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Who's the best lyricist ever?

 
 
kev
 
Reply Thu 14 Sep, 2006 12:18 am
I nominate Tim Rice and Bernie Taupin, who do you think?
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Shapeless
 
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Reply Thu 14 Sep, 2006 12:25 am
I'll go with Stephen Sondheim.
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Lord Ellpus
 
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Reply Thu 14 Sep, 2006 12:29 am
Carole King

Paul Simon

Gerry Goffin
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agrote
 
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Reply Thu 14 Sep, 2006 05:42 am
Bob Dylan or Morrissey?
material girl
 
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Reply Thu 14 Sep, 2006 05:47 am
Dont laugh but Robbie Williams has impressed me with some lyrics at times.
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kev
 
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Reply Thu 14 Sep, 2006 01:00 pm
Lord Ellpus wrote:
Carole King

Paul Simon

Gerry Goffin


The husband and wife team of King/Goffin were good in their day although it's a bit back
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Dorothy Parker
 
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Reply Thu 14 Sep, 2006 01:01 pm
PRINCE
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Lord Ellpus
 
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Reply Thu 14 Sep, 2006 01:03 pm
kev wrote:
Lord Ellpus wrote:
Carole King

Paul Simon

Gerry Goffin


The husband and wife team of King/Goffin were good in their day although it's a bit back


Does that make it any less relevant?

Gershwin? Lennon/McCartney?....Spike Milligan with the ying tong song?

(insert smiley here)
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djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 14 Sep, 2006 01:13 pm
cole porter certainly had a flair for good lyric
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 14 Sep, 2006 06:07 pm
There are so many great lyricists, I would be loathe to name one as the best. Some that I have long admired are, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Lieber/Stoller, Chuck Berry, the lyrics writer fron the team of Lerner and Lowe, Cole Porter, Donovan Leitch, The Beatles, Paul Simon. Some songwriters only came up with a few lyrics worth noting, but some of those are gifted. Train Called the City of New Orleans is one of my all time favorite songs, and is the only really successful song written by the author.
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2PacksAday
 
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Reply Thu 14 Sep, 2006 06:49 pm
Prince came to mind first....as he usually does.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 14 Sep, 2006 07:00 pm
Also, Gilbert or Sullivan.
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mcee fya
 
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Reply Thu 14 Sep, 2006 07:22 pm
robbie williams is a fake he stole that song angels and the guy who wrote it only got £7,000 soz had to say that i hate him..........................anyhoo


Prince
Eminem
Lauryn Hill
Missy Elliott
who ever wrote the songs for queen
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sunday morning
 
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Reply Thu 14 Sep, 2006 09:13 pm
Ben Gibbard is actually pretty brilliant.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2006 04:00 am
sunday morning wrote:
Ben Gibbard is actually pretty brilliant.


good choice

stephen merritt is another fave of mine
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material girl
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2006 04:02 am
mcee fya wrote:
robbie williams is a fake he stole that song angels and the guy who wrote it only got £7,000 soz had to say that i hate him..........................anyhoo


Prince
Eminem
Lauryn Hill
Missy Elliott
who ever wrote the songs for queen


Fair enough, I hate Angels anyway.
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Dorothy Parker
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2006 09:56 am
I hate Angels too MG.

My daughter calls him Wobbly Ribbons.

x
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imnidiot
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2006 01:30 pm
Roger Waters/David Gilmour Pink Floyd Pete Townsand The Who Jon Anderson/Chris Squire Yes Ian Anderson Jethro Tull Donald Fagan/Wlter Becker Steely Dan Not necessarily in that order
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NickFun
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2006 01:32 pm
Lennon & McCartney
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Dartagnan
 
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Reply Fri 15 Sep, 2006 03:29 pm
John Prine.
 

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