A female voice may sound masculine because it's too low, raspy, powerful, aggressive, deep, or all in one. Or she growls like a male.
The Top Ten
1Angela GossowAngela Nathalie Gossow is a German vocalist, best known as the former lead vocalist for the Swedish melodic death metal band Arch Enemy.
She growls like a male. Song: Arch Enemy - Nemesis. - Metal_Treasure
2Tracy ChapmanTracy Chapman is an American singer-songwriter, known for her hits "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason", along with other singles "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", "Baby Can I Hold You", "Crossroads", "New Beginning" and "Telling Stories".
Fast Car had that deep voice. She sounded like a man.
3Alissa White-GluzAlissa White-Gluz is a Canadian vocalist, best known as the former lead vocalist and one of the founding members of the Canadian metal band, The Agonist, and current lead vocalist for the Swedish melodic death metal group, Arch Enemy.
While I first thought that a male did the vocals of Arch Enemy's "War Eternal", I can hear the traces of female vocals on some of her songs. Maybe because of how I heard of her clean vocals in The Agonist.
She growls (death metal). Song: Arch Enemy - War Eternal. - Metal_Treasure
4Nina SimoneNina Simone was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist who worked in a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop.
When I first heard her I was shocked to discover the voice I'd been loving belonged to a female! - Britgirl
5Alison MoyetGeneviève Alison Jane Moyet is an English singer, songwriter and performer noted for her bluesy contralto voice.
As a favourite singer of mine, I used to think she was a guy because of the way she looked. - Swellow
Ah, one of the best female voices of the 80s. I may be the only TopTenner who was around in her heyday haha. Still love her today. - Britgirl
French singer. Song: Égal - Metal_Treasure
8Tanita TikaramTanita Tikaram is a German-born British pop/folk singer-songwriter. She achieved chart success with the singles "Twist in My Sobriety" and "Good Tradition" from her 1988 debut album, Ancient Heart.
A very low and deep voice. Song: Twist in My Sobriety - Metal_Treasure
9Bonnie TylerBonnie Tyler is a Welsh singer. She is known for her distinctive husky voice, resulting from an operation to remove vocal nodules in the mid-1970s.V 2 Comments
11Darby MillsDarby Phyllis Mills is a Canadian rock vocalist, former figure skater; known best as the lead singer of the Headpins.
Very loud, aggressive and raspy voice. Songs: Headpins - Don't It Make Ya Feel, Mine All Mine, Line of Fire, People - Metal_Treasure
12Anita BakerAnita Denise Baker is a retired American singer-songwriter. Starting her career in the late 1970s with the funk band Chapter 8, Baker eventually released her first solo album, The Songstress, in 1983. In 1986, she rose to stardom following the release of her platinum-selling second album, Rapture, which ...read more.
13Toni BraxtonToni Michele Braxton was October 7th 1967 in Severn, Maryland the oldest of six siblings.She has sold 67 million records worldwide. She is been named the ''Queen of R&B'' and has one of the most distinctive voices of the late 20th century.
14Joan JettJoan Marie Larkin known professionally by her stage name Joan Jett, is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and occasional actress, best known for her work with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, preceded by success with The Runaways, including their hit song "Cherry Bomb".
Her performance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction concert for Nirvana was deeper than Kurt's! - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak
17Kim CarnesKim Carnes is a two-time Grammy Award winning American singer-songwriter. Born in Los Angeles, California, Carnes now resides in Nashville, Tennessee, where she continues to write music.
Very raspy. Song: Bette Davis Eyes - Metal_Treasure
20Beyonce KnowlesBeyoncé 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.
In the song halo when she sings "didn't even make a sound" it sounds like a man lol - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFan
21MonicaMonica is an R&B singer who was most popular in the 90s. Her most well-known song was "The Boy Is Mine" with R&B singer Brandy.
23Mariah CareyMariah Carey, born March 27, 1970, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry, with 18 number 1 records to her name. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and music videos, and is "well known" for her over-the-top sexy ...read more.