Conspiracy Who's the best song writer in Music

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  1. bennymuso

    bennymuso Italian by name, British by nature

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    Bob Dylan.?
     
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    Bruce or Max Martin

    Martin has made millions for writing tunes (many of them suck) for numerous groups and bands. He's a money making machine.
     
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    A case could be made for McCartney or any of those people who came out of the Brill Building..
     
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    Dick Fitzwell Opinions are like assholes ... and so am I

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    Skrillex
     
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    HS Cult Leader Elite Member Gold

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    Pete Townshend

    His three rock operas are some of the greatest music performances and rock albums ever made. Tommy, Quadrophenia, and the unfinished Lifehouse (released as Who's Next)


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    playitagainfred Well-Known Member

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    if we are limiting ourselves to pop music then the top 5 list would include Bowie, Neil Young, Springsteen, Paul Simon and Dylan
     
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    Gershwins, Berlin, Davis, Coletrain, Zappa, Lennon, Joel, etc.
     
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    I forgot Leonard Bernstein
     
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    Joni Mitchell.

    I reckon she writes better words than anyone who writes better music, and better music than anyone who writes better words.
     
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    Lennon/McCartney, Dylan, Carole King and Townsend
     
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    Music? Lyrics? Best combination of the twor?

    When will Stern address this?
     
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    Paul Simon and / or Glenn Danzig
     
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    James Taylor
    John/Taupin
    Jagger/Richards
    Laura Nyro
     
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    Hey don't forget Brian, musically one of the best. Usually had help with the lyrics though.

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    It's a team, The Glimmer Twins.
     
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    Dylan, hands down.
     
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    Howard A. Stern

    "Silver nickels and golden dimes" was his "stairway". Or should I say led zepplins "stairway to heaven" was their "Silver nickels"

    Stern stopped there because the art of the written song could never be topped with that masterpiece

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    Johnny Cash comes to mind...
     
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