1. I think I agree with most of your choices. Leonard Cohen is the standout, I think. I’m also a big fan of Beth Orton’s lyrics.


    Kurt Cobain is on neither top ten list I see. I have a BIG problem with that, but I will remain silent. Yep. I’m not even going to express how I feel that’s wrong on many levels by naming all the levels it is wrong on. Nope. Not me.

    I can’t beleive you put Bon Jovi on their though. I mean, you know he feathered his pubes in the 80’s right?

  3. @Alma: Orton is definitely a good choice. I’d put her on my list (though not sure about the top ten).

    @Gotham: Oh! Cobain! Honestly forgot about him. Let’s bump either Petty or Joel to “rest of list” and insert Cobain right after Bon Jovi. Who, let it be said, totally earns his spot, feathered pubes (ha!) or not. I mean, the dude invented “unplugged,” and wrote “Livin’ on a Prayer,” and “You Give Love a Bad Name.” I think those two get him a place on their own.


    Keep Tom Petty. I forgove you but I don’t know if Cobain’s ghost will. I genuinely like you so I’ll tell how to make amends. You have to make a copy of his music and have some one listen to it. Other wise Kurt Cobain will crawl out of your CD player and kill you within the next seven days and… wait a minute. That would only happend if he was a Japanese pop star. Okay your safe… from him.

    You know, my dad always said who ever invented unplugged should be dragged out into the street and shot. He will be glad to know who deserves this crap. Personally I wouldn’t have a problem with it if they weren’t so snobby about it saying stuff like, “if you can’t perform unplugged it’s not really music.” Bull shit.


    Your suppose to argue that Cobain isn’t among the living and their for wouldn’t be on your top ten greatest “living” songwriters.

    Prove Bon Jovi wrote those songs. Prove it.

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