Greatest Song Writers
The Contenders: Page 12
221 Pottuvil Asmin
222 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.
223 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
224 Darren Hayes
He writes many great songs like:truly madly deeply, I knew I loved you, the best thing... In savage garden.
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As solo artist he writes:insatiable, I miss you, roses, popular...
I'm crazy about his voice
225 Dave Matthews
Dave Matthews is a South African born American singer and guitarist most well known as frontman for the rock band Dave Matthews Band.
226 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
227 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.
228 John Cooper
John Landrum Cooper, professionally credited as John L. Cooper, is an American musician, singer and songwriter. He has been the lead vocalist, bassist and co-founder of the Grammy-nominated American Christian rock band Skillet since 1996.
229 David Draiman
David Michael Draiman is an American songwriter and the vocalist for the band Disturbed as well as for the band Device.
230 Sia Furler
Come on shes really big right now
Steven Patrick Morrissey (born 22 May, 1959), known as Morrissey, is an English singer, songwriter and author, rose to prominence as the lead singer of The Smiths, an indie rock band - which was active from 1982 to 1987 . Since then, Morrissey has had a solo career making the top ten of the UK singles ...read more.
The Pope of Mope...what more can I say
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232 Marilyn Manson
Brian Hugh Warner, better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, multimedia artist, author, and former music journalist.
233 Daniel Johns
He's an amazing songwriter, he should be on the list! Listen to songs like Point of View and Emotion Sickness, he actually knows, man
234 Don Henley
Donald Hugh "Don" Henley is an American singer-songwriter, producer, and drummer, best known as a founding member of the Eagles before launching a successful solo career.
Eagles? Ever hear of them? Hotel California, anyone?
235 Jason Lancaster
236 Eddie Vedder
Eddie Vedder is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as a member of the rock band Pearl Jam, with whom he performs lead vocals and is one of three guitarists.
237 Ronnie James Dio
Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture ...read more.
238 John Petrucci
John Peter Petrucci is an American guitarist, composer and producer. He is best known as a founding member of the progressive metal band Dream Theater.
239 Damon Albarn
There is no denying Damon Albarn is one of the greatest songwriters of the 90s. His work on Blur was amazing, covering a very large range of genres, from Punk Rock (Bank Holiday) and Grunge (Song 2) to Gospel (Tender). Listen to song like Under the Westway, the Universal, My Terracota Heart, End of a Century, Out of Time (...well I can go on for a long time) and you'll see why he deserves to be here. Then you get to the Gorillaz stuff and you'll be amazed by how diverse he can be. He composed all the songs to what would become the greatest virtual band of all time. Mixing genres up to eletronica and hip-hop, Gorillaz is a very relevant band currently. The fact that Damon created a new musical genre in the 90s (BritPop), influencing lots of people, broke out from that "label" in 97, moving to north-American inspired songs and t gospel inspired songs in 99, created a virtual band in 2001 that made worldwide sucess, and then wnet back to record and album with Blur 2003 with heavy African ...more
240 Agnetha Faltskog