Your Favourite Songwriters

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  1. Danny No-Shame King Of Grangetown

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    I can't believe this thread doesn't already exist. If it does, I apologize. Anyhow, these are mine.

    1.Lennon & McCartney
    2.Chuck-D
    3.Bob Dylan
    4.Paul Weller
    5.Stevie Wonder
    6.Johnny Cash
    7.Elvis Costello
    8.Holland-Dozier-Holland
    9.Marvin Gaye
    10.Burt Bacharach

    Post on, you crazy diamonds.
     
  2. Mee 2 E's are better than 1

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    Lennon/McCartney, Paul Simon, Jack White, Bob Dylan
     
  3. Danny No-Shame King Of Grangetown

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    How did I forget Paul Simon? Bugger
     
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    Paul Wall
    P.Diddy
    Kanye West


    :o
     
  5. Eggyman The Oval Avenger

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    Lennon and McCartney
    Bob Dylan
    Noel Gallagher
    Morrisey
     
  6. PhotoJones Registered

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    Off the top of my head and in no particular order:

    1) Loudon Wainwright
    2) Tom Waits
    3) Bob Dylan
    4) Paul McCartney/John Lennon
    5) Neil Young
     
  7. November Rain Single Mother

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  8. Eggyman The Oval Avenger

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    Sarcasm? :woot:
     
  9. Danny No-Shame King Of Grangetown

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    Good Choices everyone except Novvy Rain whose taking the piss.
     
  10. Wilhelm-Scream Registered

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    It's all right that none of you have listed Jimmy Page and Robert Plant...because Page/Plant don't write "songs", they write explosive mystical portals to other dimensions.

    Robert says it best:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ng5CzvCvfOE

    Jimmy Page is from a higher species than all the human songwriters, so it wouldn't be fair to include his wizardry.
     
  11. unstoppable Registered

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    1. Paul McCartney/John Lennon
    2. Elvis Presley
    3.David Draiman
    4.whoever wrote the songs in Grease
    5.Buddy Holly
    6.Johnny Cash
     
  12. Favorite songwriters? Wow, that is a tough one since there are so many that I love and have written my favorite songs.

    1. Steve Harris/Chuck Schuldiner(Tie)
    2. Maynard James Keenan
    3. Nikki Sixx
    4. Dave Mustaine
    5. Chris DeGarmo
    6. Trent Reznor
    7. Ronnie James Dio
    8. Jon Schaffer
    9. Bruce Dickinson
    10. Robert Fripp
    11. Blackie Lawless
    12. Jimi Hendrix
    13. Roger Waters/David Gilmour
     
  13. Dangerous Registered

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    Some of my favs-

    Glenn Danzig
    Oderus Urungus
    Dead (Mayhem)
    Chris Barnes
    Queen
     
  14. Motown Marvel Crimson and Clover

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    1. dylan
    2. lennon/mccartney
    3. reed/cale
    4. jack white
    5. iggy pop
    6. dee dee/joey ramone
    7. page/plant
    8. townshend/daltry
    9. hendrix
    10. chuck berry
     
  15. Heffer Wolf going for the bronze...

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    1. Joey Cape
    2. Jason Cruz
    3. Dustin Kensrue
    4. Troy Sanders
    5. Anthony Green
    6. Tim Kasher

    + Classics like Plant, Page, Lennon and lets not forget Mr. Freddy Mercury...
     
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    just throwing this out there, i think Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie and Postal Service fame is an extremely good pop music writer.

    he consistently writes songs that have great, catchy melodies and lyrics that aren't incredibly deep, but are better then your average pop writer.
     
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    Trent Reznor, David Bowie, Dave Gahan, Bob Marley, Rza, Lord Jamar, Chuck D, MC Ren, Canibus, Annie Lennox, Arthur Brown, Rakim, Bjork, Talib Kweli, Kurt Cobain, Danny Elfman, Amanda Palmer, Jessika Fedora, KRS One, Eddie Veder, Billy Corgan, Zach De La Rocha.. man so many more that I can't think of off the top of my head.
     
  19. Danny No-Shame King Of Grangetown

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    I think it's interesting that once you've written down a top 10 or what one believes to be your definitive list, you later remember 10 others that you've ommitted. Bowie, Prince, Irvin Berlin, Cole Porter, George Harrison, KRS-ONE, Paul Heaton, Peter Gabriel, Chinni-Chap, Carole King,Ice Cube, Neil Diamond, Plant and Page etc. could've all featured in mine, but alas they never made the cut. Carry on..
     
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    Loudon Wainwright III
    Richard Thompson

    Very few songwriters come close to the mastery of words and musci here, especially Loudon's word-smithery, I've seen people get a dictionary out after listening to his albums, lol.
     
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    Don't forget T.I., Slim Thug, Snoop Dogg, and of course Lil Wayne.:o
     
  22. Cyrusbales Registered

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    A lot of the supposed great songwriters, didn't really have too great a control over words etc, their lyrics were often good, but rarely imaginative.
     
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    These are in no order and it's too early to think. I might revise later.

    Tupac Shakur
    Sam Cooke
    Buddy Holly
    Lennon/McCartney
    Prince
    Glenn Danzig
     
  24. November Rain Single Mother

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    back for good is one of the greatest ballads ever written ever.
     
  25. Eggyman The Oval Avenger

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    True enough :)

    I was only asking though. Wasn't saying either way . . . just asking :cwink:
     

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