Best Female Singers of All Timehayreanmarjon
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She is better than all this bunch of people that they put ahead of her. Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Hailey Williams come on please do me a favor. Leona is a much much better singer than all these bunch of auto tune girls.
You know, I like leona because of this - she is 43rd on the chart, she's not as famous as others, but still has a remarkable voice. She did quite a good job with her "collide", but I still like "old" Leona... She's the best, and it's even better if she is more at the back - more Leona for us
Bleeding Love! Was the song that makes me so into her music.
And the rest goes well as I've expected including Run, Happy and so much more.. Go Leona Lewis..
Leona Lewis is great. In my opinion the second best of all time. But her popularity drags her down.V90 Comments
This Girls Voice Is Absolutely Amazing, She Defiantly Needs To Be Higher Up On The Scale. People have Said That She Cannot Sing Because Of Her Use Of Auto Tune. She Cut Back On 'Warrior' And Her Voice Is... Wow. Her Message Is Good Also, She Supports All That Are Bullied, Hurt, And That Have Not Come From Great Backgrounds. If You Listen To Her Unreleased Songs You Can Easily See Her Voice. More Proof? Listen To Her Deconstructed Mixes... Her Voice Blows You Away, It's So Clear And Angelic. Very Rarely These Days Do You Find A Girl Who Is A Great Entertainer And Can Sing. Kesha Is One Of Those Girls. I Have Been To Her Concerts Many Times And Everyone Who Went With Me Who Didn't Even Like Her Said That 'She Could Sing! ' Her Vocals Are Very Powerful In Most Of Her Music Any Idiot Can Hear Them. No Matter What Anyone Says Ke$ha Will Always Be No. 1 In My Opinion. Her Music Always Makes Me Happy In Any Situation. Ke$ha Should Be MUCH Higer On The List...
Kesha is awesome! Love the song warrior and crazy kids! Why is she at #92?
She can actually sing pretty damn well live and she also writes her own songs and even songs for other people as well. Her music is just fun and exciting and really good for partying. Some People don't realize how talented she really is.
Such unique music videos and passion in them too! You go, Ke$ha! Don't let anything stop you, girl!V36 Comments
Ever Cassidy is low on this list only because most people have never heard her sing or even heard of her name. However, once people take the time to listen to such masterpieces as "Songbird", "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", "Fields of Gold", "What a Wonderful Worlds", "People Get Ready", etc. , etc. , they will instantly fall in love with her perfect voice. Her converts are convinced that she was blessed with the most magical and beautiful voice they have ever heard. The number of converts continue to grow each year. I am convinced that 20 years from now there will no longer be a need to create such lists. They will all begin and end with ever. If you haven't experienced ever, do yourself a favor and join the devoted. It is only a matter of time.
The only pass I will offer up for the nimrods on this site is the fact that Ms. Cassidy didn't churn out top 10 pop trash. Comparing this one of a kind songbird with the likes of Mariah Carey is not only an insult but appropriate to the soulless times in which we live. Like Sinatra, ever was a master at making a song her own. If taking maybe the greatest song from the greatest song book and turning into your signature tune, then greatness us due the likes of Rihanna (a talentless and tuneless hack). Somewhere over the Rainbow indeed, celebrating real talent and soul will be the norm and not the find of the week.
Ever Cassidy is one of the most talented singer known to man. She deserves more then 0.1% of the votes. What is the world coming to? Have no of these simple minded voters heard of talent? Fields of Gold, a very inspiring song; a song that so many can relate to. Most of the singers on this list don't have a grasp on anything as real, they sing to sell records and make money. Not because they love what they do. And where are the likes of Tracy Chapman on the list?!
Just listen to Songbird and You Take My Breath Away. Such a talent. Top 5 easily. Wish she was still with us.V47 Comments
I can't believe jessie's 167..! Shes the best singer ever, shes so talented and should be first especially with all her number 1 hits in the charts! I'm so shocked!
How is Rihanna above Jessie, she is a vocal acrobat while Rihanna is an average singer who just uses auto tune and is successful by dancing around naked in her videos and singing about s&m so she can get publicity while there are much better singers like Jessie J who aren't as successful despite being much more talented
That's a joke right?! Have you ever heard her singing mamma knows best live? She should be in the top 10! I understand people saying vanessa, selena or Miley are are there idols, cause those are your idols when you're young, but seriously there voices are weak. They might have a nice tone but no strengh and control! The only Disney star I agree beeing on top of the list is demi cause she's really got a good voice. But lindsey better than jessie? What the heck is wrong with you guys?
This must be some lame joke because Jessie J has the most beautiful voice I have ever heard in my life. Have you heard Flashlight? Amazing right!V72 Comments
WHY ON EARTH IS THIS LADY NOT IN THE TOP TEN. I am shock and stunned. Annie has one of the best voices in the world, apart from Whitney & Aretha. What is wrong with this world. Annie Lennox is better than, Mariah, Christina, HANNAH MONTANA (come on! ) JLO, Ashlee Simpson, and almost all of the above. Get a grip people! Think before you vote!
Could any of the above reach the notes in 'There must be Angel' the way Annie does. I DON'T THINK SO!! This is the vote for the best female VOCALIST, not the best female who can get her picture in the magazines without even singing a note!!!
I have to agree... I think she is fab... And yeah hannah Montana jeez... Stark raving mad teenage girls came out in droves... That's it... I'm sitting my lil girl down this week and making her listen to into the west repeatedly until she gets it
Easily the best range of any female singerV24 Comments
Number 83?! I'm furious! Not only does Cyndi have a remarkable 4-octave vocal range, but she has the coolest personality and best heart of all singers. She was the idol of most of today's female artits, and paved the way for so many people of different kinds because she truly cares. She's so underrated. Watch a video of her or listen to her sing, and you will fall in love with her. All these years, and she is still great. Keep rocking, Cyndi!
She is so amazing. I love the way she handle her vocals and voice. Keep it up good work cyndi
correction: CYNDI LAUPER...with her 4 octave vocal range and melodic voice, she should have been in the Top 10 list
Cyndi Lauper has a beautiful voice and a true personality. She's still rocking and showing off her true colors! I love Cyndi!V22 Comments
Jennifer Hudson should be in the top 20 not 68 come on research her name and go to the videos that she sings in because her notes are powerful but if you don't believe me then research "Dream Girls " she was famous and won an Golden Globe award and came to prominence in American Idol season 3 2004 come on she is definitely better than beyonce and rihanna but her career is still on its way her voice is srong can be noticed by everyone she's more of a Aretha Franklin with runs like Christina Aguilera her voice is magnificent and one day I hope Jennifer Hudson becomes top 20 in this stupid article like seriously think wise...
January 21st 2013 and why isn't Jessica Sanchez in it?
Jennifer Hudson is incredibly underrated for her vocal abilities. Her range is absolutely phenomenal and she alternates between keys beautifully. I think what strikes me the most about Jennifer Hudson's voice is her ability to get lost in a song - she sings with such passion and ease, and has performed tributes for numerous artists over the years - including the incredible Whitney Houston tribute at the 2011 Grammys. Jennifer Hudson is the voice of our generation - comparable to Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Celine Dion and Barbara Streisand. Her performance of 'First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' and 'Take Care of this House' at the opening of the Smith Centre in 2012 blew me away.
she sings so powerfully.. better than beyonce i reckon..
I feel like she should be in the top 10 definitely.V24 Comments
If more people were aware of this lady, then Dame Shirley Bassey (Wales, United Kingdom) would be right at the top of the list. Back in 1976 Shirley received Britain's prestigious 'Best Female Vocalist Of The Last 50 Years of Recorded Sound'; this award is not given out very often! And, after 55 years in Show Business her voice is more powerful than ever! Bassey is a mezzo pitch (Mid-Range) artist. Her vocal range in 'Belting Voice' (No Falsetto) is spectacular, along with her tremendous vocal projection. In the USA Bassey is know for her three James Bond Theme songs, Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, and Moonraker, but you can't sale between 100-150 Million records with just three songs. Over the years, Bassey has recorded over 600 songs, both studio and LIVE! - Tommy93101
There is no question about it, Dame Shirley Bassey, is the greatest vocalist in the history of spoken language. The woman's pipes never age, she sounds just as good if not better today in 2014, as she did in 1953, when she was 16 and just entered the music industry. If you think about it, she was the first black woman to sing the theme song for a major soundtrack. She is the best vocalist in the history of British music, and nobody can dispute that, although Sarah Brightman does come close. Astonishing and iconic voice, if you see her sing once, you will understand why she deserves #1 more than any of these other people. She occupies a stage like you've never seen before, and it's all her voice, no fancy show, just a woman at the microphone, belting out crystal clear notes in such a passionate and dramatic delivery, the likes of which no other singer could ever do. -
Should be #1! She, not only has the greatest voice, she also has the greatest stage presence! Shirley is dramatic, funny, friendly and sexy. I have been lucky enough to see her in concert TEN times in NYC and they didn't call the famous Carnegie Hall her second home for no reason. Don't judge her talent by her Bond songs because they can't be compared to so many of her greater songs. In the USA, Shirley Bassey may be famous for those songs, but her fans will tell you that if you go on You Tube see videos of Dame Bassey performing "This Is My Life" and/or "Excuses", you'll really see and hear the greatest singer since Ella Fitzgerald.
Needs a much higher ranking.V18 Comments
Yeah! I wanted to talk a lot, but lana has this ability to sing with as many voices
As she wants. Try to listen to her song "bel air" and her song "damn you" and her sing "summertime sadness". She performs each song with a unique nice voice than the others. She deserves to be on the top of this list
Lana Del Rey is Queen! Damn it, selena gomez, nicki minaj, rihanna... They are better than her? Get some class! What, she's 95! I can't accept it. She's got the most captivating, versatile, addictive and just the best vocals ever. Try listening to West Coast, Old Money, and just all of her songs!
YES Lana Del Rey's songs are songs that I never get board of listening to, and she has such an amazing voice and I I don't get why so many people have a hate for her, and in all honesty I think that those people are either, jealous of how talented she is, or they just don't know what great music is!
Shes changed the definition of musicV66 Comments
To my opinion, Miley Cyrus is a great singer. Her songs are meaningful, pure and very passionate. I can't say why she can't be in one of the top ten, but I can tell her keep up the good work. So good luck, Miley.
she is the greatest teen singer. She's just only 18. But she is in the top 35 beating lady gaga, shakira and so on. I love her and she is the best.
This is ridiculous. Everybody knows miley should be at number 1. Shes got every thing what a singer needs. She's got beauty, voice, confidence, attitude and style. She's a born star. She is the real performer. She can sing live and perform live. She just don't sit on a chair and sings, she performs. She is the best and has all the qualities of a singer. I just love her style. You just look her and go. For me shes the most perfect.
I love Miley and even in the cuckoo stageV138 Comments
Madonna, watch out! J Lo is coming fast, better hold on to your seat...!
If it was up to me, I'd give J Lo the titles... BEST PERFORMER, DANCER, SINGER, ACTRESS AND FEMALE CELEBRITY!
Great woman, love her.
You mean Best dancer, bad singer, bad performer, good makeup but bad singer
Great on stage even better looking!
She is very beautiful, sexy, talented woman
To good can't say how muchV53 Comments
All of those Female Artists up over #63 only has the looks.
Bjork on the other hand can make one of the greatest albums of all time!
Look at Homogenic, Post, and Debut, they were the greatest electronic albums ever created. And why she's in #63. Maybe because all of you people are judging artist of their looks not their talent of making music.
So don't underestimate the genius mind of Bjork, you judgmental idiots. - goohan
One of the greatest voices of our time. Her unique sound blurs the lines between rock, pop, synth and folk. A genius that is not afraid to do something different. Even if you don't appreciate her style, to see her so far down on the list is a travesty after all she's accomplished.
There are many quality artists on this list, but to see Bjork so low compared to those above her makes me sad for whoever composed this list. That person/group of people clearly is not reading the title of their own list. As much as I like Bjork, and may consider her my personal favorite, I won't presume to say she belongs at number one... But number 62 behind artists that can't even sing their way out of a wet paper bag is just plain wrong.
Weirdest and yet most delicate woman I have ever listened to, Bjork converges absolute skills in electronic music with massive voice!V29 Comments
Donna Summer is waaay too low on this list. She's even a better vocalist than Whitney Houston, but, then again, this list is all opinion and not fact, right? Donna Summer has a powerhouse voice and her ability to act out a song is amazing. Even to the point of being unrecognizable on a song. The lady can sing just about any genre of music. #88 is evidence that she is an underrated vocalist. She may not be as popular as she once was in her hey day, but compare her to Whitney Houston today. Enough said there! Longevity rules and so does Donna Summer. - leecappella
Donna Summer is unmatched in power, control, range and versatility. Not only is she way too low on the list. She should top this list. I can't think of another singer out there that can sing every genre of music like she could. She was effortless, no straining.. and her power. She held that mic like 10 feet away from her mouth when she was singing. When she sang gospel it was like no other. Her recordings are incomparable. She is respect by her peer and those in the music community, but lets face it the computer and online game, is a game of the younger generation, who need to discover her music on YouTube. Then they will understand - who Donna Summer really is! She is the VOICE!
I am aware that this is all a matter of personal opinion. So, I'm going ot add mine Donna Summer is the kind of vocalist that takes care of her gift. Have you heard her nowadays? She sounds just as good as she did when she first came onto the music scene. Her actress approach to her songs is unmatched. And her range is a wonderment to your ears. From one song to the next, you might not know it's her and that's because of her actress approach to her lyrics. Donna Summer is very underrated. Might be because of her association with a genre of music that a lot of people don't consider to be musi Disco. However, one of the great things about Donna is that she does what she wants and it's not just limited to disco/dance music. She's dance, pop, rock, country, ballads, world, reggae, adult contemporary, etc.
Donna Summer has a great voice and I think others need to hear it!V41 Comments
Among the very best, top 1-4. My favorite. Great voice and singer. "A Broken Wing" "Where Would You Be" "Concrete Angel" "Over the Rainbow" Great! - wsl777
I Just love this lady and her voice, I love the way she sings with her heart and you can feel her passion behind the songs. I have grown up listening to Martina, I believe she should be up with the top 5 best of all time. Independence day, concrete angel, gods will and whatever you say... Are just a small show of some of my favorite's from he. XX
Martina is one of the world's top vocalists, whether it be power ballads like "Where Would You Be" and "A Broken Wing" or the soft yet very powerful "Concrete Angel". Martina is the BEST singer out there and should be up in the Top 3!
How is Taylor Swift higher than Martina? Martina has so much talent and deserves to be 1.V12 Comments
A voice of profound beauty and honesty. At her best (which is usually without accompaniment or with just her guitar), she completely steps out of the way of the song and becomes an instrument of it. The result is some combination of soul and physics that transcends description -- which is what true art does.
Joan Baez really should be the no. 1 of the list. If you are not convinced, just listen yourself.
No. 47 should be no.1 she is amazing and leaves all the youngsters standing. Voice sent from heaven with the guts to back it up
Saw her in concert one time she should rank higher than 95!V2 Comments
I listen to her music 247 and watch her show 247! Bye the way bella throne and zendaya can't sing, act or dance. Victoria Justice has all those talents and she pretty. She's totally my favorite! I even met her once. I go to all her concerts too! We went to the same middle school! She was my bff in elementary school. Shes the best female singer and the best singer of all time! I love you Victoria, text me! Please
You are right and I think she is my favourite singer as well and she has a talented voice and she has funny show for example victorious and her songs are great. Actually all of her songs are great
Very beautiful teenage girl and very talented for making the the show victorious on nick and also for making the show eye candy she plays so good in that show I just think instead of being number 81 she should be number 13
She is the best best best singer in the world and she is lucky to be famous of over 1,000,000 people and we hope that one day she will be the top great singer - lewisaskew
Hey victoria you're pretty and I listen to your music and you got beautiful voice and I watch spectacular you are amazing actressV11 Comments
I am convinced that most people who have voted in this poll have never heard Florence Welch sing... If she were as famous as some of the people placed above her, she would easily make the Top 5. I consider her the most talented female singer of my generation by far. Her voice is so unique and emotional that she could most likely make every song ever written her own and tell her very own story with it. She has the ability to act with her voice, going from an angellike sound that is as clear as a bell to a cold and almost robotic one. I have not yet found a genre she can't sing... Her epic alternative sound might fit perfectly but I've heard her sing soul, jazz, punk, pop and classic rock and in each genre her voice has its own quality. not to mention she has more than three octaves to play with which she uses masterfully and never sounds forced. As if this wasn't enough, she also happens to be one of the most carismatic live performers out there. Compared to other singers these days ...more
First I have to say this list is completely messed up laugh out loud Second... Florence Welch is one of those few talents who can sing any song you throw at them brilliantly. Her voice is unique (not one of these typical souly voices everybody considered a great singer seems to have), yet very powerful and emotional. Furthermore she's one of the best live performers I've ever seen. Not to mention her songwriting qualities... In fact I've never been this impressed by a female singer from my generation.
Florence Welch should be somewhere around top 5, but probably won't make it there just due to her not being as popular as the other artists. Amazing power at the mezzo-soprano range, beautiful usage of vibrato. Take the best opera mezzo-soprano singer and put her in rock... What you get Florence Welch. You can tell her voice is something special, when people are told to avoid doing covers because her songs are so difficult to pull off. There's a reason she performed at the Nobel peace prize ceremony and that reason is that her voice is second to none.
A beautiful and talented living legendV60 Comments
The true test of fame is time. Ronstadt is the highest grossing female singer of all time and still has albums selling on a gold or silver record pace.
Since the 70's she has been one of, if not the, most influential female singers of all time. Ronstadt has more platinum, gold and silver albums than any on this list. Her back up band included Don Henely and Glenn Frey. She and her manager were directly responsible for putting together the Eagles and the Eagles constantly tell that story.
She has performed duets or been a backup singer on over 95 albums other than her own. On some she is not even named. She appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone, Time and Country Hits. She was co-lead in the light opera, "Pirates of Penzance. " Every genre in which she sang, she became a star.
She was America's rock Sweetheart and, along with Anne Wilson, proved that a girl singer could be feminine and still play with the boys. She was ground breaking in crossover hits and covers ...more - stevenkats
Orchestral Standards, classics, pop, folk, creole, Spanish (from Mambo and Salsa to Mariachi), and lots of country - and she masters them all! She is the standard, the measuring stick against which ALL other female singers are measured. On this list, only Karen Carpenter and Sarah Brightman could carry Linda's shoes. If she ever uses Auto-Tunes, the world will literally end, it's in the Bible... Somewhere. And if she ever sings that running weakness like Aguilar, Beyonce and Carey, I'll have to jump off a bridge. And why is J-Lo on here?
I don't know anything about a singers technique or any of that stuff I can say that linda ronstadt has turned me on far far more than anyone else on this list
If you did by age groups, for those 40 and older Ronstadt, would be in the top 15. I'd order them Ella, Doris day, Linda, Sarah Vaughn, Whitney, Aretha, Stevie, Carly Simon, Joan Baez, Judy Garland, Barbra, Celine, Judy Collins, Adele, and Natalie Cole.V36 Comments
Here is what you young people need to do before you vote. Go to youtube, put in (HEART Crazy on You 1970's) and see what a real rock singer looks like. Annie never had to use her T&A to sell records because she wrote great songs. Barracuda, Magic Man, and Crazy On You, just to name a few. Key word being (wrote). Ann Wilson is a lady unlike some of the girls on this list.Ann is the voice of rock music and has masterd 7 different insturments.She also has a 4 octive range. And for all you woman out there, Don't forget people, Ann is the first woman to be the leader of a super group, HEART. And in the 70's no one was as cute as Dreamboat Annie. Nada a one.
Please stop with the Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera stuff! Most of the new generation don't know good music from bad. Ann Wilson proves how horrible most of today's artists really are. Almost all female singers use Autotune and don't actually have to sing the right notes. It's an embarrassment to music. Put a REAL singer on top!
Nobody can sing like Ann Wilson. what a voice, your mind will be blown away. her voice is totally unique, so powerful, passionate and sexy. she should easily be number 1. she would blow everyone else on this list of the stage, none of them could live with her. Ann could cover any song by any other singer on this list and make it her own, BUT NO ONE CAN SING HER SONGS and come even close to matching them. Watched Celine Dion on You tube singing "ALONE", it was OK but it didn't give me any goose bumps. I get shivers and goose bumps all over every time when Dreamboat Annie belts it out. In a nutshell ANN WILSON IS ASTOUNDING, MAGNIFICENT, INCREDIBLE. And she sounds just as good now, if not better, as she did 40 years ago. Check out HEART "WITHOUT YOU" Live 1978 on You tube, it trounces Mariah Carey's version. No singer on the planet past or present could ever dream of covering "STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN" and do it justice. Ann has even taken the most iconic Rock song ever AND MADE IT HER OWN ...more
Unique and beautiful singer. The girl kicks serious assV158 Comments
This girl has the best voice in the whole world, you have to love christina perry, if you don't you are crazy, but if you do you are totally awesome, and I will be your friend for ever! This girl is awesome, am I right, look up christina perry penguin, arms, distance, jar of hearts, etc. You got to love christina perry people
185! No... Honestly! You rate one of the greatest female singers 185. Her voice is one of the most beautiful sounds on this planet. My female favorites are hailey williams and christina perri. This list is honestly sick
Love her song a thousand years for breaking dawn part 1 & 2 and love the song jars of heart and P. S I think she is so pretty I think she could go a lot more higher
I am wondering why she is not between the first 15s. Her voice is marvellous.V22 Comments
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