Best Singers of All Time

The Contenders: Page 3XW

41Steven TylerSteven Tyler is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and former television music competition judge, best known as the lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion.

Should be #1
Deamon of screaming
Amazing range
Amazing variety of songs
Wonderful song writer
Go listen to dream on, the other side, mama kin, don't wanna miss a thing, deuces are wild, nine lives, you see my cryin, trip hoppin, monkey on my back, and dude (looks like a lady) and you'll start to get an idea of why he is the best(i didn't put all these because they are my fav. More because they show a lot of variety)

he should be number 1 what a beautiful sexy sultry voice. He makes the
women go mad and the guys wish they were like him. No way he's number 72.
Will some of the artists voted higher then him be that way at 63. He's
amazing and forever young.

No way how is that possible... The first song I learned how to sing Sweet Emotion and It was not very easy I think he has a great voice

Easily has the most powerful voice out of anyone

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42Johnny 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 all the way down here? That's insane. - themusicking101

This list is about singing. Not about songwriting. Then again, if John Lennon is a better singer than Aretha Franklin then why the hell not. - marmalade_skies

Johnny cash should be at least top 10 his songs are so relate-able to everyone his voice is amazing like really he's not even top 100 that's not right he should be some where in top 10 the hurt, ring of fire, walk the line, jackson, folsom prison blues, give my love to rose and get rhythm are just pure genius songs he's amazing people who haven't listened to him or those you should go and listen to those songs right now or some of his other amazing songs ok cause johnny cash should NOT be 114 he should be at least top 10 if you listen to some of his songs you will understand how AMAZING he is I love him <3 R.I. P

His cover of 'Hurt' proves what an amazing singer he is and how emotional he can be.

He has an amazing voice and retained it till the end. - LightningBlade

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43Demi Lovato

Demi lovato is the best! Keep on going! You would get to the top 5 your songs are superb and so great that I listen to them everyday! I love you Demi!

Are you kidding with me? DEMI SHOULD BE NUMBER 1. She's so amazing and inspiring. She is both a hero and a great singer that deserve a better place in this top. Think of what she have been through and then look at other artists that always use autotune. DEMI = the best.

Definaely the best singer to come from Disney in recent memory. She is heaps better than Gomez and Cyrus and actually better than most mainstream singers older than her. Demi is very talented, beautiful and a great role model too!

Why in the WORLD is she at 46! This stuff is lies!

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44Chris CornellChris Cornell is an American rock musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as former lead vocalist and songwriter for the supergroup Audioslave.

Why is Cornell not higher on the this list? In terms of vocal range, songwriting ability, stage presence, diversity and longevity he is easily one of the greatest singers of all time. Admittedly Soundgarden never quiet achieved the popularity they were capable of, Temple of the Dog has become a forgotten treasure and Audioslave was over before they began. Really, Chris Cornell left before their debut album was released and came back after it was successful. His solo career seems unfocused with too much trying to be a poor man's Jeff Buckley. Chris Cornell could have been much more but he's still a legend.

My favorite vocalist of all time... I love all of his bands from soundgarden to audioslave even temple of the dog... My all-time favorite. I know that whitney houston is a great singer... But people are all obsessed with her now because she died! That's not right, you might brag that you have all the 45's of houstons, but did you have that before february 11th? Now people are gonna be buying up all the donna summer cds (even though I love her voice) half the people that have all her cds have never heard of her since a couple of days ago. But I'm not bashing any of these singers, and I pity anyone who does. No one should be bashed for their talent. People who do put down other people are jealous who have nothing better to do... Perfect example: justin bieber. You either love him or you hate him... I personally hate his music (I'm a grunge head so I hate new music) but I think he's an alright person. Turning into a douchebag, but he still has potential and people shouldn't bash other ...more

He deserves to be at number 1 in my opinion
The guy has got the best voice in rock history
He is got a huge vocal range only in chest voice
And He can pull it all off live and beautifully
Some are even better than the studio
To me cornell is a god of singing and he deserves to be at the top

I haven't listened to Audioslave yet. I should try their songs someday. - LightningBlade

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45ShakiraShakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model.

She's absolutely the most original, and the greatest performer, with powerful voice that leaves us shocked and amazed. She's definitely number one, she can sing her heart out and she sings her own compositions which make her even better.

She's cool! And very attractive. She can dance and did many things like a playing a guitar etc.

She has done lot of things to help little children and she is great in using vocals and also a great belly dancer

Shakira has one of the best voices in the world. Her voice is so unique. You can really tell it's her when you listen to any song of her.

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46Rob HalfordRobert John Arthur "Rob" Halford is an English singer and songwriter, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest and famed for his powerful wide ranging operatic voice.

To see Rob Halford down here is almost disgraceful. Along with Geoff Tate, Dio and Bruce Dickinson; he belongs in the top 20 if not top 10.
I have no arguments with MJ and Freddie on top but who the heck is Rhydian and how do people have the nerve to rate him higher than the Metal God?
Hell, that Rhydian guy has only released one album which amounts to nothing.
Rob Halford has been performing since 1974, astonishing people with that awesome voice. He had a range of 4 - 6 octaves and could easily change his style to match the music. From sweet, soft, sad songs like Dreamer Deceiver; Blood Red Skies; Last Rose of Summer and Beyond the Realms of Death to vicious snarling metal tunes like Breaking the Law; Hell Bent for Leather; Delivering the Goods; etc. He could reach notes so high, it could make fine crystal break. I'm talking about Dissident Aggressor; Painkiller; Sinner; Exciter, Ram it Down and the mac-daddy of Priest songs, Victim of Changes, where his entire vocal ...more

You all Are NUTS! How can anyone ever compare singers like Michael jackson and axl rose with the Metal God Rob Halford?! In his prime he had a vocal range over 6 octaves and tell me who else in the world had a better falsetto wail/tenor voice than him, huh? I'm sick and tired of people not giving Heavy Metal music the honor and respect it deserves. Rob Halford is the greatest Metal singer and the greatest singer/frontman of all genre of all time.. If he is second then he's second only to Robert plant and no one else and don't you forget it! Metal God Rules!

You know, I like Iron Maiden more than Judas Priest and Bruce Dickinson has an amazing voice but, Rob Halford I must admit is superior. Sorry Bruce. - metalmaiden

His vocals are powerful and amazing. - LightningBlade

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47Kelly Clarkson

The best singer I have ever heard! She can sing any genre, from R&B to metal to bubblegum pop to soul! Everything. She has an incredible range and an especially amazing to belt out high notes. And she sings even better live than in the studio. Not many singers can do that. There's a reason she won American Idol and became so popular - because she can really sing!

She's got an soft side and a dark side, and isn't afraid to show either one. Her songs are strong and powerful and hit the deepest core, and are very heartfelt. She sings from the heart, and can do a sexy growl, a soft sweet high notes. You name it, this bubbly, yet feisty Texan can sing it all.

Kelly Clarkson, Stevie Wonder, and Pavarotti are lower than some of these other people? Really?

Used to listen to her songs back in the day. My favorite used to be 'Catching My Breath'. - LightningBlade

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48Chris BrownChristopher Maurice "Chris" Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. He is most well known for his physical assault towards the singer Rihanna in more.

What is chris brown doing in the last place... Are you 'kidding' me... Um an Egyptian fan... Tamer hosny and amr diab are in the top five... Seriously I am disappointed I mean how does a man with a voice like him doing here?!

I don't like this rating at all. Chris brown down to 76!

Should not be this low, should be top 10. He overcame all his problems and hate and had the courage to carry on making great music. He can sing, dance and rap and he writes most of his own music and directs his own videos. I just don't understand how he is so low.

2nd best dancer

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49Ariana GrandeAriana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress. She was born on June 26th 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera . She is best known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom, "Victorious" . She later become a singer more.

I may not know so much things about her but recently I have been listening to her music, she sings really great. She is also a beautiful and nice person she has a great sense of style. She comes up with great songs and not Afraid to she her personality or her feelings. She is young and I think she deserves to be on the top ten, I bet it would mean the world to her if she knew that she is on the top ten. Ariana all the way!

Two words for you popular song it is unique and well, popular, look up how many viewers have listened to this totally amazing song! Listen to the playlist of her songs (including the way).

I love you ariana grande. My first favourite because you are so pretty in bang bang and also nicki and jessie. My second favourite song is last Christmas it is so sweet. Guess what I love you so much you rock and stay cool like always I also have so many posters of you one of it says always ariana

She's destined to be number 1.

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50Jim MorrisonJames Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.

strong, clear, authoritative, musical, expressive, warm, sincere... number 1 for me.

I don't know how Jim Morrison got to the bottom of the list. I know he's not the best but at least top 5 material right.. - rater-J

Wow, can't believe that some crappy singers like Lovato, Levine, Pink... have a higher rank than him. He is one of the best of all time, having one of the most iconic and best voices of history, I mean seriously who could sing as amazing as him, he deserves a top 10 spot or at least a top 15 for sure. Doing so much and being as great as he was in such little time is pretty amzingm so he deserves far more than this.

Deep, dark and sexy voice!

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51Bob MarleyRobert Nesta "Bob" Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim.

Bob Marley cures your sadness/depression/anger all in one song, if any artist can do that he totally and completely deserves to be the greatest singers of all time. Listen to redemption song, it'll make your day.

Agree. He was at ease with love songs as well as revolutionary

ilove my life... because I listen Bob Marley =) - coolfool

I love this guy!

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52Bob DylanBob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer . he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016 .

Justin bieber over eminem and bob dylan what hell is this list. He is a legend of all times

SO unfair! GO and see the rolling stone magazine!

What the hell is Bob doing on 100! He's a legend undoubtedly! He isn't just the greatest singer he's the greatest song writer! He deserves top ten at least!

Eminem, Katy Perry are on Bob Dylan. Hell the list.

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53Adam LevineAdam Noah Levine is an American singer and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist for the Los Angeles pop rock band Maroon 5.

Grest songwriter and singerof all time, with the best well-known songs and amazing to watch in concert!

Adam Levine is the singer for my favorite band. Love him, love him, love him. He is so amazing, he should be top 10!

How can Adam Levine be in 91? Are you guys crazy!?!?! HE should be at least at no.15 or no.10

King best singer ever

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54James HetfieldJames Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.

This God Is Better Than Michael Jackson By Miles... The Vocals In Master Of Puppets Are So Much Better Than The Ones In Thriller

Did it occur to you that he's using one Metallica example too? He's got much better vocal songs. Listen to their self-titled Black Album if you want to hear James's greatest singing. Particularly the Unforgiven and Enter Sandman. - Songsta41

I fell down from my desk after seeing him under lady gaga. Find another game guys.

WHAT THE HILL IS AMR DIAB DOING IN TOP 3 this man sucks in a very disgusting way and by the way james is far better than Michael jackson just listen to FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS

Just look at how he manage to remember the guitar chords and lyrics while performing and sing powerfully. James and Mustaine are Gods of music

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55Marvin GayeMarvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, and is regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time .

If you listen to any sort of modern pop, then you should immediately recognize Marvin Gaye as being a primary reason as to why modern pop sounds the way it does. What he lacked in range he made up for with some of the most soulful singing and most passionate lyrics ever heard. He died too young.

Marvin could do things with his voice that few can come close to emulating. should be well ahead of 90% of this list.

Beautiful voice. It's a bad joke that he's on place 57! Great voice and always an important message. Intelligence and great song writing - ChatonNoir

Let's Marvin Gaye and get it on - Btd

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56Eddie VedderEddie Vedder is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as a member of the rock band Pearl Jam, with whom he performs lead vocals and is one of three guitarists.

Number 97? What a crime. Never has there been a more distinctive, soulful voice than Eddie's. He feels every song he sings which in turn makes you feel as you listen. Eddie and Chris Cornell should be in the top 10.

Eddie is such a gifted singer. His voice combined with his emotional lyrics makes him one of the greatest rock vocalists to ever live. His voice is so multi-faceted and unique. You can hear the pain in his voice, but at the same time he assures you that everything is going to be okay in the end. Warm, inviting, and soulful are only a few words that can describe Eddie Vedder's entrancing voice. Him, along with Chris Cornell do share similar qualities, but Eddie's voice is much more heartwarming and touching. Eddie Vedder sitting at #51 is a complete disgrace and shows that the people voting for Katy Perry and Bruno Mars are clowns that don't know the meaning of talent. Pearl Jam write their own songs themselves, not bubblegum music corporation producers. Even though I mostly listen to heavy metal now, Pearl Jam will always be a favourite of mine, and Eddie Vedder has become a legend in rock music.

99?! Well this guy deserves way more than this.. His voice is one of the most powerful I heard.. Pearl Jam is a super awesome band.. Cmoon guys... Vote for the king

This guy is THE BEST singer to ever walk on this planet and all he gets is #53? He is the most versatile and heartwarming singer with an ability to be able to shed tears as well as make your head bang with his music. Stop voting for Lady gaga you clowns! Just listen to this guy.

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57Janis JoplinJanis Joplin (1943-1970) was an American singer who rose to fame as the main singer of acid band Big Brother and the Holding Company. She was known for her eccentric hippie style and psychedelic rock music.

I had no idea Demi Lovato and Britney Spears are so talented! I think Janis should be a little closer to #1 than #136.

Yep, faith lost. I guess Taylor Swift is better than Janis Joplin. She's not 1 but top 15 would have been suitable. 88 though? WOW. - therootbeer

Janis Joplin was a pioneer of hard rock and one of the greatest artists of all time. She led the way for all the women that ranked higher than her.

Powerful, strong yet fragile, I love Janis - ChatonNoir

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58BonoPaul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. His original nickname was Bono Vox which means "big voice".

He's got the greatest falsetto in rock history... Amazing range... Unsurpassablle charisma and presence... Easily the greatest frontman in history... And those who doubt his vocals listen to "lemon"... The greatest vocal performance in history

Bono should go down in history for having the best voice, I have been to many u2 concerts and he totally mind blowing live and believe me I've watched lots of bands but none come close to bono I love him so much he's truly a rock god.

Come on bono 86? Such a great vocalist in 86th?.. This must be a joke... The band that has won the highest number of awards of all time 22 grammy's... And in 86th position?...

Good voice different but I like it

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59UsherUsher Terry Raymond IV is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. Born in Dallas, but raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee was where he lived until moving to Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 12 where his mother put him in local singing competitions all over the city.

One of the true greats of all time arguebly the best male voice and the smoothiest dance moves ever seen

The Best R&B singer and Pop also should be at least in the top 10. This list is so damn wrong.

Huh yup its fun. Its just kidding' everyonn usher... At 83 OH MY GOSH he deserves no. 1 man just off me without usher

Hey everybody ever heard of AUTOTUNE

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60Amr Diab

Amr Diab took the Arab world to a higher level & he is a Must artist for the music-lovers. He started of 1983. 1988 he was marked as the best Egyptian artist. 1998 he was the first arabian artist who went international with his smashing hit Nour El Ain (AKA Habibi)
He sings in arabic, but his music is been translated into more than 7 languages.
Nour El Ain (Habibi) 1996
Awedony 1998
Amarein 1999
Tamally Ma'ak 2000
Wala Ala Baloh 2001
Ana Ayesh 2003
Leily Nahary 2004
We Maloh 2005
Ne'ol Eh 2007
Wayah 2009
Aslaha Btifrik 2010
La' Btestahel & El Helm (Comming very soon 2011)

Amr Diab is the king of Arabic music
He is the best selling middle eastern artist of all time
According to BBC, he has ruled the Arab music world, specially Egypt and the Middle East, since mid 80s, continually breaking sales records. His songs has been translated to more than seven different languages. The three-time World Music Awards Winner, Amr Diab, is the Founder of Mediterranean Music.

I love this man and he is the legend. King of eastern music

I like his songs but I think there are many other Middle Easters artists that are way better than him who deserve to be on this list!

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