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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 10:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think the list is like this:

1. Freddie Mercury (Queen)

2. Elton John / Bernie Taupin

3. Richard Davies / Roger Hodgson (Supertramp)

4. Jerry Leiber / Mike Stoller

5. Giorgio Moroder

6. Bob Dylan
- John Fogerty

7. Mick Jagger / Keith Richards (Rolling Stones)
- Bruce Springsteen

8. John Lennon (The Beatles)

9. Elvis Presley

10. Bob Marley


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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 11:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

odd including Elvis when he only co-wrote a dozen songs at most.

Songwriting Geniui not mentioned so far

Raymond Davies (The Kinks)
Andrew Partridge (XTC)
Holland/Dozier/Holland (Motown)

and Stock, Aitkin & Waterman



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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 11:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, obviously Beethoven was the greatest composer who ever lived, but limiting this to popular music:

Billy Joel
Freddie Mercury
Brian May
Paul McCartney
John Lennon
Elton John

There are others, but those are my favorites, in order.

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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 11:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

freddie mercury
the boss
eddie vedder
michael stipe
peter gabriel
tom waits
patti smithe
e(from eels)
beck

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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 12:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just limited to rock music for me, since I'm not going to pretend to know too much about other genres.

-Freddie Mercury/Brian May/Roger Taylor/John Deacon. Probably not the public's definition of the best writers, but for me, they're all strong writers.
-John Lennon
-Roger Waters
-Axl Rose
-Elton John/Bernie Taupin
-David Bowie



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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 14:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The best should be these British milestones:
Brian May/Freddie Mercury/John Deacon/Roger Taylor
Elton John
Paul McCartney/John Lennon/George Harrison
David Bowie

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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 15:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Most of you haven't heard of Giorgo Moroder I think?

Well...he wrote songs to:

- Donna Summer
- Bonnie Tylor
- Flash Dance(music to the film)
- Metropolis (The version from 1984)
- Pat Benatar
- Jon Anderson
- Cycle V
- LoverBoy
- Billy Squier(a man Mercury also have worked with)
- Adam Ant

..and he was also dedicated a song with Freddie Mercury from 1984, one of the solo songs from Mercury, the famous "Love Kills"..

and not forget the beautiful song from the late 80's called "TAKE MY BREATH AWAY"..I dont remember who sing the song, but it was a female singer...




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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 16:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian May. I think, other then his guittaring, his songs are some of the best written.

The best songs he written are :-

We Will Rock You

Sail Away Sweet Sister

Who Wants To Live Forever

Driven By You

Too Much Love Will Kill You

Another World

No-One But You (Only The Good Die Young)

Tie Your Mother Down


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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 17:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

David Gilmour(greatest music writer although he admits he sucks at lyric writing compared to)/Roger Waters(great lyric writer but his music writing became less than desirable after Amused to Death)
Roger Hodgson(although the credits on albums say both members wrote together, they actually wrote separately)
Rick Davies
Freddie Mercury
John Lennon/Paul McCartney
Dennis DeYoung
Robert Plant/Jimmy Page
Brian May
Jeff Lynne
Don Henley/Glenn Frey
Angus and Malcolm Young/Bon Scott
Syd Barrett
Glenn Tipton/KK Downing/Rob Halford
Geddy Lee/Alex Lifeson/Neil Peart


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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 17:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd definitly add Brian Wilson into any list...and most likely would put him in the top 3


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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 18:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie Mercury (ya know, the singer of Queen)

Brian May (ya know, the guitarist of Queen)

Roger Taylor (ya know, the drummer of Queen)

John Deacon (ya know, the bassist of Queen)

Actually, they are not even close with the best songwriters ever.
Queen was all about fun... not how good the songs were written.


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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 23:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd say good ol' Macca.


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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 23:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That would put her at a definite disadvantage, yes...

Hm...I only know composers. So, can I add Dvorak and Mahler to the list, pretty please?

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Posted: 17 Nov 04, 00:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Only one person mentions Page & Plant??

They are the Lennon and McCartney's of heavy rock.

Freddie is awesome as well.


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Posted: 17 Nov 04, 02:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

djaef wrote:

Only one person mentions Page & Plant??

They are the Lennon and McCartney's of heavy rock.

Freddie is awesome as well.


I mentioned Page and Plant and let's not forget Gilmour/Waters. Without Gilmour, Waters' music vision would not have been realized. If you listen to The Wall demos then the studio album, David Gilmour plus Bob Ezrin turned The Wall into a classic.


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Posted: 17 Nov 04, 04:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

NOTWMEDDLE wrote:

djaef wrote:

Only one person mentions Page & Plant??

They are the Lennon and McCartney's of heavy rock.

Freddie is awesome as well.


I mentioned Page and Plant and let's not forget Gilmour/Waters. Without Gilmour, Waters' music vision would not have been realized. If you listen to The Wall demos then the studio album, David Gilmour plus Bob Ezrin turned The Wall into a classic.


Yes, you were the one I mentioned :)

Yes, let's not forget Gilmour/Waters. I've never heard the Wall demos (I'd love to though), but I've never been one to underestimate Gilmours position within Pink Floyd. I saw Floyd on the first post waters tour and let me tell you, from the front row, they were freakin' awesome, Waters or no Waters...

How about Strummer & Jones? Anyone mentioned them?


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Posted: 17 Nov 04, 11:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Obviously, the Queen guys *top* (May, Mercury, Deacon, Taylor - in that order) my list...but my other choices are:

The Brothers Gibb (ducking the tomatoes already - look/listen to everything BESIDES Saturday Night Fever people)

David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, & Tina Weymouth (better known as Talking Heads)

Jagger/Richards

Bowie (David and Mystic) (Okay - you know who David is...but Who the hell is Mystic Bowie? Go find out for yorself at www.MysticBowie.net)

That's all for now.....















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Posted: 17 Nov 04, 12:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The person who started this topic has no idea of good music.
Elvis presley NEVER wrote songs (except one)
Giorgo Moroder is NOT a good songwriter.
Anyway it's his opinion, here is mine:

1) Freddie Mercury
2) Mick Jagger/Keith Richards
3) Heather Nova
4) Miles Davis
5) Bono

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Posted: 17 Nov 04, 14:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mercury
May (my fav)
Deacon
Taylor
Page/Plant
McCartney/Lennon
Jagger/Richards
Guns n' Roses


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Posted: 17 Nov 04, 14:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie Mercury my dears!


Freddie Mercury.

A wonderful human being and simply the greatest singer,performer and composer of our times.