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#16    Jessica Christ

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:08 PM

View PostNew World, on 06 January 2012 - 12:07 PM, said:

Do you mean Kurt Cobain not kurt kabagn.

I am sure he mean kurt kabagn.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 06:18 AM

Tom Waits, hands down. Otherwise, Bob Dylan, Danny Elfman, Till Lindemann, Shane MacGowan and I'm sure tons of others that will come to me later.

View PostHorne, on 05 January 2012 - 01:17 AM, said:

Urm, Ke$ha wrote most of the top ten songs of 2011 with Dr.Luke. So no I'm not taking the piss.

I'm talking about Songwriting, Not musical talent.
Being in the top ten doesn't mean musical or lyrical talent.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 11:42 AM

Of course it doesn't but we were asked our own opinion. Guess he relates to her lyrics and finds top ten appealing.


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Posted 08 January 2012 - 04:00 PM

View Postdanydandan, on 05 January 2012 - 12:55 AM, said:

jimmey mc carthy , eminem , james hetfield , the dubliners , avril lavigne  , too many , dillon , springfield ,
I do enjoy the Dubliners.


View Postdamndog, on 06 January 2012 - 07:45 PM, said:

joe strummer for me.
As do I enjoy every band Joe Strummer was ever in. The Clash has been one of my favourite bands for an insane amount of time.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 07:14 PM

was lucky enough to see him before he died and i can honestly say it was the best gig i've ever been to.


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Posted 08 January 2012 - 10:01 PM

I think Jack Johnson is a great songwriter. Probably one of the best.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 02:28 PM

I'm voting for Daniel Lanois or Guy Clarke. Good old times and all that.


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Posted 10 January 2012 - 05:26 PM

View PostMrs Bungle, on 04 January 2012 - 11:51 PM, said:

Hey guys. What's your favourite song writer, ever? It doesn't necessarily mean your favourite band or artist, just the songwriter that you think has the most talent. As we know, some of the biggest hits of the century have been written by people who don't perform them (like Aerosmith's 'Don't wanna miss a thing')
Or do you steer towards artists that write their own material? (Like I seem to do)

My personal favourite is Jeff Buckley. Amazing songwriter and performer.


      As everyone said, there are many. Bernie Taupin and Elton John in the old days wrote some great music. " Yellow Brick Road" album.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 05:54 PM

In following what I mostly see in this thread I'm going to have to say 'Milli Vanilli'.  :w00t:

Wow, I had to go through quite a few posts before I even found actual songwriters in this thread. I guess the younger generation doesn't realize that most of Pop Music these days is either:
  • a stolen hook from a classic song
  • not actually written by your favorite 'performer'

Even Lady GaGa (who actually writes her own stuff) still steals hooks once in a while and it's obvious in a few of her songs. I am surprised Madonna hasn't sued her yet.

The rock side of music is pretty much just as bad. Take Nickelback for example, they rip off their OWN songs.


I would have to go back a few years to identify my favorite songwriters.
  • Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starr
  • Jim Croce
  • Neil Young (not the best performer, but a hell of a songwriter)
  • Phil Collins (how many gold records does he have anyway?)
  • Cat Stevens
  • Willie Nelson (he even wrote Crazy which Patsy Cline made famous)
  • Neil Diamond (like Willie, he composed many popular songs for other people)

I could go on forever with this as there are so many songwriters out there that have inspired me.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 07:22 PM

Lennon / McCartney :-)


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Posted 12 January 2012 - 11:54 PM

I bet I can guess each poster in this thread's age by their choices ;)

some of my picks for best songwriters:

beatles
pink floyd
simon & garfunkel
joni mitchell
elton john (though i'm not sure how much of his work he wrote)


I'm not necessarily a huge fan of any of the aforementioned artists, but I do respect their songwriting abilities.

Not trying to hijack this thread, but music producers are just as if not more important to music recorded in the last 40 years thank the songwriters.

Butch Vig - Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Garbage, Foo Fighters
Quincy Jones - Michael Jackson
Todd Rundgren - Cheap Trick, Meat Loaf, Hall & Oates
Berry Gordy - The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, the Supremes, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder
Dr.Dre - Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent
Ross Robinson - Korn, Deftones, Limp Bizkit, At the Drive In


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Posted 13 January 2012 - 12:36 AM

Johm Lennon & Bob Dylan


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Posted 13 January 2012 - 03:52 PM

Tom Petty is my number one... Followed closely by George Harrison.


Someone mentioned Layne Stayle, Chris Cornell, Jerry Cantrell, and Eddie Vedder... so, these guys all did a lot of musical rip offs amongst each other and other local musicians. But it was bound to happen given they were all friends before they ever got their shots at the big time. (not so much vedder really, but his predecessor Andrew Wood would have been part of that)

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 05:12 PM

Ville Valo & Nikki Sixx

& whoever wrote Cradle of Filth's music.  :blush:


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Posted 14 January 2012 - 05:15 PM

View PostBiffSplitkins, on 10 January 2012 - 05:54 PM, said:

In following what I mostly see in this thread I'm going to have to say 'Milli Vanilli'.  :w00t:

Wow, I had to go through quite a few posts before I even found actual songwriters in this thread. I guess the younger generation doesn't realize that most of Pop Music these days is either:
  • a stolen hook from a classic song
  • not actually written by your favorite 'performer'

Even Lady GaGa (who actually writes her own stuff) still steals hooks once in a while and it's obvious in a few of her songs. I am surprised Madonna hasn't sued her yet.

The rock side of music is pretty much just as bad. Take Nickelback for example, they rip off their OWN songs.


I would have to go back a few years to identify my favorite songwriters.
  • Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starr
  • Jim Croce
  • Neil Young (not the best performer, but a hell of a songwriter)
  • Phil Collins (how many gold records does he have anyway?)
  • Cat Stevens
  • Willie Nelson (he even wrote Crazy which Patsy Cline made famous)
  • Neil Diamond (like Willie, he composed many popular songs for other people)

I could go on forever with this as there are so many songwriters out there that have inspired me.


Gald to see someone put Harrison in with Lennon and McCartney..:tu: ....be my choice too....





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