Greatest Song Writers

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121 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

122 Patti Dahlstrom
123 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
124 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 more.
125 Matthew Thiessen

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

126 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.
127 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.

128 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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129 Curtis Mayfield
130 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?

131 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.
132 John Cale
133 Jimmy Buffett
134 Lucinda Williams
135 Joan Armatrading
136 Rob Thomas
137 Jarvis Cocker
138 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 -

139 Syd Barrett Syd Barrett Roger Keith Barrett was an English musician, composer, singer, songwriter, and painter. Best known as a founder member of the band Pink Floyd, Barrett was the lead singer, guitarist and principal songwriter in its early years and is credited with naming the band.

You might think his music was kind of weird and childish, there's no denying the fact that he was a musical genius.

140 Brad Arnold Brad Arnold
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