Best Singers of All Time
The Contenders: Page 4
Akon is a great entertainer, his songs make us so relax and feel good. You should listen his music then you will would like to listen it every day.
All the singers are singers just for fame. But you are the singer to all the fans in the world
I'm just a singer trying to entertain
Because I love my fans
I.E. , why you are the best singer according to me...
Akon Is The Best Singer In The World. That Songs Like Right Now, Chammak Challo, Angel, Burn That Bridge, Crank It Up, Sexy Bitch, Beautiful, Boomerang, I Just Had Sex, Takin It Off etc. Is Best In The World That Songs Are Amazing And Very Rocking. I Think Akon Is The Number 1 In This List. Because There Songs Is Very Very Amazing. I Really Love You Akon And I Think You Are Best Singer In The World.
Your Fan And I Love You.
He's the best singer I hve ever seen in my life.His voice is too good, He's songs will at the all time bests.V 55 Comments
Enrique is the best singer of all time. He sings from his soul and no one can be compared with him. He is even better than Michael Jackson. He deserves to be on the top. This list is wrong. Love you enrique!
Enrique is best no one can beat him. He has quality in his song, he deserves to be no1 unfortunately this list is wrong. First listen Michael jackson and then listen enrique, you will realize that enrique is best 4 ever
Enrique deserves to be number 1. He can sing way better then Michael Jackson. This list is so wrong.
He's the best singer! All of his songs are superb! He's faaar better than Taylor, Chris Brown and many other singer who are ahead of him in this list!
These kinds of lists are just boring and disrespectful. Can you imagine a list of the 100 best tennis players of all time that has roger federer at number 100? What a joke. The vast majority of artists on this list, including michael jackson, would be embarrassed to be rated above the big O. Furthermore, pretty much everyone in the music business that's mattered, eg presley, dylan, bono, springsteen, the beatles etc, has already spoken of roy orbison as being the best singer in the world. And that's the bottom line.. The opinion of ones industry peers holds a little more weight than speculative wannabe lists such as this. Nice try, but roy orbison was, is, and probably always will be, the best singer in the world. End of discussion.
It amazes me that roy is at 101, I mean listen to his music, even elvis presley said that roy orbison was the greatest singer of his time. his voice was so smooth and his lyrics on songs like blue bayou really get to you. I listen to a lot of metal and death metal music but I know true talent when I see it.
Years ago I was deeply impressed with Orbison's singing... His songs "struck a chord" within my soul and left such an indelible impression that I have recently rediscovered him again in later years and now have an even greater appreciation for his incredible talent and ability to stir your inner feelings... He truly is the Soul of Rock and Roll!
I've only heard a couple of his songs but he is very good - AjklothV 36 Comments
Jason Derulo USED to be a great artist, but was then sucked into the inescapable black hole that is our generation and produced trash like "Talk Dirty To Me" and "Wiggle". It's a shame to see a promising artist go bad with garbage songs like those two.
He's The Best, And deserves top 10 place
Jason Derulo, your song wiggle sucks. Come up with a song without butts in it
My favorite song of his is "In My Head" - AjklothV 22 Comments
The incredible trills of her fortissimos riffs shake the soul of anybody that has one. While she doesn't have the deep timbre of a Dinah Washington or the piercing soprano of Melanie, her artistic command of the mid-ranges stands supreme among the singers of her youthful era. Even in this era, only Celine Dion can sing with such majesty and power.
If you just formed a nation, Barbra is the one who's singing your anthem.
wow! no one compares to her, I am
a female impersonator of many singers, she is the one singer I have to concentrate and focus on the most. many singers I impersonate come very easily to me
she is the one that takes the most
concentration, her length of holding onto those notes wow!
I can hardly believe Barbra isn't in the top 5 - she has the purist pitch, tone, flexibility, resonance and range of any singer in the era of electronic recording - she is the singers singer. She is of such a higher standard then most of this list - Listen to her in her 20's and 30's on you tube - so many beautiful songs made so because of her voice. Pamela R
Seriously. Guess we know the demographic voting. Barbra Streisand is in a league all her own. There isn't anything she couldn't sing. No note too high or too low. I cringe when others try to imitate her. And in her 70s she's still out there performing without embarrassing herself. Tony Martin, Tony Bennet, Frank Sinatra, Pavoratti, Dean Martin, Patsie Cline, Loretta Lynn, Bing Crosby, Elvis, they are/were all great--but there will only ever be one Streisand.V 30 Comments
SARAH IS OUT OF THIS RIDICULOUS COMPETITION, SIMPLE BECAUSE SHE IS FROM HEAVEN NOT FROM EARTH! SARAH IS UNREACHABLE!
Sarah has one of the most amazing voices of all time. She is by far better then the singers above. She is not only classically trained but can sing other genre like pop/rock etc. She can sing aria's made for the coloratura, the lyrical, and the dramatic soprano. How many singers can pull that off and then switch to an entirely different genre of music in a single concert. I saw her live and she was amazing. In fact her song "La Luna" takes amazing skill to even pull off. She sings it so lyrically but then she brings in her dramatic power and just sings out those high notes. A question of honour is extremely difficult starting off with the aria from La Wally and then going into a more pop rock tone and then ending with pure dramatic soprano opera. Love that song.
Sarah's vocal tone is unrivalled in beauty. Her passionate and insightful interpretations in all types of music (including classical, jazz, musicals, folk, pop,and classical crossover) transport the listener into a dreamscape of intoxicating beauty and have won her the most devoted fanbase imaginable. She is officially the biggest selling soprano in human history and beloved by those whose hearts are ravished by the unique voice of the Angel of Music. - timhatcher
She is so much better than some of those people above (no offense), and she can REALLY SING not like some artists nowV 93 Comments
Honestly, one of the best MALE singers of all time. Should be A LOT higher on the list, like top 20. The girls love him and most guys whether or not they want to admit it he has a killer voice plus he gets all the girls guys dream they could get.
His voice quality is different from others... Too good!
Where is he?! Timberlake is totally the best singer. He seems to have just the right voice for his different songs. He expresses how he feels in the best of ways, and I can relate to him a lot. You are crazy to not put JT on here. And what about Timbaland and KanYe West? Your list makes me sick.
Probably should've been number 1..honestlyV 56 Comments
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.V 77 Comments
Please vote for her I think she is the best singer of all time I just love her I want to see her at the top 5 I just love her songs her voice is also so sweet loovee please give her all your votes everyday her nabeel
I think selena gomez is a great singer she is number 23 for top 25 celebrities she rules she is beautiful selena gomez works on the show wizards of Waverley place.
She is the best female singer to ever live guys. Some of her songs get over 100 million views and way more likes than dislikes. I understand most girls are jealous at her because she is dating, or was, Justin "idiot" Bieber but very few liked both. She is actually the only singer of today to make some of my favorite songs the rest are classic songs. Her song "who says" is actually my favorite song.
She's the most amazing person in the worldV 194 Comments
Josh Groban is NOT only an amazing opera singer, he is also one that has crossed over to many genres. He can make a song be relatable to anyone, and not just one age group. And well... Just listen to his own voice. Technically speaking, he literally IS the best singer of all time. His voice is extremely powerful, and the way he hits those low bass notes, and then goes into his higher range in the next second is nothing short of remarkable. A voice like Josh Groban's simply shouldn't exist. He could out sing the best when he was only nineteen, and now at thirty, he's still amazing... And his voice hasn't even fully MATURED YET. (The male voice reaches it's peak at 35-38). Oh, and by the way, he is also the most consistent record seller, according to Rolling Stone Magazine, in the past ten years. He also has a charity to give money to arts programs that are lacking funds. So he has a heart, and talent to boot.
Whenever Josh Groban sings either on T.V., live at a concert, or even on the radio, it is like you are listening to magic being made. His tone is so pure and powerful, it's like he's reaching through the stereo and giving you a hug with his voice. Honestly, just pull up a song and listen to him. He can either rock with Sting, or serenade someone with Michael Buble, and it's amazing. He is the one artist I know who can cross over into so many other genres, and not just opera. One might say that he's just another Pavarotti, but I don't believe Pavarotti ever had teenage girls crying out to him alongside grandmas who said, "Oh, he's such a nice boy! " Even if Josh doesn't make it to the top of this list, he simply deserves to be on here. The emotions he brings out using his voice are nothing less than remarkable.
Josh truly has a gorgeous voice that appeals to all ages. I can sit in the dark, close my eyes and be transported to another place while listening to him. His music has gotten many people through hard times. I have seen him perform live several times and he is incomparable-better than on manufactured cds relied upon by other "artists". He can absolutely call himself an true artist. His heart is as big as his voice as he supports the arts and gives back to young people everywhere. His legendary fan base has grown over the last 10 years from a handful to too many count and they faithfully follow him around the world to support him when he tours. He's funny, goofy and the most adorable guy around. Should be at the top of this list!
Great singer. One of the best,most angelic voiced ever.amazing vibrato and a wide vocal range. Never heard someone I liked more.V 118 Comments
I live in Mississippi, and Soul and the Blues are very popular around here. And I remember the first time I heard Sam Cooke, I was with some friends and it came on the radio, the song was "A Change Gonna Come", and it spoke to me so deeply. All the emotion he put into the song, it was simply amazing. He could almost whisper at times and then hit the high notes gracefully, and switching between those like the flick of a switch. I love Sam Cooke, and I hope others can learn to also. He may have passed away in '64, but his music is still loved today. You know what they say, "The shine outlives the star. "
One of the best voices ever recorded, you felt every note he sang, so great he was nicknamed Mr. Soul. In my opinion truly one of the greatest singers of all time.
What I don't understand is how The Rolling Stone - A highly respected magazine - has Cooke at #4 on their list, and you guys have him at 99.
Honestly deserves #1 but the fact he's not even in the top 10 is so sad to meV 16 Comments
The most artistic and charismatic male singer of our time! His voice, his phrasing and a play with tone gives limitless broadness in music! He's also a wonderful actor in his songs! - AlexakaRosco
bovie is always creative in his songs through which we can see his inner desire for dreams and the love deeply rooted for human being.
he might being called a liberting,but,how should i care,the one thing i should know is that he is really excellent - cmonchina
has anyone listened 2 some of the singers at the top of the list compared to this guy... they got nothing on him he creams them easily... he's great
He ranked so low! What is wrong with these people!? I'm 12 and I appreciate Bowie!V 99 Comments
Best singer ever in India but I can't believe that he is ranked below Mika. Please vote for him wisely. He deserve at least in top 50.
The versatile and best singer in India. He has all the potential for any type of singing in all Indian language and English too. Able to sing any type of song able to sing in different voice uniquely. The most deserving voice from India and very popular among all music lover around the world.
He is God of singing. He is best not in India all over the world. He can sing any kind of song in any language. Who understand Hindi little bit they knows his quality. He has all qualities to be best all time.
Hi is god of singing hi the best singer of any language and any type of songV 387 Comments
Duh. Hayley. She shouldn't be top 100, she should be top 20. Okay, so her voice, compared to others is THAT good, but you have to understand she has no head voice. Which is a disadvantage to her. However, she can still sing as well and even better than most of the singers out there. Although one's voice might be important, it is also crucial that you have really good stamina to sing. Hayley has both of them. She runs while singing all of Paramore's songs and she is always able to sing well even after running around the stage or even headbanging. I mean, THAT uses a lot of energy. But she still can sing. SO WHY IS SHE PUT SO LOW, WHEN HER VOICE IS SIMPLY BRILLIANT? I'm confused, really.
Number 109? Surely the world has gone mad!
Her vocals are amazing and so are Paramore - she should definitely be in a much, much higher position than this. I mean, Justin Bieber above the amazing, inspirational Miss Williams? Come on! What is going through your minds, people.
Paramore's live performances are among the best, full of energy and excitement! She knows how to get the crowd going!
my hayley! you are the best singer of all time! at least she should be near Amy Lee! or in the top 100!
I think she's a very good singer, I liked her a lot when I was a teenager. Paramore still makes good music in my opinion, and Hayley's voice is unique.V 44 Comments
There are very few singers who can emote as effortlessly as Thom York can. Not only does his voice sound impeccable on recordings, but live he rarely ever falls flat or goes sharp. He has an extremely wide range singing as low as Nick Drake or Tom Waits, but can also effortless hit high notes that very few singers can match. His falsetto oozes emotion, and has the ability to move people to tears.
The measure of a good singer shouldn't be on technicality alone, but also on their ability to move people. This is Thom's strongest asset. He is also one of the most influential singers with everyone from Chris Martin, Israel Nebeker, and Matthew Bellamy amongst many others...
Also I recently heard Matt Pinfield cite Thom as always being professional and singing beautifully, stating one of his fondest memories of 120 minutes being Thom singing early in the morning and singing Fake Plastic Trees.
When you listen his voice in Everything in its Right Place, Reckoner, Exit Music for a Film, Pyramid Song, 2+2=5, There There, Last Flowers, Jigsaw Falling into Place How to Disappear Completely, Idioteque, Nude, No Surprises, Paranoid Android, House of Cards, Street Spirit or Harrowdown Hill (solo career ) you get to realize he's amongst the best and always will be, try and check some live versions too. Either powerful, cheerful, nostalgic, voidifying, inspiring, futuristic and yet so ancient-like, heartbreaking or heartwarming, always overwhelming and magical.
He infulenced an entire generation of singers with his use of falsetto and his vocal range. The most emotional voice since Neil Young. Period.
His music has helped shape my life...easily top 5 of all time. This shouldn't be a popularity contest but about art, range, and emotive context. Plus he is probably one if the best lyricists of all time to boot. On the eight day God created Thom.V 48 Comments
cause his voice is very colorful, huge, high gifted and not a least Ville loves what he does.
Ville is simply the best singer I've ever heard in my whole life, and I've listened to H.I.M. since I was 12 because it's just amazing
But its so sad that ville is a so underrated singer, he and his band H.I.M. deserve more recognition than they get
H.I.M. fOR LIFE!
Not only is Ville Valo a beautiful person, he has an undeniable talent for writing lyrics. His baritone voice can be manipulated and he can give literally any song his own style, weather it be Neil Diamond or Black Sabbath. HIM definitely deserves more recognition for what they do, because they are without a doubt one of the most down to earth bands I've ever had the please to listen to.
The best voice I've heard in my entire existence; better than any other male or female voices in every existing genre. He is a gem that touches the earth after millenniums maybe.V 398 Comments
What the hell is the problem with all you ignaroids, bon scott had the greatest voice of time. - acdcfan1
To be able to scream such raw sound and then to come back with cheeky smoothness is amazing
Bon scott would beat all of em in a showdown way is he not number 1 way damn it way
What's Bon Scott doing at number 71? He should be much higher! He's one of the best singers to ever walk the earth! Below the likes of usher & taylor swift? This is an embarrassment. His smooth falsetto, an upper range that can't hurt your ears no matter how high pitched or loud, lower range that's higher than most but still strong as buggery, what's not to like?V 35 Comments
O.K. if I am not hallucinating, Corey Taylor is behind Justin Beiber. How? He sings for 2 bands, he can go from hard rock to soft rock (ex. The Nameless. ), and does not have about 2 million dislikes on YouTube.
I was stuck in which to vote between Eddie Vedder and Corey, but this guy is just amazing.
It has a wide range of low and high voices. His scream is unique, Never listened to someone with that quality of voice.
So much diversity and such a great voice! Not to mention to amazing bands! His screaming and singing on Slipknot's 2nd album "Iowa" is explainable, you can feel the raw emotion in his voice throughout the entire album. All of Slipknot's follow ups were great also. Then to cap it off his work in Stone Sour with his best vocal performance coming on the song "Say You'll haunt me". All in all Corey Taylor has one of the most beautiful yet powerful and bad ass voices of all time!
Best vocals ever. Deserves number one, he has a 5 1/2 vocal range.V 71 Comments
She is the best female singer
I don't believe this list
She must be in top
She has a very good voice and she is so talented
More than this singers that are in the top of the list
I know, many people hate her but get real - she is by far the most versatile and unique female dancer! Her 1999-2003 music is unbeatable. Her modern music is a bit worse but she still makes catchy and inspirational music. Jenny is a fantastic performer! - Lacritia
This is all bull... Jennifer Lopez must be on the top.. I don't believe this list... her songs like waiting for tonight, on the floor, I'm into you are just awesome... I wish I could meet her at least once in my life...
Nice voice but her songs seem the same to meV 43 Comments
Billy Joel used to be so popular. He had a beautiful voice, could go high could go low, he could sound like anything. He also had such a natural sense for the music, I remember him just closing his eyes and humming to the beat. Billy Joel created some of the most moving songs that were all- time favorites just two or three decades ago (Piano Man, This is the Time, River of Dreams, Innocent Man, etc). It's pretty sad to see him being lapped by the obnoxious sounding fake singers of our generation, and the rap machines who have no sound. Billy Joel is a legend of music. He deserves better than this.
I just went through this list, and I have to ask you all a question. Are you all stoned or just stupid? This man has some of the best songs over the past 30 years. When I saw some of the people ahead of him, I started to wonder about the idiots who come on this site. Most of them should be wearing a helmet so they don't get hurt. - RdrTech
How is he not higher? What kind of idiots vote on this sight? Good lord, some of the people that top this list are just awful. There are very few artists who had/have more talent than Billy Joel and Elton John. Both of them need to be higher on this list, and it is just sad that they aren't.
WHY THE HECK IS BILLY JOEL PLACED IN NUMBER 96!? HE IS THE BEST MALE SINGER EVER. LISTEN TO PIANO MAN AND NEW YORK STATE OF MIND. SHOULD BE PUT BEFORE ELTON JOHN!V 20 Comments
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