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Rolling Stone list of 100 Greatest Songwriters

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Posted by Yankeefan2

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      oobu24 wrote:

      https://www.rollingstone.com/interactive/lists-100-greatest-songwriters/

      Can't argue with the top 3 with Dylan being #1. I was pleasantly surprised they had Paul ranked ahead of John. Personally, I would have Brian Wilson higher than 12 also.

        ^ I was very surprised too that Paul ranked so high & in front of John.

          Yankeefan2 wrote:

          oobu24 wrote:

          https://www.rollingstone.com/interactive/lists-100-greatest-songwriters/

          Can't argue with the top 3 with Dylan being #1. I was pleasantly surprised they had Paul ranked ahead of John. Personally, I would have Brian Wilson higher than 12 also.

          While I can't stand Dylan's "singing" he has written some great songs. I would still rate Paul #1, John #2 before him. And agree, Brian Wilson should be higher. 

            These lists are so subjective and their top 15 are all indisputably great. But putting John Prine at no. 94 is a travesty.

              oobu24 wrote:

              ^ I was very surprised too that Paul ranked so high & in front of John.

              Give it a week or two.  Rolling Stone comes up with some new listing of whatever every other month or year.  I don't know why they do..or why anyone pays any attention.  Do they really get more people interested in them or find them credible????  

                Beatles4Ever wrote:

                oobu24 wrote:

                ^ I was very surprised too that Paul ranked so high & in front of John.

                Give it a week or two.  Rolling Stone comes up with some new listing of whatever every other month or year.  I don't know why they do..or why anyone pays any attention.  Do they really get more people interested in them or find them credible????  

                They still are a major music magazine that everyone has heard of so they still have some weight IMO.  I believe they do listings like this to get attention and to drum up discussion which is not a bad thing.  As we all know, Music taste is subjective and there really is no right or wrong. I am sure as years go by, John and Paul will drop in revised list as they put some rap/hip hop artist ahead of them -lol