Best Singers of All Time

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21Taylor SwiftTaylor Alison Swift (Taylor Swift) is an American singer-songwriter. She was born on December 13, 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is best known for writing about her personal life and not using AUTO-TUNE in her music . She became interested in country music when she was around 9 years old and after ...read more.

Taylor swift is just amazing! she deserves to be at least in the top 10. I love her! her songs are about what she feels like, and she knows her fans are dealing with the same thing. its like shes looking at our diaries or reading our minds.. thats how awesome taylor is

No offense, but I have to disagree. She's beautiful and she's got a great voice but all she ever seems to sing about is breaking up. She's not very creative in her music. It seems like break ups are all she ever sings about.

Taylor Swift should be number 1! She has the best voice and I hope I grow up to be just like her! (and she is so pretty).

Taylor Swift is definitely not number 127 she is definitely number 1
She rocks and EVERYONE in the entire world knows it
She has more fans than anyone can count and P.S. I am her #1 fan
So whoever runs this website better make taylor swift #1 because she without a doubt deserves is and no offense but taylor swift is a better singer than miley cyrus but miley cyrus should be #5

No offense but Bruce Dickinson is better than Taylor Swift any day in my personal opinion. - OliveBranch222

If you think she can't sing, I'd like you to check out her 1989 World Tour videos and then think again.

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22Amy LeeAmy Lynn Hartzler, known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter, classically trained pianist and composer. She is also the lead singer to the Arkansas band Evanescence.

One of the best voices I've ever heard. Just awesome. You never get bored, always the felling when you heard it first...

Amy Lee has amazing and beautiful voice which is definitely is loved by us!

Amy lee is the best rock singer I've ever heard... She writes her song herself that is called talent and the way she dress is just awesome... Her songs are just epic

She's my most favorite female singer by long. Her vocals are melodious and sweet. - LightningBlade

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23Matt BellamyMatthew James "Matt" Bellamy is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and compose most famous for being the main vocalist in alternative rock band Muse.

If you really think that Mathew Bellamy deserves to be this low on the chart, simply look up MUSE- Micro Cuts. After that, If you really, really think that Matt is not one of the best singers IN THE WORLD, then you are obviously a fanboy of some sort.

Honestly, looking at this list and many others is just saddening. Too many times have they put singers such as John Lennon, or Kurt Cobain too high. When singers like Matt Bellamy are ranked low. I guess it's more of a popularity contest than actual singing? Don't get me wrong, they're all great singers, but if you have Kurt Cobain (Just an example) at number 45 (Referring to Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Singers of All Time) when Matt Bellamy isn't even on the list seems wrong in my opinion. I mean, since when does making you one of the best song writers of all time make you one of the best singers of all time? (John Lennon is ranked higher than Freddie Mercury on that list... ) That's like saying, the best reader is the best writer, sure they're very related and being a great reader helps your writing, but it doesn't necessarily make up for the talent for writing. What I'm trying to say is, people need to stop picking their favorites in these types of things. Yes, song writing is a ...more

Matt can do anything he wants with his voice. He has a wide vocal range. Just listen to songs like Micro Cuts, Stockholm Syndrome, New Born, Supermassive Black Hole, and Exogenesis Part 1: Overture, and YOU'LL SEE WHY HE SHOULD BE #1!

His voice leaves me in awe

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24Jon 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.

Bon Jovi sings about what is real and what is going on in the world. Bon Jovi sings with energy, emotion, and relationships.

Jon has incredibly powerful voice and he's also a great rhythm guitarist. Songs like My Guitar Lies Bleeding In My Arms give you thrills.

Please! JON BON JOVI is the best still they keep in the top to all the songs RESPECT! ^^ long life to BON JOVI the big, the best of the world

He should be higher on the list

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25Bruce DickinsonPaul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.

This guys scream is enough to knock Michaels Jackson's nose off.

Best metal singer along with Rob, tate, kiske and dio

Amazing singer with a huge range. Can sing high and rival Di'Anno's earlier work, or sing low and replicate Blaze's work.

He's a great singer with powerful vocals. - LightningBlade

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26Aretha FranklinAretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer–songwriter and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L.

Aretha Franklin is easily top ten material. No offense to people ranked higher, such as Elvis, who had a more profound impact on the music industry than Aretha Franklin but she is a much better singer than Elvis. It is also completely ludicrous that people such as Justin Bieber and Eminem are ranked higher than Aretha Franklin simply because of popularity. Those two have barely any singing talent whatsoever. People need to vote on these lists based on criteria and not popularity.

Whoever voted for Justin Bieber rather than this amazing singer should probably seriously consider jumping off of a very, very steep cliff. Rolling Stone magazine voted Ms. Franklin as the number one singer of all time. Justin Bieber (who is FOUR spots HIGHER on this list) was not even mentioned in the conversation. There goes my little rant about you dumbasses that make me vomit.

Now on a more positive note, Aretha belted out notes better than any other artist ever could. She was a role model not only for all women in the singing business, but also, all singers. She sang with all her heart and soul, not holding anything back. Aretha was, and forever will be, an icon of what actual music can be. Beautiful voice, unbelievable passion, and limitless soul is what made Aretha the greatest singer of all time.

There is no one on the planet that can sing like this woman and I doubt there ever will be. Her songs are instantly recognizable and provoke a mad scramble to the dance floor. There will be be no one like her for a long time to come. Her only equivalent would be Michael Jackson.

Easily #1. No argument there. She needs some more "Respect". - TheAwesomeBrosVotes

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27Layne StaleyLayne Thomas Staley was an American musician who served as the lead singer and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains, which he founded with guitarist Jerry Cantrell in Seattle, Washington in 1987. Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s. ...read more.

Layne's voice was one of a kind. He sang with such emotion and such soul. He delivered all the time. He should be number one. Not 13. There is not another singer that can match the power and conviction of Layne Staley.

So unique. Gives me chills to hear him sing. He left way before his time.

Layne Staley belted out lyrics with pure emotion. You can actually feel it in every note. His music touched souls and changed lives. His live performances were stellar as he gave 100 ~~ of himself... Body and soul! He may be gone, however his music will always live on.

Just listen to the unplugged version of "would? " And tell me he ain't the greatest

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28Elton John

His voice is great and in spite of it's changes, it still be great. It was high and tender in Elton's youth, than it became more mature and now it's absolutely individual and looks just cool. He has a wonderful voice and I vote for him)))

In early 70s his voice was amazingly versitile and would carry an amazing range, his vocals pure and raw showing his absolute talent as a singer.
In later years, his voice grows in maturity, emotion, and power, and his ability to carry the tone and emotion of a song straight into the hearts of the audience would become almost unmatched. The depth of his voice can easily bring a tear to my eye, and that almost never happens to with other performers. Quite simply, this man possess a talent and voice that only changes to the better with time, and is easily one of the absolute best in the world, and my all time favorite artist, singer, and performer.

In addition to the other comments, let me add that he performs lots of songs outside his genre--a ballad one minute, a killer rocker the next.

If you consider his first 7 albums Elton is number 1 all time in my opinion. His range was off the charts and he sang everything from country to hard rock to some of the most beautiful ballads ever recorded. Granted, his voice has suffered mightily the last 15 years or so but if you consider him at his best then nobody's even close. Go listen to songs like Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters, Rocket Man, Harmony or Levon and come back and tell me I'm wrong. Some of the artists listed above Elton shouldn't be in the top 500. This list is a complete joke.

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29Lady GagaStefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the first female artist to ever since Cher to get nominated by the Grammys and Emmys . In 2013, during her era on Artpop, she was chosen to perform in a concert from iTunes . ...read more.

No artist since Charles Baudelaire, the cursed poet, had managed to express with such magnificence and lyricism the beauty of the dark side of the human soul. Where most artists are paddling in shallow lyrics and soppy feelings, Lady Gaga reaches deep, right to the core of our hidden self. She steps where no-one dared to step before, and expresses with simplicity, honesty and charm the very emotions that the self-righteous society is striving to suppress with prudishness.

Lady Gaga isn't just a talented pop singer, dancer, actor and composer. She is a poet and a philosopher, the starting point of a new school of thought whereby humans are to understand their part of shadow and accept that they are born this way.

Gaga.. Your "romance" is "born" within you.. With whom I want to " marry in the night ".. With your "Judas".. I would like to see your"Alejandro" sitting on the "Edge of Glory" and want to "Dance" and talk with you on " Telephone ".. Seeing you.. I am so " Starstruck " watching your "Poker Face".. "You and I" would watch "Paparazzi" clicking our photos.. This is the "Love Game"!

I was scrolling down and down looking for lady gaga and I can't believe she's all the way down here. I love her so much and the reason for that is because well, there is many different reasons. One of them is that she really devotes herself to her little monsters and her music. She also has the most beautiful voice. Another one is because she helped people get through really tough times with the messages in her songs. She helps us express ourselves and accept ourselves for no matter who we our. These are the things that make her stand out but their is something different and special about her that makes her unique. She has really showed the world how wonderful she is. I love lady gaga to death and will do anything for her. She is so talented. I love you mother monster. Paws up!

That third comment is awesome.

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30BeyonceBeyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, is an American singer and actress, who started out in the popular pop/r&b girl group Destiny's Child. They had multiple top 5 hits such as "No, No, No", "Say My Name", "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Survivor", "Independent Women", "Bootylicious", and "Jumpin', Jumpin" from ...read more.

Beyonce is the best.. She should be on the top. Her singles like single ladies and halo cannot be beaten.. They make you want to move... Shes the best and I am her biggest fan.. Love you beyonce

OH HELL. NO! They call her Queen Bey for a reason, because there is Queen Bey and King Michael. 1 and 2! She should be second only to Michael. Have you ever heard the song Listen? Listen to Listen and then go listen to songs from the people you have put above her, who's singing is the best?! Plus, she can dance at the same time without lip syncing! She had the best song in 2002 with destiny's child, 2003 (Crazy in love), 2007 (Irreplaceable) and 2009 (Single Ladies). First woman to headline Glastonbury in 25 years! Everyone knows who she is, everyone knows the uh-oh dance and not to mention "to the left, to the left"... She is one of the most famous women ever to walk the face of this Earth. One word, BEYONCE!

I just don't get it why does everyone and their mother overrate Beyonce she is not a very great singer and there are people who actually have unique voices and Beyonce is not one of them! - TheThomasThomas

Beyonce placed 30? What? You gotta be kidding me. Beyonce is definitely one of the most inspirational, astounding, beautiful, warm-hearted, funny, diligent, and powerful singers and entertainers of our time. From her Destiny Child days to where she is now, she has always shown great commitment and passion in her music career as well as her fans, including ME! I love many songs by her, especially Crazy in Love, I Was Here, Listen, and, ah so many! She can rock it on stage, dancing in those high heels and still can sing and reach every single note without even taking a breath. I love her so much as I am one of her many admirers, and may she be blessed to continue to make many more great songs and inspiring people around the world from generation to generation

YES she is so good

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31Christina AguileraChristina María Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known for songs such as "Beautiful", "Genie In A Bottle", "Fighter", "Hurt", "Dirrty", "Your Body", "Lady Marmalade", "Reflection", and "Candyman".

She's a so talented singer, beautiful girl, wonderful mother and simply very kind person.

Hum... There sould be a problem with this Top Ten List. Like, Christina is so much better than Madonna, for example. But ain't a list that changes the fact that she is the best. She has a POWERfull range and she is SIMPLY THE BEST. SORRY.

Christina I think shall be above any other pop singers in any list in terms of singing. Simply because Christina really know how to sing and artistic enough to become a legend.

OH my god she is the best singer to me and in my book!

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32Ozzy 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.

Unusual, unique but amazing voice. Brilliant singer. - icepaw99

Ozzy has always had a great voice. It has never changed. - ernest

As they said about Freddie Mercury, this guy doesn't need a microphone so everyone can here him! This man was more successful than Paul Mccartney, and Black Sabbath was more successful than The Beatles! The only people that don't think he can sing is def people! Listen to the Sabbath bloody Sabbath c.d., and I think you'll change your mind about this list and put him at #1.

As I mentioned before, his singing is entertaining. - LightningBlade

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33M. ShadowsMatthew Charles Sanders, better known by his stage name M. Shadows, is an American musician, best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter and founding member of the American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold.

I think that Avenged Sevenfold should be better known. They are a great band! And M. Shadows is amazing!

Man if anyone can hit the notes like him at the end of "I won't see you tonight part 1", I'll bow to them. That my friend, is unreal.

Two Words... Avenged Sevenfold... None better... Never will be.

Great baritone singer

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34Jared Leto

His vocal range is amazing. Almost nobody knows what is his range, But everybody knows that is the best. I love Jared, his voice and 30 Seconds to Mars.

Jared is able to show a large range with his voice. He can go from a harsher rock sound, to a punk sound, to a sound completely unique and all his own. It would be very hard for others to show such range (including some of the people higher up on the list). You can recognize his sound, and he has extreme passion, and his lyrics have MEANING. Truly inspirational. Clearly should be in the top 10. Easily in the top 5. In my opinion, #1

Amazing vocal range that doesn't sound cheesy... Amazing vibrato, and low range and insane high range energy and screaming! And best of all its all original...

He is amazing

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35Kurt 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.

How can he be this low? That just boggles the mind. A complete grunge legend, maybe one of the first and few grunge singers to actually have semi-clean vocals at times. Amazing.

Father of Grunge, an example and inspiration to a big number of today's bands
Simply the best! Thank you for all, Kurt. We will always remember you...

the men is just amazing, maybe not in a stetic and impecable kind of way, but his voice really reaches anybody's soul

How is he this low most people on this list can't actually sing they just cheat their way through the music industry. Plus Kurt wears plaid, everyone knows plaid is the best pattern for shirts - funkymonkeymcslamdunky

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36Avril Lavigne

She the coolest singer ever. Her PUNKY look and her own style, shows and proves that she is the most fab singer. Her songs have rocking beats and all her slow songs like complicated, when your gone, etc are so damn touching. You may find her a girl next door and the very next moment a princess. Her voice is awesome and I think that she deserves to be among top 30. Her videos are perfect and depict her cool lifestyle. She is the coolest girl vid her great voice. Love her. And can't wait for her next song.

I think can't find any one to compare with her! She has many fan in all of the world!

She's my first idol. Avril is the most admired female singer now. I will love her forever.
Even though I live in China and I am Chinese. BUT I will try my best to support her.

Avril saved my life a lot of times and deserves to be number one on this list because she has such a great style and all her songs are so good! Especially "fall to pieces"

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37Billie Joe ArmstrongBillie Joe Armstrong is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor who is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Green Day, which he co-founded with Mike Dirnt.

No one, ever will be such an amazing artist as BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG

DEAL WITH IT!

There's a contest between Billie and Reverend Strychnine Twitch and Wilhelm Fink... but I pick Billie.

The List makers do not know or have not yet listened to BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG,
A voice like he has got is just incomparable, its a big shame that people like Chester(who know only to shout), Michael Jackson(who is a disguised male, Madonna, Celine Dion and others...

You can listen to wake me up when September ends for a better knowledge of how good he is...
Or listen to 21 guns, Macy's day parade, good riddance basket case,...
Just any green day song...

GREEN DAY ROCK AND ARE IMMORTAL and so is BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG

He has an amazing voice and should be higher. - LightningBlade

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38Mick JaggerSir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger is an English singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as the lead vocalist and a co-founder of the Rolling Stones.

Mick.. WOW.. Mick should be at the top of this JOKE of a list.. Mick is the best front man a band could ever have, I seen him in Regina twice.. Ran half the length of the football field SINGING and didn't miss a beat.. If you can find a singer who started in 62 and can do that that well.. Look me up... MICK IS THE BEST - landonlee

Words cannot describe my utter disappointment in god for letting you morons put Mick Jagger as 105! I guess no one has any good taste anymore... - rush2ryme

MICK Should be one of the ten greatest singeers I mean no one is singig and dancing the way he does and he's done a lot of things the least fifty years

One of my all time favorite singers. Ever since I listened to Angie, I like his voice and singing. - LightningBlade

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39PinkAlecia Beth Moore known professionally as Pink, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.

WHY IS PINK NOT NUMBER 1?!

Pink is one of the only modern artists whose songs actually have some sort of meaning. Just Give Me A Reason is one of those songs which their lyrics make you want to go "I know right? "

"Try" is one of the most inspiring songs ever written. (The other two being Titanium by David Guetta ft. Sia and Stronger by kelly Clarkson.)
"When there is desire there is gonna be a flame/When there is a flame someone's bound to get burned./But jsut because it burns doesn't mean you'll die/You gotta get up and try, try, try.

And most of all, this song is arguably the best song ever written, why is it not popular like Gangnam Style...

BLOW ME ONE LAST KISS

This song perfectly describes many strained relationships, no matter who or where or when. The lyrics are concise, perfectly timed, allegorical, anything you want. This song also perfectly describes my feelings towards my abusive mother who I cannot escape the ...more

Obvious I would think. She is so talented and has traveled through 3-4 genres of music with success in each one. Obviously she has skill.

OH MY GOD!
WHY IS THE ALMIGHTY QUEEN P!NK ONLY AT 79! ARE YOU KIDDING!
P!NK CAN OUT SING THESE PEOPLE ANY DAY
SHE IS THE GREATEST LIVE PERFORMER IN THE WORLD, HAVE YOU SEEN ANYONE IN THE TOP 10 SWING FROM A TRAPEZE OR SILKS FROM 40 FEET IN THE AIR WITH NOTHING BUT HER STRENGTH KEEPING HER UP AND NO NET UNDERNEATH HER AND STILL SING LIVE WITH NO AUTOTUNE WHAT SO EVER AND STILL KEEP AN INCREDIBLY STRONG VOICE AND STILL STAY IN TUNE!
ANY WAY FORGET THIS PINK WAS NAMED THE TOP ARTIST OF 2000 TO 2010 BECAUSE OF HER AMAZINGNESS WHO NEEDS THIS STUPID LITTLE LIST TO FIND OUT WHO IS THE BEST
UGH WHY IS P!NK SO UNDERRATED PEOPLE
NOT ONLY THAT BUT FOR HER TRUE FANS
HER VOICE IS LIKE MEDICINE, IT ALWAYS CALMS US DOWN,
WHEN WE FALL SHE IS ALWAYS THERE TO PICK US UP
WHEN SHE SINGS IT IS LIKE SHE IS WITH YOU IN HEART AND NEXT TO YOU LIKE SHE IS THERE
WHEN WE ARE BROKEN SHE HELPS BUILD WITH HER MUSIC
WHEN WE ARE FALLING SHE WILL SAVE US WITH HER MUSIC
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I love Pink and her songs. They are so motivated. Like Just Like Fire.

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40Ronnie 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.

Please tell me how Kelly Clarkson and Britney Spears are above the living legend: DIO?

He is the MOST underrated singer in music history. He is also one of the most underrated lyricists. Listen to his work with rainbow, with his amazing soft voice in the songs: catch the rainbow, rainbow eyes, temple of the king. and his powerful voice in the songs: rainbow in the dark, last line, man on the silver mountain. These are only few of the many amazing songs this legend wrote. He was a better singer then Michael jackson, mick jagger and many others who are considered one of the best.

Dio's name means God! And he is the God of singing! His career spanned decades and he never released a bad album! From his first album with Elf to Master of the Moon, I enjoyed every word that he sang! Dio may be dead, but his legacy will live forever!

His songs and his skills are remarkable. - LightningBlade

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