Singers With Most Emotional Impact On Listeners

This list identifies singers who have a strong impact on the emotions of listeners. Who has you in tears, through the quality of their voice, time after time?
The Top Ten
1 Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age. Since 2009, she has issued an EP and eight albums, including a platinum and gold album, and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's latest album 'The Debut', was her eighth consecutive ...read more.

I pride myself on how extensive of a taste in music I have, so it embarrasses me to say it's taken until 2017 to come across such an amazing talent. I'm not very easy brought to tears, but the first time I heard this young lady sing it was like she knew exactly who she was singing to, and what words, in what key, were going to break me down. I can say, without a doubt, Jackie is easily the most emotionally impact singer I have ever have the please of coming across. May her happiness and career both last her a lifetime.

There is no contest here; Jackie wins. I have never seen another singer, of any age in any genre from any era, who consistently has so many people in her audiences who are crying. Jackie has a profound emotional impact on her listeners, & has been able to do it since she was 9. It should be impossible for one so young to convey emotions she's never even had, but there she is. She'll touch your heart.

My emotions were severely impacted on August 10, 2010. A 10 year-old little girl allowed my to hear perfection. Pure, beautiful musical perfection. Here in 2018 I still listen to that vocal perfection every single day. And like that magical night in 2010, I look forward to attending another Jackie Evancho concert.

Here is what her listeners experience when they hear Jackie sing: tears of joy, shivers, goosebumps, dropped jaws, euphoria, rapture, temporary pain relief and extreme gratitude for having had the opportunity to be in her presence. I could go on... But you get the picture.

2 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.

He is on the first place in all of the "best singer", best rock singer", "most unique singer", "best frontman"...etc. lists. So everybody can see that a lot of people admire him. So he had and has a great emotional impact of listeners. Why isn't he at the top?

Why not, tell me why not?

3 Layne Staley Layne Thomas Staley was an American musician who served as the lead singer and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains, which he founded with guitarist Jerry Cantrell in Seattle, Washington in 1987. Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s. ...read more.

No singing with songs other than Wake up by Mad season has made me cry that I remember of(realizing that Layne Staley died from what he's singing about with this song makes this more sad for me).

4 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.
5 Avril Lavigne Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian–French singer-songwriter and actress. By the age of 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain; by 16, she had signed a two-album recording contract with Arista Records worth more than $2 million.
6 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.
7 Sharon den Adel Sharon den Adel, Dutch singer and the vocalist of symphonic rock band Within Temptation. ...read more.
8 Karen Carpenter Karen Anne Carpenter was an American singer and drummer. She and her brother, Richard Carpenter, formed the 1970s duo Carpenters.

She had a voice that touched the heart, so sad that she died so young.
Today's pop singers are mostly autotune queens who don't come anywhere near that magical tone that Karen had.

Such a mellow, humble voice. She sang to the heart.

9 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.
10 Floor Jansen Floor Jansen is a Dutch singer-songwriter and vocal coach. She is currently vocalist of Nightwish and leader of Revamp.
The Contenders
11 Dimash Kudaibergen

His angel like voice makes your heart melted. You will cry, smile, feels loved and go beyond time & feels like heaven when you hear him singing. He is just unbelievably amazing.

His voice can make you cry, can make you smile, can take you out of this world! He's incredible!

I never been a fan of any singer before...but his performances touches my heart, my soul deeply...

Love his voice! He touching my soul!

12 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.

Why on 16? Deserves the top!

13 Maynard James Keenan Maynard James Keenan, often referred to by his initials MJK, is an American musician, record producer, winemaker, and actor, best known as the vocalist for Grammy Award-winning progressive metal band Tool. He also is the singer of A Perfect Circle and Puscifer bands that vary in style.
14 Ann Wilson Ann Dustin Wilson (born June 19, 1950) is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the hard rock band Heart.
15 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.

Imagine is probably the most emotional song I've ever heard. He is the best! The song makes me cry, even if only in my head!

The most amazing human, musician, cutting edge activist, lyricist and singer to have ever lived!

16 Evan Taubenfeld
17 Jonas Renkse Jonas Petter Renkse is a founding member, songwriter, lead vocalist and ex-drummer of the band Katatonia, founding member, songwriter, bassist, backing vocalist, ex-guitarist of the band Bloodbath.
18 Billy Joel William Martin Joel is an American singer-songwriter, composer and pianist. Commonly nicknamed the "Piano Man", he has been making music since the 1960s, releasing popular albums throughout the '70s, '80s and '90s.
19 Simone Simons Simone Johanna Maria Simons is a Dutch singer-songwriter. She is the lead vocalist of Dutch symphonic metal band Epica.
20 Alanis Morissette Alanis Nadine Morissette is a Canadian-American alternative rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actress.
21 Sarah McLachlan Sarah Ann McLachlan is a Canadian singer and songwriter known for her emotional ballads. As of 2009 she had sold over 30 million albums worldwide.
22 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 participated in side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise and was briefly the lead vocalist of Stone Temple Pilots ...read more.

His voice is so emotional, especially in the newer songs like "one more light". It always touches me on a very deep level. I think that the emotions in his voice come through best in the live version.

He was a gift from god!

23 Ian Gillan Ian Gillan is an English singer and songwriter. He originally found success as the lead singer and lyricist for Deep Purple, and the original singer on the rock opera concept album Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber, where Gillan had the leading role (Jesus Christ).
24 Bruce Dickinson Paul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.

He may not be super emotional as a singer, but his singing gives most of his songs more personality I find.

25 Rob Halford Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford is an English singer and songwriter, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest and famed for his powerful wide ranging operatic voice.
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