Top 10 Best Australian Singers of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Nick Cave Nicholas Edward Cave (born 22 September 1957) is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional film actor, best known as the frontman of the rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Cave's music is generally characterized by emotional intensity, a wide variety... read more

Nick Cave's music goes much further than your average artist. He varies the genres of his music superbly and always releases excellent songs. Overall, I think he is the best Australian singer ever, period.

Has anyone seen him in concert? No one else in this chart has something to communicate like he does!

Not only one of the best Australian musicians of all time, but probably one of the best musicians of all time, period.

2 John Farnham John Peter Farnham, Jr., formerly billed as Johnny Farnham from his professional debut in 1967 until 1980, is an English-born Australian pop singer.

John Farnham is a national treasure, a true vocalist's vocalist. His vocal range is respected. I would definitely put John Farnham next to Freddie Mercury and Robert Plant when it comes to vocal diversity in rock and pop music.

He earned the nickname "The Voice" for a reason! I'm a massive fan of his voice.

3 Bon Scott Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott was a Scottish-born Australian rock musician, best known for being the lead singer and lyricist of Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980. He was born in Forfar and lived in Kirriemuir, Scotland, for 5 years before moving to Melbourne, Australia,... read more
4 Barry Gibb Barry Alan Crompton Gibb is a British singer, songwriter and record producer who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the group Bee Gees, one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed groups in the history of popular music.

Barry Gibb's recording career started in Brisbane, Australia. The Bee Gees' first hits and their first number one, Spicks & Specks, were in Australia.

5 Jimmy Barnes James Dixon Swan, better known as Jimmy Barnes, is a Scottish-born Australian rock singer-songwriter.
6 Darren Hayes
7 Michael Hutchence Michael Kelland John Hutchence (22 January 1960 – 22 November 1997) was an Australian musician and actor. He was a founding member, lead singer and lyricist of rock band INXS from 1977 until his death in 1997.

Michael Hutchence should be much higher on this list, probably even number one. No other singer from Australia had as versatile and solid a voice as he did. He was also a great songwriter. INXS should certainly have stayed broken up after he died.

8 Andrew Stockdale Andrew James Stockdale is an Australian rock musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist, lead guitarist and only mainstay member of the rock band Wolfmother, which formed in 2000. In 2007, alongside his Wolfmother bandmates, he won 'Songwriter of the Year' at the APRA Awards.

One of Australia's finest voices!

9 Doc Neeson
10 Kylie Minogue Kylie Ann Minogue is an Australian-British singer and actress. She achieved recognition starring in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, where she played the tomboy mechanic Charlene Robinson. She also appeared in films such as Street Fighter, Moulin Rouge!, and San Andreas.

Undoubtedly the greatest and most successful Australian artist of all time. A beautiful singer with an amazing voice and an incredibly versatile discography.

Kylie may not have the vocal range of many other great singers, but she has evolved gracefully and musically over time.

A pop goddess! She has so many iconic songs. So underrated today.

The Contenders
11 Chrissy Amphlett
12 Natalie Imbruglia

Natalie is the best Australian singer in my country, in my opinion. I love her so much! 50/10.

13 Billy Thorpe
14 Delta Goodrem Delta Lea Goodrem is an Australian singer-songwriter and actress. Born and raised in Sydney, New South Wales, she enrolled in dancing, acting, singing and piano classes at a young age.

I am extremely surprised that she wasn't already on this list. She is actually a goddess trapped in the body of a woman. Her voice kills.

Delta Goodrem is a fantastic artist in Australia! She needs to be third! 10/10.

She is so underrated. She is amazing!

15 Colin Hay

Acoustic "Overkill" is so, so great.

16 Dave Faulkner
17 Guy Sebastian Guy Theodore Sebastian is an Malaysian-Australian singer and songwriter. He was the first winner of Australian Idol in 2003, and a judge on Australia's The X Factor from 2010 to 2012 and then again in 2015 and 2016.
18 Joan Sutherland Joan Sutherland (November 7, 1926 - October 10, 2010) was an Australian operatic dramatic coloratura soprano, known for her contribution to the renaissance of the bel canto repertoire from the late 1950s to the 1980s. She was the first Australian to win a Grammy Award in 1962.
19 Olivia Newton-John Dame Olivia Newton-John was a British-Australian singer, songwriter and actress. She was a four-time Grammy award winner who had amassed five number-one and ten other Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 singles, and two number-one Billboard 200 solo albums. She died on August 8, 2022 of breast cancer in Santa... read more

Olivia is fine with me! Keep up the good work! 8/10.

She was the most versatile Australian singer of all time and had 100 million records sold, the most by an Australian artist. R.I.P. (1948-2022).

20 Sia Sia Kate Isobelle Furler, referred to mononymously as Sia, is an Australian singer and songwriter. She released her debut album in 1997 but mainly gained mainstrem attention in the 2010s. In 2021, she released the highly controversial film "Music". The film has received negative reviews online.

Come on, who doesn't know or recognize her tone? She has made her mark in the music industry. She should be number one, a priority.

Why hasn't anyone mentioned her name yet?!

21 Tina Arena

Tina Arena is Australia's national treasure! She has the best voice that has ever come out of Australia. And she's also France's national treasure, so to speak! She has sung in four languages! It doesn't get any better than that!

22 Kate Miller

Love Kate so much. She is a total inspiration, and her musical style is just perfect.

Best singer in the world! Her vocals are amazing. She does not make generic music. So glad she'll be at Eurovision! Love ya, Kate!

Kate Miller-Heidke is probably the best Australian female singer, easily.

23 Angry Anderson
24 John Williamson
25 Paul Kelly

He tells stories in a way no one else can.

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