Greatest songwriters

Recently, Rolling Stone magazine in America published a list of the 100 greatest songwriters of all time, here’s the top 30.

Ranking Songwriter (s)
30 Dolly Parton
29 = Pete Townshend
29 = Buddy Holly
28 Woody Guthrie
27 Ray Davies
26 James Brown
25 Randy Newman
24 Elvis Costello
23 Robert Johnson
22 Van Morrison
21 Lou Reed
20 Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
19 Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich
18 Prince
17 Neil Young
16 Leonard Cohen
15 Holland, Dozier & Holland
14 Bruce Springsteen
13 Hank Williams
12 Brian Wilson
11 Bob Marley
10 Stevie Wonder
9 Joni Mitchell
8 Paul Simon
7 Gerry Goffin & Carole King
6 Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
5 Smokey Robinson
4 Chuck Berry
3 John Lennon
2 Paul McCartney
1 Bob Dylan

 

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