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List of famous male lyricists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male lyricists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being lyricists. There are thousand of males working as lyricists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic lyricists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a lyricist then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list contains people like Otto Harbach and Edward Kleban.

While this isn't a list of all male lyricists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male lyricists?" and "Who are the best male lyricists?"
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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
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David Bowie is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, and actor. He is also a painter and collector of fine art. Bowie has been a major figure in the world of popular music for over four decades, and is renowned as an innovator, particularly for his work in ...more

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Age: 68

Birthplace: Brixton, Eurasia, South London, United Kingdom London, + more

Profession: Film Score Composer, Arranger, Record producer, Songwriter Musician, + more

Credits: Labyrinth, Basquiat, The Hunger, The Man Who Fell to Earth

Also Ranked

#563 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#30 on The Best Pop Groups/Artists

#10 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#5 on The Best Rock Vocalists

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Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
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Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist, and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when his songs chronicled social unrest, although Dylan repudiated suggestions from journalists that ...more

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Age: 74

Birthplace: Duluth, Minnesota, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Poet, Guitarist Musician, + more

Credits: Forrest Gump, American Beauty, Silver Linings Playbook, The Big Lebowski

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#29 on The Best Pop Groups/Artists

#17 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#65 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#130 on The Best Singers of All Time

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Tyler Perry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
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Tyler Perry is an American actor, filmmaker, playwright, author, and songwriter, specializing in the gospel genre. Perry wrote and produced many stage plays during the 1990s and early 2000s. In 2011, Forbes named him the highest paid man in entertainment; he earned $130 million between May 2010 and ...more

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Age: 46

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Theatre Director, Songwriter, Television producer Film Producer, + more

Credits: Diary of a Mad Black Woman, I Can Do Bad All by Myself, For Better or Worse, Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor

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#159 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#23 on The Most Overrated Actors of All Time

#534 on The Funniest People of All Time

#678 on The Greatest Directors in Movie History

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Mel Brooks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
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Melvin James "Mel" Brooks is an American film director, screenwriter, comedian, actor, producer, composer, and songwriter. He is best known as a creator of broad film farces and comic parodies. He began his career as a comic and a writer for the early TV variety show Your Show of Shows. He became ...more

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Age: 89

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Theatrical producer, Film Producer, Actor Voice Actor, + more

Credits: The Producers, Spaceballs, Blazing Saddles, History of the World: Part I

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#1066 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#142 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#41 on The Best Directors Never Nominated for Oscars

#13 on The Funniest People of All Time

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Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
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John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne is an English vocalist, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the rock band Black Sabbath, whose sound was influential to the development of heavy metal. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath in 1979 and ...more

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Age: 67

Birthplace: Aston, United Kingdom

Profession: Songwriter, Television producer, Musician, Lyricist Author, + more

Credits: This Is the End, Iron Man, Neighbors, Megamind

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#126 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#18 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#162 on The Best Singers of All Time

#8 on Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Ludwig van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
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Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 concertos for piano, 1 ...more

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Age: Died at 57 (1770-1827)

Birthplace: Bonn, Germany

Profession: Songwriter, Pianist, Musician, Lyricist Composer, + more

Credits: Django Unchained, A Clockwork Orange, The King's Speech, The Pianist

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#8 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#48 on The All-Time Greatest People in History

#38 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#18 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

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Keith Richards is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
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Keith Richards is an English musician, singer and songwriter, and one of the original members of the rock band the Rolling Stones. Rolling Stone magazine credited Richards for "rock's greatest single body of riffs" on guitar and ranked him 4th on its list of 100 best guitarists. Fourteen songs that ...more

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Age: 72

Birthplace: Dartford, United Kingdom

Profession: Record producer, Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter Film Producer, + more

Credits: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, The Departed, Goodfellas, V for Vendetta

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#328 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#621 on The Best Singers of All Time

#66 on The Best Metal Guitarists and Guitar Teams

#127 on Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

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Jared Leto is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
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Jared Leto is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and director. After starting his career with television appearances in the early 1990s, Leto achieved recognition for his role as Jordan Catalano on the television series My So-Called Life. He made his film debut in How to Make an American Quilt ...more

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Age: 44

Birthplace: Bossier City, Louisiana, United States of America

Profession: Painter, Businessperson, Guitarist, Musician Singer-songwriter, + more

Credits: Requiem for a Dream, Dallas Buyers Club, Mr. Nobody, Artifact

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#140 on The Best Actors Working Today

#95 on The Best American Actors Working Today

#428 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#256 on The Best Rock Vocalists

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