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Singer-songwriter Bands/Artists

Singer-songwriter artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good singer-songwriter bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top singer-songwriter bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Singer-songwriter groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all singer-songwriter bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest singer-songwriter bands of all time, since the most famous singer-songwriter artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best singer-songwriter music.

You can click on the singer-songwriter band names to see more information about that particular notable singer-songwriter group. If they're near the top of the best singer-songwriter artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top singer-songwriter bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the singer-songwriter band names themselves.

Heart and Elvis Costello are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list Make sure your favorite items are at the top by voting. Don't like Jeff Buckley or Pink? Vote them down so they don't win.

All important, significant and iconic names in singer-songwriter music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new singer-songwriter bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of singer-songwriter, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into singer-songwriter music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good singer-songwriter bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent singer-songwriter bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best singer-songwriter bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest singer-songwriter musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular singer-songwriter bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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  1. 1

    New Wave, Rock music, Pub rock

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    Americana, Country pop, Country rock

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    Americana, Pop music, Rock music

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    Ballad, Pop music, Latin American music

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    Folk rock

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    Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

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  7. 7

    Indie pop, Blues-rock, Folk music

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    Folk music, Country

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  9. 9

    Indie, Neo soul, Folk music

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  10. 10

    Hip hop music, Neo soul, Rock music

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    Hip hop music, Indie pop, Alternative hip hop

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    Indie pop, Emo, Folk rock

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    Indie pop, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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    Adult contemporary music, Ballad, Pop music

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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    Folk music, Alternative country

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    Pop music, Folk music, Alternative rock

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    Thrash metal, Indie, Rock music

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    Rock music, Alternative rock, Indie folk

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    Folk rock, Alternative rock

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    Folk music, Acoustic music, Indie rock

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    New Wave, Rock music, Folk music

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    Indie pop

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    Folk music

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    Ane Brun Adult contemporary music, Folk music

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    Folk music, Indie rock

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    Folk rock, Indie rock

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    Nerina Pallot Pop music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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    Folk rock, Acoustic rock, Punk rock

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    Acoustic music, Alternative rock, Indie folk

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    Rock music, Alternative rock

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    Folk music, Folk rock, Indie folk

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    Julie Driscoll Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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    Shoegazing, Rock music, Sadcore

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    New Weird America, Emo, Red Dirt

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  36. 36

    Fingerstyle guitar, New Age music, World music

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  37. 37

    Folk music, Folk rock, Indie rock

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  38. 38

    Sadcore, Folk rock, Indie rock

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  39. 39

    Baroque pop

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    Folk music, Acoustic music, Alternative rock

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  41. 41

    Christian music, Contemporary Christian music

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    Adult album alternative, Pop music, Contemporary Christian music

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  43. 43

    Indie, Folk music, Acoustic music

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  44. 44

    Drew Danburry Folk music, Indie rock

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    Americana, Bluegrass

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  46. 46

    Folk music

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  47. 47

    Matthew Perryman Jones Pop rock

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  48. 48

    Folk rock, Indie rock

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  49. 49

    Bill Madden Folk rock, Indie rock

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  50. 50

    Rock music, Indie rock

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