What do you say. I personally think it's very important that an artist can make his own music and thereafter i judge guys like McCartney/Lennon, Babyface, Michael Jackson, Prince, Phil Collins, R.Kelly, Max Martin, Dianne Warren very well. They have been writing so many great songs. What do you think?
Nov 18th, 2002, 07:39 PM
I agree and would also add Sarah Mclachlan, Fiona Apple, Tori Amos, and Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty).
Nov 18th, 2002, 07:40 PM
This is too tough for me, and plus I hardly ever listen to lyrics, i'm more into the music.
But I would have to say, I don't know
Nov 18th, 2002, 07:42 PM
I'd also have to add: Willie Nelson, Cole Poter, George and Ira Gershwin, and Johnny Mercer.
Nov 18th, 2002, 07:47 PM
Tori Amos who can create her whole own universe.
There are some French singers who write very well too.
Nov 18th, 2002, 09:32 PM
Carole King, Richard Carpenter, not forgetting the Gibb Brothers.
Nov 18th, 2002, 09:36 PM
Nov 18th, 2002, 09:37 PM
Andre and Dory Previn have written some of my best material!
Nov 18th, 2002, 09:40 PM
Gwen Stefani definately, the lyrics in Return of Saturn were mind-bogglingly deep and amazing.
Nickelback for the sole fact that they talk about real emotions etc.
Hmm, Incubus' lyrics are good, except for his similes *shudder*.
Nov 18th, 2002, 09:54 PM
I'm only posting the songwriters of the type of music I like..
That's all I can really think of right now..
Nov 19th, 2002, 05:24 PM
Bono is a great songwriter. Who else? Obviously Lennon & McCartney, Richard Ashcroft and Ryan Adams
Nov 19th, 2002, 05:28 PM
Robert Smith, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, Alanis Morisette, Suzanne Vega,...
Nov 19th, 2002, 05:29 PM
Bon Dylan is good, and Lionel Richie too.
Nov 19th, 2002, 06:39 PM
I'm disagreeing with lots of your choices, nasty nick (Phil Collins?!), but yeah, songwriting's a good skill to have.
Nov 20th, 2002, 06:43 PM
How could I forget Marvin Gaye, Bruce Springsteen and Simon & Garfunkal
Nov 20th, 2002, 06:48 PM
Nov 20th, 2002, 06:52 PM
I love the lyrics from PJ Harvey, Aimee Mann and Joni Mitchell. Of course Courtney Love, Tori Amos, Heather Nova, Morrissey and Jarvis Cocker ( Pulp ) are top drawer too.
Nov 20th, 2002, 07:05 PM