Top Ten Most Pleasant Singers

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Regardless of range or technical ability, these singers have a quality to their voices that soothes the ears.

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1Paul SimonPaul Frederic Simon is an American musician, singer-songwriter and actor. Simon's fame, influence, and commercial success began as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, formed in 1964 with musical partner Art Garfunkel.

There's no doubt that Garfunkel had superior range and ability, but Simon's vocals have such a pleasant tone, which hasn't diminished with age. - PetSounds

2Petula Clark

I find most female singers get under my skin after a while. Not so with Pet Clark. - PetSounds

3George HarrisonGeorge Harrison was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.

Even on songs like "Taxman", George's voice has a very soft quality -- never harsh on the ears. - PetSounds

4Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong, nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American trumpeter, composer and singer who was one of the most influential figures in jazz.V1 Comment
5Elton John
6Steven Page
7Bryan Adams
8Joe DassinV2 Comments
9Mark Knopfler - Dire StraitsMark Freuder Knopfler, OBE is a British singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer and film score composer.
10Ella FitzgeraldElla Jane Fitzgerald was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella.

To be honest, I dislike most female jazz vocalists (sorry Britgirl! ); Ella is an exception. - PetSounds

The Contenders

11Chris ReaChristopher Anton Rea is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist, recognisable for his distinctive, husky voice and slide guitar playing.

Dark voice but soothes the ears.
Songs: Road to hell, Looking for the summer. - Metal_Treasure

12Carl Wilson
13Agnetha Fältskog - ABBA
14Hansi Kürsch - Blind Guardian, Demons & WizardsHansi Kürsch, born Hans Jürgen Kürsch, is the lead singer, lyricist, co-composer and bassist for German power metal band Blind Guardian . Heavily influenced by Freddie Mercury, he creates a huge choir effect by overdubbing his own voice multiple times in complex, overlapping vocal harmonies. He records ...read more.

Perfect vocals always soothe my ears no matter what the singer sings.

Hansi Kürsch is a vocal god - his soft and his harsh voices are equally mindblowing. Most of the time his goal is not to soothe your ears because he sings heavy metal. But when he uses his soft voice he does that better than anybody else. He's the most versatile singer ever.
Soft songs:
Blind Guardian - Miracle Machine, Dream a Little Dream of Me (cover song), The Bard's Song (In the Forest);
Demons & Wizards - Down Where I Am, Seize The Day, Fiddler on the Green, Path Of Glory - Metal_Treasure

15Robbie WilliamsRobert Peter "Robbie" Williams is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has also had commercial success as a solo artist.
16CherCher is an American singer and actress. Described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry, she is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety of styles and appearances during her five-decade-long ...read more.
17Don McLean
18Joe Lynn TurnerJoe Lynn Turner is an American singer, known for his works with hard rock/metal bands Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen and Deep Purple.

Joe sings hard rock and metal but his tone can be very pleasant and can soothe you, if he wants to.

Yngwie - Dreaming;
Deep Purple - Love Conquers All, Fortuneteller
Joe Lynn Turner (solo) - Endlessly - Metal_Treasure

19Ronnie James DioRonnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture ...read more.V1 Comment
20Gene ClarkHarold Eugene "Gene" Clark was an American singer-songwriter and founding member of the folk rock band the Byrds.

I completely agree. McGuinn is good, but Clark took things to a fifth dimension. Such a shame he left in '66. - PetSounds

"After what you did,
I can't stay on,
And I'll probably feel a whole lot better,
When you're gone."
RIP Gene Clark.
No Other.

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