Best Female Singers of All Time


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201Mama Cass Elliot

One of the best voices ever, man or women. Could do pretty harmonies with mamas and papas, or blow the doors off the place. Voice never broke even the slightest. If she was 80 lbs lighter and did modern videos she would be in the top 2 or 3. Anyone not old enough to remember her go back and listen. Check out Grace Slick while your at it. Listen to how people sang without computers helping.

If she was in this era she would be one of the top voices hands down.

Er I don't understand why this lady is so far down the list. Pure talent! Fact! Alongside karen carpenter, voice like velvet!

Pretty sad to see Mama Cass all the way down here. Her voice is pure bliss.

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202Judith Durham (The Seekers)

Judith Durham is not going to win this kind of poll, because she is from a different era, doesn't do music videos, or use autotune. But greatness should be greatness, no matter what era or what field. And Judith had, and still has, one of the absolutely most beautiful voices I have ever heard in all of recorded music. Not only is her pitch and tone perfect, she is absolutely lovely to listen to, because her voice is so warm and unembellished by showy effects. Every song she has ever sung, she sings with understanding of the lyrics and of the emotional meaning behind them. She could have been a light opera star in the '20's, a jazz legend in the '30's, a big band singer in the '40's, a multimillion selling female singer in the '50's. She came of age in the '60's, so she was a folk/pop sensation, to fit the times. I would urge those who Peruse this poll to actually sit down and listen to her sing "I'll Never Find Another You," or "The Carnival is Over," or even "Danny Boy," and you will ...more

I just can't believe Judith Durham is this far down on this list. She is probably the most accomplished and versatile singer in this list... She should at least be in the top 5. I can only attribute this to youth and teenage listeners. To have a list like this is unfair because to many are not fair or open minded and you have to be to do this kind of thing... I will not knock any of the singers here because they are all good in their own right but none of them have the veratility or sound of Judith Durham... - moparmtn

Judith Durham has a clarity, strength and range of voice that is matched by few. She began singing in the "folk song" era, but she did not have negative songs. She also presented inspirational performances with songs such as "Amazing Grace"! If you dont' know this wonderfual lady, please visit her on You Tube and listen to a couple of songs, either individual or with Judith as lead singer of "The Seekers. "

Magnificence abounds with the pure beauty of Judith Durham's voice. Truly talented with a warmth and clarity that has to be heard to be believed, sends shivers down my spine. She's sold over 70 million records, holds the Guinness book of records records for the biggest concert attendance in the southern hemisphere with her band, the Seekers, they stopped counting the concert goers when it reached over 200,000 - no mean feat! Fantastic lady and a far better singer than the majority on here, she should rightfully be at least in the top 5

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203Emma Bunton

Good voice but much preferred her in the group the spice girls. Her character as baby spice was cute, interesting and fun.

204Jill Scott

I never heard a voice like this before. The future will say.

205Julie AndrewsDame Julia "Julie" Elizabeth Andrews is an English film and stage actress, singer, author, theatre director and dancer.

Surely she should be in the top five if not number 1!
Her vocal ability is phenomenal, the purity and clarity are amazing, her Strength and poise wonderful and fully controlled, her vocal "gymnastics"!, she always sounds amazing and she sings with feeling and emotion. She is Truly amazing!

Julie Andrews is by far the best female singer of all time in my opinion! She could hit four octave notes at the age of ten, she is the youngest person ever asked to sing before the queen and her voice holds pure class and beauty none of the above are anywhere near as good as Julie Andrews in my opinion.

Seriously. Her voice is crystal clear. Try listening to some of her songs - I'd recommend something from The Sound of Music. She is just phenomenal. Surprised she's not in the list at all.

She's such a legend I don't know why she's so far back in the list though. Her career has been very interesting and in the sound of music well what can you say!

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206Jaci Velasquez
207Gemma Hayes
208Rye Rye

I accidentualy clicked to vote this don't even know who rye rye is just ignore my accidental vote

209Lisa Johansson
210Cerys Matthews
211Beth Orton
212Alexis JordanAlexis Jordan is an American singer and actress from Columbia, South Carolina. Jordan rose to fame as a contestant on the first season of America's Got Talent in 2006. After being eliminated from the show, she began to upload cover songs to YouTube, which received millions of views.

Are you serious Alexis Jordan at 194? She was the best singer of 2010. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

213Lisa Fischer
214TinasheTinashe Jorgenson Kachingwe, known professionally as Tinashe, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress and former model.

She is awesome,good looking,talented,good singer and many more. Her voice is the best. I listen to her songs all the time. I know lots of her songs of by heart.

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215Bebe Rexha

Her voice is extremely unique. Why exactly is she 214th place, may I ask?

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216Lara Fabian

Absolutely number 1, what beautiful songs she writes in so many languages. Her live performance deliveries are STUNNING! The stage presence, passion she exudes with a voice range and belts surpassed by none!

Incredible performer! Polyglot, she sings beautifully in English, French, Italian and Spanish. She is truly a wonderful voice.

Sings in French, English, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Greek, German like a native. Writes her own songs and is a Lyric soprano in four octaves, has been in films, sold over 18 million records. Just listen to "Adagio" to get a taste of her great vocals, then ask if she shouldn't be in the top 5 best!

Lara one of the most talented singer in the hole world. Lara fabian and celine dion are best singers of all time

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217Brenda LeeBrenda Mae Tarpley, known as Brenda Lee, is an American performer and the top-charting solo female vocalist of the 1960s.

Brenda started out in 1956 with her song "Jambalaya" and was only 12 at that time. Over the years she made herself the queen of ballads. Nobody can sing ballads like her


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218Bonnie Raitt

I'm surprised to see her outside the 100 rating... She has had a great deal of excellent music and has an undeniable unique voice. She rocks..

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219Shirley Manson

What a voice! Can't believe that nobody remember her til now!

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220Keyshia Cole

349? Come on, Keyshia should at least be in the top 25. She sings with angst and so much meaning way better than Granny J. Blige!

Are you kidding me now? Ever heard her songs please download :Love, or Woman to Woman or Sometimes she has so many good music guys she's like Mariah honest she has awesome vocal cords && has a lot of runs, All these bastards you put above her can't even sing they're amateurs except Mariah && Whitney && Celine dion-- °̩ completely understand them but please vote for someone who CAN sing

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