Rolling Stone lists their top 100 songwriters of all-time

dylanRolling Stone magazine unveiled their choices for the top 100 songwriters of all time this week, with Bob Dylan getting the honors of being placed in the top spot.

The choice of Dylan isn’t a surprise given his legacy.

“Dylan’s vision of American popular music was transformative,” the magazine wrote. “No one set the bar higher, or had greater impact.”

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Here’s a look at their entire top ten:

1. Bob Dylan
2. Paul McCartney
3. John Lennon
4. Chuck Berry
5. Smokey Robinson
6. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
7. Carole King/Carole King and Gerry Goffin
8. Paul Simon
9. Joni Mitchell
10. Stevie Wonder

Click here for the full list.

4 comments to “Rolling Stone lists their top 100 songwriters of all-time”
  1. Bob Seger is a better wrier than the vast majority of the people on that list. It’s funny how much better Dylan sons sound when they are played by Charlie Daniels. The only springsteen songs I like are Atlantic City performed by Hank Williams III and I’m on Fire when performed by Whitey Morgan.

  2. Somehow…I am now beginning to believe that maybe Brian Jones’ name should be there next to Jagger and Richards. Something verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry suspicious as to how the songs and music of the Stones changed once Jones left the group. I’m serious!!

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