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 Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and five albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts .

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.

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. - BobG

I find it astonishing how this young lady's voice has affected my soul and literally changed my perspectives on life for the better

Once in a lifetime angle from the heavens

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2 Robbie Williams Robbie Williams
3 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. V 1 Comment
4 Kate Bush Kate Bush

Even though I can't honestly call myself a fan, I have to agree with you about Kate Bush - and you rated her so high! I have never heard a bad word said about her, even those who don't 'get her'. I have to admit that there is something in her performances and singing that captures peoples' minds. Like, dislike her, it has to be said that whatever it takes to have such an inpact on people, then our Kate has it in abundance! - Britgirl

5 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. She won 5 Grammys, got her documentary movie "Glitter" and also one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry. ...read more.
6 Eva Cassidy Eva Cassidy
7 Lana Del Rey Lana Del Rey Lana Del Rey is a California based singer, songwriter, and model who currently resides in Malibu, California. She was born under the name Elizabeth Woolridge Grant to entrepreneur Robert England Jr. and Patricia Ann Hill in rural Lake Placid, New York on June 21, 1985. She has two siblings, Chuck and ...read more.

Her voice is so soothing, it makes you feel like you are in a totally different era.

8 Paul Simon 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.
9 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. Michael Jackson was a singer, songwriter, producer, choreographer, entertainer and humanitarian. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King ...read more.

There is no other singer in this world that has such an emotional impact on me.. Michael is the only one who can make me cry and laugh, even though I have never seen him in real life and actually don't know him at all.. It is very strange but this man is just so amazing, so magical...By listening to him I just feel like he was my friend.. No one else can make me feel that way! I love you Michael!

10 Paul Weller Paul Weller

The Contenders

11 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. V 1 Comment
12 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.
13 Justin Hayward [Moody Blues]
14 Lucie Silvas
15 Billy Joel Billy Joel
16 Karen Carpenter Karen Carpenter Karen Anne Carpenter was an American singer and drummer. She and her brother, Richard Carpenter, formed the 1970s duo Carpenters.

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

17 James Taylor James Taylor James Vernon Taylor is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A five-time Grammy Award winner, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. He is one of the best-selling artists of all time, and he has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.
18 YC

His song "Take Me Away" left me really speechless. I understand how hard his life was in the past. - SelfDestruct

19 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 ...read more.
20 Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1988, 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. V 1 Comment
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