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Your Top 5 Songwriters Of All Time (And Their Best Song)

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Sapper    1,282

Ok, it is really easy to put Lennon/McCartney, Paul Simon or Bob Dylan up there. And they have fantastic lyrics to their names. But I rarely listen to a song for its lyrics; I'm a beat/tune kind of guy - so my list is going to be kind of different than the popular picks.

5. Ric Ocasek (The Cars)

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame basically inducts anyone and their mother...hell Madonna, queen of pop music is in it. Now, I'm not saying she is undeserving, but how in the #$%! are The Cars not? Ben Orr and Ric Ocasek were incredible together, and they have so many hits to their name:

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4. Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)

A weird guy/a great flutist/and a great songwriter. Another band somehow not in the Hall, I think he should be here for his uniqueness.

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Anybodyhome    4,685

"The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame basically inducts anyone and their mother...hell Madonna, queen of pop music is in it"

Really? tell that to Rush, Joe Cocker, Kiss, Judas Priest, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Alice Cooper, Dire Straits, Warren Zevon, Steppenwolf.... none of them are in....

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Sapper    1,282

Anybodyhome, you are right and I failed to clarify. They let anybody in that is popular and deserving in the eyes of what is obviously a short-sighted council. When I say anybody, I mean noone is ineligible for the Hall. Hell, I could nail Hotel California at karaoke and be eligible.

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PhillyB    40,371

absolutely rivers cuomo. one of the most underrated of all time

anything from pinkerton is genius.

this is arguably the most brilliant one from the blue album

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