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Aretha Franklin

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New doesn't always mean good. Beyonce is hot and talented. Christina Aguilera truly has a great voice and range. Whitney's got a pedigree from a great family of vocal talent. However, this product shows why music critics and historians vote on the prestigious "best of" lists and not little girls. Greatness cannot be tied to current trends and record sales. This list should be called "Opinions of People Who Have a lot of TIme on Their Hands".
Rated below rubbish, fake, 2-year lasting pop whores like Avril lavigne, madonna and BRITNEY? Miley Cyrus above Aretha? You indeed are brainwashed fangirls with an IQ reaching zero. People, she is just a jumpy happy schoolgirl with an average voice-which, plus, is average thanks to those magicians ediding her voice for the listeners not to become suicidal... Just get someone fix your ears! NOW!
She swept all the grammys for almost all awards she was nominated for. Her collaboration with Lauryn Hill in "A Rose Is Still A Rose" is my favourite
Just to see her and hear that amazing voice of hers was then and is still a gift to everyone who ever listened to this "one of a Kind" Great Lady. I was very young when I first started listening to her. I am now 72 and I love and appreciate her even more. She has my love and my heart for all her hard work just to make her fans happy. Never Forget her!
How on earth can Aretha Franklin be at no.46! Voting aside, popularity aside she is clearly top 10, top 5, top 3 for pure vocals and singing to an audience. Whether an original or cover she has the versatility and style to reach inside your soul and make you understand the meaning of music.
Really? I think the top 4 should be Aretha, Celine, Whitney and Mariah, maybe not in that order but those 4 female singers voices and album sales really do prove it all. Aretha and Mariah should probably share #1 with Whitney at #2 and Celine at #3 but seriously, Aretha underneath Christina and Beyonce? What the hell are you?
The Queen is the Queen by all standards... From soul, r&b, pop, gospel, classical, folk, rock, country, whatever... She set and still sets the bar of excellence for all to come... Aretha is the Queen and all the others are princesses or ladies-in-waiting!
Why isn't she number 1 in this list?! The top ten may be good, but she is the BEST! Even Rolling Stone magazine rated her as the number 1 singer OF ALL TIME! She deserves to be number 1 in this list too! Easily the most amazing singer to have existed!
Miley Cyrus's songs are meaningful? Laugh out loud! Aretha Franklin should be in the top5 at least. She had attitude, emotion, and powerful lungs. Not only technically one of the greatest but probably emotionally as well
This is possibly the worse list I have ever seen. Aretha is not only the best female singer, but the best singer of all time. This was before autotune, she can even still belt it out today better than all of these girls.
I wasn't going to vote because I was looking at Aretha Franklin at #10 and said to myself "truley ametures are voting here". Only the TRUE arena of musicians would tell you Aretha Franklin would absolutely roll every female vocalist on this list. Period. Rolling Stone was dead on rating her #1. None of these singers come close to her talent. Not one.
Hands down the best female singer. Every either singer on this list strives to sing like her. She s a goddess of singing, an undisputed master. She has the power of Whitney Houston but the tenderness of Dolly Parton.
A true legend that will be listened to for decades and she is ranked below pop, flash-in-the pan singers? Really, how many Grammy legend and Kennedy Honors will they win?
No one like her, Aretha Franklin is the best singer from God's graces that we have in this world, she is the reason why many women want to sing, nobody like Aretha. Amazing grace!
I just can't understand why she's not #1 in this list. (Of course, Dusty Springfield should be somewhere up there too! ) Her singing is the type that you just CAN'T stop listening to.
Aretha is simply the BEST SINGER OF ALL TIME. There will never be anyone like her. She knew how to express her entire soul and feelings with her awesome vocals, even if there are singers with higher registers.
This list should be called "The favorite singers of people who clearly know very little about music, " I'm sorry but this list is not based upon talent...
Anyone who votes for Streisand or Miley Cirus should be ashamed of thereself.Especially if you voted for Miley who cant sing at all.Top 30 famous singer easily.
She maybe forgotten in today's cult but she has the greatest most powerful voice ever, man or woman. I am not even a fan of her music but nobody can sing like her.
aretha franklin is far and away the best female vocalist of all time, she deserves to be #1 and ahead of all these soon to pass into oblivion, pseudo pop stars
Rolling stone rated her #1 for the greatest singers of all time. That should speak volumes as she was up against men like, freddie mercuary, the beatles, otis redding, bob marley, james brown, bob dylan and so many others. She won
aretha franklin is the greatest singer of all time!! oh my god have people forgot what music is and what it sounds like who made this list LOL its a joke
#42? She's getting the musicares award this year, I think she should be at least in the top 30. Give her some "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" please!
I can't believe that singers who are regularly using autotune and are much worse live (Gaga, Beyonce, Amy Lee) are all listed higher than Aretha. Shame.
Aretha is in my top 4 favorite female vocalits. She IS THE QUEEN OF SOUL!!! no one compares. I love her strength as a woman, the ultimate DIVA!!!

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