Greatest Song Writers

The Contenders: Page 7

121 David Porter
122 Gordon Lightfoot Gordon Lightfoot

Gordon lightfoot really should be in the top ten! I mean bob Dylan was his biggest admirer

Still is, I assume.

123 Jimmy Buffett
124 Robbie Robertson Robbie Robertson Jaime Royal "Robbie" Robertson, OC, is a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist best known for his work as lead guitarist and primary songwriter for The Band.

Problem what this entry is that he takes credit for songs The Band created together. He grabbed the "business end" of things while the others were concentrating on the music

125 Patti Dahlstrom
126 Rob Thomas Rob Thomas Robert Kelly "Rob" Thomas is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the primary songwriter and lead singer of the band Matchbox Twenty.
127 Jimmy Page Jimmy Page James Patrick Page is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin. V 1 Comment
128 Tim McIlrath Tim McIlrath Timothy James "Tim" McIlrath is an American punk rock musician. He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist, songwriter and co-founder of the American punk rock band Rise Against.

Makes all of rise against's music. so good -

129 Matthew Thiessen

He writes Relient K, co writes Owl City, co writes Katy Perry, and more!

130 John Denver John Denver Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr., known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer-songwriter, actor, activist and humanitarian, whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer, starting in the 1970s.

He's number 19 on the singer/songwriters list. I think there must be an age limit on this list or something.

Jesus Christ! Why is he 192?! He should be in top 3. #1 for me.

131 Sandy Denny Sandy Denny Alexandra Elene MacLean Denny, later known as Sandy Denny, was an English singer-songwriter who was lead singer for the folk rock band Fairport Convention.
132 TV Smith

Should be Top 10! Can't believe artists like Lady Gaga or Madonna are considered great songwriters and there are a lot worse ones than them. Listen to T.V. Smith songs like 'Clone Town', 'Not in my Name' or 'Expensive being poor' to understand great song-writing.

133 Tuomas Holopainen Tuomas Holopainen Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen (born 25 December 1976) is a Finnish songwriter, multi-instrumentalist musician (but mainly keyboardist) and record producer, best known as the founder, leader, keyboardist and songwriter of symphonic metal band Nightwish. He also studied jazz and classical styles.
134 John Fogerty

The guy wrote at least 15 songs that have lasted multiple generations. Everyone should go and listen to his collection and enjoy his genius.

This is Creedence Clearwater Revival, folks. If there are 118 songwriters better than John Fogerty, I'll buy every one of Bieber's records.


135 Curtis Mayfield
136 Keith Richards Keith Richards Keith Richards is an English musician—primarily a guitarist—singer, songwriter, best-selling memoirist, and founding member of the rock band The Rolling Stones.

121? Seriously, are you people from another planet?

137 Tim Buckley Tim Buckley Timothy Charles "Tim" Buckley III (February 14, 1947 – June 29, 1975) was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. His music and style changed considerably through the years; he began his career based in folk music, but his subsequent albums incorporated jazz, psychedelia, funk, soul, avant-garde more.
138 John Cale
139 Lucinda Williams
140 Tom Petty Tom Petty Thomas Earl "Tom" Petty is an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist and record producer.
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