Top Ten Most Pleasant Singers

Regardless of range or technical ability, these singers have a quality to their voices that soothes the ears.

The Top Ten

1 Paul Simon Paul Frederic Simon is an American musician, singer-songwriter and actor. Simon's fame, influence, and commercial success began as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, formed in 1964 with musical partner Art Garfunkel.

There's no doubt that Garfunkel had superior range and ability, but Simon's vocals have such a pleasant tone, which hasn't diminished with age.

The most beautiful vocals and lush, wall of sound harmonies of them all!

2 John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.

Sings with his heart and soul!

3 George Harrison George Harrison (1943 - 2001) was an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.

Even on songs like "Taxman", George's voice has a very soft quality -- never harsh on the ears. - PetSounds

4 Petula Clark

I find most female singers get under my skin after a while. Not so with Pet Clark. - PetSounds

5 Bryan Adams Bryan Guy Adams is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, photographer, philanthropist and activist.
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7 Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong, nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American trumpeter, composer and singer who was one of the most influential figures in jazz.

So rough it's endearing. - PetSounds

8 Joe Dassin

He was an American-born French singer-songwriter.

Songs: A Toi, Le Jardin du Luxembourg, Et Si Tu N'Existais Pas, Champs Elysées, Et l'amour s'en va - Metal_Treasure

He was an American-born French singer-songwriter.
Songs: A Toi, Le Jardin du Luxembourg, Et Si Tu N'Existais Pas, Champs Elysées, Et l'amour s'en va.
I'm not a fan of this type of music but his voice makes me listen to these songs from time to time. - Metal_Treasure

9 Eric Benet Eric Benét Jordan, known professionally as Eric Benét, is an American R&B and neo soul singer-songwriter and actor, who has received a total of four Grammy nominations to date for his musical work.
10 Elton John Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.

The Contenders

11 Mark Knopfler - Dire Straits Mark Freuder Knopfler is a British singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer and film score composer. He is best known for being the frontman of the British band Dire Straits.

It is good - pLix33

12 Will Downing Wilfred "Will" Downing is an American singer and songwriter. He is married to singer Audrey Wheeler, who was a member of the R&B group Unlimited Touch.
13 Steven Page
14 Chris Rea Christopher Anton Rea is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist, recognisable for his distinctive, husky voice and slide guitar playing.

Dark voice but soothes the ears.
Songs: Road to hell, Looking for the summer. - Metal_Treasure

15 Joe
16 Brian McKnight Brian McKnight, born June 5, 1969, is an American R&B singer-songwriter, arranger, producer, and musician. He is a multi-instrumentalist who plays eight instruments including piano, guitar, bass guitar, percussion, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn and trumpet. He is one of the very few leggiero tenors in more.
17 Ella Fitzgerald Ella Jane Fitzgerald was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella.

To be honest, I dislike most female jazz vocalists (sorry Britgirl! ); Ella is an exception.

18 Agnetha Fältskog - ABBA
19 Kenny Lattimore
20 Cher Cher is an American singer and actress. Her song Believe was the first song to use autotune. Described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry, she is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety more.
21 Carl Wilson Carl Dean Wilson was an American musician, singer, and songwriter who co-founded the Beach Boys. He is best remembered as their lead guitarist, as the youngest brother of bandmates Brian and Dennis Wilson, and as the group's de facto leader in the early 1970s.
22 Hansi Kürsch - Blind Guardian, Demons & Wizards Hansi Kürsch, born Hans Jürgen Kürsch, is the lead singer, lyricist, co-composer and bassist for German power metal band Blind Guardian . Heavily influenced by Freddie Mercury, he creates a huge choir effect by overdubbing his own voice multiple times in complex, overlapping vocal harmonies. He records more.

Perfect vocals always soothe my ears no matter what the singer sings.

Hansi Kürsch is a vocal god - his soft and his harsh voices are equally mindblowing. Most of the time his goal is not to soothe your ears because he sings heavy metal. But when he uses his soft voice he does that better than anybody else. He's the most versatile singer ever.
Soft songs:
Blind Guardian - Miracle Machine, Dream a Little Dream of Me (cover song), The Bard's Song (In the Forest);
Demons & Wizards - Down Where I Am, Seize The Day, Fiddler on the Green, Path Of Glory - Metal_Treasure

23 Babyface
24 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 more.

Rainbow - Rainbow Eyes - Metal_Treasure

25 Nicole Scherzinger Nicole Scherzinger, born Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente on June 29, 1978, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, and television personality. She first rose to fame as the lead singer of the pop/r&b group The Pussycat Dolls.
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