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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 the 1970s. He is known for his distinctive baritone voice as well as the intellectual depth and eclecticism of his work. Aside from his musical abilities, he is recognised for his androgynous beauty, which was an iconic element to his image, particularly in the 1970s and 1980s. Bowie first caught the eye and ear of the public in July 1969 when his song "Space Oddity" reached the top five of the UK ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 71

Birthplace: Brixton, London, United Kingdom

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#10 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#11 on The Best Singers of All Time

#66 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 he was a spokesman for his generation. Nevertheless, early songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" became anthems for the American civil rights and anti-war movements. Leaving his initial base in the American folk music revival, Dylan's six-minute single "Like a Rolling Stone" altered the range of popular music in 1965. His mid-1960s recordings, backed by rock ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 76

Birthplace: Duluth, Minnesota, United States of America

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#92 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#11 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

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

#21 on The Best Rock Bands 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 2011. Perry is known for both creating and performing as the Madea character, a tough elderly woman. Perry also creates films, some produced as live recordings of stage plays, and others professionally filmed using full sets and locations with full editing. Perry is estimated to have earned around $75 million by 2008. Many of Perry's stage-play films have been subsequently adapted as professional ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 48

Birthplace: USA, New Orleans, Louisiana

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#76 on The Greatest Black Actors in Film History

#20 on The Very Best Black Directors, Ranked

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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 well known as part of the comedy duo with Carl Reiner, The 2000 Year Old Man. In middle age he became one of the most successful film directors of the 1970s, with many of his films being among the top ten money makers of the year that they were released. His best known films include The Producers, The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, High Anxiety, History of the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 91

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

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#15 on The Best Short Actors

#24 on The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked

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