Top 10 Music Icons Who are Not So Good at Singing
The Top Ten
Horrible, I can't stand him. I admit, that he is a good songwriter, but you can't listen him, so I don't care about his lyrics, because I get a headache every time I hear his voice.
He is a very good song writer, but it's a crime to everyone, when he sings. Terrible. And he is number 4 in Rolling Stones Magazine top 100 singer of all time. Freddie Mercury is 18th. LOL
He is a good sing writer but has no voice, so it's very funny, that he is above Freddie Mercury in Rolling Stone Magazine's best singers list of all time.
There's worse. And personally, I don't have a problem with his singing voice. And he's a very good musician and one of my favorite musicians/celebrities of all time.
His vocals are actually very monotonous and annoying, I bet if he wouldn't cited as the godfather of metal people would not even like him...
Ozzy used to have an interesting voice in his early days with Black Sabbath but still it wasn't as good as some other rock legends voices. - IronMaidenFan666
Dave is one of the best guitar players out there and my favorite song writer but his voice is weird and sounds annoying at times. - IronMaidenFan666
Yes, he was created for a guitarist, not for a singer...
The best rapper ever in my opinion but a really bad singer, he should have used some other singers to sing his chorouses like in his most legendary songs. - IronMaidenFan666
She has an okay voice. It's average. Its easily recognizable though and fits the tone of the music. When you listen to the time when her music was really good in her genre, which was from her first album to "In the Zone", you'll recognize she often voice acts in her song to transport the mood, whether it is shyness ("U Drive Me Crazy"), sexiness ("I'm a Slave 4 U"), stength ("Stronger") or sadness ("every time"). You always buy it. She's not a technically great singer, but she certainly has enough charisma to back it up and has great producers and songwriters behind her. Now ever since her music relied so much on Autotune and exchangable stomping house beats, that took everything that was interesting about her. - Martin_Canine
Britney Spears is a huge success story but while she can dance well and her songs sound really nice her voice is very lacking. - IronMaidenFan666
I like his voice a lot. It's so relaxing. Walk on the wild side, pale blue eyes and sunday morning are all very relaxing songs with clean vocals. - KurtCocain
He is an icon but not for his singing abilities but for his musical vision, I think. - IronMaidenFan666
Yes, sometimes I feel like he tried to singing like Bob Dylan...
Having him here is kind of strange to be honest because although he did sing a couple of songs he was primarily famous as a drummer so if he is here people like Jimi Hendrix should be as well.
Ringo is a nice guy and a cool drummer at times but as far as The Beatles go his voice is by far the worst out of the Fab Four. - IronMaidenFan666
Avenged Sevenfold are great but M Shadows is their weakness because of his weak voice, he may sounds like Axl Rose and Mike Patton at times but he's not great as them. - IronMaidenFan666
He was great back in the 90's but later on he became somewhat annoying because of the damage that his vocal chords got. - IronMaidenFan666
Perhaps that explains why his voice sounds high pitched during the Live At Luna Park performance video I watched on YouTube. - Neonco31
The main reason I can't enjoy Dream Theatre that much. - cjWriter1997
I can't stand his voice. So sad, because Rush is a really talented band, but I can't listen to any of their songs because his voice is so bad. - KurtCocain
The only reason I can't fully enjoy Rush songs. - Metal_Treasure
I'm not a pop fan or her fan but she CAN sing. - Metal_Treasure
All of her costumes, dancing, stage choreography, etc. are there to cover up the fact that she is a mediocre singer at best. At least Bob Dylan really writes his songs, Beyoncé has the clout to make sure she is in the same room with a 5 or 6 pro songwriters, which insures she gets credit even if she only contributed an "oooh baby" to the lyrics.
You're missing the point. I don't like her as a music artist, but you can't deny the fact that she has a good voice. - KurtCocain
I agree with some of this list but Beyoncé is one of the modern pop singers who indeed do have a good voice. A really good one to be honest. Especially when she touches good old soul territories, as on "Listen" or "If I Were a Boy", or on her great psychadelic gospel track "Freedom". I once saw a live performance by her on TV where the beat suddenly stopped and she gave an amazing acapella performance where her voice ranged from very high to low but she managed to sound soulful and emotional in both extremes. Don't ask me which song that was, it was about ten years ago and I am not such a huge fan of her music to know all of her songs.
If she really wanted to, she could be the black Christina Aguilera, but she has too many uptempo pop songs where she doesn't showcase her voice and just flows with the beat. On her average hit single, she's always okay, but rarely stands out. What you remember is mostly the melody and beatwork. That's why people don't appreciate her talent. But I ...more - Martin_Canine
Acclaimed only because of the Rolling Stones, not more.
The Sex Pistols were Punk icons and I really love the guitar work of Steve Jones but Johnny was an awful singer for me, like most Punk vocalists. - IronMaidenFan666
Have you heard her sing? Sounds quite terrible.