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Paste Magazine's list of the 100 greatest living songwriters as of 2006. Most of the best singers of all time write their own music. http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2006/06/pastes-100-best-living-songwriters-the-list.html

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Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Bob Dylan Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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Neil Young is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Neil Young Rock music, Experimental rock, Grunge

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Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Bruce Springsteen Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

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Tom Waits is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Tom Waits Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Paul McCartney Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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Leonard Cohen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Leonard Cohen Synthpop, Pop music, Spoken word

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Brian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Brian Wilson Pop music, Rock music, Outsider music

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Elvis Costello is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Elvis Costello New Wave, Rock music, Pub rock

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Joni Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Joni Mitchell Pop music, Folk music, Folk jazz

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Prince is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Prince Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

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Randy Newman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Randy Newman Pop music, Rock music, Soft rock

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Mick Jagger & Keith Richards is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters

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Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Paul Simon Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

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Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Stevie Wonder Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music

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Willie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Willie Nelson Outlaw country, Americana, Traditional pop music

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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
David Bowie Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

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Holland-Dozier-Holland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters

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U2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
U2 Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock - 18 

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Patty Griffin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Patty Griffin Americana, Folk music, Folk rock

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Van Morrison is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Van Morrison Skiffle, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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Lou Reed is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Lou Reed Noise rock, Blue-eyed soul, Spoken word

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Lucinda Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Lucinda Williams Americana, Heartland rock, Rock music

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Elton John and Bernie Taupin

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Jeff Tweedy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Jeff Tweedy Alternative rock, Alternative country

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Chuck Berry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Chuck Berry Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

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R.E.M. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
R.E.M. Jangle pop, Alternative rock, College rock

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Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Radiohead Rock music, Electronic music, New Prog

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Robbie Robertson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Robbie Robertson Rock music, Folk rock, Country rock

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Tom Petty is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Tom Petty Blues-rock, Heartland rock, Rock music - 29

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John Prine is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
John Prine Folk music, Progressive bluegrass, Country

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Carole King is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Carole King Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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Jerry Leiber is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters

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Pete Townshend is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Pete Townshend Rock music, Pop rock, Merseybeat

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John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
John Fogerty Americana, Blues-rock, Swamp pop

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Steve Earle is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Steve Earle Americana, Heartland rock, Country rock

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Beck Hansen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Beck Hansen Alternative hip hop, Anti-folk, Country rap

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Smokey Robinson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Smokey Robinson Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

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Kris Kristofferson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Kris Kristofferson Outlaw country, Rock music, Folk music

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Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Led Zeppelin Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music - 39

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Burt Bacharach is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Burt Bacharach Pop music, Vocal music

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Ray Davies is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Ray Davies Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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Loretta Lynn is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Loretta Lynn Honky-tonk, Alternative country, Gospel music

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Ryan Adams is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Ryan Adams Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

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Al Green is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Al Green Smooth soul, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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Jackson Browne is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Jackson Browne Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

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David Byrne is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
David Byrne New Wave, Worldbeat, Experimental music

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Sufjan Stevens is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Sufjan Stevens Christian music, Alternative country, Baroque pop

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Gillian Welch is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Gillian Welch and David Rawlings American Primitivism, Americana, Rock music

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Yusuf Islam is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Yusuf Islam Synthpop, Sufi rock, Nasheed

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Public Enemy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Paste Magazine's 100 Best Living Songwriters
Public Enemy Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Hardcore hip hop - 50