Top 5 songwriters of our generation...

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Your top 5 song writers...

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  1. sloslunas

    sloslunas NM Blues

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    Just curious, as our tastes change...

    Steve
     
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  2. piebaldpython

    piebaldpython Blues Newbie

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    Stephen Stills for starters...........have to think about the rest
     
  3. Rick23

    Rick23 Blues Newbie

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    Bob Dylan
    Jim Croce
    Harry Chapin
    Warren Zevon
    James Taylor

    Oh crap, I'm a folkie!!??
     
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  4. sloslunas

    sloslunas NM Blues

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    You nailed #1 on my list...

    Steve
     
  5. PapaRaptor

    PapaRaptor The Central Scrutinizer
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    Bob Dylan
    Lennon-McCartney
    Carole King
    Willie Nelson
    Paul Simon
     
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  6. EJG

    EJG Central NJ

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    Bob Dylan
    Lennon/McCartney
    Garcia/Hunter
    Bruce Springsteen
    Jackson Browne

    I cheated by giving Lennon/McCartney and Garcia/Hunter one spot each. Paul Simon probably deserves a spot on the list too.
     
  7. Grateful_Ed

    Grateful_Ed Student Of The Blues

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    Bob Dylan
    John Prine
    Willie Nelson
    Kris Kristofferson
    Billy Joel
    Do I really have to stop at 5? I'm not sure I could pick 5 out of my favorite 25. This is a "first to pop into my noggin" list of my favorites.
     
  8. CaptainMoto

    CaptainMoto Blues Voyager

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    I think I need to add:
    - John Prine
    - Leonard Cohen
    - Tom Petty
    - Prince
    - David Bowie
     
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  9. Paleo

    Paleo An Old Fossil

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    I'll mention some that haven't already been listed.

    Brian Wilson
    Barry Gibb
    Chuck Berry
    Smokey Robinson
    Joni Mitchell

    Oh Yeah. And Jagger/Richards.
     
  10. dvs

    dvs Green Mountain Blues

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    Same here, 5 who haven't been mentioned already:
    John Hartford
    Sam Cooke
    Marvin Gaye
    Gordon Lightfoot
    Bill Withers
     
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  11. arock

    arock Help! I'm a rock

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    Bob Dylan
    Neil Young
    John Prine
    Jimi Hendrix
    Jim Morrison
     
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  12. sloslunas

    sloslunas NM Blues

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    Great to see Willie Nelson and Joni Mitchell on your lists. How about Van Morrison?

    Steve
     
  13. blackcoffeeblues

    blackcoffeeblues Student Of The Blues

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    It would probably be a whole lot easier for me to come up with the 5- I don't like.
    John Prine
    Bob Seager
    Willie Dixon
    Chuck Berry
    Bob Dylan

    but still got to reserve a spot for The Beatles and the Stones. I got to say Beatles because George Harrison wrote 2 or 3 of my favorite songs.
     
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  14. MikeS

    MikeS Allen, TX
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    This just goes to show why this kind of thread is just an argument starter on Facebook.
    I'd post a vomit emoji on some of the selections on these lists.
     
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  15. sloslunas

    sloslunas NM Blues

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    Who are you guys??? I see no love for the two greatest groups ever. 1910 Fruitgum Co. and the Archies...

    Steve
     
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  16. Grateful_Ed

    Grateful_Ed Student Of The Blues

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    Yummy, Yummy, Yummy I got Sugar, ah Honey, Honey! ;)
     
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    I don't believe anyone in either group (assuming you can actually find out who was really in those groups) has a writing credit. There were some very talented session musicians who made those recordings, but I doubt any of them had more than a day's work recording the tracks.

    Seulb - 1910 Fruitgum Company
     
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  18. ChrisGSP

    ChrisGSP Blues Journeyman

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    I just looked up the definition of "a song", and it told me it has to have words, meant to be sung. So that snuffs my #1 Miles Davis.

    2. Lennon/McCartney
    3. Page/Plant
    4. The Brothers Gibb
    5. Brian Wilson
    6. Gilmour/Waters(Mason,Wright)
     
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  19. ChrisGSP

    ChrisGSP Blues Journeyman

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    I just realised that they're all British except Miles and Brian. (yeah, I'm an Aussie and I know a lot of my country-persons are going to claim the Gibbs, but we all know they grew up here but were initially and ultimately English).
     
  20. jmin

    jmin Student Of The Blues

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    What, no Barry Manilow?! He wrote the songs that made the whole world sing.
     
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