Bob Dylan Tops a List of the 100 Greatest Songwriters (Check it out)

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“Rolling Stone” put together a list of the 100 Greatest Songwriters. For #1, then went with the obvious choice: BOB DYLAN. He’s followed by Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Chuck Berry, and Smokey Robinson.

Here’s the Top 20:

  1.  Bob Dylan
  2.  Paul McCartney
  3.  John Lennon
  4.  Chuck Berry
  5.  Smoke Robinson
  6.  Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
  7.  Carole King
  8.  Paul Simon
  9.  Joni Mitchell
  10.  Stevie Wonder
  11.  Bob Marley
  12.  Brian Wilson
  13.  Hank Williams
  14.  Bruce Springsteen
  15.  Motown songwriters Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Brian Holland (“You Keep Me Hangin’ On”, “I’ll Be There”)
  16.  Leonard Cohen
  17.  Neil Young
  18.  Prince
  19.  Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry (“Leader of the Pack”, “River Deep, Mountain High”)
  20.  Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller (“Jailhouse Rock”, “Yakety Yak”)

Taylor Swift made the list . . . but all the way back at #97. Kurt Cobain if 54th, and Madonna is 56th. Rap makes its first appearance with Jay Z at #68.

(Check out the complete list here.)

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