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Thread started 04/28/14 8:43am

Militant

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Vote for Prince as the Greatest Songwriter of all time!

Ranker.com is running a poll. Prince is currently at 26th place. He deserves to be much, much higher! Let's get him up there.



http://www.ranker.com/cro...lBYq2pgw.0

EDIT - Prince is now ranked at #1!!!!!

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Reply #1 posted 04/28/14 9:04am

iZsaZsa

Done.
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Reply #2 posted 04/28/14 9:11am

Genesia

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I'm not even going to bother with a songwriter list that doesn't mention Neil Diamond. hmph!

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We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #3 posted 04/28/14 9:34am

novabrkr

Are you guys seeing him listed primarly for "hip hop music" too? confused

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Reply #4 posted 04/28/14 9:35am

V10LETBLUES

Beethoven and Mozart are way down the list at 36 &37 and 15 down votes each lol

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Reply #5 posted 04/28/14 9:39am

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Already up 6 places to #19, good work people!

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Reply #6 posted 04/28/14 9:45am

Empress

I've been a huge Prince fan for over 30 years, and he's my favorite musician, but I don't believe he's even close to the greatest songwriter of all time.

That would be Bob Dylan!

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Reply #7 posted 04/28/14 9:53am

Caroke

I initially voted for Leonard Cohen only (but since I'm here... smile )

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Reply #8 posted 04/28/14 9:57am

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V10LETBLUES said:

Beethoven and Mozart are way down the list at 36 &37 and 15 down votes each lol


Well...I'm not sure "songwriter" is really an accurate description of Beethoven and Mozart. They're composers.

And where the heck are Cole Porter and Irving Berlin? neutral

We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #9 posted 04/28/14 10:39am

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Up tp #11 now! Only 30 more votes will see him in the Top 5.

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Reply #10 posted 04/28/14 12:01pm

HerrLenz

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Done!

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Reply #11 posted 04/28/14 1:02pm

thedoorkeeper

Up to number 4

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Reply #12 posted 04/28/14 1:19pm

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Militant said:

Ranker.com is running a poll. Prince is currently at 26th place. He deserves to be much, much higher! Let's get him up there.



http://www.ranker.com/cro...lBYq2pgw.0

Post the link over on the discuss everything MJ thread. He'll be number one is minutes.

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Reply #13 posted 04/28/14 2:58pm

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In LOvInG MeMORy Of JoHn L. nElSoN pKa PRINCE ROGERS 4 aLl He TaUgHt HiS mUsIcAl SoN."JuSt WhEn U tHoUgHt It WaS sAFE wAiT a FeW dAyS b4 U wAsTe AnY pRaYeRs " prince
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Reply #14 posted 04/28/14 3:17pm

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#3 is excellent. I wonder if we can get him up to #2.

That would mean that both the #1 and #2 spots are taken by people from Minneapolis! lol

Must be something in the water....

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Reply #15 posted 04/28/14 3:42pm

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If the #PUrpleArmy steps up!!!

In LOvInG MeMORy Of JoHn L. nElSoN pKa PRINCE ROGERS 4 aLl He TaUgHt HiS mUsIcAl SoN."JuSt WhEn U tHoUgHt It WaS sAFE wAiT a FeW dAyS b4 U wAsTe AnY pRaYeRs " prince
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Reply #16 posted 04/28/14 4:25pm

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Voted. Still at #3.

Dylan is cool and all, but #1? Nah.

[Edited 4/28/14 16:27pm]

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Reply #17 posted 04/28/14 4:39pm

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Guys, if you click where it says "Reranks", you can sign in with your Twitter or Facebook accounts and make your own order. Apparently, that counts more than just votes. So if a few people do that, it'll push Prince higher up the list too.

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Reply #18 posted 04/28/14 5:14pm

BobGeorge909

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3rdeyegirl just tweeted this....wow.
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Reply #19 posted 04/28/14 5:18pm

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BobGeorge909 said:

3rdeyegirl just tweeted this....wow.

Yep, I tweeted them the link about an hour ago and they noticed.

Prince just hit #2, beat out Lennon/McCartney smile

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Reply #20 posted 04/28/14 5:28pm

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Militant said:



BobGeorge909 said:


3rdeyegirl just tweeted this....wow.


Yep, I tweeted them the link about an hour ago and they noticed.



Prince just hit #2, beat out Lennon/McCartney smile


I luuuuub me some Prince...

But I unno about that...
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Reply #21 posted 04/28/14 5:31pm

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Militant said:

BobGeorge909 said:

3rdeyegirl just tweeted this....wow.

Yep, I tweeted them the link about an hour ago and they noticed.

Prince just hit #2, beat out Lennon/McCartney smile

Eye think my tweet is what got there attention bro.. biggrin

In LOvInG MeMORy Of JoHn L. nElSoN pKa PRINCE ROGERS 4 aLl He TaUgHt HiS mUsIcAl SoN."JuSt WhEn U tHoUgHt It WaS sAFE wAiT a FeW dAyS b4 U wAsTe AnY pRaYeRs " prince
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Reply #22 posted 04/28/14 5:35pm

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BobGeorge909 said:

Militant said:

Yep, I tweeted them the link about an hour ago and they noticed.

Prince just hit #2, beat out Lennon/McCartney smile

I luuuuuub me some Prince... But I unno about that...

I know... right? lol

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Reply #23 posted 04/28/14 5:54pm

Stymie

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BobGeorge909 said:


Militant said:



Yep, I tweeted them the link about an hour ago and they noticed.



Prince just hit #2, beat out Lennon/McCartney smile



I luuuuub me some Prince... But I unno about that...


I know... right? lol

yeahthat
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Reply #24 posted 04/28/14 5:55pm

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ranker.com?

must be a slow day for Prince news

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Reply #25 posted 04/28/14 6:08pm

Militant

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Prince is a million times a better songwriter than either Lennon or McCartney. Hell, there's two of them. And they still don't have the pure songwriting range than Prince does. He's written fantastic songs in the styles of rock, pop, soul, funk, hip-hop, jazz, new age, electro, rockabilly, new wave, reggae, latin jazz/funk, country.......

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Reply #26 posted 04/28/14 6:18pm

Stymie

It's a matter of opinion.

Btw, is Marvin Gaye on the list?
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Reply #27 posted 04/28/14 6:29pm

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Militant said:

Prince is a million times a better songwriter than either Lennon or McCartney. Hell, there's two of them. And they still don't have the pure songwriting range than Prince does. He's written fantastic songs in the styles of rock, pop, soul, funk, hip-hop, jazz, new age, electro, rockabilly, new wave, reggae, latin jazz/funk, country.......

Preach!!!

In LOvInG MeMORy Of JoHn L. nElSoN pKa PRINCE ROGERS 4 aLl He TaUgHt HiS mUsIcAl SoN."JuSt WhEn U tHoUgHt It WaS sAFE wAiT a FeW dAyS b4 U wAsTe AnY pRaYeRs " prince
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Reply #28 posted 04/28/14 7:13pm

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Militant said:

Prince is a million times a better songwriter than either Lennon or McCartney. Hell, there's two of them. And they still don't have the pure songwriting range than Prince does. He's written fantastic songs in the styles of rock, pop, soul, funk, hip-hop, jazz, new age, electro, rockabilly, new wave, reggae, latin jazz/funk, country.....


I am CERTAIN Lennon would be and McCartney IS astounded by Prince's talents.

Since 1980 Prince's uptown message has gone the route of paisley parks to Calhoun squares to feeling good better and wonderful . He's heralded this message for thirty+ years. I love this message and hope he never quits. NO ittrrations..NONE of them have been as effective at relaying that message en masse as Imagine. The SIMPELEST lyric wearing the SIMPLEST piano figure relays that message with a clarity unmatched...ever. And that's just one song...one man.

I'm not saying Lennon/McCartney win hands down and Prince blows



I'm saying 'I unnnnnoooo...'


I know Prince doesn't win it in a 'hands down' fashion by any means.....no matter how many styles he's put to acetate.



As for Dylan...he's a supurb lyricist... but I don't dig him too much in terms of the whole song. He so popular tho, it prompts me to defer.

And yes...I know his quote is in my siggy...
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Reply #29 posted 04/28/14 7:21pm

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Militant, weren't u the one saying MJ's come together is better than the Beatles...?

Snicker snicker...
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