The Top 100 Song writers of all time

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Contemporary chart-toppers also earned spots on the list – Taylor Swift (97), Eminem (91), Kanye West (84), Bjork (81), Jay Z (68) – although it’s rightfully dominated by artists and writers whose music has stood the test of time over many generations.
Here are the top 25 songwriters on the list; go to Rolling Stone to see the top 100:
  • 25. Randy Newman
  • 24. Elvis Costello
  • 23. Robert Johnson
  • 22. Van Morrison
  • 21. Lou Reed
  • 20. Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
  • 19. Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry
  • 18. Prince
  • 17. Neil Young
  • 16. Leonard Cohen
  • 15. Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland14. Bruce Springsteen
  • 13. Hank Williams
  • 12. Brian Wilson
  • 11. Bob Marley
  • 10. Stevie Wonder
  • 9. Joni Mitchell
  • 8. Paul Simon
  • 7. Carole King and Gerry Goffin
  • 6. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
  • 5. Smokey Robinson
  • 4. Chuck Berry
  • 3. John Lennon
  • 2. Paul McCartney
  • 1. Bob Dylan

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