clash.
219 Chuck Rummans

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

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220 Warren Zevon Warren Zevon
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