Top Ten Most Talented Singer/Songwriters

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The Top Ten

1 Rod Stewart Rod Stewart Roderick David "Rod" Stewart is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry.
2 John Lennon John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.

He and Paul McCartney are my favorites

I love you Mr. Lennon, thank you for all the songs that you wrote for the all of us, they are precious to us especially The Beatles fans. May you rest in peace.

3 Paul McCartney Paul McCartney Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer . With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music .
4 Paul Simon Paul Simon Paul Frederic Simon is an American musician, singer-songwriter and actor. Simon's fame, influence, and commercial success began as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, formed in 1964 with musical partner Art Garfunkel.
5 Elton John Elton John
6 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.
7 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer . he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016 .

Varying styles, complex as well as direct and straightforward lyrics, wide array of subject matter, story-teller, prolific creator. - Billyv

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8 Billy Joel Billy Joel
9 James Taylor James Taylor James Vernon Taylor is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A five-time Grammy Award winner, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. He is one of the best-selling artists of all time, and he has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.
10 Lindsey Buckingham Lindsey Buckingham Lindsey Adams Buckingham is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and producer, best known as lead guitarist and one of the vocalists of the musical group Fleetwood Mac from 1975 to 1987, and then 1997 to the present day.

The Newcomers

? Paul Weller Paul Weller

An amazing songwriter, not only with his lyrics but the music too. His songs are brilliant (with a few exceptions *cough cough* Money Go Round *cough cough*). He still stands up today as an amazing songwriter and continues to inspire young people (I would know). Let's get him to the top! - SettingSon

His music is great, his lyrics are clever (and just brilliant) and his music has stood the test of time. He still inspires many young people today (I would know) and is an amazing songwriter. Let's get him to the top! - SettingSon

His music is great, his lyrics are clever (and just brilliant) and his music has stood the test of time. He still inspires many young people today (I would know) and is an amazing songwriter. Let's get him to the top! - SettingSon

The Contenders

11 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. Michael Jackson was a singer, songwriter, producer, choreographer, entertainer and humanitarian. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King ...read more.

I'm not high on Michael Jackson, but I love thriller. Thriller has a great beat that you can dance to, it's addicting, and it's got a great voice-over by the legendary Vincent Price.

What IS MJ DOING HERE HE MUST BE FIRST
Love you Mike

12 Jim Croce Jim Croce
13 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones was born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.

Should be #1. dylan beats him in terms of songwriting, but bowie has done so many genres, and gotten to the heart of what makes each great - RecklessGreed

14 Pete Townshend Pete Townshend Peter Dennis Blandford "Pete" Townshend is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead guitarist and songwriter for the rock band The Who .
15 Neil Young Neil Young Neil Percival Young, OC OM is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician, producer, director and screenwriter.
16 Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen
17 Iggy Pop
18 Patti Smith
19 Ed Sheeran Ed Sheeran Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk.
20 Lou Reed Lou Reed Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He was the guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of the Velvet Underground, and his solo career spanned five decades. ...read more.
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1. David Bowie
2. Bruce Springsteen
3. Neil Young
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1. John Denver
2. John Lennon
3. Elton John
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1. Paul McCartney
2. Paul Simon
3. John Lennon
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