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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 his comedic roles, such as in the films Billy Madison, the sports comedies Happy Gilmore and The Waterboy, the romantic comedy The Wedding Singer, Big Daddy, and Mr. Deeds, though he has ventured into more dramatic territory with his roles in Punch-Drunk Love, Spanglish, Reign Over Me, and Funny People. In 1999, Sandler founded Happy Madison Productions, a film and television production company ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 51

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

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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 his self-titled debut studio album the following year. It peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 and was later certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. With his first single "Run It!" peaking atop the US Billboard Hot 100, Brown became the first male artist as a lead since Diddy in 1997 to have his debut single top the chart. His second album Exclusive ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 28

Birthplace: Tappahannock, Virginia, United States of America

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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 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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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 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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