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Probably the TOUGHEST poll to choose from!

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View Poll Results: Who are rock's greatest songwriters?

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  • Freddie Mercury

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  • Robert Plant/Jimmy Page

    6 11.32%
  • Billy Joel

    10 18.87%
  • Paul McCartney/John Lennon

    26 49.06%
  • Mick Jagger/Keith Richards

    6 11.32%
  • Elton John/Bernie Taupin

    13 24.53%
  • Bruce Springsteen

    6 11.32%
  • Other (Specify)

    13 24.53%
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    Probably the TOUGHEST poll to choose from!

    Who is/are the best songwriter(s) of all time in rock?

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    Re: Probably the TOUGHEST poll to choose from!

    Man oh man, this was tough. I couldn't vote against McCartney/Lennon, their track record speaks for itself. Me personally, I like John/Taupin so I voted for both teams. That being said, everyone in this poll is fantastic.

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    Re: Probably the TOUGHEST poll to choose from!

    I could have easily chose ALL OF THE ABOVE, but I narrowed it down to Billy Joel & Elton/Bernie. Good poll!

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    JEEEEEEEEEEEZ... that was HARD!!!! But McCartney/Lennon got MY vote. Those two were magical.

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    Re: Probably the TOUGHEST poll to choose from!

    I went with Lennon/McCartney. The original and STILL the best
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    Re: Probably the TOUGHEST poll to choose from!

    went with freddie Mercury but if Kizz was on the list 100% hell yeah

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    Re: Probably the TOUGHEST poll to choose from!

    Although many good ones to choose from I went with Billy Joel

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    Re: Probably the TOUGHEST poll to choose from!

    That is a toughie and even though I'm not a Beatles fan, I'd still have to say McCartney and Lennon. They achieved more than most of the people on that list and if Lennon was still alive, he'd probably still be hugely successful.

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    Re: Probably the TOUGHEST poll to choose from!

    At gunpoint I choose Elton John/Bernie Taupin and Paul McCartney/John Lennon .....

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    Re: Probably the TOUGHEST poll to choose from!

    Man, that was so hard! I voted for Billy Joel, Springsteen, and Plant/Page....all awesome songwriters however.
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    Re: Probably the TOUGHEST poll to choose from!

    from the list I chose Taupin/John, even though Freddie Mercury is my favorite from the list.

    if I would have chose others I would have included Geddy Lee, Jim Steinman (Meatloaf, Bonnie Tyler, Stevie nicks fame) , possibly Bob Seger and simon and Garfunkel
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    Re: Probably the TOUGHEST poll to choose from!

    Good choice on Steinman, Cal. I don't know about Geddy though...Neil is the lyricist fot Rush.

    And I wouldn't consider Simon & Garfunkel rock. Aren't they more folk?

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    Re: Probably the TOUGHEST poll to choose from!

    I chose other and pick Jon Bon Jovi. The way Jon writes songs to me is amazing, they really mean something to me and I can feel something when I hear them. Everytime I listen to Stick To Your Guns I actually get chills. I love his songwriting and think that that is why they have been around for so long, hit after hit.
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    Re: Probably the TOUGHEST poll to choose from!

    well Bon Jovi did have some fantastic ballads

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    Re: Probably the TOUGHEST poll to choose from!

    McCartney & Lennon still the best!

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    Re: Probably the TOUGHEST poll to choose from!

    OTHER: D'Angelo/Graves...Coming soon to a theatre near YOU!!!

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    Re: Probably the TOUGHEST poll to choose from!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hemicidal
    OTHER: D'Angelo/Graves...Coming soon to a theatre near YOU!!!
    You tell 'em Bro!

    I voted for Lennon/McCartney and Billy Joel....with Elton & Bernie right behind 'em...

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    Re: Probably the TOUGHEST poll to choose from!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hemicidal
    OTHER: D'Angelo/Graves...Coming soon to a theatre near YOU!!!
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    Re: Probably the TOUGHEST poll to choose from!

    Quote Originally Posted by Pagan
    Good choice on Steinman, Cal. I don't know about Geddy though...Neil is the lyricist fot Rush.

    I voted other, to cast my vote for Neil Peart. Not everyone can relate to his writing, but there's no topping him for lyrical poetry.

    Pagan, you are almost 100% correct, Neil writes the vast majority of their lyrics. However, Geddy wrote the lyrics for a few of their songs, especially in the late 70's. (Not any of their best, though).
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    Re: Probably the TOUGHEST poll to choose from!

    As well as the entire first album.

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