Best Deceased Singers
The Top Ten
1 Michael Hutchence
Michael Kelland John Hutchence (22 January 1960 – 22 November 1997) was an Australian musician and actor. He was a founding member, lead singer and lyricist of rock band INXS from 1977 until his death in 1997.
Multi million dollar voice, wonderful lyricist, and gave his all on stage. Should be in the top 10
Certainly one of a kind, and should be noted accordingly!
This legend should be at the top. Not only was he probably THE best frontman of a band but an awesome lyricist and beautiful soul. His down to earth Aussie persona endeared him to thousands and thousands of fans...still twenty years on after his passing.
BEST OF ALL TIME
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2 Michael Jackson
Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.
He was and always will be the king! RIP M.J.
He was OKAY but that doesn't mean he couldn't sing or dance!
He is and will always be amazing
He is not my favorite musician
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But he has such a great voice
3 Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury was born in Zanzibar and 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 in 3 other ...read more.
And why isn't he number 1? Wait... No, Michael and Freddie both at least deserve first place. But, still, in my eyes, Freddie was the greatest.
He was amazing aha
Why isn't he number 1? Well, because he isn't, and ranks well behind Pavarotti, Bjorling, Caruso, Callas, and any number of classical singers, and even in the pop/rock world he is far inferior to Sinatra, Presley, and several more.
A Legend In His Own Right
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4 John Lennon
John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.
Best singer ever!
5 Elvis Presley
Elvis 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.
Never seen someone climb to fame so fast and die so young at 42. Elvis was really good
He is still the best
The biggest-selling solo act of all time by a mile.
True that The Beatles sold a little more than Elvis, but he has sold more than MJ, Queen, and everyone else on this list put together.
There only one who's the Greatest of all time, ELVIS
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6 Layne Staley
Layne 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. V 1 Comment
7 Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated ...read more.
8 Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly, born Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959) was an American musician and singer-songwriter who was a central figure of mid-1950s rock and roll. He was a rising star when a tragic plane crash struck him down at age 22. ...read more.
9 Bon Scott
Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott was a Scottish-born Australian rock musician, best known for being the lead singer and lyricist of Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980. He was born in Forfar and lived in Kirriemuir, Scotland, for 5 years before moving to Melbourne, Australia, ...read more. V 2 Comments
10 George Harrison
George Harrison was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.
11 Bob Marley
Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim.
Bob Marley because he stood for justice for Jamaica perhaps all over the world! He sang because in trench town Jamaica there is a lot of violence not only there but all over the world when he got shot in his house he survived! 3 gun shots in the chest! Then the shooting got worse so he gave away a free concert his wife Rita Marley said Are you sure you want to do this? Bob says yes then he said I know that god protects me I got the full armor of God on. Then he died of melanoma sadly in the year 1981 but he still lives in our hearts. He jah pon our heads thxs Bob! I was born in Jamaica
His music was so peaceful and relaxing. He is the best reggae singer of all time. RIP Bob Marley ;'( - Catacorn
Music lives on. Message lives on One Love.
Are you kidding me with Valens more famous than Bob
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12 Ritchie Valens
Richard Steven Valenzuela (May 13, 1941 – February 3, 1959), known as Ritchie Valens, was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. A rock and roll pioneer and a forefather of the Chicano rock movement, Valens' recording career lasted eight months, as it abruptly ended when he died (aged 17) in ...read more.
13 Frank Sinatra
Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century.
Him and Dean martin are the best
The epitome of class
14 Scott Weiland
Scott Weiland is an American singer, musician, and composer for the American grunge band Stone Temple Pilots.
Nice Variety of Singing Ability.
15 Whitney Houston
Whitney 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.
Best singer to step foot on planet earth rip Whitney Houston
Best female singer of all time. RIP, I was only 9 when I learned you died. - Catacorn
Whitney is number 1 she was perfection
Absolutely beautiful vocals. RIP
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16 J.P. Richardson
17 David Bowie
David Robert Jones was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.
My favourite artist! While listening to David Bowie's songs you listen to so many different genres, it just makes me think about the great legacy he left behind. I hope so much that this legacy and the brilliant man who created it will live on in the minds of us and the generations after us as time passes.
My favourite singer of all time!
i love him
Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 - April 21st, 2016) was an American musician, best known for being one of the most popular and influential artists from the 80s, with songs such as "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", "1999", and "When Doves Cry" .
He should be #3 not 20 again these people are STUPUD as Heck
19 Tupac Shakur
Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was ...read more.
Tupac is the one who seldom Rapped about human desires. He rapped about the problems a society faces and the remedies of those poblems. He was a leader and a movement himself. He was A true great.
Rap is part of the problem. No thanks Tupac.
Never sang about bad but sang about good
Tupac is the greatest
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20 Ronnie James Dio
Ronnie 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.