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


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 01:19 PM

Sir Mix a Lot, Posse on Broadway.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 01:48 PM

Can't forget Kurt



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Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:36 AM

How do so many of you forget to include Jackson Browne?

I honestly can't pick my favorite.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:48 PM

Tom Petty

Top 5: (no particular order)

- Runnin Down a Dream
- Mary Jane's Last Dance
- The Waiting
- Learning to Fly
- American Girl

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 08:24 PM

Billy Joel

http://www.wimp.com/impromptuduet/

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 08:41 PM

Nasir Jones.

Take your pick on the track.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 08:52 PM

Donald Fagen and now we can shut this down. Show me someone who can use moray eel in a song and it be good. Show me.

I mean, I even got Fiz hooked on Steely Dan. lol

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 08:58 PM

1) Townes Van Zandt
2) Norman Blake
3) David Allan Coe
4) Jim Croce
5) Seth Avett


I'm sure I left some out that deserved to be before some of those but those are the 5 that are coming to mind. It's impossible to list the best song of true singer/songwriters because that all have hundreds if not thousands.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:01 PM

Donald Fagen and now we can shut this down. Show me someone who can use moray eel in a song and it be good. Show me.

I mean, I even got Fiz hooked on Steely Dan. lol


Woody Guthrie wrote legendary songs about bumble gum, a song of him just counting, and other great songs of the most random little objects.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:05 PM

yeah, Woody is up there. John Prine as well.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:12 PM

http://www.wimp.com/impromptuduet/

that's pretty damn cool. I've never seen Billy Joel live but I'd love to. Had tickets to see him and Elton John in Seattle on my birthday a couple years ago with the Hawks playing the next day. they cancelled!!!

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:23 PM

I'm not going to list who I think are the top 5 of all time, but instead the top five who have influenced me the past 10 or so years. Top five of all time would probably include the standards Dylan, Lennon/McCartney etc.


1) North Carolina Heros Scott and Seth Avett:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYerGCsv5kw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hbrgu9qE-1E

2) Jack White, from his The White Stripes days. Just amazing songwriting recorded like it was 1930.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWNVrZFKmJ8

3) Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse.


4) Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. I haven't listened to their other stuff too much, but their album "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" is incredible.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59CDQb1wtV8


5) and lastly Bob freaking Marley. Kind of cliche, but who didn't get high as poo in high school and feel like Bob was singing directly to you?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrY9eHkXTa4