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
Lewis CapaldiLewis Capaldi
07 October 1996
Singer

Bernie TaupinBernie Taupin
22 May 1950
Lyricist & Singer

Ringo StarrRingo Starr
07 July 1940
Musician

Phil CollinsPhil Collins
30 January 1951
Drummer

Mel BMel B
29 May 1975
Singer
Rod StewartRod Stewart
10 January 1945
Singer-songwriter

Ellie GouldingEllie Goulding
30 December 1986
Singer-Songwriter

Van MorrisonVan Morrison
31 August 1945
Singer

Keith RichardsKeith Richards
18 December 1943
 
Liam PayneLiam Payne
29 August 1993
Singer, Songwriter

Thom YorkeThom Yorke
07 October 1968
Singer, Musician, Songwriter
Elvis CostelloElvis Costello
25 August 1954
 

Pete TownshendPete Townshend
19 May 1945
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Composer

Brian JohnsonBrian Johnson
05 October 1947
Singer, Musician
Jeff LynneJeff Lynne
30 December 1947
Singer-songwriter, Record producer

Ronnie WoodRonnie Wood
01 June 1947
Musician & Songwriter
Phil LynottPhil Lynott
20 August 1949
Singer

Jorja SmithJorja Smith
11 June 1997
Singer

Eric IdleEric Idle
29 March 1943
Comedian
Florence WelchFlorence Welch
28 August 1986
Musician

Marianne FaithfullMarianne Faithfull
29 December 1946
Singer
James ArthurJames Arthur
02 March 1988
Singer-songwriter

Courtney HadwinCourtney Hadwin
06 July 2004
Singer

Keren WoodwardKeren Woodward
02 April 1961
Singer

Joss StoneJoss Stone
11 April 1987
Soul Singer-songwriter
Roland OrzabalRoland Orzabal
22 August 1962
Musician, Singer
Billy OceanBilly Ocean
21 January 1950
Recording Artist

Jonas BlueJonas Blue
02 August 1989
DJ

Conor MaynardConor Maynard
21 November 1992
Singer-songwriter

Pixie LottPixie Lott
12 January 1991
Singer-songwriter
Abigail HopkinsAbigail Hopkins
20 August 1968
Singer-songwriter

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Nick HornbyNick Hornby
17 April 1957
Author & Editor

Tinie TempahTinie Tempah
07 November 1988
Rapper

Carrie Hope FletcherCarrie Hope Fletcher
22 October 1992
Singer-songwriter

Louisa JohnsonLouisa Johnson
31 December 1998
Singer
SealSeal
19 February 1963
Singer-songwriter

Declan McKennaDeclan McKenna
24 December 1998
Singer
Fleur East Fleur East
29 October 1987
Singer-songwriter

Anne-MarieAnne-Marie
07 April 1991
Singer, songwriter

Max GeorgeMax George
06 September 1988
Singer-songwriter
James BayJames Bay
04 September 1990
Singer-songwriter

Sam Smith Sam Smith
19 May 1992
Singer-songwriter
Matt TerryMatt Terry
20 May 1993
Singer-songwriter

Ben BruceBen Bruce
31 October 1988
Musician

Tulisa ContostavlosTulisa Contostavlos
13 July 1988
Singer-songwriter

RuelRuel
29 October 2002
Ssinger-songwriter

Roger TaylorRoger Taylor
26 July 1949
Musician
Henry GallagherHenry Gallagher
21 September 2002
Singer-songwriter

Samantha HarveySamantha Harvey
30 May 1993
Singer

Robert SmithRobert Smith
21 April 1959
Singer, Guitarist, Lyricist

Leigh-Anne PinnockLeigh-Anne Pinnock
04 October 1991
Singer
Richard ThompsonRichard Thompson
03 April 1949
Musician, Singer-Songwriter

Ayo JayAyo Jay
09 August 1989
Singer
George ShelleyGeorge Shelley
27 July 1993
Singer

Rag’n’Bone ManRag’n’Bone Man
29 January 1985
Singer-songwriter

Melanie CMelanie C
12 January 1974
Singer-songwriter
Laurence FoxLaurence Fox
26 May 1978
Actor

Cynthia ErivoCynthia Erivo
08 January 1987
Actress
Ian CurtisIan Curtis
15 July 1956
Singer-songwriter

Amelia WarnerAmelia Warner
04 June 1982
Actress

Neil TennantNeil Tennant
10 July 1954
Musician
James McCartneyJames McCartney
09 December 1977
Musician

Shaun RyderShaun Ryder
23 August 1962
Singer
Rochelle HumesRochelle Humes
21 March 1989
Singer

Chris LoweChris Lowe
04 September 1959
Musician

Chris LoweChris Lowe
04 October 1959
Musician

Robson GreenRobson Green
18 December 1964
Actor
Tim RiceTim Rice
10 November 1944
Author, Lyricist
James FoxJames Fox
06 April 1976
Singer

Jimmy SomervilleJimmy Somerville
22 June 1961
Pop Singers

Keith EmersonKeith Emerson
02 November 1944
Musician

Matt WillisMatt Willis
08 May 1983
Singer
Victoria WoodVictoria Wood
19 May 1953
Comedian

Samantha RonsonSamantha Ronson
07 August 1977
DJ

John MartynJohn Martyn
11 September 1948
Singer

Tony KanalTony Kanal
27 August 1970
Musician

Atticus RossAtticus Ross
16 January 1968
Musician
David A. StewartDavid A. Stewart
09 September 1952
Musician

Bishop BriggsBishop Briggs
18 July 1992
Musician
Ian DuryIan Dury
12 May 1942
Singer

Kate RobbinsKate Robbins
21 August 1958
Actress

Tom ChaplinTom Chaplin
08 March 1979
Musician
Paul CarrackPaul Carrack
22 April 1951
Singer

Cerys MatthewsCerys Matthews
11 April 1969
Singer
Jim DaleJim Dale
15 August 1935
Actor

Marvin HumesMarvin Humes
18 March 1985
Singer

Peter NoonePeter Noone
05 November 1947
Singer

Denny LaineDenny Laine
29 October 1944
Musician
Gary LightbodyGary Lightbody
14 June 1976
Singer

Rupert HolmesRupert Holmes
24 February 1947
Composer
Jessie WareJessie Ware
15 October 1984
Singer-songwriter

Paul SimononPaul Simonon
15 December 1955
Musician
Alex ClareAlex Clare
14 September 1985
Singer

Roger HodgsonRoger Hodgson
21 March 1950
Musician
Sami YusufSami Yusuf
21 July 1980
Singer-songwriter, Singer