Greatest Song Writers

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101 Ruki (The Gazette)

Ruki's lyrics are very profound. They often deal with real world events. He writes and sings what others do not dare to say. He's right. There are so many bad things in the world and he concerns oneself with it. He treats the themes very sensitive and considerate without hurting someone.

On stage you realize how much Ruki puts into it in his lyrics. During the performance he is carried away by the songs and sinks into them. You can see that he honestly believes his words. With his soulful kind and his songs, he can make people happy and sad at the same time.

Ruki's lyrics are characterized by his feelings and by its expressive way. No text is like another and each contains something valuable.

Thank you Ruki, for your wonderful texts and songs!
Many and lovely Greetings from Germany~

102 Ozzy Osbourne Ozzy Osbourne John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath ...read more.
103 Carly Simon
104 Kris Kristofferson

Possibly the most underrated songwriter of all time. Willie Nelson called him the greatest living songwriter. When you consider some of the writers that are still around, that is high praise indeed.

105 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

106 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

107 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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108 Albert Hammond
109 Lady Gaga Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the first female artist to ever since Cher to get nominated by the Grammys and Emmys . In 2013, during her era on Artpop, she was chosen to perform in a concert from iTunes . ...read more.

Lady gaga's music has a very powerful meaning. Each song has it's own story and is able to explain something amazing. When I listen to her music it always speaks to me. I love her so much. Some people just think she is an annoying singer who doesn't deserve being called an artist but honestly to me she is an amazing woman who is capable of mostly anything. I am very proud of being able to call her my mother monster when you really think about and get a chance to see her on an interview you will really get to to see what kind of person she is. Love you mother monster and remember : "when you're lonely I'll be lonely too, and this is the fame" love and art 12-18 1974 :) paws

110 Trevor McNevan
111 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

112 Todd Rundgren Todd Rundgren
113 Neil Diamond Neil Diamond Neil Leslie Diamond is an American singer-songwriter and musician with a career that began in the 1960s.
114 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.

115 Eric Carmen
116 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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117 Pete Wentz Pete Wentz

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

118 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.
119 Jim Weatherly
120 Randy Newman
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