Best Singers of 20th Century

100 years a long time .There were more than 100 good singers in 20th century .But only few singers were best among all of them

So I've tried my best to make list of the best of the best singers .

The Top Ten

1 Freddie Mercury (1946-1991) Freddie Mercury (1946-1991)

Singing skills, vocal range, amazing vibratos, hardest songs to sing: 10/10.

Amazing vocal skills and vibratos, amazing stage presence and charisma.

Octaves-4 (nearly 5)
Singing Ability-10/10 - zxm

2 Elvis Presley (1935-1977) Elvis Presley (1935-1977) 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. more.

This man had the best voice I have ever heard. He can sing absolutely anything.

3 Frank Sinatra (1915-1998)

Great vocals

Phrasing, personalization, style.

Sinatra' peerlessness sings for itself

4 Enrico Caruso (1873-1921)

Generally considered by experts as the greatest male singing voice of all time, with Pavarotti second. Elvis, Freddie, Levi, and a few others are the greatest of rock and pop, but this guy was on another level altogether. A shame that due to the time he lived in, only a few poor-quality recordings of his performances still exist.

5 Rob Halford (1951-)
6 David Bowie (1947-2016) David Bowie (1947-2016) David Robert Jones was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. more.
7 Luciano Pavarotti (1935-2007)
8 Mario Lanza (1921-1959) Mario Lanza (1921-1959)


9 Ronnie James Dio (1942-2010) Ronnie James Dio (1942-2010) 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.
10 Michael Jackson (1958-2009)

Not even in the top ten? But... but... his voice is amazing! - TheFourthWorld

Michael the first

The Contenders

11 Robert Plant (1948-) Robert Plant (1948-)
12 Maria Callas (1923-1977) Maria Callas (1923-1977) Maria Callas, Commendatore OMRI, was a Greek-American soprano, and one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the 20th century. Many critics praised her bel canto technique, wide-ranging voice and dramatic interpretations.
13 Paul McCartney (1942) Paul McCartney (1942) Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer . With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music .
14 Bob Dylan (1941- ) Bob Dylan (1941- ) Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer . he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016 .
15 John Lennon (1940-1980) John Lennon (1940-1980)
16 Aretha Franklin (1942- )
17 Bing Crosby (1903-1977)

More #1 songs than anybody in history, even exceeding The Beatles. However, during his era of the 1920's to 1940's, there is zero information about how many actual sales he garnered.

18 David Ruffin (1941-1991) David Ruffin (1941-1991) David Eli Ruffin was an American soul singer and musician most famous for his work as one of the lead singers of The Temptations during the group's "Classic Five" period as it was later known.

All you need to know is that he was the lead singer on "My Girl".

19 Levi Stubbs (1936-2008)
20 Marvin Gaye (1939-1984)
21 Marvin Lee Aday (1947-)
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Top Remixes

1. Luciano Pavarotti (1935-2007)
2. Enrico Caruso (1873-1921)
3. Freddie Mercury (1946-1991)
1. Elvis Presley (1935-1977)
2. Freddie Mercury (1946-1991)
3. Bob Dylan (1941- )
1. Freddie Mercury (1946-1991)
2. Ronnie James Dio (1942-2010)
3. Rob Halford (1951-)


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