Which Singers Write Their Own Lyrics?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010
By admin

Singer songwriter – one who writes or co writes their music and lyrics. Like Sheryl Crow, Bob Dylan, Carly Simon, James Taylor.
Singer composer – one who writes or co writes their own music, but not lyrics. Like Enya and Elton John.
Singer lyricist – one who writes or co writes their own lyrics, but not music.

What are some examples of singer lyricists?

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17 Responses to “Which Singers Write Their Own Lyrics?”

  1. 1
    Stacie! Says:

    Taylor Swift
    Though really should just stick with ONLY writing. Brilliant song writer….TERRIBLE singer

  2. 2
    Guns N Zeppelin ♪ Slash is GOD! Says:

    A
    * Raymond Acevedo
    * Adam Schmitt
    * C. C. Adcock
    * Mark Adkins
    * Cisco Adler
    * Agent M
    * Ray Alder
    * Art Alexakis
    * Johnnie Allan
    * Mitch Allan
    * Gregg Allman
    * Sean Altman
    * Dave Alvin
    * Phil Alvin
    * AM (musician)
    * Tori Amos
    * Amuka
    * Anastacia
    * Anders Manga
    * Daniel Anderson (musician)
    * Signe Toly Anderson
    * Ken Andrews
    * Fiona Apple
    * Mark Arm
    * Billie Joe Armstrong
    * Alex Aronowicz
    * Joseph Arthur
    * Steve Augeri
    * Milo Aukerman
    B
    * Baby Dayliner
    * Eric Bachmann
    * Michael Bacon (musician)
    * David M. Bailey
    * Dan Baird
    * David Baker (singer)
    * Lennie Baker
    * Marty Balin
    * Hank Ballard
    * Alex Band
    * Chris Barker (bassist)
    * Matt Barlow
    * Don Barnes
    * Richard Barone
    * Al Barr
    * Aaron Barrett
    * Dicky Barrett
    * Cory Basil
    * Eric Bazilian
    * Jeanette Bazzell Turner
    * Beau Dollar
    * Jeff Becerra
    * Beck
    * William Beckett (singer)
    * Rob Beckley
    * Aaron Bedard
    * Robert Levon Been
    * Burton C. Bell
    * Carl Bell (musician)
    * Eileen Bellomo
    * Tish Bellomo
    * Max Bemis
    * Pat Benatar
    * Chester Bennington
    * Elizabeth Berg
    * Rod Bernard
    * Max Bernstein (pop-punk musician)
    B cont.
    * Chuck Berry
    * Bo Bice
    * Dave Bickler
    * The Big Bopper
    * Christina Billotte
    * Ryan Bingham
    * George Biondo
    * Elvin Bishop
    * Michael Bishop (bassist)
    * Cedric Bixler-Zavala
    * Jack Black
    * Paul Black
    * Mark Boals
    * Robert Bock
    * Gary U.S. Bonds
    * Mickey Bones
    * Johnny Yong Bosch
    * Roddy Bottum
    * Brent Bourgeois
    * Ray Bowles
    * Brandon Boyd
    * Bryan Bozeman
    * Bonnie Bramlett
    * Laura Bravo
    * Billy Briggs
    * Philip Brigham
    * Chris Broach
    * Brad Brock
    * Isaac Brock (musician)
    * Christopher X. Brodeur
    * Brendan B. Brown
    * Danny Joe Brown
    * Richard Shaw Brown
    * Michael Bruce (musician)
    * Jeff Buckley
    * Sonny Burgess
    * Mike Burkett
    * Johnny Burnette
    * Shauna Burns
    * Steve Burns
    * Glen Burtnik
    * John Bush (musician)
    * Jon Butcher
    * Win Butler
    C
    * Randy California
    * Freddy Cannon
    * Jerry Cantrell
    * Joey Cape
    * Ray Cappo
    * Luke Caraccioli
    * Joe Cardamone
    * Max Carl
    * Chris Carrabba
    * Leslie Carter
    * Julian Casablancas
    * Neko Case
    * Marty Casey
    * Cassidy (musician)
    * Josh Caterer
    * Felix Cavaliere
    * Matthew Caws
    * Aimee-Lynn Chadwick
    * Jerry Chamberlain
    * Spencer Chamberlain
    * Jennifer Charles
    * Mark Chavez
    * Cher
    C cont.
    * Gary Cherone
    * Vic Chesnutt
    * Alex Chilton
    * Bill Chinnock
    * Stephen Christian
    * Kelly Clarkson
    * Sam Clayton
    * The Coasters
    * Eddie Cochran
    * George Cole (musician)
    * Claude Coleman, Jr.
    * Max Collins
    * Mick Collins
    * Ray Collins (rock musician)
    * Graham Colton
    * Chi Coltrane
    * Chris Conley
    * Johnny Contardo
    * David Cook (singer)
    * Alice Cooper
    * John Corabi
    * Billy Corgan
    * Chris Cornell
    * Ralph Covert
    * Whitfield Crane
    * Kevin Cronin
    * Sheryl Crow
    * Jason Cruz
    * Rivers Cuomo
    * Mark Cutler
    * Trace Cyrus
    D
    * Britt Daniel
    * Bobby Darin
    * Michelle DaRosa
    * Chris Daughtry
    * Dave Lewis (musician)
    * Daniel Davies (musician)
    * John Davis (singer-songwriter)
    * Jonathan Davis
    * Bobby Day
    * Rusty Day
    * Darryl DeLoach
    * Jimmy Dee
    * Tom DeLonge
    * Brad Delp
    * Casey Desmond
    * Willy DeVille
    * Dennis DeYoung
    * Mike D (musician)
    * Bo Diddley
    * Pat DiNizio
    * Beth Ditto
    * Fats Domino
    * Don Dokken
    * Jonathan Donahue
    * Donald Spence
    * Barry Donegan
    * Tanya Donelly
    * Ral Donner
    * David Draiman
    * Pat Dubar
    * Kevin DuBrow
    * Rob Dukes
    * Paul Durham
    * Adam Duritz
    * Fred Durst
    * William DuVall
    A
    * Ryan Adams
    * Todd Alsup
    * Jack Anthony (musician)
    * JJ Appleton
    * Alex Arrowsmith
    * Daniel Au
    * Steve Austin (musician)
    B
    * Dave Barnes
    * Brooke Barrettsmith
    * Boyd Bennett
    * Chuck Berry
    * Richard Berry
    * Otis Blackwell
    * Gary U.S. Bonds
    * Sean Bonniwell
    * Albert Bouchard
    * Marc Broussard
    * Richard Shaw Brown
    * Jeff Buckley
    * T-Bone Burnett
    C
    * Kevin Cadogan
    * Johnny Carroll
    * Matthew Caws
    * Kevin Chalfant
    * Jennifer Charles
    * Chris Ayer
    * Kurt Cobain
    * Kneel Cohn
    * Mick Collins
    * David Cook (singe

  3. 3
    Gembird Says:

    Robert Plant- Jimmy Page used to write the music
    Not sure, but Mick Jagger and Keith Richards may do the same thing
    Axl Rose used to leave quite a bit of the music to Slash and Duff when they were all in GNR and he would write most of the lyrics

  4. 4
    Mart M Says:

    Ryan Adams
    Badly drawn boy
    Juliana Hatfield
    Alanis Morrissette
    Mike Skinner
    answer thishttp://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?…

  5. 5
    lovethes Says:

    brendon urie from panic at the disco
    halyey williams from paramore
    i know james hetfield from metallica writes the lyrics but im not 100% about the music.
    best out of the three, Metallica!

  6. 6
    tiffanyc Says:

    Here’s a whole list!

  7. 7
    paramore Says:

    hayley williams of paramore rights her own lyrics…

  8. 8
    Ray Says:

    Eminem

  9. 9
    powell Says:

    bob dylan

  10. 10
    Daddy Disney Says:

    Robert Plant

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