Best Singers of All Time

The Contenders: Page 10

181 Mary J. Blige Mary J. Blige

She is the Queen of Hip Hop soul and has come a long way. Now we all know that when she was on drugs she didnt always sound the best, but when she was in her element, you cant mess with her. Now that she has been off the drugs her voice is amazing. She has her own style that no one else has. Should be in the top!!!

She has a very beautiful voice she should be top 15

182 Miljenko Matijevic Miljenko Matijevic

He has one of the widest vocal ranges and just sings with emotion. He is so talented and should be in the top ten. If you know the song "She's Gone" by Steelheart, this guy is the one who sang it.

seriously, listen to this guy. hes amazing!!! -

Can sing the highest note and he is a male..

183 Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated ...read more.

Is Justin Bieber seriously higher on this list than Jimi Hendrix? - thunderstar1124

While he was the greatest guitarist ever, this list is for singers. - 445956

AHHH! I feared the day when Ross Lynch would be put above JIMI HENDRIX! 256! Get Ross Lynch off this stupid list and put Jimi in the top 20. - therootbeer

Hey therootbeer, your dream came true! ross lynch is below Jimi!

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184 Kylie Minogue Kylie Minogue

Why is kylie down here? Shes the best singer

She is amazing! She doesn't have the best vocal but she has an amazing vocal control. Please don't believe the haters that she doesn't sing live. Go and see for yourself

Needs to be a lot higher! THE ONE, Better the devil, can't get you out of my head, I should be so lucky, all the lovers, into the blue! Plus loads more! She should be in the top 30! Xxx

She deserve at least in top 10

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185 Elizabeth Gillies Elizabeth Gillies Elizabeth Egan "Liz" Gillies is an American actress and singer. She appeared in several television series and commercials, before acquiring her first significant role prior to her 17th birthday, playing Jade West on the television series Victorious.

Elizabeth is not as mean as she is on Victorious. She is a nice person off camera and a good singer. I think Victoria, Ariana, and her should be a girl singing group.

I LOVE ELIZABETH GILLIES! She is talented and kind and amazing at singing!

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186 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

Cheryl cole is amazing

Yuk can't stand her

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

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187 Tove Lo Tove Lo

I don't love you I like you

She's good - 1507563

188 Van Morrison Van Morrison

His recent work not withstanding, Van Morrison is, without a doubt, the greatest white singer ever to hold a microphone. From Astral Weeks to Hymns To The Silence nobody has come close to matching his vision and vocal power. He taps into things almost no other vocalist has ever reached within a framework of his own unique musical style - pure feeling and spontaneity matched to timeless songwriting. Bitterness and anger poisoned his later work, but nothing can erase the glow of his many, many stupendous masterpieces.

Van the Man. Not only is he one of the finest songwriters in the history of rock, his voice stands out as one of the most amazing as well. He started out almost punk with his early band Them, then amazed us with his pop sound of Brown Eyed Girl. But when he finally took off, it was the voice...the voice that gave you goosebumps as Van sang Madam George, Sweet Thing and Astral Weeks. The voice that entranced you on Moondance, Tupelo Honey, Listen to The Lion, Into the Mysic and so many others. Van Morrison's powerful voice makes him a top 20 singer without any doubt.

Clearly there are people voting here that have no concept of rock history. They are confined to their only little world of pop music. Van Morrison is one of the all time greatest voices in rock music. He's at #158? Insanity! - Storm63

Top 100 for sure. - Powerfultekin

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189 Olivia Newton-John Olivia Newton-John Olivia Newton-John is an Australian singer, songwriter and actress. She is a four-time Grammy award winner who has amassed five number-one and ten other Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 singles, and two number-one Billboard 200 solo albums.

Olivia should be in the top ten! She was the totally package! Voice of an angel with an amazing range! She can sing anything! From "If not for you" to "You're the one that I want" to "Magic" to "Physical" to "Twist of fate"! She did it all with such class and she was absolutely beautiful! Today's singer can learn a thing or two from watching her! No gimmicks, no BS no nonsense! She is a true artist a great entertainer and a humble down to earth woman! She never resorted to drugs or alcohol and is such a loving sweet person inside an out! She's a giving, decent human being with a great big heart! I totally adore her and thank God she was the voice of the 70's and 80's!

Amazing range, tone, showmanship, musicality, diction and expression in her voice throughout the decades and many styles of music covered.

voice like an agel and a personalty to match.

She has more no1's than a handful of singers

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190 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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191 Loretta Lynn Loretta Lynn

i luv loretta soo much!! She and her voice is amazing

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192 Brian McKnight Brian McKnight Brian McKnight, born June 5, 1969, is an American R&B singer-songwriter, arranger, producer, and musician. He is a multi-instrumentalist who plays eight instruments including piano, guitar, bass guitar, percussion, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn and trumpet. He is one of the very few leggiero tenors in ...read more.

His vocal range is awesome and I guess a great singer should have a variety of vocal skills and agility. This guy sings with melisma. He was once considered to hae the most trained voice. And its difficult for a dude to sing with ladies, but his artiste sometimes outperform the ladies. He is also an artiste that is almost perfectly on key. He is just amazing. Definitely one of the greatest singers of all time

193 Trent Reznor Trent Reznor Michael Trent Reznor, known professionally as Trent Reznor, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and film score composer. He is known for his intense music videos.

Mr.Reznor is an infinitely creative personality.His industrial rock creation touches the soul and is unrivalled as compared to rammstein,LP,LB etc.Trent Reznor sings uniquely with trademark whispering in front of the microphone.

Trent Reznor not just sing his voice out loud in purpose to make the song sounds good. He sing for the sake of art, beauty, and the real version of something we call humanity.

Trent Reznor is derived from a made up name of Zoe Trent (from Littlest Pet Shop) and those horrible Reznor dinosaurs (from Super Mario World). - playstationfan66

One of the gods of rock.

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194 Tim McIlrath Tim McIlrath Timothy James "Tim" McIlrath is an American punk rock musician. He is the lead singer, rhythm guitarist, songwriter and co-founder of the American punk rock band Rise Against.

Rumour states that Tim McIlrath is the God of Punk Rock
Hey say his vocal chords themselves are made of lightning and imbued with the power to change the world when combined with his breath-taking, emotive and eternally significant lyrics.

Tim's mighty scream is a force to be reckoned with due to it's incredible ability to cast waves of fury upon those who don't care for the world we live in and support war or violence in any form. However, it also has an, arguably, more important element embedded within; the power to save lives.

I don't know why this guy is down here...
really? justin bieber? britney spears?
better than this guy?
what the hell do people nowadays are listening to?
and where the hell is dave grohl?
- myself123

I love how people vote singers who sound nothing like they do on albums when singing live. Tim sounds almost exactly the same, except for maybe a few adjustments on albums to make Rise Against songs sound perfect. Either way, needs to be much farther up on the list.

Tim's voice really really awesome

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195 Chino Moreno Chino Moreno Chino Moreno is an American musician. He is best known as the lead vocalist and contributing guitarist of Deftones.

He has a really good voice. He is my personal favourite.

Chino is a great lyricist, but an even better singer. - Disasterpiece

Deftones, Team Sleep, Palms, Crosses? Come on guys

196 Helena Josefsson Helena Josefsson

Who the heck is Helena Josefsson? Seriously, people, I want to know!

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197 Lzzy Hale Lzzy Hale Elizabeth Mae "Lzzy" Hale is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She is best known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the American hard rock band Halestorm, which she co-founded in 1997.

What the flying hell is she doing way down here!?!? She should be in the #1 spot, she is the greatest singer I've ever heard in my entire life, her voice is so dirty and gritty, it's so beautiful. And she has the strongest pipes ever, she can scream and hit high notes like nobody else can. Halestorm is awesome and she is awesome

I'm not even a huge Halestorm fan but this lady has a great voice. One of the best rock vocalists, scratch that one of the BEST vocalists ever

225th? But...have you HEARD her sing live? I think her performance (it's a different genre and different range but still) the vocal performance she gives is right up there with Michael Jackson.

She can do so much with her voice, I feel that anything less than top 50 of this list is borderline insulting for such a talent - Lyssa

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198 Sam Smith Sam Smith Samuel Frederick "Sam" Smith is an English singer-songwriter. He rose to fame in October 2012 when he was featured on Disclosure's breakthrough single "Latch", which peaked at number eleven on the UK Singles Chart.

Katy Perry being higher than this guy pretty much proves this list is a joke. This guy is a better singer than most singers in music history. He can reach vocals that are impossible for most singers to reach. He has a great vocal range and he sounds better live than his studio recordings.

Sam is talented he should at least be in the top 20 not in 192

Sam smith has one of the best voices now here in 2014

Why is he so low,money in my mind got second best hits on the score board chart of the decade he just has to be well put up the list at least in the top 25

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199 Nils-Petter Power Nils-Petter Power
200 Geoff Tate Geoff Tate Geoff Tate is a German-born American singer and musician who rose to fame in the 1980s with the progressive metal band Queensr├┐che.

It is undeniable that Freddie Murcury is the greatest singer of all time but the reason I'm voting for Geoff Tate is because having him at number 153 is just a disgrace to music. This guy deserves to be in the top ten or at least in the top 20. This guy has a pair of vocals that could sing anything. I've made my friends listen to Queensryche and were all taken a back by how amazing this guy is. The only reason he's so low is because Queensryche isn't popular enough. - metalmaiden

Tate has an operatic rock voice, and can carry a high note forever. He would be perfect for Phantom of the Opera. His vocals our very powerful that can go high, but he has a natural low voice. He definitely deserves to be in the top ten for male singers.

99... this list is a joke... eddie vedder, geof tate... all of them not in the top ten slot... and only to be preceeded by britney! Tate is Progressive rock's staple diet.

One of the biggest vocal ranges of all time. - ActOfGenesis

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