What is it that links John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Van Morrison David Bowie, Kate Bush and Noel Coward? Except for the fact that they all are songwriters and lyricists, each of them have their roots well laid in Britain. Avant-garde style, warm tenor, sophisticated wordplay and fiery idealism define British lyricists and songwriters. They have streamed through the time and tides and came up with some of the most complex to the most simple but elegant musical confections. Revolutionary artists, British lyricists have travelled far and beyond and came up with some of the most scintillating lyrics that have reverberated through the waves of sound. Their wordplay is distinctive yet witty, emotional yet politically invective and bristling with human passion and emotions. It is through their lyrics that they create true imagery within the words that they write. There is a sense of poetry, innovation, allusion and beauty in what they write. It is due to these that songs by British lyricists do not just rank among top in the world charts but are legendary in their true sense of worth. Go through this write-up and check out the life and works of British lyricists and songwriters – their lyrics are heart-breaking, vulnerable and powerful.
Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury
05 September 1946
Singer-songwriter
Phil CollinsPhil Collins
30 January 1951
Drummer

Ringo StarrRingo Starr
07 July 1940
Musician

Chris MartinChris Martin
02 March 1977
Singer-Songwriter

Brian JohnsonBrian Johnson
05 October 1947
Singer, Musician

Lewis CapaldiLewis Capaldi
07 October 1996
Singer
Rod StewartRod Stewart
10 January 1945
Singer-songwriter

Keith RichardsKeith Richards
18 December 1943
Musician

SealSeal
19 February 1963
Singer-songwriter
Liam PayneLiam Payne
29 August 1993
Singer, Songwriter

Mel BMel B
29 May 1975
Singer
Van MorrisonVan Morrison
31 August 1945
Singer

Bernie TaupinBernie Taupin
22 May 1950
Lyricist & Singer

Keren WoodwardKeren Woodward
02 April 1961
Singer

Elvis CostelloElvis Costello
25 August 1954
 

Leigh-Anne PinnockLeigh-Anne Pinnock
04 October 1991
Singer
Billy OceanBilly Ocean
21 January 1950
Recording Artist

Carrie Hope FletcherCarrie Hope Fletcher
22 October 1992
Singer-songwriter

Jeff LynneJeff Lynne
30 December 1947
Singer-songwriter, Record producer

Roger TaylorRoger Taylor
26 July 1949
Musician
Phil LynottPhil Lynott
20 August 1949
Singer

Pete TownshendPete Townshend
19 May 1945
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer
Thom YorkeThom Yorke
07 October 1968
Singer, Musician, Songwriter

Ellie GouldingEllie Goulding
30 December 1986
Singer-Songwriter

Robert SmithRobert Smith
21 April 1959
Singer, Guitarist, Lyricist
Ronnie WoodRonnie Wood
01 June 1947
Musician & Songwriter

Eric IdleEric Idle
29 March 1943
Comedian
James ArthurJames Arthur
02 March 1988
Singer-songwriter

Marianne FaithfullMarianne Faithfull
29 December 1946
Singer

Jorja SmithJorja Smith
11 June 1997
Singer
Tim MinchinTim Minchin
07 October 1975
Comedian

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Florence WelchFlorence Welch
28 August 1986
Musician
Joss StoneJoss Stone
11 April 1987
Soul Singer-songwriter

Tulisa ContostavlosTulisa Contostavlos
13 July 1988
Singer-songwriter

Roland OrzabalRoland Orzabal
22 August 1962
Musician, Singer

Courtney HadwinCourtney Hadwin
06 July 2004
Singer
Anthony NewleyAnthony Newley
24 September 1931
Actor
Rag’n’Bone ManRag’n’Bone Man
29 January 1985
Singer-songwriter

Pixie LottPixie Lott
12 January 1991
Singer-songwriter

Declan McKennaDeclan McKenna
24 December 1998
Singer

Nick HornbyNick Hornby
17 April 1957
Author & Editor
Emeli SandéEmeli Sandé
10 March 1987
Singer-songwriter

Fleur East Fleur East
29 October 1987
Singer-songwriter

Tinie TempahTinie Tempah
07 November 1988
Rapper

James BayJames Bay
04 September 1990
Singer-songwriter

RuelRuel
29 October 2002
Ssinger-songwriter
Conor MaynardConor Maynard
21 November 1992
Singer-songwriter

Richard ThompsonRichard Thompson
03 April 1949
Musician, Singer-Songwriter
Crispian MillsCrispian Mills
18 January 1973
Singer

Sam Smith Sam Smith
19 May 1992
Singer-songwriter

George ShelleyGeorge Shelley
27 July 1993
Singer
Anne-MarieAnne-Marie
07 April 1991
Singer, songwriter

Jonas BlueJonas Blue
02 August 1989
DJ
Kenny LynchKenny Lynch
18 March 1938
Singer

Matt TerryMatt Terry
20 May 1993
Singer-songwriter

Abigail HopkinsAbigail Hopkins
20 August 1968
Singer-songwriter

Ben BruceBen Bruce
31 October 1988
Musician

Louisa JohnsonLouisa Johnson
11 January 1998
Singer
Max GeorgeMax George
06 September 1988
Singer-songwriter

Samantha HarveySamantha Harvey
30 May 1993
Singer

Ayo JayAyo Jay
09 August 1989
Singer

Jessie JJessie J
27 March 1988
Singer-Songwriter
Henry GallagherHenry Gallagher
21 September 2002
Singer-songwriter

Laurence FoxLaurence Fox
26 May 1978
Actor
YungbludYungblud
05 August 1997
Singer Songwriter

FKA twigsFKA twigs
16 January 1988
Singer-songwriter

Christine McVieChristine McVie
12 July 1943
Singer-songwriter
Victoria WoodVictoria Wood
19 May 1953
Comedian

LemmyLemmy
24 December 1945
Singer
Melanie CMelanie C
12 January 1974
Singer-songwriter

Amelia WarnerAmelia Warner
04 June 1982
Actress

Ian CurtisIan Curtis
15 July 1956
Singer-songwriter
Robert PalmerRobert Palmer
19 January 1949
Snger

DidoDido
25 December 1971
Singer-songwriter
Paloma FaithPaloma Faith
21 July 1981
Singer-songwriter

Tony KanalTony Kanal
27 August 1970
Musician

Michaela CoelMichaela Coel
01 October 1987
Actress

Marcus MumfordMarcus Mumford
31 January 1987
Singer
Trevor PeacockTrevor Peacock
19 May 1931
Actor
MikaMika
18 August 1983
Recording artist

Cynthia ErivoCynthia Erivo
08 January 1987
Actress

beabadoobeebeabadoobee
03 June 2000
Singer

Ian DuryIan Dury
12 May 1942
Singer
Rochelle HumesRochelle Humes
21 March 1989
Singer

Charlotte RitchieCharlotte Ritchie
29 August 1989
Actress

CelesteCeleste
05 May 1994
Singer

Nadine CoyleNadine Coyle
15 June 1985
Singer

Jim DaleJim Dale
15 August 1935
Actor
Rob HalfordRob Halford
25 August 1951
Singer

Richard WrightRichard Wright
28 July 1943
Musician
Atticus RossAtticus Ross
16 January 1968
Musician

Kate RobbinsKate Robbins
21 August 1958
Actress
Michael KiwanukaMichael Kiwanuka
03 May 1987
Singer-songwriter
Olivia d'AboOlivia d'Abo
22 January 1969
Actress