Most Unique Singing Voices

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21 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.

Can't say enough about how this mans voice has moved me. In my opinion the greatest and most unique voice ever. RIP Layne.

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22 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.

23 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

24 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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25 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.

A7x above this guy? Come on morons

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26 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.

No one can sound like Geddy Lee. - naFrovivuS

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27 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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28 Bon Jovi 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

Wait. A band isn't a voice lol - ExplosivePanther

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29 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

As far as recognizable goes, he's number 1 - madcowsarecrazy

How is he under a basic pop singer like Rihanna!?!?!?! - imabigpotato

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30 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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31 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...

HOW IS THIS NOT NUMBER ONE?! HIS VOICE IS SO UNIQUE! - Jefftt

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32 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.

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.

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33 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.

Just listen Freak On A Lesh - Disturbedpotato

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34 Rihanna Rihanna Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian pop singer . Born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown, she first entered the music industry by recording demo tapes under the direction of record producer Evan Rogers in 2003. She ultimately signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning ...read more.

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.

She shoulden't be 81.Vote for her.

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35 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!

How is he not #1?! The guy practically mispronounced every single word and yet it was still awesome.

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36 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.

37 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

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.

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.

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

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38 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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39 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.

With the release of "Two Hearts" at the age of 17, Jackie showed that she is equally comfortable with singing (and writing) pop songs as she is with producing exquisite versions of classical, sacred, movie-theme, and Broadway works. What is so unique is the tonal quality of her voice--not really opera, but warm, dark and rich. - BobG

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40 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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