Paste Magazine's 100 Greatest Living Songwriters

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Can you name Paste's 100 greatest living songwriters (as of 2006)?

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example songsSong writer(s)#
'Hefner and Disney'
'The Weary Kind'
'Swizzle Stick'
100
'Roses'
'So Fresh, So Clean'
'Morris Brown'
99
'Steal the Crumbs'
'Hanging Blue Side'
'Feed Kill Chain'
98
'Golden Age of Radio'
'The Bad Actress'
'See How Man Was Made'
97
'The Harder They Come'
'Many Rivers to Cross'
'The Rap'
96
'Pissing in a River'
'People Have Power'
'Dancing Barefoot'
95
'Strawberry Road'
'My Career in Chemistry'
'How to Quit'
94
'In the Sun'
'Honey and the Moon'
'You're So True'
93
'Sally Was a Cop'
'Castanets'
'Broken Bottle'
92
'The President's Penis Is Missing'
'Where the Devil Don't Stay'
'You And Your Crystal Meth'
91
'(Are You) The One I've Been Waiting For?'
'Red Right Hand'
'We No Who U R'
90
'Crazy Mary'
'Century Plant'
'Big Fish'
89
'Flash Light'
'Mothership Connection (Star Child)'
'Atomic Dog'
88
'Cowboy Man'
'Creeps Like Me'
'Don't Touch My Hat'
87
'Lovesong of the Buzzard'
'Flightless Bird, American Mouth'
'No Moon'
86
'Priests and Paramedics'
'Of Up and Coming Monarchs'
'Strange Negotiations'
85
'Ana Ng'
'(She Was a) Hotel Detective'
'The Mesopotamians'
84
'Rhiannon'
'Tusk'
'Songbird'
83
'No Children'
'The Diaz Brothers'
'There Will Be No Divorce'
82
'Do you Realize??'
'The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song (With All Your Power)'
'A Machine in India'
81
'Matilda Mother'
'Another Brick in the Wall (Part II)'
'Money'
80
'Summer Babe'
'Cut Your Hair'
'Shady Lane'
79
'I Am a Scientist'
'14 Cheerleader Coldfront'
''Perhaps Now the Vultures'
78
'If I Had a Rocket Launcher'
'Wondering Where the Lions Are'
'Lovers In a Dangerous Time'
77
'I Am a Cinematographer'
'Without Work, You Have Nothing'
'Strange Form of Life'
76
'There's a Rhythm'
'This Is How I Know'
'Gold in Them Hills'
75
'Goodbye (This Is Not Goodbye)'
'Professional Daydreamer'
'Born'
74
'I Still Cry'
'All My Tears'
'Broken Things'
73
'Wanna Be Startin' Something'
'Smooth Criminal'
'Blood on the Dance Floor'
72
'Isadora Duncan'
'Merriment'
'Unpacking My Suitcase'
71
'Big Black Car'
'September Gurls'
'Devil Girl'
70
'I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink'
'From Graceland to the Promised Land'
'Working Man's Blues'
69
'Lady Marmalade'
'Working in the Coal Mine'
'Southern Nights'
68
'First Day of My Life'
'Jejune Stars'
'Clairaudients (Kill or Be Killed)'
67
example songsSong writer(s)#
'Monkey Gone to Heaven'
'Alec Eiffel'
'The Cult of Ray'
66
'Pour, Kid...'
'Undertow'
'Blister Soul'
65
'Dear God'
'All You Pretty Girls'
'Senses Working Overtime'
64
'Genesis Hall'
'Tear-Stained Letter'
'I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight'
63
'Desert Rose'
'Roxanne'
'King of Pain'
62
'It Hasn't Happened Yet'
'Have a Little Faith in Me'
'She Don't Love Nobody'
61
'MacArthur Park'
'Wichita Lineman'
'By the Time I Get to Phoenix'
60
'Fell in Love With a Girl'
'Icky Thump'
'Hotel Yorba'
59
'Family Affair'
'Everyday People'
'Thank You for Takin' Me to Africa'
58
'Sheila Takes a Bow'
'Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now'
'We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful'
57
'Say It Loud--I'm Black and I'm Proud'
'Funky Drummer Pt. 1'
'Ain't It Funky Now'
56
'I Will Always Love You'
'Jolene'
'9 to 5'
55
'Superball'
'Save Me'
'Stranger Into Starman'
54
'Carolina in My Mind'
'Sweet Baby James'
'Your Smiling Face'
53
'I'll Be You'
'Bastards of Young'
'I.O.U.'
52
'I'm Your Puppet'
'Watching the Trains Go By'
'Out of Left Field'
51
'Welcome to the Terrordome'
'He Got Game'
'She Watch Channel Zero??'
50
'Where Do the Children Play?'
'Lady D'Arbanville'
'Was the Dog a Donut?'
49
'Barroom Girls'
'Revelator'
'Look at Miss Ohio'
48
'John Wayne Gacy Jr.'
'Movement IV: Traffic Shock'
Vesuvius'
47
'Once in a Lifetime'
'Psycho Killer'
'Like Humans Do'
46
'Jamaica Say You Will'
'Tender Is the Night'
'In the Shape of a Heart'
45
'Let's Get Married'
'Call Me (Come Back Home)'
'Let's Stay Together'
44
'Excuse My While I Break My Own Heart Tonight'
'Sit and Listen to the Rain'
'Hard Luck Story'
43
'Who Says God Is Dead!'
'Fist City'
'Coal Miner's Daughter'
42
'Sitting in the Midday Sun'
'David Watts'
'Lola'
41
'(They Long to Be) Close to You'
'What the World Needs Now Is Love'
'Magic Moments'
40
'Black Dog'
'Dazed and Confused'
'Going to California'
39
'Me and Bobby McGee'
'Help Me Make It Through the Night'
'Why Me'
38
'Baby, that's Backatcha'
'Cruisin'
'Shop Around'
37
'Loser'
'Sexxlaws'
'High Five (Rock the Catskills)'
36
'Copperhead Road'
'Guitar Town'
'Sweet Little '66'
35
'Bad Moon Rising'
'Travelin' Band'
'Fortunate Son'
34
'The Acid Queen'
'5.15'
'The Kids Are All Right'
33
example songsSong writer(s)#
'Yakety Yak'
'Jailhouse Rock'
'Love Potion No. 9'
32
'Really Rosie'
'You Make Me Feel (Like a Natural Woman)'
'I Feel the Earth Move'
31
'Wedding Day in Funeralville'
'Some Humans Ain't Human'
'Sam Stone'
30
'Free Fallin''
'Mary Jane's Last Dance'
'Refugee'
29
'The Weight'
'The Shape I'm In'
'Look Out Cleveland'
28
'Idioteque'
'Creep'
'Paranoid Android'
27
'Daysleeper'
'Orange Crush'
'Ignoreland'
26
'Maybellene'
'Rock and Roll Music'
'My Ding-a-ling'
25
'Rising Red Lung'
'A Shot in the Arm'
'War on War'
24
'Take Me To the Pilot'
'Candle in the Wind'
'Tiny Dancer'
23
'Passionate Kisses'
'Little Rock Star'
'Happy Woman Blues'
22
'Walk on the Wild Side'
'Sister Ray'
'Heroin'
21
'Tupelo Honey'
'Brown Eyed Girl'
'Real Real Gone'
20
'Making Pies'
'Ohio'
'Crying Over'
19
'Sunday Bloody Sunday'
'The Fly'
'Beautiful Day'
18
'Can I Get a Witness'
'Stop! In the Name of Love'
'Reach Out I'll Be There'
17
'Space Oddity'
'Life on Mars?'
'Let's Dance'
16
'Crazy'
'On the Road Again'
'Bloody Mary Morning'
15
'Superstition'
'Master Blaster (Jamming)'
'Sir Duke'
14
'You Can Call Me Al'
'I Am a Rock'
'Fakin' It'
13
'Get Off of My Cloud'
'Jumpin Jack Flash'
'Angie'
12
'Mama Told Me (Not to Come)'
'You've Got a Friend in Me'
'Short People'
11
'When Doves Cry'
'I Hate U'
'Kiss'
10
'Big Yellow Taxi'
'Woodstock'
'Both Sides, Now'
9
'Radio Radio'
'Less Than Zero'
'Veronica'
8
'I Get Around'
'God Only Knows'
'Good Vibrations'
7
'Song of Bernadette'
'First We Take Manhattan'
'Everybody Knows'
6
'Live and Let Die'
'Yesterday'
'Back in the U.S.S.R.'
5
'The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me)'
'Innocent When You Dream'
'Downtown Train'
4
'Dancing in the Dark'
'Devils & Dust'
'Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out'
3
'Let's Impeach the President'
'Ohio'
'After the Gold Rush'
2
'Absolutely Sweet Marie'
'Tryin' to Get to Heaven'
'The Times They Are-a Changin'
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