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List of famous male songwriters, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male songwriters list contains the most prominent and top males known for being songwriters. There are thousand of males working as songwriters in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic songwriters have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a songwriter then the people below should give you inspiration.

This list below has a variety of people in it, from Brett Beavers to Boots Riley.

While this isn't a list of all male songwriters, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male songwriters?" and "Who are the best male songwriters?"
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Songwriters
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Adam Richard Sandler is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, entrepreneur, film producer, and musician. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star in many Hollywood feature films that combined have grossed over $2 billion at the box office. He is best known for ...more

Age: 50

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

Profession: Songwriter, Comedian, Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, + more

Credits: Grown Ups 2, Grown Ups, Big Daddy, Happy Gilmore

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#11 on The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time

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Chris Brown is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Songwriters
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Christopher Maurice Brown "Chris" Brown is an American recording artist, dancer, and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he taught himself to sing and dance at a young age and was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows. Having signed with Jive Records in 2004, Brown released ...more

Age: 27

Birthplace: Tappahannock, Virginia, United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, + more

Credits: Ted, The Bling Ring, Step Up, Rio 2

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#11 on The Greatest Dancing Singers

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#24 on Rappers with the Coolest Post-Rap Careers

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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Songwriters
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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

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#9 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#4 on The Best Rock Vocalists

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

#9 on The Best Singers of All Time

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Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Songwriters
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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

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#10 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#79 on The Best Rock Vocalists

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

#82 on The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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