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 Dinmukhamed Kanatuly Kudaibergenov, 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 Chinese talent show "Singer 2017" 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!

You are space! He is the best vocal in the world!

2 Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was an 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.

Know his voice anywhere, glorious, every song he sang was absolutely amazing. The greatest singer who has ever lived. God bless you elvis.

His beautiful voice is known and recognised immediately, the greatest singer ever. What a fabulous star he was, his legacy will last forever. We love you Elvis.

Easily recognised straightaway, his unique voice is amazing. Anywhere in the world people know and adore him. The unequalled elvis.

His voice is incredible, recognisable anywhere. Talent, fantastic good looks, elvis the man.

3 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 is a very special artist, exactly as written in his website "the artist who you have been waiting for". He is very famous and early recognized with big talents in composing amazing songs, designing brilliant creative stage costumes, performing songs in unique style with great voice in both weird and enchanted vocal technique. His music is the very beautiful part of this world, feeding your soul as "a gift from God" liked his worldwide fans called him.

4 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!

So many people try to imitate freddie, but I can hear somethings misses in the details every time. Every tone he sang was such color on. And a octave range from F2 to D6, even when he was baritone!

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

5 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 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.

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.

If you've never heard of Elvis then you've been living under a rock! He is among the best classic singers! - AliBab

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.

Boom chicka boom chicka boom chicka boom... I walk the line... Enough said

6 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 ...read more.

Endless talent and beauty.

You can tell Cher's voice from a mile away, and it's more recognizable than any other voice on this list.

Gorgeous, talented and ahead of her time.

7 Dolly Parton Dolly Rebecca Parton is an American singer-songwriter, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music.
8 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

9 Jack White John Anthony "Jack" White is an American singer and songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the duo The White Stripes, but has also had success in other bands and as a solo artist.

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

10 Iggy Azalea Amethyst Amelia Kelly, born June 7, 1990 known professionally as Iggy Azalea, is an Australian rapper, singer, songwriter, and model.

Really wish she didn't have so many haters just because she's a non black rapper. Her songs sound so much better than those of a lot of the more accepted female rapper/singers these days.

The Contenders

11 Nicki Minaj Onika Tanya Maraj, known professionally as Nicki Minaj (born December 8, 1982) is a Trinidadian/American rapper / pop music artist. Minaj is most known for her songs such as "Anaconda", "Super Bass", "Starships" and her feature on "Bang Bang". ...read more.

Because her rapping is horrible. - funnyuser

12 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

Real artist not fake like sk dolls love him live his talent

13 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. ...read more.

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

THat high note though

14 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!

I cannot believe Jon Bon Jovi, legend, is not higher up on this joke of a list. INSANE! Tell me you don't know Livin' On A Prayer! - The_Personage

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. ❤️️

15 Ray Charles Ray Charles Robinson, professionally known as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer.
16 Barry White Barry Eugene Carter, better known by his stage name Barry White, was an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and composer.
17 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.
18 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

This list is a complete, total, 100% JOKE. Axl Rose, my HERO, one of the best music artists ever and ROCK GOD is not in the top 2, along with MJ. Yup. He's got the most easily recognizable voice ever. We all know it when we hear it, right? - The_Personage

He is the best!

19 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

20 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.

21 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!

I sing like Shakira and I love her voice it's so unique

22 Bruce Springteen

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

We all know his voice. - The_Personage

23 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.
24 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 and its spin-off show Sam & Cat. ...read more.
25 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.

26 Sia

Instantly recognizable! - vikingdylan

Well, obviously!

27 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

28 Zach Clayton
29 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.

30 John Fogerty

The only artist in history who was sued by his former record label for "sounding too much like himself".

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...

31 Drake Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born on October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Canada. He started his career on Canadian reality show "Degrassi: The Next Generation".

He has a robotic voice
Ez to spot

32 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.

If you hear the first beat of the song you should know its MJ. if you STILL DON'T KNOW you should know by the first second of his voice in the song. and if you STILL don't KNOW you need some help

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! "

The King of Pop's voice is known everywhere, and hopefully by everyone. I've never even heard of some of these people ahead of him. He's easily the most recognizable voice EVER. So, why isn't he in the top 2? - The_Personage

33 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 know his voice anywhere. Ozzy's vocals are just as powerful now as they always were, despite the way he sounds when he talks. Ozzy is my man! I love him so much! There are others I like just as much though. Ozzy always was pretty awesome!

Who doesn't know Ozzy's voice when they hear it? Some people are just crazy... - The_Personage

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.

34 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1987, he started the grunge band Nirvana, which became one of the most successful bands ever. 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 ...read more.

The rawness in his voice is amazing

35 Steven Tyler Steven Tyler is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and former television music competition judge, best known as the lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion.

So much feeling and power in his voice... hit after hit and still sounds as good as he ever did.

Powerful and angelic! Gotta love Mr. Steven Tyler!

36 Bryan Adams Bryan Guy Adams is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, guitarist, photographer, philanthropist and activist.

I'd recognize his voice anywhere. - The_Personage

I Like Bryan Adams So Much - Syaker

37 Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone, known professionally as Madonna, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears. She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically ...read more.

She has her own manner of singing

38 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!

39 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...

40 Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. He was discovered by Brian "Baby" "Birdman" Williams at a very young age, and was signed to Cash Money Records, where he would be one quarter of the rap group Hot Boys. In the years to follow, he would go on to find his own ...read more.
41 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.

I would always recognize Elton's voice, singing or speaking anytime, anywhere.

Elton John? - The_Personage

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

42 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.
43 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.
44 Sandra Sandra Ann Lauer, commonly known under her stage name Sandra Maria Magdalena", "In the Heat of the Night", "Everlasting Love", "Secret Land", "Hiroshima" and "Don't Be Aggressive".
45 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).
46 Cardi B Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, known professionally as Cardi B, is an American rapper, songwriter, television personality and former stripper.
47 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.

"The Voice" for a reason.

48 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.

Shares "biggest-seller ever" honors with Paul McCartney, from when they were in a little band called THE Beatles.

There are 123 singers more recognizable than John Lennon? I don't think so.

Honest to God one of the most recognizable voices of all time

Most recognizable voice and heart of all time!

49 Amy Lee Amy Lynn Hartzler, known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter, classically trained pianist and composer. She is also the lead singer to the Arkansas band Evanescence.

I can reconize it anywhere. - AnonymousChick

Whoever put Jacob Sartorious higher than her had to have been drunk... - 3DG20

Amylee has perfect voice

50 Jacob Sartorius Rolf Jacob Sartorius (known by his middle name), born October 2, 2002, is an American singer and internet personality, who rose to fame via social media from posting lip-syncing videos on musical.ly and his Vines (on Vine). In 2016, he released his debut single "Sweatshirt", which reached the Hot 100 ...read more.

That's not exactly true. It could be mistaken for a dying cat.

He's voice is so bad that it's recognizable. - micahisthebest

UNBEARABLE VOICE :I - DaringXx

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