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

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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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Rivers Cuomo

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James Mercer

don't feel like thinking of 5 more..he's the first one I thought of...everything he writes is the bomb diggity

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5. Ed Sheeran

4. Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (Better known as Lupe Fiasco)

3. Gavin DeGraw

2. Brandon Flowers & The Killers

1. Justin Nozuka

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"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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Weezy - Fireman

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In no particular order:

-Prince, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, McCartney/Lennon, Michael Jackson.

honorable mentions: Elton John

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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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I'd like to throw Neil Young into the mix

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Prince

Nothing Compares 2 U

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David Foster as a composer and producer/arranger has an impressive list.

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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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