Most Unique Singing Voices
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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.
Never ever heard a singer that sounded like him... his voice can sing more mellow sad songs and heavier songs. He also has a good tenor. And he was a master at distorting his voice! Who has ever genuinely hated Alice In Chains for their music? - LucretiaV 62 Comments
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.
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
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 too high... not feminine high, its sounds masculine enough, but the highness eventually isn't that good. And its not that adjustable - LucretiaV 24 Comments
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.
His voice is good. If you ever heard one of his songs... very unique elements and good range and also very adaptable - LucretiaV 9 Comments
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
As far as recognizable goes, he's number 1 - madcowsarecrazy
Yes for recognizable, no for best. - BOOGIE69V 16 Comments
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 youV 13 Comments
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 peaceV 12 Comments
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!
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 uniqueV 16 Comments
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.
Just listen Freak On A Lesh - DisturbedpotatoV 11 Comments
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...
HOW IS THIS NOT NUMBER ONE?! HIS VOICE IS SO UNIQUE! - JeffttV 7 Comments
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.
No question about flo's voice being unique. What a voice... and an exceptional vocal range!
Extremely rare sounding voice. She has such energy and passion, by listening to ONE song youll be convinced.V 4 Comments
If you think about it, NOBODY sounds like Rihanna. Y'all are sleeping on her. She's not the greatest singer every, but definitely unique.
She's getting better and better with each song! Anyone who's listening to her from earlier period can easily detect it! She's become a strong and amazing vocalist! Her voice is smooth, edgy & unique!
She sounds different from the rest.
No one can sing like Rihanna!V 3 Comments
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!
A great voiceV 6 Comments
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.
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☆☆☆V 24 Comments
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!V 7 Comments
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!V 5 Comments
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?
Umm bitch please. maybe not #1 due to Freddy mercury but Gee is queen and should at least be in the top #5 he's got day sass and still managed to make perfect music that saved others lives. Out of our way peasants while we drag gee up this listV 62 Comments
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! - SamuiNekoV 3 Comments
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