Best Singers of All Time

The Contenders: Page 10

181 Dave Mustaine Dave Mustaine David Scott "Dave" Mustaine (born September 13, 1961) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. Mustaine is best known as a pioneer in Thrash Metal, being the former lead guitarist of Metallica before his dismissal in 1983, leading to finding and becoming the front man of his own ...read more.

Dave has a very unique voice. He deserves to be at the top somewhere. Best thrash metal voice ever!

This list like voting for high school prom king and queen; half this list doesn't deserve any mention. Dave certainly should be higher than this.

Why is Dave Mustaine #364, he should be at least 10, Megadeth rules m/

He is better then 182 though all though not the greatest. He admits he is not a good singer, who does that? - Lucretia

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182 Brian May Brian May Brian Harold May is an English musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen.

Why he is below Zayn? He should be number 2 with Freddie Mercury 1st (or at least top 10)! He rocks the world! Also an unbeatable guitarist, as far as I know.

Despite being an amazing guitarist, his voice is so soft and beautiful.

Brain may! He has a very nice voice! Should be at least top 10!

Best backing vocalist - Disturbedpotato

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183 Rufus Wainwright Rufus Wainwright

I cannot believe Rufus Wainwright has not been considered on this list. He has one of the most distinctive and beautiful voices and his songs are absolute genius. Every single one of them and they cover any emotion or situation. My number 1 well and truly.

I find it despicable that Rufus Wainwright is placed this far down. I thought this list was for singers. As far as actual vocal talent, he surpasses the majority of artists out there today, and definitely deserves to be placed much higher on this list.

He is a great singer with an amazing voice for example him singing the polices song wrapped around your finger.

Love everything he sings...top 10

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184 Toni Braxton Toni Braxton Toni Michele Braxton was October 7th 1967 in Severn, Maryland the oldest of six siblings.She has sold 67 million records worldwide. She is been named the ''Queen of R&B'' and has one of the most distinctive voices of the late 20th century.

I love Toni Braxton's voice... She hasn't made very many songs but Unbreak my heart is one of my all time favorites I'm surprised that she isn't higher on the list & no one else voted for her...

Gorgeous tone and texture to her voice!

Can't stand her sorry

Toni braxton is the first female singer who sang RnB

185 Diana Ross Diana Ross

I do not agree with this list at all. Diana is barely in the top 200 & Cher is like 150 while people like Katy Perry & Taylor Swift are in the top 20? Diana, Cher, Tina, etc are extremely influential & talented women and deserve to be in the top 20 at least. I'm all for supporting the new talent but then why aren't artists like Lana Del Rey & Sia near the top of the list?

I don't have a clue who did this list!... But please do more research. Diana ross 140 not saying she should be #1 but really no wheres judy garland don't know if she made your list I couldn't go on so many artist you missed or put people like Madonna please a product of publisity anyways give some oldies some love peggy lee Sarah Vaughan ethel waters lena horn.. anyways thanks for the Rant!

The voice of love. She has proved to withstand the test of time. She should be #1 along with Gladys Knight, Whitney Houston, and Tina Turner.

Having Diana Ross so far down on this list only discredits the list in it's entirety. She birthed a generation of entertainers/singers - Michael, Janet, Whitney, Beyonce, Luther Vandross - All credit Diana - So terribly underrated because of her success...check out her "Surrender" and "Diana" albums produced by Ashford & Simpson.

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186 Michael Poulsen Michael Poulsen Michael Sch√łn Poulsen is a Danish vocalist and guitarist. He is currently the singer and main songwriter of the band Volbeat.

Obviously this is not a comparison survey where people actually can listen to two singers and compare them and decide which is better. This is a popularity/celebrity survey. I'm sure the majority of the voters do not know that Michael Poulsen from the Danish rock band Volbeat has a awesome (read awe inspiring) voice, do yourself a favor and listen to him.

Volbeat this guy can definitely sing not extremely popular here in the states and I don't know why but he should be on this list

Such an amazing voice. Think Elvis Metal. Johnny Cash meets James Hetfield. Just epic.

He's bad, trying to be Elvis. - Disturbedpotato

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187 Howard Jones (Killswitch Engage) Howard Jones (Killswitch Engage) Howard Jones (Born July 20th, 1970) is an American Heavy Metal vocalist. He currently fronts the band Light the Torch (Formerly Devil You Know), but is best known for his tenure in the band Killswitch Engage from 2002 to 2012 and was a vocalist for the now defunct Blood Had Been Shed.

this guy is so amazing! he can scream and then sing perfectly! definitely should be number one!

This guy's vocals absolutely blow me away every time

188 James Maslow James Maslow James David Maslow (born July 16, 1990) is an American actor, and singer, known for playing the role of James Diamond on Nickelodeon's Big Time Rush and is a member of the boy band with the same name. He also starred as Kevin Mohr on the Sony Crackle original series Sequestered. ...read more.

James Maslow has an awesome voice (second best voice in the universe behind Kendall Schmidt from Big Time Rush, too) Big Time Rush isn't the same with out him.

He is my absolute favorite he is also in my favorite band big time rush

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

I am in awe! How can such an amazing artist be so low on this list? P! NK has been my idol since I was 6 years old (I'm a teenager now) and her music saved my life so many times. Her vocal abilities are just insane! What's more? She can do it all whilst spinning upside down, hanging from the ceiling and still sound flawless. No exaggeration!
Also, her songs are so meaningful. None of those sappy, untrue love songs. Every one of P! NK's songs comes from an important part of her life. She has such variety in her music too. One minute she's singing a gentle melody, the next it's a fun, upbeat party tune, then she's rocking out in leather and lace to a full on rock piece! This chic is incredible from start to finish.

This one is a duplicate - docreywashere

Pink 296? She should be higher why do people listen to Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift listen to P! nk

Why so low? She's amazing!

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190 Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman is an American singer-songwriter, known for her hits "Fast Car" and "Give Me One Reason", along with other singles "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution", "Baby Can I Hold You", "Crossroads", "New Beginning" and "Telling Stories".

Why wasn't Tracy on this list at all? This list is a total joke to be honest, and it's pretty lame to know people with talent are not on this list at all. Jeez people. We need to bring back real music!

She has unique voice like a blend of male and female voice. she soulhd have been in top 50 for sure - Singer4Freedom

191 Cheryl Cole Cheryl Cole Cheryl Ann Fernandez-Versini is an English singer, dancer, and television personality. She rose to fame in late 2002 as a member of girl group Girls Aloud on ITV's Popstars: The Rivals, and stayed with the group until they split up in 2013.

She should be number 1 she's the most talented singer ever! So is Ariana Grande - Reece1234

Yuk can't stand her

Cheryl cole is amazing

U are the best. I love you. from priya of India

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192 Luciano Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce was an Italian operatic tenor who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time.

What does Pavarotti not have in common with all these other people? (I won't even say "vocalists" because it's debatable whether some on this list have even earned the right to be called that. ) You might say "He's an opera singer" but more importantly - he's the only one who could be placed in front of a group of instrumentalists playing, without a mic, and still stand a chance at making an impression on an audience. And it should be mentioned that to seriously compare him to most of these people, is like comparing a thorough-bred grand national race horse to a pack of mongrel dogs - the prestige and intensity of his consistent vocal training from a young age cannot even begin to be rivaled by this lot!

Who actually believes Pavarotti is inferior to Justin Bieber as a vocalist and performer (unless you're a 12 year old girl)? I don't see how this list can be taken seriously. I'd like to see the singers on this list attempt Ave Maria, and laugh at the fools they'd make of themselves (ex: Beyonce's rendition was pathetic despite her talent, modernizing a classic compromises the artistic quality of the performer as well as the performance). Half these names will be forgotten in ten years, if anyone had even heard of them in the first place, however the King of the High C's will never be forgotten.

How can Luciano Pavarotti be at number 67? That's a disgrace. How many people have the power to bring a man to tears by the sheer magnitude of his voice. It is sad how under appreciated opera is. - daynah

Its absolutely hilarious that the 11-year olds who are the majority here on TTT have no idea who this man is.

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193 Josh Groban Josh Groban

Josh Groban is NOT only an amazing opera singer, he is also one that has crossed over to many genres. He can make a song be relatable to anyone, and not just one age group. And well... Just listen to his own voice. Technically speaking, he literally IS the best singer of all time. His voice is extremely powerful, and the way he hits those low bass notes, and then goes into his higher range in the next second is nothing short of remarkable. A voice like Josh Groban's simply shouldn't exist. He could out sing the best when he was only nineteen, and now at thirty, he's still amazing... And his voice hasn't even fully MATURED YET. (The male voice reaches it's peak at 35-38). Oh, and by the way, he is also the most consistent record seller, according to Rolling Stone Magazine, in the past ten years. He also has a charity to give money to arts programs that are lacking funds. So he has a heart, and talent to boot.

Whenever Josh Groban sings either on T.V., live at a concert, or even on the radio, it is like you are listening to magic being made. His tone is so pure and powerful, it's like he's reaching through the stereo and giving you a hug with his voice. Honestly, just pull up a song and listen to him. He can either rock with Sting, or serenade someone with Michael Buble, and it's amazing. He is the one artist I know who can cross over into so many other genres, and not just opera. One might say that he's just another Pavarotti, but I don't believe Pavarotti ever had teenage girls crying out to him alongside grandmas who said, "Oh, he's such a nice boy! " Even if Josh doesn't make it to the top of this list, he simply deserves to be on here. The emotions he brings out using his voice are nothing less than remarkable.

Josh truly has a gorgeous voice that appeals to all ages. I can sit in the dark, close my eyes and be transported to another place while listening to him. His music has gotten many people through hard times. I have seen him perform live several times and he is incomparable-better than on manufactured cds relied upon by other "artists". He can absolutely call himself an true artist. His heart is as big as his voice as he supports the arts and gives back to young people everywhere. His legendary fan base has grown over the last 10 years from a handful to too many count and they faithfully follow him around the world to support him when he tours. He's funny, goofy and the most adorable guy around. Should be at the top of this list!

Great singer. One of the best,most angelic voiced ever.amazing vibrato and a wide vocal range. Never heard someone I liked more.

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194 Mohammed Rafi Mohammed Rafi

He was simply the Greatest Ever. I am yet to hear a voice which is so pure and pristine. He could convey many emotions with so much ease and dexterity.

Just can't believe a singer who has sung for almost four decades and stays in one's heart forever has been ignored here. I won't classify him as one or two. He was the greatest of all. - y2lee

In high pitched songs no one can reach those heights, most versatile, he could sing melodies, classical, semi classical, bhajans, gazals, qawalies, rock and roll...

Mohammed Rafi Sahib is the number one singer in whole world.. love you rafi sahib... miss you

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195 Liam Gallagher Liam Gallagher William John Paul "Liam" Gallagher is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He rose to fame as the lead singer of the rock band Oasis, and later as the singer of Beady Eye.

How is Zak Efron higher on this list than Liam Gallagher? He was the voice of the 90's with Oasis and his Beady Eye tunes are epic as well... Ever heard of Wonderwall, Supersonic, Champagne Supernova? Those were just the tip of the iceberg- there is a mountain of Liam-sung B-sides, album songs and singles that blow any other band or singer out of the window. How can someone who's band has scored 8 UK number one singles and 8 number one albums be at #598? He's been voted the best frontman of all time in several polls, and his band Oasis had sold over 70 million records worldwide by the time they split up in 2009. This list is a joke.

Such a talent. He has the look, the attitude and the voice. He made British indie music what it is today with his amazing vocals. He and his brother were part of one of the greatest bands in recent history. Should be higher on this list, god only knows how some of the singers on this list are in top 10.

Why is he all the way down here crappier singers made it at the top of the list this is bull crap. Liam deserves to be at at least 20 or 30

The greatest voice ever!

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196 Dean Martin Dean Martin

Dean martin has on numerous occasions been voted best male vocals of all time, to put him at 214 just shows the creators of this list don't know what there talking about.

He should be top 3 easily but the creators of the list do not decide.. The people do, that's why we get to vote. - guyritchi

Dean Martin is by far the one of the best singers of all time. I m very dissapointed that he only made 190. He should have been with Frank Sinatra in the top 10.

Are you guys kidding not on this list what an amazing voice, Frank Sinatra stated he was the strongest voice of his era.

The King of Cool! #1 entertainer, crooner, swagger, coolness in its right definition!
Enough said!

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197 Melanie Martinez Melanie Martinez Melanie Adele Martinez is an American singer and songwriter. Melanie Martinez auditioned for the American television vocal talent show The Voice and became a member of Team Adam.

She is definitely one of the best singers there is. Her songs may be creepy but there's a meaning. She maybe crazy but she is just being who she is. Look at every point, style (IT'S GREAT), voice (Gives me the chills), looks (interesting and cute), beat (catchy and great) & lyrics (fit for any theme, it's wonderful). She deserves to be at least in top 20's or 10's or something.

This girl... she deserves to be in the top 10, like her or not. Her songs have meaning and are quite deep, and she even competed in the voice! She may swear, but a lot of other famous singers do that, and just why isn't she THE best! Melanie, I love you and your songs, you should keep making them!

Melanie deserves to be in the top 10! Her voice and style are unique and her songs are actually meaningful! She should have won the voice instead of Cassadee Pope I mean Cassadee Pope is good but Melanie Martinez is way better!

I think think Melanie Martinez is a really good singer but her songs are really kiddish except for maybe 2 or 3 but I think her voice is better for other songs in my opinion - camisFrog

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198 Bing Crosby Bing Crosby Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby, Jr. was an American singer and actor. Crosby's trademark warm bass-baritone voice made him the best-selling recording artist of the 20th century, having sold over one billion records, tapes, compact discs and digital downloads around the world.

No one can top Bing Crosby as far as I'm concerned. He didn't even have to have music when he sang for it to be beautiful, that is a true God given gift. Even his whistle was beautiful. There has been no one born in this world today that could come close to sound like him and there never will.

I think Bing Crosby has the most beautiful voice of all time. I don't know how he could be so low a number as 168. Even his speaking voice was unique. You can judge someone unless you lived their life.

Bing holds the record for the most number of records sold and the longest to stay in the top charts. Elvis comes in a distant second.

Thought ful

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199 Mandy Moore Mandy Moore Amanda Leigh "Mandy" Moore is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Moore first came to prominence with her 1999 debut single, "Candy", which peaked at number 41 on the Billboard Hot 100. After singing with Epic Records, she released her first album, So Real, in 1999. It went on to receive a Platinum ...read more.

Hey this injustice! This girl sings real well! Listen to her "Only Hope" and "Cry"!

Mandy Moore at 473!?!? Got to be kidding me! Mandy Moore must be at least in the top 20. Please vote her!

Damn I love her - shalak

200 Sonu Nigam Sonu Nigam

Best singer ever in India but I can't believe that he is ranked below Mika. Please vote for him wisely. He deserve at least in top 50.

The versatile and best singer in India. He has all the potential for any type of singing in all Indian language and English too. Able to sing any type of song able to sing in different voice uniquely. The most deserving voice from India and very popular among all music lover around the world.

He is God of singing. He is best not in India all over the world. He can sing any kind of song in any language. Who understand Hindi little bit they knows his quality. He has all qualities to be best all time.

This is a joke, sonu have an amazing voice, he deserve at least the top 100

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