Greatest Song Writers
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Anthony Kiedis and John Frusciante... Enough said
His lyrics floats, so that it creats a sense of positive energy, no tight meaning sometimes but still universal. Like a complicated philsosophy turned into a slimpler than poem form. He sure knows what he is saying, he reads, because I see some themes he uses that I know eg parallel univers, a scifi theme and discovery. Sometimes He uses headings, Name dropping, that one could spend a life time to research about or should have to go read about. As a song needs to be compressed. My name is ehys from Nigeria. [email protected] is my email.
Not only could Mariah Carey sing with a 5-7 octave vocal range, but she had another hidden talent a secret weapon she is a great songwriter just go back to the first album self- titled Mariah Carey in 1990 the songs are just to powerful and great lyrics deep lyrics and she was just giving us a taste of things to come than the first album songs like vision of love, all in your mind, and love takes time best songwriting from her she is a powerful singer and impressive songwriter as well.
gawd! cnt believe she's not even in the choices! she's the best!
definitely THE BEST!...
what's with you people?.. / - yohpercy
She is the Queen! The Voice! The Goddess! A Legend! Effinnn Inspirational! NICKI WHO?
d'erlanger lyricist and vocalist - ronluna
Jeff Lynne's compositional genius is in the music. His tunes and chord progressions are breathtakingly original. If you hear one of his songs once, it "hooks" you, and you sing it everywhere - in the shower, in the car, on the toilet. No one writes hooks like Jeff Lynne. Mr Blue Sky is the happiest song ever written, without being cheesy. You can't help but smile. No it's not a Day in the Life rip off. Listen to it! All it has in common with DitL is the boop-boop-boop-boop chord that starts Paul's bridge. Good grief people. - Drtrekker
Jeff Lynne has composed some of the most enduring hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Mr Blue Sky, Telephone Line, Livin' Thing, Free Falling, Runnin' Down a Dream, Handle with Care, When We Was Fab, You Got it, When I Was a Boy, and so many more. Now rappers sample his ELO songs from the 70s and 80s. And he's still writing.
Avril Lavigne is the Queen! - Devilbones30
Ilike her songs girlfriend with lilmama and nobody, s home
Princess11 - princess11
Conor Oberst's lyrics send shivers down your spine, on occasions, if you're in the right mood, they can make you weep, ("first a mother bathes her child, then the other way around, the scales always find a way to level out")or laugh, ("Still I'd rather be working for a paycheck than waiting to win the lottery") or reflect, or feel human. They go deeper than most. Alongside Alex Turner, Robert Smith, Morrissey and Eminem, brilliance.
'We are nowhere and it's now' is one of the most beautiful lyrics ever written. Every line stands up by itself.
Conor Oberst has a way of writing songs that makes you feel like he just peaked inside your mind. - hairloop27
51?!? Are you insane? Go and hear any Muse song, all written by him, all great rock songs. He needs to be in the top ten! - darksky
All of Muse songs are written by him! - 23delusions
Best song writing there ever was. From Soundgarden to Audioslave. - Battlegun
68th... unbelievable... single digits more like it. Bob Dylan, Bruce, Tom Waits, and then John/Paul (? )...
Tom got to be one of the greatest entertainers. His music is an expression of his life.
Nikki Sixx is the best song writer in all of rock music. He wrote most of Motley Crue's and Sixx: A.M. 's songs. Nikki Sixx deserves no less than top 20.
Main song writer in depeche mode and as single artist.
The best songwriter since John Lennon, Lou Reed, and Bob Dylan.V 1 Comment
All of the Moody Blues are accomplished songwriters. Justin has written extraordinarily melodic and lyrical songs.
He was stronger than Mensa, Miller and Mailer
Just an all around fine and versatile artist. He writes great songs, but he is also among the best cover artists around. Fantastic guitarist, distinct and soothing voice. Terrific live performer. What's not to like?
Uhmm have you people heard "fire and rain" and all the rest of his work! He writes from his heart! He's a melodic genius and he definitely deserves to be in the top 10 at least!
James Taylor belongs on the "fine wine" list in the singer/songwriter genre. Everyone can relate to his lyrics.V 1 Comment
With only the Purple Rain album he slays everyone else! MJ didn't write all his songs!
Should be number 1. The artist was prolificV 1 Comment
Simply the best. Our beautiful angel in the dark should be in the top 5 at least, but hey! You can not trust a list where Taylor Swift and other pseudo artist are first-ranked after Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro and Carole king.
Best songwriter ever. Every songwriter on this list would agree
Oh my, oh my... She's pure soul! I totally love her.
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