Greatest Song Writers

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101 Ray Davies Ray Davies Raymond Douglas "Ray" Davies is an English musician. He was the rhythm guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for The Kinks, which he led with his younger brother, Dave.

Top ten easily.. British top of them all. Lennon McCartney had nothing on Ray except more hits better producer.. Sheer songwriting goes to Ray.

Yes! Man, you talk about underrated! What is the genius of the Kinks doing way down here?

Ray Davies deserves to be in top ten

102 Ellen Shipley

She writes songs that are classic and are still meaningful to people 33 years later!
Heaven Is A Place On Earth--a fantastic pop classic!

Great singer and hit songwriter for so many varied artists. Passionate and intelligent!

Ellen Shipley wrote some of the best songs in pop music
Nominated for two Grammys the songwriter had 30 top ten world wide hits!
Best song ever:
"Heaven Is APlace On Earth

103 Neil Diamond Neil Diamond Neil Leslie Diamond is an American singer-songwriter and musician with a career that began in the 1960s.
104 John Prine

John prine is the best songwriter of all time ask bob Dylan this seems like a popularity contest Bon Jove gaga ahead of him this list is a joke

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105 Eric Carmen
106 Albert Hammond
107 Pete Wentz Pete Wentz Peter Lewis Kingston Wentz III (born June 5, 1979)is an American musician. He is best known for being the bassist, lyricist, and backing vocalist for the American rock band Fall Out Boy. Before Fall Out Boy's inception in 2001, Wentz was a fixture of the Chicago hardcore scene and was notably the lead ...read more.

FOB is best known for their lyrical creativity (especially in Folie À Deux)
And their band leader is no other than Pete Wentz.

It's astonishing how Pete isn't in at least the top 50. Now I am highly biased on this because I love Fall Out Boy, and to people who do not like this guy as much as I do it may be hard to completely understand what I mean.

This guy is a lyrical genius in his own way. There's this way that he just writes that just gets you mesmerized and stuck with what he wants to say - that is if you understand what Patrick sings. If you want to listen to a lyrically beautiful album, I would recommend Folie À Deux. It's to date their best album lyrically, clearly beating From Under The Cork Tree, which a lot of people call their best album.

"I got troubled thoughts, and the self-esteem to match", is a line in one of the greatest songs [What a Catch, Donnie] from Folie À Deux. Then there's 7 Minutes In Heaven (Atavan Halen) which is about Pete's suicide attempt, yet another one of his greatest lyrical works. Infinity On High, is would I personally would call their album about love. A ...more - Juicepaketet

108 Trevor McNevan
109 Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan

Please just listen to "A little piece of heaven". The Rev wrote that masterpiece, along with many other great A7X tracks! RIP - Graham

110 Thom Yorke Thom Yorke Thomas Edward "Thom" Yorke is an English musician best known as the singer and principal songwriter of the alternative rock band Radiohead.

Look at paranoid android that is all

111 Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren
112 Willie Nelson Willie Nelson

92nd!?! Ridiculous. "Crazy", "Funny How Time Slips Away", "Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain". There will never be another Red Headed Stranger

There are 100 songwriters better than Willie? You have serious derangement syndrome.

113 Elliott Smith

Truly the most beautiful lyricist ever. He subtly changed the lives of his fans, he wove his life into is unusually beautiful progression of guitar chords, and even more into his lyrics that have a haunting beauty. "I'm never gonna know you now, but I'm gonna love you anyhow."

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114 Gerard Way Gerard Way Gerard Arthur Way is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and comic book writer who was the lead vocalist and co-founder of the American alternative rock band My Chemical Romance from its formation in September 2001 until its split in March 2013. His debut solo album Hesitant Alien was released ...read more.
115 Neil Peart Neil Peart Neil Ellwood Peart, OC (born September 12, 1952 in Hamilton, Canada) is a Canadian-American musician and author, best known as the drummer and primary lyricist for the rock band Rush. Peart has received numerous awards for his musical performances.

Amazing lyricist. Just listen to the trees, freewill, the spirit of radio, and 2112

The Trees, Subdivisions, Witch Hunt...

116 Beck Beck Beck Hansen, known by stage name Beck, is an American singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He is mostly known for his musical composition, as well as a palette of sonic genres.

Folky Beck and his lyrics... Good one.

117 Jim Weatherly
118 Randy Newman
119 Jeff Buckley Jeff Buckley Jeffrey Scott "Jeff" Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997) raised as Scott "Scottie" Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. ...read more.
120 David Porter
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