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 of influences, and lyrical obsessions with death, religion, love and violence.

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

This guy is poetry, the way he expresses himself. he is magic with words and go into the deep meanings of things.
Not talking about his live shows which are pretty extraordinary.
Nick is pure talent, one in a million kind of talent.

Someone seen him on concert? No one else in this chart has something to comunicate like he does!

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 singers singer. His vocal range is respected I would definitely put John Farnhsm next to Freddie Mercury and Robert Plant went come down 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.

He is NOT The Voice and that song is horrible!

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, 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.

This list is about AUSTRALIAN singers, not about singers from England or any other country. If you can't read the title of this list, then it's time to have your eyes tested! The Bee Gees - Barry, Robin & Maurice - all born and bred in ENGLAND!

Barry Gibb recording career started in Brisbane Australia The Bee Gee first hits and their first number 1 Spicks & Specs was in Australia.

Jesus Christ its Barry Gibb get over it. Doesn't matter if he's English, Mexican, commie he's part of the bee gees

5 Jimmy Barnes James Dixon Swan, better known as Jimmy Barnes, is a Scottish-born Australian rock singer-songwriter.
6 Darren Hayes

Should be number 1

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 a lot higher on this list probably even number 1. No other singer from austrailia really has as versitile and solid a voice that he had and he was a great songwriter too. INXS certainly should 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 tomboy mechanic Charlene Robinson.

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

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

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 so extremely surprised that she wasn't already in 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 3rd! 10/10

She is so underrated. She is amazing!

15 Colin Hay

Acoustic "Overkill", 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 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 Ynez, California.

Olivia I don't mind, keep up the good work! 8/10

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

19 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.
20 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 also sung in 4 languages! It doesn't get any better than that!

21 Kate Miller

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

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! xx

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

22 Angry Anderson
23 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.

Hey come on who doesn't know or identify her tone, she has stamped her reign in the Music Industry. Should be number one, a priority.

Why no one put her name already?!

Sia is a great singer.

24 John Williamson
25 Paul Kelly

Tells stories in a way no other can.

Number 22 my arse. Number 1!

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