Favorite 20th Century Composers

Back before the 1960s it was unthinkable for a musician to write their own material.  Very few songs were written by the artists who recorded them.  Most were written by hired songwriters. Elvis had always collaborated with professional songwriters, Buddy Holly wrote songs by himself and also collaborated, but artists writing there own songs didn’t become popular until The Beatles exploded onto the scene with nothing but original recordings that they wrote. After they came along, and were successful at it, other bands and artists took the hint and started writing there own material and to this day not very many people who play rock music look to the industry for songs anymore because they write their own work. However, a lot of pop singers still look to producers for the songs they record.  Probably one of the many reasons I don’t give pop singers much credibility.  All pop singers have going for them is they are great performers, lol. It’s too bad a lot of today’s “pop” industry hasn’t taken the hint yet.

I think there are a lot of extremely talented and gifted musicians out there who can write very memorable songs that become instant classics and remain timeless to this day, and probably forever! Just like Tchaikovski, or Beethoven, these individuals have a God given talent to compose songs.

Below is a list of some extremely gifted composers and their best song to date. All the composers mentioned fit the #1 spot of greatest composer of the 20th century.

To create a real great classic song doesn’t just take a melody. It could be real rocky song with no melody at all, or it can even be a rap song. To make a classic song can also depend on the lyrics of the song, and what the artist says in it and what he talks about in his music. These artists either created good songs with their lyrics or their melodies or both.

NOTE: This article is entirely the author’s opinions and if you get offended, I’m very sorry.  He states none of this to be truths or facts.  Thank you for understanding.

 

COMPOSER

BEST SONG

   

BOB DYLAN

LIKE A ROLLING STONE

BRIAN WILSON

GOD ONLY KNOWS

EMINEM

LOSE YOURSELF

GEORGE HARRISON

SOMETHING

JAKOB DYLAN

ONE HEADLIGHT

JIM MORRISON

TOUCH ME

JIMI HENDRIX

PURPLE HAZE

JOHN LENNON

IMAGINE

PAUL McCARTNEY

LET IT BE

ROB THOMAS

SMOOTH

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