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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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Javed Akhtar is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Javed Akhtar 70 - Javed Akhtar is a poet, lyricist and scriptwriter from India. Akhtar is a mainstream writer and some of his most successful work was carried out with Salim Khan as half of the script-writing duo ...more

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Lorenz Hart is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Lorenz Hart Died at 48 (1895-1943) - Lorenz Milton Hart was the lyricist half of the Broadway songwriting team Rodgers and Hart. Some of his more famous lyrics include "Blue Moon," "Mountain Greenery," "The ...more

Marc Shaiman is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Marc Shaiman 57 - Marc Shaiman is an Grammy, Emmy, Tony winning, and multi Oscar nominated American composer, lyricist, arranger and performer for films, television, and theatre. He is perhaps best known for ...more

Richey Edwards is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Richey Edwards Died at 41 (1967-2008) - Richard James Edwards was a Welsh musician who was lyricist and rhythm guitarist of the alternative rock band Manic Street Preachers. He was known for his politicised and intellectual ...more

Babbu Maan is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Babbu Maan 42 - Babbu Maan is a singer-songwriter, actor, producer, composer and film director.

Vinicius de Moraes is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Vinicius de Moraes Died at 67 (1913-1980) - Marcus Vinicius da Cruz e Mello Moraes, also known as Vinícius de Moraes and nicknamed O Poetinha, was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Son of Lydia Cruz de Moraes and Clodoaldo Pereira da ...more

Chris Morris is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Chris Morris 71 - Christopher Morris is a musician, singer/song-writer, guitarist and composer born in New York in 1946. He is also well known as an author and defense policy expert. Christopher Morris created ...more

Farhan Akhtar is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Farhan Akhtar 42 - Farhan Akhtar is an Indian film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, playback singer, lyricist and television host. Born in Mumbai to screenwriters Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani, he grew up ...more

Ogden Nash is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Ogden Nash Died at 69 (1902-1971) - Frederic Ogden Nash was an American poet well known for his light verse. At the time of his death in 1971, The New York Times said his "droll verse with its unconventional rhymes made him ...more

Alan Jay Lerner is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Alan Jay Lerner Died at 68 (1918-1986) - Alan Jay Lerner was an American lyricist and librettist. In collaboration with Frederick Loewe, and later Burton Lane, he created some of the world's most popular and enduring works of musical ...more

Salil Chowdhury is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Salil Chowdhury Died at 72 (1923-1995) - Salil Chowdhury was an Indian music composer, who mainly composed for Bengali, Hindi and Malayalam films. He was also a poet and a playwright. He is affectionately called Salilda by his ...more

Dasari Narayana Rao is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Dasari Narayana Rao 72 - Dasari Narayana Rao, is an Indian film director known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema, and few Bollywood films. He has directed about 150 films, produced 53 films and worked in more ...more

Warren Casey is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Warren Casey Died at 53 (1935-1988) - Warren Casey was an American theatre composer, lyricist, writer, and actor. He is best known for being the writer and composer, with Jim Jacobs, of the stage and film musical Grease.

Laurent Ruquier is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Laurent Ruquier 54 - Laurent Ruquier is a French television and radio host, producer, and satirical comedian. He is also a lyricist, writer, playwright and producer of shows, and owns his own theatre.

Renato Russo is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Renato Russo Died at 36 (1960-1996) - Renato Russo was a Brazilian singer and songwriter. His first band was a punk rock band called "Aborto Elétrico". The band then broke up and split in two different ones: ...more

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Himesh Reshammiya is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Himesh Reshammiya 43 - Himesh Reshammiya is an Indian music director, singer, film actor, television producer, lyricist, film producer, film writer and distributor.

Aberjhani is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Aberjhani 58 - Born in the United States, Aberjhani was educated at several American colleges according to his posted CVs and served in the U.S. Air Force and Reserves for almost a decade. His writing career ...more

Chad Beguelin is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Chad Beguelin 47 - Chad Beguelin is an American playwright and four-time Tony Award nominee. He wrote the book for Disney's Aladdin, as well as additional lyrics for the score. He was nominated for Best Original ...more

Vijay Antony is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Vijay Antony 40 - Vijay Antony is an Indian film composer.

Canibus is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Canibus 42 - Germaine Williams better known by his stage name Canibus, is a Jamaican-American rapper, actor and member of The Hrsmn, Sharpshooterz, Cloak N Dagga, The Undergods, and one-half of T.H.E.M. ...more

Oscar Hammerstein II is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Oscar Hammerstein II Died at 65 (1895-1960) - Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II was an American librettist, theatrical producer, and theatre director of musicals for almost forty years. Hammerstein won eight Tony Awards and two ...more

Paul Weller is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Paul Weller 58 - Paul Weller is a film score composer.

Van Morrison is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Van Morrison 71 - George Ivan "Van" Morrison, OBE is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician. His live performances at their best are described as mystical and transcendental, while some of his ...more

Johnny Mercer is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Johnny Mercer Died at 67 (1909-1976) - John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer was an American lyricist, songwriter and singer. He was also a co-founder of Capitol Records. He is best known as a lyricist, but he also composed music. ...more

Epic Mazur is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Epic Mazur 46 - Epic Mazur is an American vocalist, rapper, and record producer. He is best known as a founder and frontman of Crazy Town.

Scott Wittman is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Scott Wittman 60 - Scott Wittman is an American director, lyricist, and writer for Broadway, concerts, and television. Wittman was raised in Nanuet, New York, graduated high Nanuet Senior High School in 1972 and ...more

John Perry Barlow is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
John Perry Barlow 68 - John Perry Barlow is an American poet and essayist, a retired Wyoming cattle rancher, and a cyberlibertarian political activist who has been associated with both the Democratic and Republican ...more

Dick Scanlan is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Dick Scanlan 57 - Dick Scanlan is an American librettist, writer, and actor.

Gulzar is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Gulzar 82 - Sampooran Singh Kalra, known popularly by his pen name Gulzar, is an Indian poet, lyricist and film director. Born in Jhelum District in British India, his family moved to India after partition. ...more

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Vairamuthu is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Vairamuthu 62 - Vairamuthu is a Tamil poet and lyricist. Vairamuthu began his lyricist career through the Tamil film Soolam directed and produced by Oscar Movies M Baskar.Debuting in the film Nizhalgal with the ...more

Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson Died at 78 (1832-1910) - Bjørnstjerne Martinius Bjørnson was a Norwegian writer who received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature "as a tribute to his noble, magnificent and versatile poetry, which has ...more

Akiva Schaffer is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Akiva Schaffer 39 - Akiva D. "Kiv" Schaffer is an American writer for Saturday Night Live, film director, songwriter, member of The Lonely Island and actor.

Joe Young is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Joe Young Died at 50 (1889-1939) - Joe Young was a lyricist. He was born in New York. Young was most active from 1911 through the late-1930s, beginning his career working as a singer and songplugger for various music publishers. ...more

Ira Gershwin is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Ira Gershwin Died at 87 (1896-1983) - Ira Gershwin was an American lyricist who collaborated with his younger brother, composer George Gershwin, to create some of the most memorable songs of the 20th century. With George he wrote ...more

Wojciech Młynarski is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Wojciech Młynarski 76 - Wojciech Młynarski is a Polish singer, songwriter and translator. A well known figure on the Polish musical scene, he is most famous for his ballads and what is known as sung poetry, as well as ...more

Tim McIlrath is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Tim McIlrath 38 - Timothy James "Tim" McIlrath is an American punk rock musician. He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist, songwriter and co-founder of the American punk rock band Rise Against. McIlrath ...more

Yevgeniy Yevtushenko is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Yevgeniy Yevtushenko 83 - Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko is a Soviet and Russian poet. He is also a novelist, essayist, dramatist, screenwriter, actor, and editor, and a director of several films.

Jim Dale is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Jim Dale 81 - Jim Dale, MBE, is an English actor, voice artist, and singer-songwriter. He is best known in the United Kingdom for his many appearances in the Carry On series of films and in the US for ...more

Abo El Seoud El Ebiary is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Abo El Seoud El Ebiary Died at 59 (1910-1969) - Abo El Seoud El Ebiary was an Egyptian comic screenwriter, playwright, lyricist, and journalist. He wrote for journalism in the 1950s in "Al Kawakeb" or "The Planets" and ...more

P. Bhaskaran is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
P. Bhaskaran Died at 83 (1924-2007) - Pulloottupadathu Bhaskara Menon, better known as P. Bhaskaran, was a famous Malayalam poet and lyricist of Malayalam film songs. He penned more than 3000 songs for about 250 films. He also ...more

Gulshan Kumar Mehta is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Gulshan Kumar Mehta Died at 72 (1937-2009) - Gulshan Bawra was an actor and lyricist.

Andy Razaf is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Andy Razaf Died at 78 (1895-1973) - Andy Razaf was an American poet, composer and lyricist of such well-known songs as "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "Honeysuckle Rose".

MA$TADON is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
MA$TADON HE HAILS FROM THE DEEP SOUTH. he writes his own material,performes his own vocals,also arranges and creates his own music and composistions,as executive:Producer ,also musician/vocalist ,company ...more

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Yip Harburg is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Yip Harburg Died at 85 (1896-1981) - Yip Harburg was a lyricist, screenwriter, and film score composer.

Sathyan Anthikkad is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Sathyan Anthikkad 60 - Sathyan Anthikad is an Indian film director, screenwriter, and lyricist best known for his family based Malayalam films. Sathyan has created many critical and commercially successful films, ...more

Tamer Hosny is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Tamer Hosny 39 - Tamer Hosny is an Egyptian singer, actor, composer, director, songwriter. Hosny first came to attention, when he appeared on mix tapes with other Egyptian artists. He launched his solo career ...more

Tuomas Holopainen is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Tuomas Holopainen 40 - Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen is a Finnish songwriter, multi-instrumentalist musician and record producer, best known as the founder, leader, keyboardist and songwriter of symphonic metal ...more

Willy Russell is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Willy Russell 69 - William "Willy" Russell is a British dramatist, lyricist and composer. His best-known works are Educating Rita, Shirley Valentine, Blood Brothers and Our Day Out.

Tim Rice is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Tim Rice 71 - Sir Timothy Miles Bindon "Tim" Rice is a British lyricist and author. An Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Tony Award and Grammy Award-winning lyricist, Rice is best known for his ...more

Neelesh Misra is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list Famous Male Lyricists
Neelesh Misra 42 - Neelesh Misra is a film score composer and lyricist.