Most Recognizable Singing Voices Ever

This is a list of singers that you know as soon as you hear the first word!

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1Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury was born in Stone Town, Tanzania he later became a British singer, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Before he became a singer he has been ...read more.

FREDDIE MERCURY - GOD OF MUSIC! And I don't use that lightly, but there is no other way to accurately sum up Freddie's genius! They'd have to invent new superlatives to even get close to this man's awesome magic! He was absolute PERFECTION!
Although Freddie had an amazing 4 octave range, his talents were so much more than that, if you can believe it. It was his passion, his charisma, his connection w/ the audience, his exuberance, his energy, his magnetism, his incomparable magic! Simply the BEST of all time, and forever, w/out competition or comparison, in a league of his own, absolutely God-like!
FREDDIE MERCURY - PERFECTION!
FREDDIE MERCURY - A Slice of Heaven!
FREDDIE MERCURY - The BEST of the Best!
FREDDIE MERCURY - THE GOD OF MUSIC!

The most spectacular voice there was. Freddie was incredible and any song he sang was the result of Heaven coming down to earth and embracing each and every soul that heard Freddie sing.

If you don't know when you hear him you need your ears cleaned out... So talented, it's such a drag he's gone

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2Elvis PresleyElvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.

Elvis has sold more records than everyone else on this list COMBINED.
Easily the most recognizable singing voice of all time.

Very true that Elvis Presley has higher sales than anyone on this list by far, and yes that does include MJ.

ELVIS is the most imitated human being in every way you can imagine. But never duplicated, which includes "That Voice" FACT not an opinion. I aacknowlege everything he did, he is the King but I have other personal favorites. he's still the greatest pop culrure phenomenon of all time.

Freddie Mercury is a freak of nature, the greatst vocalist but he sings so many different songs, so many different ways you don't always know its him. that's a whole different contest.

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3Steve PerryStephen Ray "Steve" Perry is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is known as the lead singer of the rock band Journey during their most commercially successful periods from 1977 to 1987 and again from 1995 to 1998.

Steve, Please come back to the stage my friend! You are missed. Your voice is simply amazing and your song writing touches the lives of many. Glad to hear your health is good. Hope to see & hear you soon. By the way, Go Giants!

"The song ONLY THE YOUNG reminds me of 6th grade baseball season, summer in "The Great Land" best days of my life, I can still feel the music.
Steve has the best voice anyone can dream of.

Best album ever was Trial by Fire! Loved the songs. I still listen to the songs regularly. No better voice. Mr. Perry's voice can soothe me no matter how bad my day is going.

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4HariharanHariharan is an Indian playback singer who has sung for Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Gujarati and Rajasthani films, an established and foremost ghazal singer and composer, and one of the pioneers of Indian fusion music . In 2004, he was honoured with the Padma ...read more.

Hariji's voice is magical, romantic, melodius, sweet & magnetic. So, it can be easily recognized by the listeners. His voice has got an award in Sri Lanka.

His voice is so sweet. I love it so much...

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5Johnny CashJohn R. "Johnny" Cash was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author, who was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide.

Johnny Cash has one of the best singing voices I've ever heard, a great country-rock singer. One of the most recognizable voices ever.

Boom chicka boom chicka boom chicka boom... I walk the line... Enough said

Certainly an indistinguishable voice.

6Whitney HoustonWhitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012) was an American singer, actress, producer, and model. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most awarded female act of all time. Houston is one of pop music's best-selling music artists of all-time, with an estimated 170–200 ...read more.

Whitney Houston. The best and most beautiful voice in the whole world!

Whitney should be #1! This angel had the voice beyond compare!

Whitney should be in the Top 5 this is the best voice ever

7Michael JacksonMichael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. Michael Jackson was a singer, songwriter, producer, choreographer, entertainer and humanitarian. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King ...read more.

there is no way in hell that a peson wont know mj's voice even by the first syllable.

Why is Michael Jackson number 16? Anyone could recognize his voice. You just hear a line and think, "Michael Jackson! "

I would recognize his voice anytime, anywhere...

If I'm in the supermarket and I here a Michael Jackson song, I know everyone would know who was singing

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8Jackie EvanchoJacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and five albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts .

When she starts singing, you know immediately that it's her.

Her voice is so pure it is immediately recognized

Those warm, rounded, sweet, pitch-perfect notes from Jackie's amazing throat are without equal. - BobG

Not quite pop, not quite opera - somewhere in between, a sweet spot that lends itself to different song interpretations. - RGold

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9Axl RoseWilliam Bruce Rose Jr.,better known as 'Axl Rose', was born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana, USA. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.

I don't care for him but I've never heard a singer that can go from singing a bass note to singing a high tenor instantly!

If there is one artist I will never forget the voice of, it's Axl Rose. I have never heard anyone else with a voice as unique as his, making him very easy to distinguish. - LostDream258

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10Jon Bon JoviJohn Francis Bongiovi, Jr., known as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, best known as the founder and frontman of rock band Bon Jovi, which was formed in 1983.

We all know his voice! If you don't you give love a bad name and you might be wanted... dead or alive!

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11Dolly PartonDolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music.
12Ray CharlesRaymond Charles Robinson, professionally known as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer.
13Bruce Springteen

He sings Blinded By The Light, Born To Run, Born In The USA, and Streets Of Philadelphia. - ilovekelly75

14K.S. ChithraKrishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra, often credited as K. S. Chithra or simply Chithra, is an Indian playback singer from Kerala. Chithra also sings Indian classical, devotional, and popular music.

Power of voice Crystal clear voice that is chithra always real mean of voice

15Willy Nelson

Wow! With a couple exceptions, this list is way better than the other unique singing voices list. Willie should really be top ten, but I'm not gonna kick about 13...

A true country pioneer, so many hits and wrote so many big songs... everyone knows this guy!

An amazing country singer. Respect.

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.V1 Comment
17John Fogerty

Oh, thank you! Thank you, a thousand times thank you! It was almost crushing to see him at number 780 in the other poll. My gosh, if you don't recognize Fogerty's voice, you've never listened to a radio...

18Ozzy OsbourneJohn Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath ...read more.

I'm going off the rails on a crazy train! - Brobusky

He kinda sucks but... he does have the most recognizable voice ever whatever you say. Creepy eerie godfather of doom metal.

19Kurt CobainKurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1988, he started the grunge band Nirvana. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his Seattle home in 1994.

The rawness in his voice is amazing

20ShakiraShakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model.

Wonderful singer, dancer, songwriter, record producer, philanthropist etc. Her voice is unique and really recognizable - Irina2932

I'm in a room with seven other people and nobody can name one Shakira song! We can however name at least one song for everyone else on the list. So my question is why is Shakira #1 on the most recognizable song list?

Such a uniquely talented voice. She should definitely make a come back!

Every time I hear her voice I know its her

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