Most Unique Singing Voices

A list of singers who have a trademark sound. These are the people where even if you have never heard the song before, you instantly recognize it as theirs. This is not a list of the best singers, just the ones with the most unique singing voice.

So if you are thinking of placing your votes based on how much you like their songs, how well they sing, their octave range, or whether or not you think they are attractive, you're doing it wrong.

The Top Ten

1 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Zanzibari-born British singer of Indian descent, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave ...read more.

This guy is the reason that I love rock music so much. His voice is beautifully unique, completely unlike any other I've ever heard in my life, and his song writing was just amazing. RIP, Mr. Mercury. You'll always be in our hearts.

What?! Not #1? Not even top 10! Oh my god... Where are the music, real, listeners? This guy isn't a voice, he is a legend! Unique voice and presence on stage!

Most unique voice is something Freddie Mercury definitely deserves to win. Nobody could sing like Mercury because he is just that different. If anybody could find a singer that could come even close to singing the song 'Show Must Go On' I will pay them 100$. It's simply that impossible to pull off unless you are Freddie Mercury. - metalmaiden

Listen: Don't stop me now, VOCALS ONLY AND FELL IN LOVEEE

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2 Michael Jackson 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 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.

Of course it's Michael. Instantly recognizable, impossible to copy. There was his octaves physical range and his emotional range. He could, can and continues to make us laugh, cry and dance. He always gave it his all. Thank you Michael.

Micheal voice is so unique and identifiable that even non fans recognize his voice. I think his voice was amazing and he had such control when he sang. His back ground beat boxing and just the emotional range he used when singing gave his music something special that stands out in the crowd of singers. He was simply amazing! Speechless... - love4mjj

Michael most definitely had the most unique singing voice. He went from singing the earth song to singing I'll be there, and Dancing Machine, Thriller... Was so unique... He put so much emotion into his music which also makes his voice so unique and special... - love4mjj

unique - toptendudes

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3 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1987, he started the grunge band Nirvana, which became one of the most successful bands ever. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his ...read more.

Kurt easily has one of the most unique voice ever, took influences from previous musicians and made it his own. No singer has accomplished individuality the way he has.

Kurt's voice is amazing its raspy and unique he's personally my favorite singer

This is THE UNIQUE, I was shocked when I first time heard it! SUPER!

No one, and I mean no one sounds like Kurt. He had a very raspy, throaty voice that I've never heard successfully imitated.

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4 Amy Lee Amy Lee Amy Lynn Hartzler, known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter, classically trained pianist and composer. She is also the lead singer to the Arkansas band Evanescence.

Yeah, in my opinion Amy Lee has the most distinctive voice of anybody I've ever heard. It's sort of throaty, in a good way, and very very powerful. Her voice just really stands out to me. Every time I hear it I go, " it's Amy! " and I have to stop and listen to the song.
And she sounds just as good live as on her studio recordings - even without artificial touch ups on-stage and all that jazz.

Avril Lavigne beat Amy? Whoahh Amy Lee has one of the most unique strongest female vocals, perfect pitch all the time

Excuse me, Chester Bennington? Yes he is an unique singing but Amy Lee is different. Her voice is very RARE AND UNIQUE! Amy is should be in top 10.

Go Amy! You're is the most unique voice ever. She is the best. Sorry Chester!

She is so beautiful and her voice is very haunting

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5 John Lennon 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.

John lennon not just touched lives, BUT he also wrote great lyrics. Has a unique voice that even my dog can recognize!

SIMPLY THE BEST. THE BEST BEATLE, WITH THE BEST VOICE. HE CHANGED THE WORLD WITH HIS INCREDIBLE MUSIC. HIS VOICE IS SO RECOGNIZABLE!

John Lennon should be way higher on this list. His voice is so unique and amazing all he has to do is sing for a couple of seconds and you know its Lennon.

Why is Dimash above him - TeamRocket747

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6 Bjork Bjork Björk Guðmundsdóttir, known mononymously as Björk, is an Icelandic singer and songwriter. She is most famous for her eclectic music styles and experimentation on electronic pop music.

I've listened to my share of music from nearly ALL of the vocalists listed here, and I fervently believe that Björk deserves the top spot. While artists like Freddy Mercury and Michael Jackson are indisputable legends, they have all been successfully emulated by other singers to a certain degree.

I have yet to hear anybody successfully emulate Björk. Her voice takes some time to get used to; initially, I found it almost unpalatable. Now, she is by far my favorite artist.

Listening for the subtleties and immaculate artistry, I was blown away. She takes originality to the next level, and her work is so ahead of its time, you can listen to any song from any of her albums and believe she released it just yesterday.

She doesn't try to sound "good," or even "skilled." She tries to sound like what she means: volcanic fissures, secret places, fountains of blood, pots and pans, itsy-bitsy-spiders. You can literally hear the child in her screaming to ...more

Maybe that's because no one wants to emulate Bjork, but they do want to emulate legends like Michael Jackson - IIBK

Bjork should be in the top ten. She has the most unique female vocal! Most people at the top shouldn't be there because they don't have unique vocal bjork does no-one else sings like bjork

Her voice touches my heart... it's weak and strong... like a pixey... it's gorgeous, there's no other warming sound like it. I love her lyrics... they open feelings that you can never recollect from anyone else's voice... she's amazing.

Easily one of the most innovative musicians of all time. Her voice, I’ll admit, DOES take a little bit of getting used to, but her range is absolutely stunning, and what she does with her voice is even better. The way she can shift dynamics so quickly is amazing, and she really personifies her lyrics through her voice.

The best song of hers to listen to if you want to understand her technique and versatility is It’s Oh So Quiet. Although this definitely isn’t one of her more innovative songs and is literally a show toon cover, the whole personality of the song is in her voice. She can go from quietly breathing the lyrics to literally screaming in very little time, and listening to her do so is just stunning.

Even beyond the song It’s Oh So Quiet, you can really detect her versatility by listening to some individual songs and albums. Her album Vespertine (Cocoon in particular) was filled with soft, whispery vocals. Then, when you listen to songs from Homogenic, ...more

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7 Janis Joplin Janis Joplin Janis Joplin (1943-1970) was an American singer who rose to fame as the main singer of acid band Big Brother and the Holding Company. She was known for her eccentric hippie style and psychedelic rock music.

Her voice is actually unique unlike half of this pathetic popularity contest. Seriously people what's with all the generic, fake poparts?

Two ladies in the top ten, and they are Amy Lee and Adele? Nothing against those two but artists like Joplin, Stevie Nicks, Karen Carpenter, Cyndi Lauper, Whitney, and Tina Turner have voices that are far more instantly recognizable.

Janis Joplin my dear you were the first queen of rock that is so clean I saw you many times about you a lot I saw you at the Pops with Jimi Hendrix and also I thought you were wonderful woman your voice so raspy yet so clear your word so meaning so I never got to meet him and I was in the Navy for 20 years and I know you're Jesus goodbye and say hello to him for me

Generic fake poptarts? I can tell you have never listened to Selena Gomez, she's the best everrr.

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8 Adele Adele Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles ...read more.

Her voice is so unique. I could recognize it anywhere, and it is never tiring to listen to. Her songs are unique in themselves, and the way she sings them is so great. Adele is amazing

Adele has a very unique, recognizable, and enjoyable voice. I have yet to hear anyone else who can sound like her.

It's one thing to have a great strong voice and another thing to have a great unique voice. Many recorded singers, have great strong voices but in my opinion, Adele is one of only a handful that have both a unique voice as well as a strong voice. I can think of two other singers that have very unique voices. Sam cooke and Julia Carpenter. I can't understand why they're not on this list.

Whenever I hear a song of hers on the radio, I know it is Adele. Even if it is a song I hear for the first time.

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9 Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong, nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American trumpeter, composer and singer who was one of the most influential figures in jazz.

How is he this low? I've never heard anyone who sounds even remotely like him

His throat used to supply half the gravel demand for southern America. The trumpet he played couldn't sound more unique.

This is one of the better listings on a pretty dopey list. At least he's in the top twenty.

He has seriously one of the greatest voices in all of music history. Why isn't he in the top 10? Is this what the world has come too? Christ, we're all screwed. - TheMETALgiant

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10 Serj Tankian Serj Tankian Serj Tankian is a Lebanese-born Armenian-American singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, poet, and political activist.

Umm... People, read the title of this list... That's right, most unique voices, not most popular singer.

I apologize to everyone else on this list, but I HAVE to vote for Serj Tankian. He does have an amazingly unique voice, and I know for a fact that anyone who has ever listened to has voice, then heard it again later, in an entirely unfamiliar song, would know instantly that it was him singing. I had only ever heard him sing in System of a Down, but was listening to Pandora a while back, and I heard his voice. I was shocked, because I know every System of a Down song, and this was none of them! I checked the song title and artist name just to be sure, and sure enough, it was Serj!

Unique, inspiring and amazing! Serj's singing is so individual and some of the noises he can make just add to what makes him so unique!

System of a Down rocks

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The Newcomers

? David Phelps

Best unique singing voice - cicitinney

The Contenders

11 Axl Rose Axl Rose William Bruce Rose Jr., better known as 'Axl Rose', is an American singer born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.

This list is a joke.. I haven't even heard of half the people on it so there's no way I'd instantly recognize a song of theirs.. And even most of the ones I have heard of are not particularly unique... Axl Rose for all he isn't the best vocalist on this list, I would say has the most unique sound.

Axl rose has an awesome voice it is literally impossible to mistake his voice for anyone else's his voice is so hardcore and meaningful it actually makes you want to listen to his songs whether you like rock music or not
by the way why is Rihanna number 27 on this list? Why is she even ON this list it is most unique voice not whose voice could mentally corrupt your brain the fastest if it was she would be right underneath Justin bieber.

Axl has one of the most distinctive voices I have ever heard. If it were up to me he would be no. 1 on this list. I've never heard anyone sing like him him in that sexy, screechy, two voices at once style... I love you Axl..

Very iconic voice that anyone can recognize

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12 David Bowie 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.

A carrying voice that penetrates through the loudest and boldest of music, you recognize instantly when David Bowie is singing.
His baritone catches attention and breaks away from all other sounds, making everything else only ENHANCE it's quality. Listen to Time Will Crawl or Underground to see for yourself.
Even if you don't take into account his amazing ability as a composer and lyricist, this man should still have reached the Top Twenty.

It's hard to believe that anyone other than Bowie would or could ever occupy the #1 position on the chart of most unique and recognizable singing voice of all time with the jolt of Bowie's thunderous crashing baritone announcing his presence. Any band he ever collaborated with sounded instantly better for the gift of his having contributed. For 5 decades this larger than life icon constantly reinvented his music, style, and self managing to remain relevant, recognizable, captivating, popular, and much loved by generations of fans, young and old alike. Remembered as a gifted and talented singer, musician, writer, producer, actor, painter, mime, and fashion forward entertainer, Bowie will undoubtedly be best remembered for his otherworldly one of a kind voice.

There's a lot of people that are voting on this list that have no idea what they are voting for. The list is "most unique singing voice", not "greatest singer ever" or "my personal favorite singer". The singer with the most unique voice is definitely David Bowie. To have a unique voice, you have to have a voice that cannot be compared to another singer; a voice where there is no mistaking that voice. This fits David Bowie. I've never heard anyone sing and sound like David Bowie. Do I think David Bowie is the greatest singer ever? No, but he's definitely in the top 10. Does he have the most unique voice ever? Definitely yes.

This guy is the ultimate Rock God, a totally unique artist who’s voice has echoed in my mind since the day I heard his amazing and compelling vocals, a true English eccentric with a thirst for knowledge and a modern day visionary, his music will live amongst the stars alongside our beautiful Starman... miss you Mr Bowie x

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13 Elvis Presley 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.

This poll is just a joke! Elvis Presley has the best and most recognizable singing voice in the entire world. I have never even heard of most of the so called artists that are featured here. Elvis has sold more records than most of these put together he remains the King of music many years after is untimely death. Long live the King.

Why is Elvis down by the 70s? Elvis is known as the king of rock. No one could compare to his amazing rich voice. When one of his songs come up on the radio, you could tell that it is him singing it. He makes the song meaningful.

I love Elvis! His voice can be so soft and soothing, or anything he wanted it to be! He is truly a legend and will always be remembered. Just as someone already said, he had an amazingly recognizable voice :) I loved all his song when I was little, and still do! He's the King of Rock and Roll! RIP Elvis.
PS: Why isn't Jason Mraz on her? Or John Mayer...? Hm!

WHY IS HE SO LOW ON THE LIST! THOSE WHO don't LIKE ELVIS don't HAVE A SOUL! jk

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14 Robert Plant Robert Plant Robert Anthony Plant is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

The singer for the greatest rock band of all time. His screechy yet somehow enjoyable voice is immediately recognizable. God I love the Zep...

I see at the top every comment has to do with how beautiful and sweet her voice is. Guess what, plenty of singers have beautiful and sweet voices. Know one could yell and change their tones like Robert Plant. So many people have tried, none have managed. Come on people... Immigrant Song? Black Dog? Can't beat that voice as far as uniqueness goes... You CAN'T.

Whenever I hear a Led Zeppelin cover band, the first three things I think are: 1. The drumming isn't as hard. 2. The solos aren't as awesome. 3. THAT GUY DOESN'T SOUND ANYTHING LIKE ROBERT PLANT. Robert Plant's voice is something from another world. Nobody can duplicate that voice. He can scream like nobody else, listen to Dazed and Confused, and he is very great at soft singing, too, listen to The Rain Song. My favorite singer from my favorite band.

I don't have the right words to describe Plant's vocals. Just listen to "Dazed and Confused", "What Is and What Should Never Be", "Since I've Been Loving You", "Four Sticks", "Rock and Roll", everything off of Houses of the Holy, "Custard Pie", and "In My Time of Dying". They have some of the most mystical vocals ever recorded and it's all this one man. - Aweso

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15 Dimash Kudaibergen Dimash Kudaibergen Dinmukhamed Kanatuly Kudaibergen (Commonly known as Dimash Kudaibergen born May 24th, 1994) is a Kazakh singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Dimash is best known as a contestant of a talent show "Singer 2017" in China where he was declared a runner-up. He is also known for possessing a wide ...read more.

Dimash Kudaibergen. His voice is definitely the most unique voice in the world, one in a billion - and I am not exaggerating. Unbelievable range of 5 octaves and heavenly beautiful timbre. His voice is full of emotions and due to his perfect skills there is no limit to what he can do when he sings. - AliceAlmaz

Dimash has a magnificent, cosmic and grandiose voice.

He is awesome

Dimash - the best of the best!

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16 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer . he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016 .

Reading the first comment that states it was unintelligible makes me wonder just what part of Dylan's career this poster had heard. Most comments from all lists are about more recent people. Dylan in his later years was very unintelligible, and I felt sorry for him that he sounded so bad.

But while his voice has always had a raspiness to it, one of the better things about it was that it was intelligible. That was the whole point of Dylan's music - to get the words across. Music was just the medium that Dylan used to do so.

And boy did some of his stuff have meaning. Read the words of "john brown", "with god on our side", etc. Even Dylan says that he can't write like that any more. That sort of writing comes from strong feelings deep within.

While not the prettiest sounding, there is no denying that Bob Dylan has, with-out a doubt, one of the most unique voices ever. - ybothermatt

Raspy, garbled, unintelligible and distinctly Dylan

Great voice, amazing singer. Sounds exactly like a lot of other singers. Just because his voice is good, does NOT mean it is unique. - markleo

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17 Chester Bennington Chester Bennington Chester Charles Bennington (March 20th, 1976 - July 20th, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. He also has a few side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 due to depression.

I can't believe he is so down. His voice is best in the world. Ill recognize his voice even if I dead. He is not good he is best.
And he is best singer I ever heard

Chester definitely has a unique voice unlike any other artist. I'd definitely be able to recognize Chester's voice without truly knowing if I'm listening to one of his songs. His soft voice is something you don't hear many artists pull off with such emotion and beauty, and when he gets gritty and dirty his screams totally come off unique as hell. It's as if he's screaming, but singing at the same time, like two different voices at once. This list isn't about how good your voice is, but how unique it is. Chester does both. He definitely deserves to be within the top ten at least.

I recognize his voice anywhere. No one can sing, scream or sound like Chester in anyway possible.

The brilliant blend of his lyrics and his voice is mingled with the catalyst that converts pains into inspiration to prove everybody wrong who don't believe at your capabilities. But HOW CAN SUCH A PERSON COMMIT SUICIDE?

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18 Layne Staley 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.

His voice was the most unique, beautiful, soulful voice ever. I have never listened to another singer who has touched my very being the same way he has. I am so thankful I had the chance to know him through his music but so sad it was his demons that brought out that surreal beautiful voice that would reach down and touch your soul. Absolute best voice ever.

Layne Staley/God with a mic - his vocal style is one of the most copied in rock, next to Kurt Cobain. What makes Layne so special though, is that no one could sing as powerful as his chest range. All those wannabes could do is copy his snarls and twang but no one could really sing as powerful as Layne. And he could sing with that intensity and power... live! You only see that type of talent once in a lifetime.

To me, he's the most underrated vocalists of our time, next is Mike Patton. You can tell by his 24th spot in here that his talents are not given due credit. Kids today may not be aware of this, but a lost of vocalists (formed after the Seattle era) are trying to sound like Layne.

Very recognizable vocalist. You couldn't resist turning up the radio even if you tried. Just the urgency combined with the raw emotions in his voice alone made you stop and listen to what he was singing. He gave everything his all in his performances. R.I.P. layne Thomas Staley, from my side of Washington to yours.

37th? He should be much higher on this list!

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19 Ryeowook Ryeowook Kim R yeowook (29), better known by the mononym Ryeowook . He is a South Korean Singer, Actor and Musical Actor . ...read more.

You can definitely tell when this member of Super Junior is singing. His voice is so unique and pretty

He is so Talented! When you hear his voice you could actually say quickly, hey it's Super Junior's Kim Ryeowook. His voice is so clear, when he sings you can feel his emotions. He always leave his listeners in agape.

Ryeowook and yesung both have amazingly unique voices, however ryeowooks voice stands out much more in any song!

Definitely heard of him. - markleo

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20 Thom Yorke Thom Yorke Thomas Edward "Thom" Yorke is an English musician best known as the singer and principal songwriter of the alternative rock band Radiohead.

I think that some of the people here misunderstand the title of this list. Sure, Radiohead are a well known band (whom are great), but Thom Yorke actually has a unique voice, like Bjork or Morrissey: a voice that if you here it anywhere you would recognise it. Madonna though (who is on this list) while a good singer to me doesn't have that of a unique voice. I feel that her voice is similar to artists such as Kylie Minogue. Thom Yorke, though has a unique voice. End of Story - Jiorl

His voice is touching and that makes me cry when I listen to Radiohead. He is singing and sharing his emotions in his own unique special manner.
Listen to "How To Disappear Completely" "House of Cards" "Pyramid Song"

Amazing experience, no matter how depressing most of the lyrics are. Thom really transposes into a world of feelings through metaphors and soft, suggestive voice, and this is what real artists are supposed to deliver.

I can't believe Yorke is at 21. His voice is beautiful and soft. I love it

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21 M. Shadows M. Shadows Matthew Charles Sanders, better known by his stage name M. Shadows, is an American musician, best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter and founding member of the American metalcore/alternative metal band Avenged Sevenfold.

He has such a raspy and harsh singing voice at times, and yet he can also sing so beautifully that you wouldn't guess it. He is honestly the exact example of a voice you can recognize and realize who it is regardless of whether you've heard the song before, and even if you haven't heard a lot of Avenged Sevenfold's music.

If you hear his voice, you know why I voted this guy. His voice is so unique, nobody can copy that. He is the best screamer, but he can sing some peaceful songs beautiful too. Everyone need to vote this guy, because this guy is a winner! A Hero, and a really good MUSICIAN!

M Shadows has a great, unique voice and there's no doubt in that! He should be higher rated! He can sing any type of songs and his voice is so easy to listen to.

Elitists are avoiding him,right?

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22 Geddy Lee Geddy Lee Geddy 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.

Omg this creature has a magical voice.

America was winning the cold war arms race until canada got geddy lee. His voice after inhaling a live chicken and breathing helium was announced as the ultimate doomsday weapon. A weapon of this magnitude could have knocked japan off the face of the earth and into a land of magical flying pink ponies. BEWARE of Geddy Lee's beautiful voice!

Like it or not, definitely the most unique voice. He is one of the few singers whose voice is unmistakable, along with Cobain and a couple of others. I honestly can say I find his voice a bit annoying but I respect his/and Rush's refusal to commercialize. No Pepsi products, no Apple promotion, just high quality musicians and lyrical genius

No matter how many comparisons the man's voice has had to unpleasant things over the years, you cannot deny the unique sonic quality and technical prowess he possesses. Personally, I never found Geddy's voice annoying. Here he is, almost 40 (! ) years later, and still sounds good. Even someone like Sting (who's also been around almost 40 years) has ruined his voice. Geddy is #1.

His voice is absolutely perfect. It sounds soothing. When I first heard it, I thought it was a female lead singer. He should be at the top of the list.

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23 Shirley Bassey Shirley Bassey

Amongst a sea full of POP Sopranos who dance their way through a number, Shirley Bassey stands out as a combo Alto/Mezzo Pitched Vocalist with powerful belting capabilities who can simply walk up to a microphone, and SING! Those in the audience are mesmerized as Bassey's body, arm, and hand movements are at one with her tremendous vocal ability and it brings each performance to another level. She IS a very unique performer!

This is really one of the unique voices! Along with Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald, you can't forget this voice.

43, Are you f**kin' kidding me! She at least deserves top 20, the deep voice and thick vibrato this woman has is like no other! The only other distant comparison to Shirley is Amy Winehouse, and I stress DISTANT comparison! If you hear Shirley once, her voice will forever be engrained in your mind, it is literally unforgettable.

24 Billy Corgan Billy Corgan William Patrick "Billy" Corgan Jr. is an American musician, songwriter, producer, television writer, poet, and professional wrestling promoter best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and sole permanent member of The Smashing Pumpkins.

His voice is just amazing no one else sings like him at all! HIS VOICE IS SO AMAZING BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE

His voice is extremely unique, it's just so powerfully eerie... In a good way, lol.

how is he this low honestly I wouldn't say #1 though but at least top 10. name 1 other person who sounds like him...

OH HELL YES

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

She is the greatest female power singer of all time! And even in her 60s she is still fantastic! Her range is unreal, her passion is over the top and way out there!

There no voice that sounds like hers.

The best female singer. Beyonce who?

What a voice it sounds like a Barracuca! Love it

26 Ozzy Osbourne Ozzy Osbourne John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath ...read more.

If you hear Ozzy, you know who's singing straight away. I've never even heard of Rydian anyway! - julieannecrabb

People must not read what this list is about. Unique voice. Ozzy may not have the Best Technical voice. But sure as hell has one of the most unique voice and should be in the top 5 for sure

SURELY. This singer was great as both the lead singer of Black Sabbath and a solo singer. It is really easy to recognize his middle toned voice, and it is hard not to. As far as unique goes, though... wow.

This is #1 most distinct

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27 Jon Bon Jovi Jon Bon Jovi Bon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's ...read more.

He is unique. Never seen any similar voice. Would like to be able sing like him

I always recognize JON Bon Jovi's voice... He has the most unique, no question. He definitely gives you the creeps.

Jon Bon Jovi has the most unique and best voice in the business. No one else sounds like him. All the new stuff sounds the same! - vadnj0

Lucretia, since when? Not at all. If anyone, sounds like a girl is the 2 Justins!

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28 Ronnie James Dio 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.

How is he not even on the first page? This man brought a new era of voice quality in music and you shun him for his genre choice? This is a list of the most UNIQUE voices. Listen to Holy Diver, Rainbow in the Dark, Don't Talk to Strangers, and Rock n Roll Children, and tell me that voice is not only the best to ever conquer metal, but one the most unique to ever hit the face of the earth. RIP RJD

He should be at least top 5, one of the most unique voices to ever grace this earth. Honestly what the hell is wrong with these people on this list, most people compared to him sound like crap, plain and simple

Only if more of the voters had heard his songs, he'd be among the top. I have listened to all the rest in top 10 (similar to pretty much everyone). But I just skipped it to come and find Dio.

This guy is awesome

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29 Madonna Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears . She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically in 2012 "Madge" or MDNA . She has ...read more.

No matter how sad or depressed I am. Madonna always gets me through it. I adore her and her voice is very distinct you can always tell it's her

This is probably the WORST choice on this list. She is NOT a singer and pretty much every pop girl group has at least one girl with this kind of voice.

Madonna had style and swagger, but she was never a singer.

There is a warmth to Madonna's voice. It sounds like a mother singing to you.
I know her voice when I hear it and it makes me feel secure and hopeful.

Madonna is the best female artist in my time! She is literally a part of my soul!

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30 Jonathan Davis (KoRn) Jonathan Davis (KoRn) Jonathan Howsmon Davis, also known as JD and JDevil, is an American musician best known as the leading vocalist and frontman of the nu metal band Korn.

For years I have loved Anthony Kiedis more than any other singer in the world. Next, it was Zack de la Rocha. It then went to Maynard James Keenan. It has finally been between Serj Tankian and Jonathan Davis. Anthony and Serj definitely have unique voices, whereas Zack's and Maynard's, although still very talented, aren't as unique to fit the bill. Serj's voice has this beauty to it. Jonathan's has the same beauty element, however it also has much more. His voice, I feel, can match almost anyone elses in history. His voice on the lesser known tracks had this melodic essence to it that set it apart and made it glorious. Then there are the tracks where he screams and growls. There have been other screamers, there have been other growlers, but none, EVER, have had the complexity and texture to Jonathan's. Twist? No one matches it. Freak On A Leash's breakdown? Few can match it. And so far no one has incorporated his screaming style into their own music. The continuous, "mainstream" ...more

What! There ain't nobody who has a more trademark voice. No other singer can I differentiate from all others. You can't describe it other than a voice that can go from a death growl to a rap to a sing to this strange but awesome half rap. He is number 1 followed by Serj Tankian then Matt Shadows then Maynard James Keenan then Corey from Slipknot then Chester from Linkin Park

This man performs a variety of techniques seemingly effortlessly, and at times doesn't even sound human (there was a reason he was chosen to be the singing voice of Lestat- the only good thing about that film). He has one of the largest range of octaves I've ever heard in a male. He has totally revolutionized scat, death screams, and clean vocal techniques. His technique is only eclipsed by the range of emotional responses he evokes in his listeners.

Amazing and a Nu Metal God - EliHbk

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31 Whitney Houston 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.

Lets just call her the voice. Lot of people can imitate her but very few have the range or the control to be able to
Transition through a note the way Whitney can. Also what the hell is she doing down here at 60.?

Surely we will never hear any voice even near hers again..

Hello? She is THE VOICE! No one has or will ever have her tone in combination with her range and talent for singing! She knew when to hit a high note, a belt or a whistle. No one else does like her. SHE IS THE VOICE

May her voice rest in peace

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32 Christina Aguilera Christina Aguilera Christina María Aguilera is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer, best known for songs such as "Beautiful", "Genie In A Bottle", "Fighter", "Hurt", "Dirrty", "Your Body", "Lady Marmalade", "Reflection", "I Turn To You", "Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)" "What A Girl Wants" and ...read more.

55?
Are you crazy.
at least in the top 5
Find 1 singer that has a voice just like Christina's
No one can do that!
Never

80? Please, listen at "Hurt", "You lost me" or "Fighter" and tell me if her is the most unique singing voice. Yes, she is

Her voice is so unique... Many people quickly distuinguish her voice from others... Best! - bleakiiee

Her voice is so unique

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33 Eunhyuk Eunhyuk Lee Hyuk-jae, better known by his stage name Eunhyuk, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, dancer and actor.

Eunhyuk has a very... Different voice. You can hear a different tone than others. But different doesn't mean bad! He has a great voice actually! And he makes Super Junior sound great with it too! He also has one of those sexy voices and it is really comforting too. - cloud3424

The best rapper I have ever seen in my whole life

He got a lot of talent on rap and sing and a lot I wish that he will win

YOU ARE ONE IN RAP..elf support you

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34 Florence Welch Florence Welch Florence Leontine Mary Welch is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. She is best known as the lead vocalist of the indie rock band Florence + the Machine.

Her voice is completely her own. No one sounds like her. She sounds so different and unique that a lot of people don't actually like her voice because of how not contemporary it is. To me, and many others though her voice is beautiful.

Florence Welch rocks. Her voice is so warm, more deep, and has an amazing energy.

The most amazing singer of her generation. Better than Adele. Her voice is so hauntingly fantastic.

Yes I love Florence so much. Her voice and lyrics are really unique she should get bumped up oh and Lorde too

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35 Amy Winehouse Amy Winehouse Amy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, and jazz. She is also a well-known member of the 27 Club, as she overdosed on alcohol at age 27.

Her voice is very unique I must say. There is no one else in the world who has a voice like her. Once you here her for the first time and you her her for the second time you will automatically know it's her voice. Sad she died though rest in peace

I was just scrolling down the entire list looking for her name. Her voice was amazing. Amy will be missed.

No 568. A travesty. I seriously feel like crying. Justin Beiber's voice is considered more unique than Amy Winehouse's? What's the world coming to? I saw this list and immediately thought Amy. Then she wasn't in the top ten. Then top hundred. 568. Seriously? - thaxception

Since amy I have never herd a voice like hers. it's so unique and amazing

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36 Jackie Evancho Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and five albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts .

Unique? HaH! Try mind boggling, from another planet incredible, Heaven is missing one of its angels, drop dead, blow your socks off beautiful... Yeah, those come close to adequately describing the vocals of Miss Jacqueline Marie Evancho.

Routinely brings tears to the eyes of all listeners.. Her waveform patterns are unlike any other singer.. Her voice is unique.. It has been said that her voice is the only thing that dulls the pain of some chronic sufferers..

One of the few singers who can really sing "The Star Spangled Banner" properly, on-key, with all the words, and without lip-synching. I'd say that's unique.

Actually she does something beyond singing. She opens her mouth and out comes the sound of the most beautifully unique sounding musical instrument ever heard.

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37 Tom Delonge Tom Delonge Thomas Matthew "Tom" DeLonge, Jr., is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and film producer. He was born in Poway, California on December 13, 1975 . When he was in high school at age 15, he got expelled for drinking at a basketball game . He also used to play the ...read more.

Incredibly unique voice, I agree with all these comments, he should be at least in the top 20. I have never heard anyone that can pronounce words like he can. His voice is raspy and high pitched as well. I have not heard anyone that sounds like him at all, his voice will only be heard once, and never again in the history of Earth. - AnimeDrawer

Couldn't have said it better. Three different bands and you can tell hear him in every one. In fact sometimes its hard to differentiate the band because his voice is the most unique pa.

Come on why did I have to add him to the list; why wasn't he already here?! He has the most unique singing voice I've ever heard and sounds so different to everybody else! He should be in the top 10!

Incredibly unique voice

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38 Maynard James Keenan Maynard James Keenan Maynard James Keenan, often referred to by his initials MJK, is an American musician, record producer, winemaker, and actor, best known as the vocalist for Grammy Award-winning progressive metal band Tool.

I cannot believe Maynard James Keenan is #60 on here! I'm sorry, but I've heard plenty of voices like Avril Lavigne's voice. And Britney Spears? Take out the highly edited/computerized crap and what do you have left? I have never heard a voice like Maynard's. Not ever!

Shouldn't have to scroll this far to see this name, underrated band in-general, overrated by the bands fans, definitely one of the most original sounding band of all time in all ways.

"Who are you to wave your finger, you must have been out your head..."

"Eye hole deep in muddy waters, you practically raised the dead..." - AdamDestructorJr.

Awesome. He has a high voice that sounds young, and a really great screaming voice.

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39 Yma Sumak

More unique than anyone else I've seen in this list so far. Peruvian, with a voice that spans five octaves, imitates animal sounds, goes from operatic to Andean. Most of these singers are commercial Top 40 types. You don't need to be unique to make it commercially, come on people.

The best voice spread on 5 octaves I've ever heard.

40 Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer–songwriter and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L.

Are you people on drugs? This woman is the ' Queen of Soul.

Stop watching music videos and go put on some vinyl and listen to real music.

41 Gerard Way Gerard Way Gerard Arthur Way is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and comic book writer who was the lead vocalist and co-founder of the American alternative rock band My Chemical Romance from its formation in September 2001 until its split in March 2013. His debut solo album Hesitant Alien was released ...read more.

This is insulting Gee should be right at the top! Come on guys! His voice is just so amazing words can't describe how much I love his voice. It's so pure and I could listen to it wherever, whenever and forever. He has such a recognizable voice and I could pick it out even if he was just humming in the background, this man is truly amazing and bonus sexy too!
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First thing, why is Gee only at 35!?! His voice is amazing. I could literally listen to it all day, everyday. I could pick his voice from anywhere, no matter what. He has the most recognizable voice I have ever heard. Gerard Way is absolutely phenomenal. He should be in at least top 10. My Chemical Romance is my favourite band of all time, and always will be.

ONLY 35!?!? Nowadays you can't pick out who is who out of all of these new rock bands. I've always been able to pick out Gerard's voice! Now, My Chemical Romance is my favorite band but it is because of this fact. Gerard's voice is phenomenal and he should be in at least the top 15, but what do I know?

I don't think people get what is a unique voice. It doesn't mean that it is the best, it means that you hear it and you recognize it. Gerard has a really different voice and you can always tell that it is him singing. He deserves to be in top 10.

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42 Lee Donghae

Donghae oppa I love you and I love your eyes and I love your amazing voice

Unique voice, small and very fit when singing with a fast tempo. I like it

He is amazing

My lovely donghae fighting☆☆☆

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43 Neil Young Neil Young Neil Percival Young is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician, producer, director and screenwriter.

This list is a joke Neil has to be higher, one of the most beautiful and unique voices I've ever heard. He should be first on this list

As far as being unique, Neil is definitely top ten. I can name several people that sound like almost everyone who is ahead of him on this list. I can't think of one person that sounds like Neil Young.

Ya what's up with this?!? Neil Young is the most unique and amazing voice on planet Earth. Period. No wait, maybe Josh Groban is the most amazing, but he is by far the most unique. Even though Jimmy Fallon can do an incredible imitation.

He sucks sings throu his noise can wright good songs though

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44 Regina Spektor Regina Spektor Regina Spektor is a Russian-born, American recording Artist. Born on the 18th of February she is 37 years in age. Best known for her meaningful, and joyful music, her best songs include, 'Samson' (2002), 'Eet' (2009) and 'The Call' (which was apart of the 2008 film 'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince ...read more.

Her style is so unique, I could recognize any of her songs in a heart beat

She has an amazing voice to match an amazing girl! She inspired so many other singers that to this day many people try to copy her style, but she is the only good one! She should be number 1!

Her voice is so amazing and unique! Discovered her a little while ago but know would recognize her voice anywhere

I LOVE HER! - SamuiNeko

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45 Trent Reznor Trent Reznor Michael Trent Reznor, known professionally as Trent Reznor, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and film score composer. He is known for his intense music videos.

Why did I have to get to 42nd spot to find Trent? Seriously, in terms of being unique, no one is like him. People can try, but no one will ever sound as good as Mr. Reznor.

woo

46 James Hetfield James Hetfield James Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.

You don't even need music and you can know it's the mighty table himself, all you have to do is hear a "YEAH". For me the way that makes him unique is his style for example "deep down inside I feel the scream-AH"

The best simply for his rasp and power he processed in his heyday of singing and very few can duplicate it. Even in 2016 he has picked his singing back to a higher level that reminds me of his prime vocal years in the load era (1996).

WHAT! How is he down hear? You people are crasy this man is moses in metal form

No one can replicate the agonizing, desprate screams from songs like ride the lightning

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47 Eminem Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.

He is amazingly amazing and he does know how to sing I will forever be able to tell his voice apart from anyone elses! THE ARTIST OF FOREVER IN MY EYES (:

He can make his voice go high when he's being funny and low when he is being serious - EGreen

In uniqueness, I never have heard a unique voice in hip hop, which is well known for being an EXTREMELY generic genre.

Very unique voice that stands out - EliHbk

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48 Pink Pink Alecia Beth Moore known professionally as P!NK, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.

Her voice is raspy.. With a hint of attitude and I don't really care when she sings up tempo songs.. When she gets soulful with the rasp and a beautiful ranges.. It's sad she is way down here at 75 people she has one hell of a voice.. And if you can't recognize her from two words.. You've got some major problems

Has a deep smoky something to it, that's catchy and true at the same time. She all time trumps Swift come on guys. She may not be all that popular anymore but she is pretty good, better than others I can say. - Papergirl

Okay Pink should be in the top ten.
Because a lot of people have tried to sing like her, but let's face it there is only one Pink.

She is one of my least favorite singers, but I'll admit that you can instantly recognize one of her songs.

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49 Bruce Dickinson Bruce Dickinson Paul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.

come on people, Patrick Stump is ahead of Dickinson? Honestly just listen to Iron Maiden's Number of the Beast, Piece of Mind, Powerslave, Somewhere in Time, Seventh Son of a Seventh Son and A Matter of Life and death. Any song from these albums, you will be amazed

Best singer in the world, once again people have preconcepts about iron maiden, of all of this singers, Bruce is the only one NO ONE can imitate, the other ones I've seem people singing just like them

Seen them 4 times in Atlanta on last tour... Please he blows 95% of all singers AWAY I'm 49 and have good an eye for talent and Bruce is in top 2 only to Rob Halford... Good company

How is james hetfield over this - Disturbedpotato

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50 Hansi Kürsch Hansi Kürsch Hansi Kürsch, born Hans Jürgen Kürsch, is the lead singer, lyricist, co-composer and bassist for German power metal band Blind Guardian . Heavily influenced by Freddie Mercury, he creates a huge choir effect by overdubbing his own voice multiple times in complex, overlapping vocal harmonies. He records ...read more.
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