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Genre: singer-songwriter

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Parent Genre: Folk/Acoustic

Singer-songwriter music is a genre characterized by introspective and personal lyrics, often accompanied by acoustic guitar or piano. The songs are usually written and performed by the same artist, and often touch on themes of love, heartbreak, and self-reflection. The genre has a long history, dating back to the 1960s, and has produced some of the most iconic and influential musicians of all time. Today, singer-songwriters continue to captivate audiences with their heartfelt and authentic music.


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Piano, Flute, Vocals, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drum Kit, Synthesizer, Keyboard/Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Fiddle, Banjo, Harmonica

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Most popular singer-songwriter albums

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Slowhand 35th Anniversary
1977
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Born In The U.S.A.
1984
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Continuum
2006
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Grace
1994
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Tracy Chapman
1988
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Red Rose Speedway
1973
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You Don't Mess Around With Jim
1972
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Carrie & Lowell
2015
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When The Pawn...
1999
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Full Moon Fever
1989
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Tapestry
1971
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Jagged Little Pill (2015 Remaster)
1995
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Easter
1978
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The Smile Sessions
2011
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Teaser And The Firecat (Remastered 2021)
1971
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The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1
1988

singer-songwriter music by decade

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List of singer-songwriter artists

Here is a list of singer-songwriter artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the singer-songwriter genre. You can find out what singer-songwriter genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 61 1609035
2 62 1690677
3 56 1202082
4 55 1001126
5 52 716933
6 64 2482423
7 55 1330530
8 57 1326480
9 65 2375123
10 62 1806109
11 59 1185785
12 55 699343
13 61 2307551
14 61 1075211
15 53 1019580
16 55 1165548
17 64 2653879
18 64 2292426
19 60 1731719
20 54 843466
21 65 2555822
22 67 2520424
23 60 1592128
24 65 2740873
25 64 2987304
26 60 1721886
27 70 3133616
28 57 1469959
29 75 5903128
30 56 1568931
31 68 5787402
32 73 2390993
33 66 1411095
34 58 883458
35 53 733481
36 56 1037109
37 64 2585265
38 54 1184233
39 66 2931864
40 59 1535844
41 60 969028
42 55 1858100
43 54 1009419
44 59 1143648
45 64 1080239
46 59 1583138
47 53 1001008
48 60 2338879
49 69 4471234
50 61 1572660
51 59 940940
52 62 2562160
53 68 6431494
54 55 710501
55 67 1896583
56 66 2151379
57 65 1996438
58 65 2745225
59 59 3320902
60 53 798869
61 59 493030
62 54 1309852
63 63 1667612
64 72 6202449
65 56 474877
66 59 1812376
67 68 1522175
68 54 85065
69 59 1456429
70 56 284515
71 56 369406
72 60 779254
73 68 1944362
74 69 2190085
75 69 1735399
76 61 1427214
77 64 1161889
78 60 1350766
79 55 1072812
80 58 805911
81 61 3344205
82 60 588446
83 55 545861
84 67 2010259
85 62 1337210
86 54 660223
87 65 2795644
88 59 1388118
89 58 738319
90 54 778546
91 62 1099855
92 55 1360450
93 59 1226009
94 73 5943016
95 53 743278
96 54 1114050
97 56 326412
98 53 561503
99 54 1087095
100 57 221645

singer-songwriter playlist created by Chosic

Enjoy this playlist of popular singer-songwriter music. We made this playlist using an algorithm created by our team.