Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicRock and Pop · 1 decade ago

Favorite lyricists (in any genre)?

Who are your favorite lyricists/songwriters (in any genre, top 5 or 10 perhaps)? Mine:

1. Kevin Gilbert (solo, Giraffe, Toy Matinee, Kaviar)

2. Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog, solo)

3. Peter Gabriel (Genesis, solo)

4. Frank Zappa

5. Peter Hammil (Van der Graaf Generator, solo)

6. Roger Waters (Pink Floyd, solo)

7. John Lennon (The Beatles, solo)

8. Neal Morse (Spock's Beard, Transatlantic, solo)

9. Pete Sinfield (King Crimson, Emerson Lake & Palmer)

10. Zack de la Rocha (Rage Against the Machine, One Day as a Lion)

21 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    1 Eric Bloom, Sandy Pearlman, Blue Oyster Cult

    2 Neal Peart, Rush

    3 Jon Anderson, Yes

    4 Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Led Zeppelin

    5 Iommi, Ward, Butler, Osbourne, Black Sabbath

    6 Dave Brock, Micheal Moorcock, Hawkwind

    7 Michael Weikath, Kai Hansen, Michael Kiske, Helloween

    8 Christofer Johnsson, Therion

    9 Mikeal Akerfeldt, Opeth

    10 Rik Emmitt, Triumph

  • 1 decade ago

    Eric Clapton

    Bob Dylan

    John Lennon

    Phil Collins

    Paul McCartney


  • PJ
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Leonard Cohen

    Tom Waits

    Peter Sinfield

    Roger Waters

  • 1 decade ago

    Leonard Cohen

    Ian Curtis

    Bernard Sumner

    Bryan Ferry

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  • 1 decade ago

    Steve Harris of Iron Maiden

    The Nightwish Lyricist.

    Tony Iommi/ Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath

    Andrea Bocelli

    John Lennon

    Jim Morrison

  • 1 decade ago

    John Lennon

    Bob Dylan

    George Harrison

    Paul McCartney

    Leonard Cohen

    Gordon Lightfoot

    Freddie Mercury

    Roger Waters

    Roger Hodgson

    **Jim Morrison**

    John Fogerty moves to 11th position.....

  • 1 decade ago

    Leonard Cohen

    Bob Dylan

    Mike Patton - Faith No More

    Robert Smith - The Cure

    Mikael Akerfeldt - Opeth

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Top 3...

    Jim Morrison

    Roger Waters

    Bob Dylan

  • 1 decade ago

    in no order, and tomorrow I might change my mind, but here we go:

    1- Jay-Z

    2- Tom Yorke/ Radiohead

    3- Ryan Adams ( I know, but he is totally in my ipod right now)

    4- Brian Wilson (seriously)

    5- Tori Amos

    6- Dolly Parton

    7- The Boss, Springsteen (the Rising is my fav)

    8- Jack Johnson ( I am so uncool, but he relaxes me)

    9- Luther Vandross (did he write his songs?)

    10- John Lennon

    11- the whole Fleetwood Mac crew including Stevie

    12- You are right about Waters

    I agree- Mercury too!

    Source(s): don't judge me
  • 1 decade ago

    1.Nikki Sixx

    2.Tom Keifer

    3.Tom Petty.

    4.David Bowie

    5.Chris Cornell

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