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Top 100 Songwriters


After a short vacation to the beaches of our neighbouring country, I came back with a lot of appetite for posting and music in general. Maybe it is because I missed my tracks collection back home, or because in the car we had almost no music because the guy had a cassette player, not a cd-player as I thought initially….

So, after looking through some music blogs as I arrived back online, I saw that a lot of people posted about the recent top that Paste Magazine is publishing – the top 100 songwriters still alive. Here is the direct link to the list.

Some of my comments on it:

- Pink Floyd is much to low, on #80 !!

- Outkast is too low, on #99

- Notable artists not on the list are: Deep Purple, Lauryn Hill / Wyclef Jean / Fugees, Peter Frampton, Alanis Morissette, Katie Melua (maybe), Bjork and many more.

Even though the initiative is to be praised, maybe they should have dedicated more time to this. Leaving such good artists out of the list can make it highly questionable.

4 comments so far

just a thought: why are all these songwriters anglo-saxon???? Why music by default has to be in English and music in other languages or from other parts of the world is never included in this type of charts, being regarded as belonging to other categories?
In my opinion, artists such as Paolo Conte, Peter Gabriel, Caetano Veloso and Manu Chao would easily make it to the top…

very good observation, i totally agree with you

My first reaction was to think it was a dumb idea and that the list would royally suck.

Thanks for the link. After reading it, it wasn’t a half bad selection. I was happy to see Smokey Robinson and Public Enemy deservedly ranked. I thought Ron Sexsmith, while interesting, was overrated along with some other folks. The most glaring omissions were Bjork and Martin Gore.

Just read the comments a moment too late. I’d also put Manu Chao in there, for sure!

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