Most Recognizable Singing Voices Ever

This is a list of singers that you know as soon as you hear the first word!

The Top Ten

1 Dimash Kudaibergen Dimash Kudaibergen Dinmukhamed Kanatuly Kudaibergen (Commonly known as Dimash Kudaibergen born May 24th, 1994) is a Kazakh singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Dimash is best known as a contestant of a talent show "Singer 2017" in China where he was declared a runner-up. He is also known for possessing a wide ...read more.

Dimash Kudaibergen. He has a fantastic voice with an incredible range of 5 octaves F2 - G7. His voice is flexible, strong, young and very beautiful. When he sings, his heart sinks and goose bumps goosebumps. He freely passes from the range to the Liapashchon: in the same song he can sing like a baritone, a tenor and a soprano. He is an excellent actor and each of his songs is a performance. Dimash is also a very handsome guy. - Sholpan

Dimash Kudaibergen. Once you heard his voice you would never forget it. The timber of rare beauty, insane range of 5 octaves and flawless technique. His voice is full of emotions and conveys all the feelings of the song - no matter what language he sings. - AliceAlmaz

Dimash made revolution in music! He is the best vocal in the world!

5 octaves 6 octaves?

He didn't even win a singing competition!

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2 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.

Elvis has sold more records than everyone else on this list COMBINED.
Easily the most recognizable singing voice of all time.

Elvis Presley is the most recognizable singing voice to my eardrums... with Johnny Cash second.

Who are #1 and #2? Elvis is the King of Rock 'n' Roll for a reason and the best-selling Solo act of all time and either first or second best-selling of All Solo acts and hands

I think DİMASH WİLL BE BEST FOREVER - DearKudaibergen

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3 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Zanzibari-born British singer of Indian descent, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave ...read more.

FREDDIE MERCURY - GOD OF MUSIC! And I don't use that lightly, but there is no other way to accurately sum up Freddie's genius! They'd have to invent new superlatives to even get close to this man's awesome magic! He was absolute PERFECTION!
Although Freddie had an amazing 4 octave range, his talents were so much more than that, if you can believe it. It was his passion, his charisma, his connection w/ the audience, his exuberance, his energy, his magnetism, his incomparable magic! Simply the BEST of all time, and forever, w/out competition or comparison, in a league of his own, absolutely God-like!
FREDDIE MERCURY - PERFECTION!
FREDDIE MERCURY - A Slice of Heaven!
FREDDIE MERCURY - The BEST of the Best!
FREDDIE MERCURY - THE GOD OF MUSIC!

The most spectacular voice there was. Freddie was incredible and any song he sang was the result of Heaven coming down to earth and embracing each and every soul that heard Freddie sing.

If you don't know when you hear him you need your ears cleaned out... So talented, it's such a drag he's gone

No voice can even come close to sounding anything like Freddie Mercury’s. - 3DG20

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4 Vitas Vitas Vitaliy Vladasovich Grachov, known professionally as Vitas, is a Ukrainian singer and songwriter. He sings mainly in Russian. His music is often difficult to categorize, incorporating elements of techno, dance, classical, jazz, and folk music.

His voice resonates in my soul. He reaches octaves very few can reach. Not to mention, he's a lyrical genius and composes his own music. Oh and he's an absolute gentleman to his fans. As an American fan of vitas, I've been encouraged to learn russian just so I can gain the fullest experience of his songs.

His range is so wide that he appeals to audiences, world-wide. He easily belts out traditional songs in Russian, well-loved Chinese balads in Mandarin, and parodies of Elvis, Freddy Mercury, and Michael Jackson in English. His shows are thrilling for their repertoire surprises, featuring songs in all 5 1/2 octaves!

He is a uniquely talented artist with the ability to interpret a wide range of musical styles - from pop to opera to traditional folk songs.

Vitas Number One

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5 Johnny Cash Johnny Cash John R. "Johnny" Cash (1932-2003) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author, who was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. He died of ...read more.

I never heard of the top 2 but neither could be more recognizable than Johnny Cash. He sang for nearly 50 years, dabbled in all genres of music at some point in his career. Still anyone could tell it was him.

I have no idea who Dimash Kudaibergen is at the top of the list. I think to be most recognizable people should know who it is and have heard them. To me the Man in Black is tops here.

Johnny Cash has one of the best singing voices I've ever heard, a great country-rock singer. One of the most recognizable voices ever.

Certainly an indistinguishable voice.

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6 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 500,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under ...read more.

there is no way in hell that a peson wont know mj's voice even by the first syllable.

Why is Michael Jackson number 16? Anyone could recognize his voice. You just hear a line and think, "Michael Jackson! "

I would recognize his voice anytime, anywhere...

KING OF POP!

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7 Dolly Parton Dolly Parton Dolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music.
8 Cher Cher Cher is an American singer and actress. 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 of styles and appearances during her five-decade-long ...read more.

Endless talent and beauty.

Gorgeous, talented and ahead of her time.

9 Kim Hyun Joong Kim Hyun Joong Kim Hyun-Joong is a South Korean entertainer, actor, singer, dancer, and the leader and main rapper of boyband SS501.

There's no one like him

Michael Jackson definitely deserves to me Number 1 - IIBK

He is really the best

I VOTED THIS PERSON BECAUSE HIS SINGING VOICE IS RECOGNIZABLE BECAUSE IT SUCKS - Shamo24

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10 Jack White Jack White

Most recognizable voice in music other than Freddie Mercury which is from...a while! Cool art and icon in the modern age of sound, good knack and talent can listen to, lots to learn from kind. - iliescu

Nobody can be more instantly recognized. White's voice is so different from anyone else in the industry. It's fantastic.

'You got me noi-vurs. Yeah, you got me shakin'! ' - LemonComputer

The Newcomers

? Andre 3000 Andre 3000 André Lauren Benjamin, known by his stage name André 3000, is half of the hip-hop duo OutKast. He is widely considered to be the better half of the duo, and is widely considered to be one of the greatest rappers of all time.

The Contenders

11 Iggy Azalea Iggy Azalea Amethyst Amelia Kelly, known professionally as Iggy Azalea, is an Australian rapper, singer, songwriter, and model.
12 Adam Levine Adam Levine Adam Noah Levine is an American singer and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist for the Los Angeles pop rock band Maroon 5.

How could you NOT know it's Adam singing? This is by far the most recognizable voice I have ever heard, and he's not bad either

He's the lead singer of Maroon 5, who sings This Love, I Won't Go Home Without You, She Will Be Loved, and Makes Me Wonder. - ilovekelly75

You can tell by that heartfelt yearn and soft funk. :D

His voice is so unique!

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13 Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian American rapper / pop music artist. Nicki is most known for songs like "Anaconda", "Only", "Truffle Butter", "Super Bass" and "Stupid Hoe" . Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. She was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James Trinidad and Tobago. ...read more.

Because her rapping is horrible. - funnyuser

14 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.

Whitney Houston. The best and most beautiful voice in the whole world!

Whitney should be #1! This angel had the voice beyond compare!

Whitney should be in the Top 5 this is the best voice ever

15 Jon Bon Jovi Jon Bon Jovi John Francis Bongiovi, Jr., known as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, philanthropist, and actor, best known as the founder and frontman of rock band Bon Jovi, which was formed in 1983. He is famous for his band's hit song “Livin’ On A Prayer“ released in 1986. He ...read more.

We all know his voice! If you don't you give love a bad name and you might be wanted... dead or alive!

My Fabourite Singer OF ALL TIME! 55 And Still Singing Since 1983! Keep On rocking’ Jon! - DaringXx

He is so good you know instantly that it is John Bon Jovi. ❤️️

16 Ray Charles Ray Charles Raymond Charles Robinson, professionally known as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer.
17 Barry White Barry White
18 Randy Newman

How could you not know who this guy is from his voice?! It even said on Wikipedia, and I quote, "Randy Newman is known for his distinctive voice" and he is recognizable from Toy Story's "You've Got A Friend in me", "It's A jungle Out There" and "When I'm Gone". Can't believe no one put this :/

19 Ross Lynch Ross Lynch Ross Shor Lynch is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and musician. He is one of the founding members of the pop rock band R5. As an actor, he is known for his debut role as Austin Moon on the Disney Channel original series Austin & Ally, and for his role as Brady in Disney Channel's Teen Beach ...read more.
20 Axl Rose Axl Rose William Bruce Rose Jr., better known as 'Axl Rose', is an American singer born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.

I don't care for him but I've never heard a singer that can go from singing a bass note to singing a high tenor instantly!

If there is one artist I will never forget the voice of, it's Axl Rose. I have never heard anyone else with a voice as unique as his, making him very easy to distinguish. - LostDream258

He is the best!

Axl is... My hero

21 Pink Pink Alecia Beth Moore known professionally as P!NK, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress.

Definitely. Her deep raspy voice is very unique. - Twixx

Defibately. Her deep raspy voice is so unique. - Twixx

22 Art Garfunkel Art Garfunkel Arthur Ira "Art" Garfunkel is an American singer, poet and actor. He partnered in his earlier years with Paul Simon in the folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel.

Don't believe I saw his name on this list and it should be.

23 Phil Collins Phil Collins Philip David Charles "Phil" Collins is an English singer-songwriter and musician, who has also worked as a record producer and actor.
24 Bruce Springteen

He sings Blinded By The Light, Born To Run, Born In The USA, and Streets Of Philadelphia. - ilovekelly75

25 Amy Winehouse Amy Winehouse Amy Jade Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep expressive contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul, rhythm and blues, and jazz. She is also a well-known member of the 27 Club, as she overdosed on alcohol at age 27.
26 Ariana Grande Ariana Grande Ariana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress . She was born on June 26th 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera. She is best known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom, "Victorious". She later become a singer ...read more.
27 Willy Nelson

Wow! With a couple exceptions, this list is way better than the other unique singing voices list. Willie should really be top ten, but I'm not gonna kick about 13...

A true country pioneer, so many hits and wrote so many big songs... everyone knows this guy!

An amazing country singer. Respect.

28 Sia Sia

Instantly recognizable! - vikingdylan

Instantly recognizable! - vikingdylan

Well, obviously!

Bob was here

29 Adele Adele Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. She is best known with her international hit singles ...read more.

She adds so much soul into her songs, that's how I recognize her voice. - funnyuser

30 John Cooper John Cooper John Landrum Cooper, professionally credited as John L. Cooper, is an American musician, singer and songwriter. He has been the lead vocalist, bassist and co-founder of the Grammy-nominated American Christian rock band Skillet since 1996.
31 Zach Clayton Zach Clayton
32 Eddie Vedder Eddie Vedder Eddie Vedder is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as a member of the rock band Pearl Jam, with whom he performs lead vocals and is one of three guitarists.

Pearl Jam's priceless lead singer.

33 Eminem Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.

He sings good for a rapper. - LemonComputer

34 John Fogerty

Oh, thank you! Thank you, a thousand times thank you! It was almost crushing to see him at number 780 in the other poll. My gosh, if you don't recognize Fogerty's voice, you've never listened to a radio...

35 Drake Drake Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.
36 Shakira Shakira Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a Colombian-Spanish singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model.

Wonderful singer, dancer, songwriter, record producer, philanthropist etc. Her voice is unique and really recognizable - Irina2932

I'm in a room with seven other people and nobody can name one Shakira song! We can however name at least one song for everyone else on the list. So my question is why is Shakira #1 on the most recognizable song list?

Such a uniquely talented voice. She should definitely make a come back!

That's some fine pus*y.

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37 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1987, he started the grunge band Nirvana. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his Seattle home in 1994.

The rawness in his voice is amazing

38 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.

I'm going off the rails on a crazy train! - Brobusky

He kinda sucks but... he does have the most recognizable voice ever whatever you say. Creepy eerie godfather of doom metal.

39 Susan Boyle Susan Boyle Susan Magdalane Boyle is a Scottish singer who came to international attention when she appeared as a contestant on the TV programme Britain's Got Talent on 11 April 2009, singing "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Misérables.

Love her!

40 Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake

JT is a legend. His voice fits in every song and a great singer.

41 Bob Seger Bob Seger Robert Clark "Bob" Seger is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist. As a locally successful Detroit-area artist, he performed and recorded as Bob Seger and the Last Heard and Bob Seger System throughout the 1960s.

I want to make sure he's on this list. Great songwriter and very recognizable voice...

Absolutely yes! Night Moves, Turn the Page, Old Time Rock 'n Roll, Shame on the Moon, Against the Wind, Mainstreet, Feel Like a Number, Sunspot Baby, Like a Rock, We've Got Tonight, Ramblin' Gamblin' Man, Shakedown, Still the Same, Hollywood Nights, Roll Me Away...

42 Lil Wayne Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American hip hop artist and is often referred to as one of the worst rappers of all time. He was signed to Cash Money Records by Birdman at a young age. Before he became a household name and the artist he is today, he was 1 quarter of the southern rap group The Hot Boys, ...read more.
43 Chester Bennington Chester Bennington Chester Charles Bennington (March 20th, 1976 - July 20th, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. He also has a few side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 due to depression.

I cannot believe that chaz is at 23... I think the people who have voted never listen to Linkin Park songs... Guys please vote chaz he is the best in the world... For God shake don't betray him

Please vote for Chazy

I can't believe cazzy's all the way down here did you guys even once listend to any Linkin Park, Dead by Sunrise or Grey Daze song
You should be ashames of your selves for ceeping him all the way down here
For F*ck sake

44 Marina & The Diamonds Marina & The Diamonds Marina Lambrini Diamandis, better known by her stage name "Marina and The Diamonds", is a Welsh singer-songwriter. Born in Bryn Mawr and raised in nearby Pandy, she moved to London as a teenager in order to achieve her dream of being a singer. She's known for her unique style of writing, and impersonating ...read more.
45 Elton John Elton John

He is awesome! He has two sons their names are Zackary and Elijah.
You have to hear "Can you feel the love tonight" live!

46 Assala Nasri Assala Nasri Assala is a Syrian musical artist that is known for her strong vocal abilities and powerhouse performances. Assala was born in Damascus, Syria.
47 Nawal El Kuwaitia Nawal El Kuwaitia Nawal El Kuwaitia is a well-known female singer and musical icon in the Middle East. Nawal studied at the Music Institute in Kuwait. She is known as Shaikhat Al Tarab (The Queen of Classic Music) and Qaitharat Al Khaleej (Harp of Khaliji Song).
48 Cardi B Cardi B
49 Hariharan Hariharan Hariharan is an Indian playback singer who has sung for Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Gujarati and Rajasthani films, an established and foremost ghazal singer and composer, and one of the pioneers of Indian fusion music . In 2004, he was honoured with the Padma ...read more.

Hariji's voice is magical, romantic, melodius, sweet & magnetic. So, it can be easily recognized by the listeners. His voice has got an award in Sri Lanka.

His voice is so sweet. I love it so much...

Magical magnetic voice...

Magical Magnetic Voice...

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50 Steve Perry Steve Perry Stephen Ray "Steve" Perry is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is known as the lead singer of the rock band Journey during their most commercially successful periods from 1977 to 1987 and again from 1995 to 1998.

Steve, Please come back to the stage my friend! You are missed. Your voice is simply amazing and your song writing touches the lives of many. Glad to hear your health is good. Hope to see & hear you soon. By the way, Go Giants!

"The song ONLY THE YOUNG reminds me of 6th grade baseball season, summer in "The Great Land" best days of my life, I can still feel the music.
Steve has the best voice anyone can dream of.

Best album ever was Trial by Fire! Loved the songs. I still listen to the songs regularly. No better voice. Mr. Perry's voice can soothe me no matter how bad my day is going.

Should Be Higher, Don’t Sto - JOURNEY...STEVE PERRY! - DaringXx

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