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Who is your favorite songwriter?

  1. sunkentreasure profile image76
    sunkentreasureposted 6 years ago

    Who is your favorite songwriter?

  2. theframjak profile image90
    theframjakposted 6 years ago

    Bruce Springsteen is may favorite. It's easy to forget just how many great songs he has written over his career. He also has also shown tremendous growth in his songwriting skill from 1973 to today. On his first album he tried to pack as many words as possible into each song. However, when he wrote Nebraska his lyrics were much more sparse and visually descriptive. I listened to the song Born in the USA today for the first time in several years and the songwriting beauty of the line  "I had a buddy at Khe Sahn/Fighting off the Viet Cong/They're still there, he's all gone" struck me all over again. Bruce was able to convey a whole book of information in just a few short words.

  3. MickS profile image71
    MickSposted 6 years ago

    'City sounds burn your soul
    Turn your head,
    To the cries
    Of lonliness in the night.'
    Bert Jansch c 1963

  4. KikiCobain profile image65
    KikiCobainposted 6 years ago

    I have a few but i would say Adam Duritz of Counting Crows. His lyrics are flawless and his voice fits them like a glove.

  5. enjoymentofsound profile image59
    enjoymentofsoundposted 6 years ago

    Kyo from Dir en grey. I love his lyrics and his voice.

  6. KF Raizor profile image61
    KF Raizorposted 6 years ago

    In country, Ira Louvin.  His lyrics were remarkable, far advanced for their time (which is why Louvin Brothers songs have stood the test of time).

    In rock, I have two.  My favorite living songwriter is John Hiatt.  He has such a wonderful way with words and can write deeply personal songs that make you feel his pain then turn around and make you laugh with the next song.  My favorite rock songwriter is Warren Zevon.  He could be funny, desperate, introspective, sarcastic, optimistic, and romantic -- occasionally in the same song.

  7. Teylina profile image60
    Teylinaposted 6 years ago

    Too many to answer, but I will say that if I have to choose only one, it's Jimmy Buffett, and not for Margaritaville or any of the others most people think of. I can put on the track from AIA and it will pull me up or bring me down--depending on my need. Other than that--way too many. I was Lennon fan (still am), but won't mention others.

 
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