Best Singers of All Time
The Contenders: Page 3
Why is Cornell not higher on the this list? In terms of vocal range, songwriting ability, stage presence, diversity and longevity he is easily one of the greatest singers of all time. Admittedly Soundgarden never quiet achieved the popularity they were capable of, Temple of the Dog has become a forgotten treasure and Audioslave was over before they began. Really, Chris Cornell left before their debut album was released and came back after it was successful. His solo career seems unfocused with too much trying to be a poor man's Jeff Buckley. Chris Cornell could have been much more but he's still a legend.
My favorite vocalist of all time... I love all of his bands from soundgarden to audioslave even temple of the dog... My all-time favorite. I know that whitney houston is a great singer... But people are all obsessed with her now because she died! That's not right, you might brag that you have all the 45's of houstons, but did you have that before february 11th? Now people are gonna be buying up all the donna summer cds (even though I love her voice) half the people that have all her cds have never heard of her since a couple of days ago. But I'm not bashing any of these singers, and I pity anyone who does. No one should be bashed for their talent. People who do put down other people are jealous who have nothing better to do... Perfect example: justin bieber. You either love him or you hate him... I personally hate his music (I'm a grunge head so I hate new music) but I think he's an alright person. Turning into a douchebag, but he still has potential and people shouldn't bash other ...more
He deserves to be at number 1 in my opinion
The guy has got the best voice in rock history
He is got a huge vocal range only in chest voice
And He can pull it all off live and beautifully
Some are even better than the studio
To me cornell is a god of singing and he deserves to be at the top
Listen to Wide Awake Live At The O Baren, Unplugged In Sweden 2006 and tell me how Katy Perry and Madonna are higherV 95 Comments
She the coolest singer ever. Her PUNKY look and her own style, shows and proves that she is the most fab singer. Her songs have rocking beats and all her slow songs like complicated, when your gone, etc are so damn touching. You may find her a girl next door and the very next moment a princess. Her voice is awesome and I think that she deserves to be among top 30. Her videos are perfect and depict her cool lifestyle. She is the coolest girl vid her great voice. Love her. And can't wait for her next song.
I think can't find any one to compare with her! She has many fan in all of the world!
She's my first idol. Avril is the most admired female singer now. I will love her forever.
Even though I live in China and I am Chinese. BUT I will try my best to support her.
Best singer ever! Fan since 2007. So glad she's being part of my lifeV 178 Comments
Johnny Cash all the way down here? That's insane. - themusicking101
This list is about singing. Not about songwriting. Then again, if John Lennon is a better singer than Aretha Franklin then why the hell not. - marmalade_skies
Johnny cash should be at least top 10 his songs are so relate-able to everyone his voice is amazing like really he's not even top 100 that's not right he should be some where in top 10 the hurt, ring of fire, walk the line, jackson, folsom prison blues, give my love to rose and get rhythm are just pure genius songs he's amazing people who haven't listened to him or those you should go and listen to those songs right now or some of his other amazing songs ok cause johnny cash should NOT be 114 he should be at least top 10 if you listen to some of his songs you will understand how AMAZING he is I love him <3 R.I. P
His cover of 'Hurt' proves what an amazing singer he is and how emotional he can be.
He's lit famV 52 Comments
Demi lovato is the best! Keep on going! You would get to the top 5 your songs are superb and so great that I listen to them everyday! I love you Demi!
Are you kidding with me? DEMI SHOULD BE NUMBER 1. She's so amazing and inspiring. She is both a hero and a great singer that deserve a better place in this top. Think of what she have been through and then look at other artists that always use autotune. DEMI = the best.
Definaely the best singer to come from Disney in recent memory. She is heaps better than Gomez and Cyrus and actually better than most mainstream singers older than her. Demi is very talented, beautiful and a great role model too!
She's the best new Singer. She's funny, pretty have a great voice, talent, a good attitude. An she is an amazing songwriter too. She deserves a Grammy obviously.love her. ððð -V 159 Comments
To see Rob Halford down here is almost disgraceful. Along with Geoff Tate, Dio and Bruce Dickinson; he belongs in the top 20 if not top 10.
I have no arguments with MJ and Freddie on top but who the heck is Rhydian and how do people have the nerve to rate him higher than the Metal God?
Hell, that Rhydian guy has only released one album which amounts to nothing.
Rob Halford has been performing since 1974, astonishing people with that awesome voice. He had a range of 4 - 6 octaves and could easily change his style to match the music. From sweet, soft, sad songs like Dreamer Deceiver; Blood Red Skies; Last Rose of Summer and Beyond the Realms of Death to vicious snarling metal tunes like Breaking the Law; Hell Bent for Leather; Delivering the Goods; etc. He could reach notes so high, it could make fine crystal break. I'm talking about Dissident Aggressor; Painkiller; Sinner; Exciter, Ram it Down and the mac-daddy of Priest songs, Victim of Changes, where his entire vocal ...more
You all Are NUTS! How can anyone ever compare singers like Michael jackson and axl rose with the Metal God Rob Halford?! In his prime he had a vocal range over 6 octaves and tell me who else in the world had a better falsetto wail/tenor voice than him, huh? I'm sick and tired of people not giving Heavy Metal music the honor and respect it deserves. Rob Halford is the greatest Metal singer and the greatest singer/frontman of all genre of all time.. If he is second then he's second only to Robert plant and no one else and don't you forget it! Metal God Rules!
You know, I like Iron Maiden more than Judas Priest and Bruce Dickinson has an amazing voice but, Rob Halford I must admit is superior. Sorry Bruce. - metalmaiden
Scream blows your ears away!
The best singer I have ever heard! She can sing any genre, from R&B to metal to bubblegum pop to soul! Everything. She has an incredible range and an especially amazing to belt out high notes. And she sings even better live than in the studio. Not many singers can do that. There's a reason she won American Idol and became so popular - because she can really sing!
She's got an soft side and a dark side, and isn't afraid to show either one. Her songs are strong and powerful and hit the deepest core, and are very heartfelt. She sings from the heart, and can do a sexy growl, a soft sweet high notes. You name it, this bubbly, yet feisty Texan can sing it all.
Kelly Clarkson, Stevie Wonder, and Pavarotti are lower than some of these other people? Really?
Can fit in with any music. This queenV 66 Comments
She's absolutely the most original, and the greatest performer, with powerful voice that leaves us shocked and amazed. She's definitely number one, she can sing her heart out and she sings her own compositions which make her even better.
She's cool! And very attractive. She can dance and did many things like a playing a guitar etc.
She has done lot of things to help little children and she is great in using vocals and also a great belly dancer
I think shakira should be first but one thing I wanna say is that shakira you should sing more English song though I love you and dancing â¤ï¸Your voice is cool and really nice love youV 123 Comments
This God Is Better Than Michael Jackson By Miles... The Vocals In Master Of Puppets Are So Much Better Than The Ones In Thriller
Did it occur to you that he's using one Metallica example too? He's got much better vocal songs. Listen to their self-titled Black Album if you want to hear James's greatest singing. Particularly the Unforgiven and Enter Sandman. - Songsta41
I fell down from my desk after seeing him under lady gaga. Find another game guys.
WHAT THE HILL IS AMR DIAB DOING IN TOP 3 this man sucks in a very disgusting way and by the way james is far better than Michael jackson just listen to FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS
...YEAH! - Dange_StringsV 120 Comments
What is chris brown doing in the last place... Are you 'kidding' me... Um an Egyptian fan... Tamer hosny and amr diab are in the top five... Seriously I am disappointed I mean how does a man with a voice like him doing here?!
I don't like this rating at all. Chris brown down to 76!
Should not be this low, should be top 10. He overcame all his problems and hate and had the courage to carry on making great music. He can sing, dance and rap and he writes most of his own music and directs his own videos. I just don't understand how he is so low.
Chris Brown is the best male Artist at the moment due to his vocals,ability to sing, rap and dance, he is probably the future Michael JacksonV 67 Comments
Grest songwriter and singerof all time, with the best well-known songs and amazing to watch in concert!
Adam Levine is the singer for my favorite band. Love him, love him, love him. He is so amazing, he should be top 10!
How can Adam Levine be in 91? Are you guys crazy!?!?! HE should be at least at no.15 or no.10
He is bloody bestV 87 Comments
Bob Marley cures your sadness/depression/anger all in one song, if any artist can do that he totally and completely deserves to be the greatest singers of all time. Listen to redemption song, it'll make your day.
Agree. He was at ease with love songs as well as revolutionary
ilove my life... because I listen Bob Marley =) - coolfool
Bob Marley's soul was pure, so was his music and everything he did.. no other high or low notes could ever pierce this sharp yet so soothingly through ones heart..V 75 Comments
Justin bieber over eminem and bob dylan what hell is this list. He is a legend of all times
SO unfair! GO and see the rolling stone magazine!
What the hell is Bob doing on 100! He's a legend undoubtedly! He isn't just the greatest singer he's the greatest song writer! He deserves top ten at least!
Eminem, Katy Perry are on Bob Dylan. Hell the list.V 39 Comments
strong, clear, authoritative, musical, expressive, warm, sincere... number 1 for me.
I don't know how Jim Morrison got to the bottom of the list. I know he's not the best but at least top 5 material right.. - rater-J
Jim like invented rock n' roll
Seriously? Chris Brown, who uses tons of autotune, is apparently a better singer than Jim Morrison. I'm done. - XLaraXV 50 Comments
I may not know so much things about her but recently I have been listening to her music, she sings really great. She is also a beautiful and nice person she has a great sense of style. She comes up with great songs and not Afraid to she her personality or her feelings. She is young and I think she deserves to be on the top ten, I bet it would mean the world to her if she knew that she is on the top ten. Ariana all the way!
Ariana has amazing control over her voice & has a four octave vocal range. She's been told that she sounds like Mariah Carey, and that's an amazing compliment! When I first heard "The Way" feat. Mac Miller, I could've sworn it Mariah & not Ariana!
She is talented beautiful and has an amazing voice she might have some problems in life and a lot of people have dissed her but I think she shouldn't be hated because she is everything a girl can relate to and be
Top 1! super great singer, personality, VOICE, actress, dancer, performance, dance, Songs, Genre multi. THE GREATEST SINGER OF ALL TIMEV 242 Comments
If you listen to any sort of modern pop, then you should immediately recognize Marvin Gaye as being a primary reason as to why modern pop sounds the way it does. What he lacked in range he made up for with some of the most soulful singing and most passionate lyrics ever heard. He died too young.
Marvin could do things with his voice that few can come close to emulating. should be well ahead of 90% of this list.
Beautiful voice. It's a bad joke that he's on place 57! Great voice and always an important message. Intelligence and great song writing - ChatonNoir
He's most famous for his let's get it on song - AjklothV 14 Comments
Number 97? What a crime. Never has there been a more distinctive, soulful voice than Eddie's. He feels every song he sings which in turn makes you feel as you listen. Eddie and Chris Cornell should be in the top 10.
Eddie is such a gifted singer. His voice combined with his emotional lyrics makes him one of the greatest rock vocalists to ever live. His voice is so multi-faceted and unique. You can hear the pain in his voice, but at the same time he assures you that everything is going to be okay in the end. Warm, inviting, and soulful are only a few words that can describe Eddie Vedder's entrancing voice. Him, along with Chris Cornell do share similar qualities, but Eddie's voice is much more heartwarming and touching. Eddie Vedder sitting at #51 is a complete disgrace and shows that the people voting for Katy Perry and Bruno Mars are clowns that don't know the meaning of talent. Pearl Jam write their own songs themselves, not bubblegum music corporation producers. Even though I mostly listen to heavy metal now, Pearl Jam will always be a favourite of mine, and Eddie Vedder has become a legend in rock music.
99?! Well this guy deserves way more than this.. His voice is one of the most powerful I heard.. Pearl Jam is a super awesome band.. Cmoon guys... Vote for the king
This guys has a very unique voice.V 78 Comments
Jason Derulo USED to be a great artist, but was then sucked into the inescapable black hole that is our generation and produced trash like "Talk Dirty To Me" and "Wiggle". It's a shame to see a promising artist go bad with garbage songs like those two.
He's The Best, And deserves top 10 place
Jason Derulo, your song wiggle sucks. Come up with a song without butts in it
My favorite song of his is "In My Head" - AjklothV 22 Comments
Luther Vandross had one of the best vocal ranges, if not the best, ever. He could sing any song and he had one of the most purest, soulful, and sincerest voices of all time. He collected 8 Grammy awards with 4 of them being Best Male R&B Vocal Performance; he also sold over 25 million albums. Luther Vandross is one of the most influencial singers of all time and should be voted the greatest singer of all time.
This man is hands down one of the most talented singers ever. For him to be this low, far below the likes of Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift, is an absolute joke. RIP Luther. Go listen to his rendition of A House is Not a Home, and try to tell me otherwise. - guizzy
people clearly dont know good singers
He is amazing! - NicoleJohnnyLutherBrianFanV 7 Comments
The most artistic and charismatic male singer of our time! His voice, his phrasing and a play with tone gives limitless broadness in music! He's also a wonderful actor in his songs! - AlexakaRosco
bovie is always creative in his songs through which we can see his inner desire for dreams and the love deeply rooted for human being.
he might being called a liberting,but,how should i care,the one thing i should know is that he is really excellent - cmonchina
has anyone listened 2 some of the singers at the top of the list compared to this guy... they got nothing on him he creams them easily... he's great
This list is so bizarre and demonstrates the problems with modern music culture as I am writing this Bowie is number 73 ridiculous this man could sing anything different styles he has literally sang every genre of music and created melodies with his voice no one else would have ever thought of what an artistV 103 Comments
One of the true greats of all time arguebly the best male voice and the smoothiest dance moves ever seen
The Best R&B singer and Pop also should be at least in the top 10. This list is so damn wrong.
Huh yup its fun. Its just kidding' everyonn usher... At 83 OH MY GOSH he deserves no. 1 man just off me without usher
Hey everybody ever heard of AUTOTUNEV 27 Comments
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