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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?"
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

Age: 70

Birthplace: Brixton, London, United Kingdom

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

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

Also Ranked

#9 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#4 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#11 on The Best Singers of All Time

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

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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

Age: 75

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

Also Ranked

#10 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#77 on The Best Rock Vocalists

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

#2 on The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters

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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

Age: 47

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

Also Ranked

#29 on The Very Best Black Directors, Ranked

#73 on The Best African American Actors in Film

#98 on The Greatest Black Actors in Film 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

Age: 90

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

Also Ranked

#13 on The Funniest People of All Time

#43 on The Greatest Directors in Movie History

#33 on The Most Beloved US Veterans

#35 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

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