Best Singers of All Time

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161Brad DelpBradley Edward "Brad" Delp was an American musician, best known as the lead vocalist of the rock bands Boston and RTZ.

How anybody could listen to Boston and not put Bradley Delp (at least) in the top ten is beyond me. I always thought, even before his untimely death, that his voice was THE voice of American Hard Rock, and was only rivaled by Freddie Mercury. Those two wrestle for the number one spot in a league of thier own.

This guy should be in the top 5 if not the first. I'm a big Boston fan, but in my opinion- very underrated singer. seriously listen some of his songs like More Than A Feeling, Long Time, Rock n roll band etc... His vocal range is astonishing and every time I hear him hitting those high notes I get a goosebumps.

His voice was like velvet. In my mind, he defined the 70s, and I loved all the work he did with Boston over the years. Brad... you shouldn't have killed yourself, man. Depression is a serious disease. If anyone reading this feels that way, please seek help!

When I first looked at this list, I was shocked to see Brad listed this low. His voice propelled Boston to the top of the charts. Coming in at 199 just shows me that people are voting on popularity not ability. RIP Brad

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162Dean Martin

Dean martin has on numerous occasions been voted best male vocals of all time, to put him at 214 just shows the creators of this list don't know what there talking about.

Dean Martin is by far the one of the best singers of all time. I m very dissapointed that he only made 190. He should have been with Frank Sinatra in the top 10.

Are you guys kidding not on this list what an amazing voice, Frank Sinatra stated he was the strongest voice of his era.

You hear his fantastic voice on more ads and movies then anyone else! He was, and still is the greatest voice that ever walked the earth!

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163Bing CrosbyHarry Lillis "Bing" Crosby, Jr. was an American singer and actor. Crosby's trademark warm bass-baritone voice made him the best-selling recording artist of the 20th century, having sold over one billion records, tapes, compact discs and digital downloads around the world.

No one can top Bing Crosby as far as I'm concerned. He didn't even have to have music when he sang for it to be beautiful, that is a true God given gift. Even his whistle was beautiful. There has been no one born in this world today that could come close to sound like him and there never will.

I think Bing Crosby has the most beautiful voice of all time. I don't know how he could be so low a number as 168. Even his speaking voice was unique. You can judge someone unless you lived their life.

Bing holds the record for the most number of records sold and the longest to stay in the top charts. Elvis comes in a distant second.

The top selling singer of all time, and an oscar winner! Who can top that?

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Damn, those dislikes are real.

I don't know this person, but based on the dislikes of the supporters, I'm assuming that this dude can't sing, like what that other person said... - -Creepersteam

If people hate this person so much, why is Rhydian so high on this list? There are a hundred better singers on the list who are far back in the thousands. - LightningBlade

Rhydian sings with so much passion and emotion. His live performances (many on youtube) will blow you away! - KITT

Rhydian is simply the best singer/entertainer we have seen for many, many years. - vsj

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165CherCher 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 more.


Why is she so low on the list? She's been singing for half a century & for her age her voice is amazing. An amazing contralto voice that is easily recognized. Also she still performs on stage (most of the performance is real singing) & stays connected with her fans. She's the Goddess Of Pop, she deserves top 10... (Comment coming from a teenage fan of hers).

Its sad nobody knows who cher is anymore :( but we all know she should be at least top 10 cause she blows me away with her voice

Your fantastic

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166Tim Ripper Owens

Maybe the best earthly voice... (diamonds & rust live '98) you will cry for some reason if you hear it!

167Janet JacksonJanet Jackson is a singer and dancer who is well known for her sexually graphic records, iconic performances, and slightly weak voice. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and videos.

Janet Jackson should be tied with her brother. I mean like their the best of the of them all. They are still the best in this industry and still will be. But congrats at least she didn't come lower.

Janet is a good singer and was and still a good sister to Michael. Janet is beautiful, but she's been acting sexually crazy and freaky. I like that in female singers. I wish I could be disciplined by her like in her song Discipline.

Morteza pashaei=first in the world - nazli

I came all the way here to see one of the greatest artists of all time with an amazing voice to be 151 while Demi lovato is 50 what.

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168StingGordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE, known professionally by his stage name Sting, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor, and philanthropist.

Amazing! Can't beat it! Listen to "So Lonely, " and be amazed... Should be much higher.

The Police are the greatest band of all time!!!

One of the most iconic voices in music history. Instantly recognizable. There is a reason that his career has extended over four decades and continues with a new rock album this year! (2016)

He was a great singer for the police - Ajkloth

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169Charice PempengcoCharmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco, popularly known by the mononym Charice, is a Filipina singer who rose to popularity through YouTube.

Charice has a powerful and emotional voice.. She has a vocal range that is out of this world and she can hit every note with out fail. The thing that makes Charice one of the best singers in the world is the fact that she is so much better performing Live.. The Essence of Charice, which is so not the norm, is LIVE Performance.. She incomparable LIVE.. She is arguably the best LIVE Performer to date..
Charice has a voice that moves you, and when you realize that she can sing every genre of music from Rock to Opera it blows you away.. She gives you goosebumps and takes your breathe away.. Not many can do that.. She opens her mouth and Angels take notice, that's how beautiful her voice truly is.. No matter if she is singing a power ballad or pop song.. She's Stunning.. Her voice is flawless, and breathtaking.. I could go on forever talking about the Greatness that is Charice..

I have never tired from listening to her voice I find it uplifting. She is refer at a "Gift from Heaven" when she was entertaining in Italy. lea Salonga declared she is "insanely talented". Charice has charmed various Asia nations with her voice and I think Mainland China, Russia and the Latin America's are enchanted by her.

Charice is a the only artist I have ever followed intently. Her voice and personality make me do it. There's something in her that I can't pinpoint, something magical that when it hits you, that's it! You're enchanted forever. There had been instances that I express praises for her aloud with matching shaking of head in disbelief even if I was alone in my room watching her on YouTube. I just had to let the emotion out. One of the greatest singers indeed, if not the greatest in her generation.

One of the best!

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170Tennessee Ernie Ford

Listening to Ernie is like being wrapped in a blanket while wearing a smile. Comedy, sorrow, religion, folk, patriotic--Ernie could do it all, and do it with a voice like warm honey.

171Sia Furler

Sia should be in the top 10 of the list. She has one of the best voices around here and can easily be considered the voice of our generation. Sia can add to the emotional aspect of any song and she has great power in her voice. She even coaches singers such as Christina Aguilera, another excellent singer.

Sia has an awesome raw voice, and she is has had such an impact on the music industry. She's just coming out of her shell with her new album 1000 forms of fear

Surely she is one of the best singer/songwriter in the world. Her voice is so astonishingly beautiful

Who makes this list I think this is a fake list cause sia should be at top

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172Patsy ClinePatsy Cline was born Virginia Patterson Hensley on September 8, 1932, in Winchester, Virginia. She became a professional country singer in the 1950s, and became one of the most important artists in American music history. Patsy died on March 5, 1963, in a plane crash in Camden, Tennessee. She was inducted more.

patsy cline is absoulutly amazing!!!! She is a country angel!

Absolutely the best "pure" voice ever!

The greatest female vocalist of all time.

Best female singer ever!

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173Tina TurnerTina Turner, née Anna Mae Bullock, is a singer, dancer, actress and author, whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards.

For me tina turner is one of amazing singer ever had she must be in the top 10 considering she can one on one with the top 10 go tina go

she's the one who we can connect the word "ENTERTAINMENT" GO TIN GO TURNER

Tina should be in the top 10, she can go with the best, I mean this lady can sing blues, disco, rock, jazz, etc go through here discography in you'll find out how GREAT this lady voice is, I LOVE YOU TINA

What the heck is wrong with people today they think crap is good

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174Shirley Bassey

People vote for 'Best Vocalist' for many different reasons, but if this list is based on vocal ability alone, then Shirley Bassey is simply one of the greatest female vocalists of the 20th century! And, at 71 yo, she is still proving it by singing very difficult songs, LIVE. (Example - Go to Youtube (Shirley Bassey - The Living Tree) Royal Variety Performance of to be BLOWN AWAY! - Scot90230

Shirley has always been a force of nature - amazing emotion and great vocal range together with unbelievable depth and power

With classic hits such as 'I (who have nothing)', 'Goldfinger' and 'Diamonds are forever' she deserves to be on top of this list. - craza

Without a doubt one of the most incredible voices of the last 100 years! Shirley in concert was an unbelievable sensation! Check her out! - skymorales

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175FergieStacy Ann "Fergie" Ferguson is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, television host, and actress.

Fergie (contrary to popular belief) is a very talented singer (as shown in the song "Finally" by her, her cover of "Barracuda" and if you listened to her whole album you'd see also if you listened to her in the background doing vocal runs in black eyed peas albums like "Monkey Business" and "Elephunk" you'd see, she's unique! Also if you listened to her sing "Gettin' Over You" live, your opinion would change! I swear! :) Fergie forever! Also 316? How about at least 10!

Fergie is a beautiful an amazing singer and she has so much talent in her I just love her style

My favorite singer of all time, she is better than Madonna.

Nice voice beautiful women

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176Geddy LeeGeddy Lee Weinrib, known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush.

Okay first of all everyone likes Michael Jackson's voice just because rolling stone likes it. Geddy hits notes do high it is mind-blowing. And secondly Selena gomez and Phil Collins better than geddy lee? No way. Plus Elvis Presley was good but he does not know proper grammar because he can not pronounce an S. Go geddy! Keep on rocking!

I understand why he is here on this list. Although I happen to love his singing and I think he should be higher on the list (especially due to his absolutely astonishing range), his technique, vibrato, and tone are all bad. While his bass and vocal range are amazing, Geddy has always had somewhat questionable vocal control.

Geddy lee's voice is thin and isn't very good but he has got very good skills on bass guitar and also on keyboards (little bit of ) and its quite to hard sing while playing bass guitar like him - zxm

One of the very best

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177Brendon Urie

This is bull. Brendon urie is an amazing singer. While people rate Katy Perry in the top 20, brendon's down here at 199. what. So many good singers are being shamed by the new generation, Alice Cooper, Prince, even Elton John is behind singers with no talent like Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and Rihanna. Back to urie, he has a better vocal range than the legend Freddy Mercury, consisting of four octaves and seven notes, and his lyrics are better than most of the popular music today. Just go listen to all of Panic! At The Disco's albums, singles, and even Brendon's solo stuff at the Billy Joel tribute and at Miss Universe, you won't be disappointed.

His voice is magnificent, and if you watch the APMAs for 2015 the band New Politics called him God. He is a man who can swoon a girl just by hitting one note. Everyone likes Brendon. My sister and I, sometimes fight about turning off Fall Out Boy, because she is tired of Patrick's voice. And turning off My Chemical Romance, because I'm tired of Gerard's voice. But never once have we argued to turn off Panic! At the Disco. His voice is magic. It makes you want to listen to him. At a young age he came into the world of fame, and he will be the wonderful Brendon Urie until the day he dies.

This man has a vocal range that easily goes from death metal screaming to high pitches that only Freddie Mercury had once achieved. He did a cover of his Bohemian Rhapsody and critics say Brendon Urie did a fantastic job. Some even say he was better.

He's not only sounds great on his albums, but his live performances are the most amazing things my ears have ever been blessed with. Bless this man and his amazing vocal range and control.

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178Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan


A world-renowned Pakistani musician. I Have no idea why nobody thought of this Legend yet.

He is no doubt one of the greatest singer of all time.

The One and Only Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Should be in top 5 good Muslim

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179Ann WilsonAnn Dustin Wilson is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the hard rock band Heart.

Ann Wilson is the best female singer. When I heard about this list I thought: "What about Ann? " she should be "Alone" in this list. Besides I cast my vote for her "Straight On" and when you think about this list, you know now "Who will you run to" vote for because she's a Magic Woman's voice and I Never would think on someone else for this list. There's The Girl Ann, way to go... You made These Dreams sweeter with your voice!

Number 30.. No offense to anyone listed here but she was the 1st and still reigning QUEEN of Rock. If you like studio altered vocalist than vote for Madonna if you want a true legend with the voice of an goddess than vote for Ann. I have seen almost everyone perform in the last 40 years but the Only concert I go to every year is to see Heart and as soon as it is over I can't wait for the next concert.

Madonna ranked higher than Dreamboat Annie. Ann Wilson is a rock star not a pop star. Madonna does not have a song that comes close to anything HEART has done. Have you people lost your minds. Were talking about the lead singer of one of the best rock bands of all time not a cheap pop star.

I'd rank her in the top 5

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180Mary J. Blige

She is the Queen of Hip Hop soul and has come a long way. Now we all know that when she was on drugs she didnt always sound the best, but when she was in her element, you cant mess with her. Now that she has been off the drugs her voice is amazing. She has her own style that no one else has. Should be in the top!!!

She has a very beautiful voice she should be top 15

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