Best Male Singers
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In my opinion BY FAR the best singer of all time. You can feel his voice in the pit of your stomach. He could pack so much emotion in one single whisper. I love Robert Plant, I love Bowie and Freddie Mercury, but none get anywhere near Jeff Buckley. Buckley was real, raw. The only singer who's ever brought tears to my eyes. Utterly, indescribably amazing. If you've never listened to him go and buy, download, steal if you have to, his music because you're missing something incredible.
Embarrassingly low. That's what you get for having a list on such a popular website - you'll get a lot of popular singers who have no real talent really high. I really think Buckley is the best vocalist of all time, but he should certainly be at least in the top 10.
It's so sad that he wasn't put on this list. The man had a 4.5 octave range and you put David archuleta ahead of him? No one put as much emotion into their music as him. Listen to his song so real and his cover of hallelujah and tell me that Justin Bieber is better than him
No-one puts Buckley in the corner! this list is garbage.V 9 Comments
Andy Williams is the best! Obviously, this list is just a popularity contest because he can sing better than about 95% of the people on this list. Saw him in person several times and never disappointed. He actually sings BETTER live than on recordings... That's because he's truly a talented singer and a terrific person as well, which shines through in his music.
The voice that god did not give to angels he gave to Andy williams: his voice has great range, pitch perfect, superb delivery and immaculate interpretation.
I guess it depends on how old you are who is going to be on your list. Andy Williams, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and if you want to add some country Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers, Hank Williams. But Andy tops my list.
? How can he be 36? He should be first or second, with Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra!V 7 Comments
Seriously? If you are going for SINGERS he should be in top 10-20, he had the most beautiful voice of anyone male singer I have heard. Bridge of troubled water, sound of silence, homeward bound? Outstanding songs. Garfunkel is one of the most underrated artists in this list.
If you're talking about pure singing ability there is no way Art Garfunkel is not in the top 20. Can you listen to Bridge Over Troubled Water without getting goose bumps? I can't.
A really great singer, not nearly as well known today as he should be. All you idiot beliebers out there, starved for decent music, I pity you.
I listen to this man everyday.V 1 Comment
Jimmy would perform better live than in the studio. Never let the crowd down. Strongest most powerful voice in history. Just bloody awesome!
I'd place Freddie Mercury in first place and Jimmy Barnes in his prime, around 1984, in 2nd place. Listen to When The War Is Over by Cold Chisel (Jimmys old band). Grundy rock into extremely high notes in Full head voice.
Best singer eveR! I LOVE pretty wings and bad habits, He is also very handsome!
Love his voice, style of singing, words to music and his seductiveness.
WTF why billie is not in the top 10! hi voice is beathtaking! the ones that made this list should listen to "good riddance"! greenday and billie joe are great and even more! love them!
Ok so Billie Joe is like the best singer ever! The person who made this list apparently doesn't know what good music is. I'm in love with Green Day, old or new. BJA-TC-MD forever!
This list is such a joke, this man has been sending powerful messages through his music for decades, while the likes of idiot one directioners are above him. Him along with Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool have one of the most amazing and revolutionary bands ever. American Idiot was the first musical critic of the American nation after the fall of the Twin Towers. Dookie is a classic album people still listen to constantly, and will continue to do so for years. So yes, I'm going to say the B.J.A. is the best male singer of all time.
I've got 2 words about this guy. ABSOLUTELY AMASING. I saw them live not too long ago and they were amasing. Best live showV 35 Comments
Bob Marley is the personification of reggae!
May have been somewhat stylistic, however his singing voice was not impressive. Consider comparing his actual voice to other singers. He doesn't stand well.
Bob marley is a god his music was and still one of the greats of all time how he is not futher up this list is an engima to me
Talked about peace love and equality, and is ranked 44.
Eminem uses homophobic slurs and lyrics about wanting to kill women and is ranked 18, when he isn't even a singer. Kill me. - 445956
As the liner notes repeatedly said on the Boston debut album, "Listen to the record! ". Apparently no one ranking these singers has done so. Either that, or they somehow can't get past how beautiful the music is for the rock genre. Regardless, Brad Delp (may he rest in peace) was one of the purest, most soulful singers in rock history with a vocal range that is nearly unrivaled.
Honestly, what the hell is up with how underrated Brad Delp is? He never appears high on the "best singers" list, and in my opinion, along with Freddie Mercury, Robert Plant, and Matt Bellamy, he's one of the top 4 voices of all time.
Brad is Godly. His voice is full of passion, talent, and power. His lyrics are full of meaning, and the music... OH, THE MUSIC. Boston lives on forever.
Awesome range. He also sounds amazing. Extremely hard to rival something so breath-taking (and it really is the first time you hear it). - JBDBIB_BaermanV 4 Comments
I really don't think that rappers count as singers, I mean most singers have to try to get that perfect pitch. Practice to get that silkiness. All rappers do is say a lot of stuff fast without a tune. Rappers like Eminem who rap with a beat and supernaturally fast deserve a place but I really don't think that there is another decent rapper on the planet... Maybe Snoop dogg or Wiz khalifa, 2chainz but nobody else.
Drake started from the bottom
In my opinion, I dislike his music.
He sucks, autotune doesn't count
Have you heard his real voice, it sounds worst then Bob Dylan, and drakes lyrics are crap to
Atlas dylan has meaningful lyrics
The Man is the Universe of Music in himself to form the perfect and best amalgamation to be capable of almost all possible kind of Music in existence...
May it be any Language, Raagas', Pitch, Type of Musical form, type of Voice, etc doesn't restrict or effect his Singing possibilities or capabilities... When it comes to Music SONU NIGAM is "Infinity"
For me He is the 'God of Music' with all due respect... From Rahul Pandey
Evergreen voice, mind goes to heaven as I listen, love you sonu ji. Salute!
A man who build singing World
Sonu Da is incredible and best singer of the world... According to Indian music industry he deserves at first.. and in the world he should be on top 5V 102 Comments
HE deserves to be at least in the top 10 he is by far better the Justin Bieber, I don't even care if I spelled his last name wrong this list is bogus and the creators should definitely come to their senses when they review this.
Chris Cornell... Not in the top 10?!?! I truly do not understand that at all. Please listen to his solo work and his work with Soundgarden. The man is utterly brilliant and in the same league as the likes of Robert Plant!
absolutely amazing. carries a style all his own exemplified through the work of Soundgarden.
Wrong. ALL wrong. I've been a fan of soundgarden, audioslave, and Chris cornells solo stuff since birth. It's beautifulV 22 Comments
Neil Diamond should rank in the top 5 male performers of all time. It is odd to me to see him at number 76... I guess it is just that few of today's music listeners remember him. There are people higher up the list that I haven't even heard of but I guess that's the times.
saw him live in concert in Manchester in 2006, what a true superstar I'm only 29 but no one no one comes close
number one in my book
What a great talent. Should be way higher.
Neil diamond is top 5 all time, why the hell is Adam Lambert even on this list!V 6 Comments
He should be ahead of Adam Lambert. Best songwriter since Bob Dylan, A very recognizable voice (sings in a low voice, but can hit higher notes than somebody like Katy Perry). Put down your Justin Bieber and enjoy The Boss.
A previous poster talked about Ray Charles' amazing vocals in We Are the World. That's certainly true, but what about the great exchange between Springsteen and Stevie Wonder? That made the song for me.
Number 56? Really. He should be in the top 15 at least. He is so underrated.
This is better than ed sheeran and james blunt combined on their best days
Ok so if he's 49 th barely self anything or won much compared to ed and James who are way higher than him
King Cole needs to be rated higher. The songs you list for him didn't rank high on the charts even though "Unforgettable" was on the charts for close to 20 weeks in 1951. You left off "too Young" (1951), "Mona Lisa" (1950) and "Nature Boy" (1948) and each had 6-7 week runs at #1. None of the songs you list ranked as high. There were lots more in the 1940's and early 1950's.
Again my father's to blame for bombarding our house with this. But as he says "It's the Velvet Voice of Nat King Cole". Who can argue with that?
Although many young people don't even know who he was Ramblin' Rose and Unforgetable are terrific.
LET ANYONE ON THIS LIST INSPIRE AS MANY NEW BABIES AS LUTHER OR RULE LOVE BALLADS LIKE LUTHER AND HE WILL FAIL. ONLY GREATS LIKE SAM COOKE OR DON HATHAWAY OR VOCAL POWERHOUSES STEVE PERRY OR FREDDY MERCURY COULD COMPARE. WHOEVER VOTED FOR MOST OF THE TOP TWENTY ON THIS LIST SHOULD LISTEN TO THESE GREATS AND REEVALUATE THEIR JUDGEMENT. JUSTIN BIEBER OVER ANY OF THESE FOR GOD'S SAKE? NOW I'M CONVINCED WHY REAL MALE VOCALISTS ARE BECOMING EXTINCT DUE TO THE OVER COMMERCIALIZED DUMBING DOWN OF AMERICA. MANUFACTURED FAUX TALENT HAS DILUTED AWAY GOOD TASTE.
Luther Vandross is the best male singer hands down. His voice is so rich and smooth and has an incredible range. Lowest note A1. How Justin Bieber is above him beats me! Bieber can't even sing. Vote for Vandross!
What an insult to rank Luther Vandross 66. This list is a joke and clearly not being ranked by vocal ability.
Luther Vandross, Steve Perry, Freddy Mercury, Robert Plant in that order. The only guy to carry a room without music, Luther.V 6 Comments
He's the best singer ever his voice makes me lose my mind, it makes me dream of all the great things and it remember me a lot of Jimmy Sullivan
evil laugh in every song avenged sevenfold...
ahaha7x... - adamtkj
I love a7x and m. shadows is the bestest singer ever. - a7xlover4ever
Great voice at least he's top 100 it's just no one seems to be into metal anymoreV 15 Comments
He sings for mcfly which is the hottest and best band ever
I love Ozzy so much! Even after leaving Black Sabbath, he has still done some kick ass music. And he's not called the Prince of Darkness or Godfather of Heavy Metal for nothing. Ozzy rules! I would totally meet him if I ever had the chance.
not what he used to be but the Ozz-Man was fantastic in his prime and is still great
My favorite metal singer because he can sing Well a hard rock song as he can sing a ballad
Badass singer nobody sounds like the man.V 1 Comment
My God is this the worst use of the internet ever! I am stained by even voting, but Sam Cooke had the greatest voice ever to be heard on Earth. Come on people, really?
Not to insult anyone, but I don't think many here ever heard or heard of Sam Cooke. Give yourself a treat.
Sam Cook, #68, you must be kidding me or you never heard his music. That man has the greatest singing voice. I will put him in the top three. His voice are out of this world..
This a great singer of his time, should be at least top 20, he sings with the soul!V 6 Comments
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