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    #1 00 Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
    #9 9 Tom T. Hall
    #9 8 Otis Blackwell
    #9 7 Taylor Swift
    #9 6 Timbaland and Missy Elliott
    #9 5 The Bee Gees
    #9 4 John Prince
    #9 3 Bille Joe Armstrong
    #9 2 Paul Westerberg
    #9 1 Eminem
    #9 0 Babyface
    #8 9 Felice and Boudleaux Bryant
    #8 8 Barry Mann and Cynthia Weill
    #8 7 Kris Kristoffersonn
    #8 6 Sam Cooke
    #8 5 R.E.M.
    #8 4 Kanye West
    #8 3 Nicholas Ashford and Valerie Simpson
    #8 2 Marvin Gaye
    #8 1 Björk
    #8 0 R. Kelly

    The mercurial singer-writer-producer's 25-year track record stands on its own: writing or co-writing 30 Top 20 R&B singles for himself or with the Chicago-based group Public Announcement, chart-topping assistance for Puff Daddy, Sparkle and Kelly Price; and the first song to ever debut at Number One on the Hot 100, Michael Jackson's "You Are Not Alone." His ballads fly higher than anyone else's, his sex jams started evocatively naughty (1993's "Bump N' Grind") and ended up evocatively surreal (2005's "Sex in the Kitchen" and, of course, the 30-part "Trapped in the Closet"). "My talent is more than just sexual songs," said the only man who wrote for the Notorious B.I.G. and Celine Dion. "There was a time I desperately needed for the world to know that I was no-category guy. My whole goal in life was to reach that certain success where people will say, 'Hey, that guy can do anything. He's the Evel Knievel of music. He's jumping over 15 buses!'"

    The 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time | Rolling Stone
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    He should have been higher.

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    yeah he should have been alot higher and i cant believe tupac never made the list!

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    he should have been higher and where is lionel richie,maurice white at?? and some of the choices on that list are comedy and a bad joke.

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    A completely arbitrary list, with absolutely no basis or criteria whatsover. Case in point, Taylor Swift and no Rod Temperton? These pop-culture fiends should be ashamed of their blatantly embarrassing lack of musical knowledge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by V.I.P View Post
    A completely arbitrary list, with absolutely no basis or criteria whatsover. Case in point, Taylor Swift and no Rod Temperton? These pop-culture fiends should be ashamed of their blatantly embarrassing lack of musical knowledge.
    great call on rod temperton because money tracks for heatwave,michael jackson, george benson, brothers johnson,james ingram, i mean rod is one of the 25 greatest songwriters ever IMO period

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