Greatest Song Writers

The Contenders: Page 7

121 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.
122 David Porter
123 Gordon Lightfoot Gordon Lightfoot

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

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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
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 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.
131 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.

132 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.

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133 Curtis Mayfield
134 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?

135 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 ...read more.
136 John Cale
137 Jimmy Buffett
138 Lucinda Williams
139 Joan Armatrading
140 Jarvis Cocker
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