Wednesday, May 10, 2006

100 Top Living Song Writers

Paste is building a list of the 100 best living songwriters. Here are the ones I chose from the list:
  • B.B. King
  • Bill Mallonee (Vigilantes of Love)
  • Bob Dylan
  • Bruce Cockburn
  • Gordon Gano (Violent Femmes)
  • King's X
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Loudon Wainwright III
  • Paul McCartney (The Beatles, Wings)
  • Peter Case (The Plimsouls)
  • R.E.M. (Berry, Buck, Mills, Stipe)
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • T Bone Burnett
  • Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails)
  • U2 (Bono, Edge, Mullins, Clayton)
  • Van Morrison
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  • The Choir,
  • Steve Taylor,
  • The Alarm
  • Terry Scott Taylor

Who would you pick?

- Peace

7 comments:

kris said...

Gord Downey

But I'm not really a good judge of things like this.

Dave King said...

of the Tragically Hip? We'll have to keep you and Steve W. appart.

- Peace

kris said...

Oh yeah that's right, I remember him saying before he doesn't like the Hip, he thinks Billy Talent is the best CDN band, I think. I guess he's never heard of the BNL?

I really like BT too but I haven't heard enough of them to make a comparison. They're so different anyways I don't think you really can compare them.

Michael said...

Some more, delta legend Robert Johnson, Johnny Horton, William Handy, Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Willie Dixon.
I also love Klaatu
What about Gordon Lightfoot?, Cole Porter?

Richard said...

Does Diana Krall count as a songwriter?

Dave King said...

Her offical web site says she does.

Richard said...

I must be getting old, when I think contemporary, I think Henry Mancini - and he's neither living nor songwriter...