Best Singers of All Time
The Contenders: Page 7
There's lots of singers on this list whose music I prefer over Nat King Cole's but that wasn't the question, now was it? Yes, he should be number 1 or at least very close to it!
Trying to claim anyone as "the greatest singer of all time" is extremely arrogant--I'm voting for Nat not as the greatest singer (how could anyone ever presume to know that? ), but because he is certainly much better than everyone listed above him.
Nat King Cole has the most beautifully opened tone EVER! He is, of course, pre-rock... Nat, Ella, Billie, Nancy, Sarah, Frank, Vic, Bing and Pops are on a planet of their own... Only Lennon and McCartney has the jet fuel to get THERE! Miles, Benny, Duke, Glen, Brubeck, George, Ira and Cole dwell there TOO! - frank
Nat King Cole should be in the top five...120...V 17 Comments
Best singer alive today. The KING! Easily better than Michael Jackson! Obviously, Michael Jackson has got no nose... Laugh out loud! Tamer Hosny will beat anyone! Anyone, trust me. - anony
He is most popular singer in the middle east
He is Egyptian
And he is known in middle east as king of generation
He has 8 singing albums albums as he is also acting he has 3 films
And he is composing songs and also writing songs for him self and for anther singers
Tamer hossny is the star Almnrba the sky Arabic singing as he was able to reach its position has not reached many of the artists who work in the area long ago tamer hossny deserved to win and deserves to be up to first place it has genuine talent and good sense of the delicate and good performance, I love tamer With all my heart - biglove1234
He is one of the best singers he should be between 1 20V 297 Comments
A! red hot chilli peppers is the best! I was at their concert last month and it was awesome! ALL YOU Bieber FANS AND Bieber GO TO HELL!
He's great I can't believe he's in the 60's TOP 10 BABY! I love his songs like dosed and under the bridge and don't even get me started on scar tissue. This guy is a singing god and deserves to be past all those random singers I've never heard of!
Just to say something to what the last person said; Anthony is not the only original member Flea is too.
Even though I'm a huge fan of his and the band, I will admit he was not the best singer when the Peppers started out, but he has evolved and he is amazing. He also performs like no one on stage, with the movements and dancing.Plus he exerts so much energy and passion when he sings.
How is he behind all of these pop singers? Top 5 at leastV 28 Comments
His voice is special, and he's the best performer I've ever seen my life
A unique voice with astonishing range. This talented Russian singer is also a gifted songwriter and composer. The depth of emotion he gives to his songs reaches into your very soul. He will move you you, brighten your mood, or bring you to tears, but he will never leave you untouched. Once you fully experience him, you will never be the same.
He is not only a great singer but also he inspire good feelings. I can listen him for the rest of my life.
This man is in a category of his own when it comes to talent, range, control, note holding...He's unsurpassed, every singer on this list above him is strictly because of fanboy votes...Vitas is the bestV 52 Comments
One of the most truly amazing and inspiring singer/writers ever, the most entertaining act you can witness today, and one who has changed and made possible many other performers. So varied and so good at everything he does, and keeping it that way throughout one of the best careers in the business. He is the ultimate rock and roll (not forgetting the many other styles he's mastered) legend.
Rod Stewart is the best! Always has been and always will be! I've grown up on him, started when I was 16 and I am 62 now! I've loved his hair, great clothes, his raspy voice, just everything about him! He's in my heart and soul forever! I love you Rod Stewart! I would also say his music got me through some hard times too! My last concert I was so excited I cried through 2 songs, I was so overwhelmed! What more can I say, Rod is magnificent!
Sir Rod Stewart, a man who has had a singing career since 1969 or so and is still going strong is at 135 on this list? A man who has managed to evolve and be something for everyone at some point in his career. Really?
Rod the mod baybee!V 34 Comments
Ruki is awesome, he can sing any kind of music, he can transform his voice from distortion to clean, just like changing guitar effect.. Awesome
The god of vocal...
he has a typical voice,
he as well has a beautiful face but charismatic...
success for THE GAZETTE,
Death voice of the gazette! I think it's just about time for him to go to the top! Go Ruki!
The best, the gazetteV 125 Comments
This has to be a joke, have brains you dumb imbeciles who are obsessed with 2 things: butts and nudity.
Unlike most of these haters, I'm personally here to say she's actually very talented. My sister who listens to very talented singers like Adele and Kelly Clarkson even confirmed that Nicki Minaj is good, which is saying a lot. The only reason you people are hating on her is because of her songs "Stupid Hoe" and "Anaconda". Have you even seen her perform her song "Grand Piano" live? Have you also seen her do an acapella rap of her "Flawless" verse? She literally knows how to slay. Stop listening to those songs and listen to the good ones like the one I mentioned.
Okay, I think this list just threw in random people now as it ran out of ideas
I think she is queen.V 55 Comments
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 fulV 13 Comments
Chris Martin has such a special and beautiful voice! Why is he not in the top 20?
Coldplay is an amazing band with Chris Martin as an amazing Lead Singer! I just can't understand why people like Nicki Minaj are higher than Chris...
But it's the same with the modern music today... This anaconda is played on the radio...What happened with our world?
Okay, there are also really good songs in the charts and on the radio like The Script or Coldplay songs and I accept every person who has an other taste of music but you can't call Anaconda music!
So what I want to say is that I'm really sad that Chris Martin is so low on this list and that I can't understand why other crap singers are higher than him and by the way...Where is Danny O'Donoghue?
Chris Martin's voice is got to be the best voice I've ever heard in my entire life. He and Coldplay make the world go round with their touching and sensational songs they've written... GO COLDPLAY! - jprg12
Chris Brown before Chris Martin? He should be ranked a lot higher than that. Chris Martin can sing high, medium or low. He has got to be one of the best I have ever heard. He is so inspiring.. - Elaine22
People here are insane. If Taylor Swift is higher than Billy Joel... Just what. This guy deserves at least the top 100. He and his band made awesome music. - okcnaline
142?! Are people forgetting that he is the vocalist of Coldplay, what about somgs like, hymn for he weekend, paradise, speed of sound and VIVA LA VIDA!V 34 Comments
Being the bass player/co-vocalist of blink-182 and now +44 he has bought a nice reputation for himself. A decent bass player but unbelivable singer. Goes for clean, pure low notes (listen to Little Death by +44) to mind-boggling highs (listen to Chapter 13 by +44) He a singer any band would want.
You'll know Mark Hoppus as the the singer of his primary band blink-182 and his side project 44. He has got lower baritone voice and a great vocal range, especially if you listen to 44, which is his best work to date. He plays bass too, and occasionally guitar. He is also pretty decent live.
a total legend on the bass and can sing well to you don't realise how hard it is untill you sing some of their songs
One of the most talented human beingsV 1 Comment
I went thru top 10 and I'm like. How isn't he here. But NO... He"s 229. You guys should check out back in black, thunderstruck, and TNT. The are all awesome
Who else has the devotion to sound like that. To sing as he does one must, gargle nails, chain smoke, drink gasoline, attach a clamp to their balls or breasts, drink molten metal, drink acid, etc.
the classic highway to hell is bon scott but brian johnson is still kick ass
This list is fakeV 18 Comments
GAAHH! Sexy voice, sexy face, and no matter how much hate he gets, he pushes through it and writes another masterpiece like Knives and Pens
He is such a great singer, it's disappointing to see that he is #168 and just barely beat Ashley Tisdale
It's disappointing that he's so low, but I love his voice (in fact, I'm listening to him now) and he is a kind, loving person. - ArtyLily
An inspirational person definitely should be in the top 10.V 13 Comments
Without Question, Without Hesitation, Without even a "Hint" of a second thought...
Karen Carpenter 'The One & Only! For all of the reasons stated by the numerous
Other Karen Carpenter fans & a few I'd like to add. Clarity, Joy, Presentation, this
Woman, this elegant human angel brought passion & joy & integrity to her craft.
Karen Carpenter Gets my vote over and over and over and over again. For the rest
Of time... My thoughts are like this: " the holy Father simply wanted a front row seat &
Wanted to spare her the ridiculousness which takes place daily ". This woman is so far
In front of whoever no. 2 might be its' very nearly NOT MEASUREABLE.
YES! Karen Carpenter Has given Joy, (unknowingly) support, confidence & many, many
MILLIONS of people a reason to smile & face the drudge again for another day.
MY VOTE FOR NOW... & FOREVER INTO ETERNITY is : KAREN CARPENTER
THE ONLY WAY THIS COULD EVER CHANGE IS IF... THE holy ...more
lol... this list is a joke! Karen Carpenter at #58?
My favorite vocalist, by far, is Karen Carpenter. Her voice has an inherent melancholy quality which makes it perfect for the Carpenters' many melancholy and sad songs. She had such a vulnerability in her voice that it makes me want to give her a comforting hug.
Nowhere will you find a voice as smooth and silky as hers. Some people say Barbra Streisand's voice is "like butter. " I believe that distinction belongs to Karen.
But Karen's voice possesses so many qualities and facets that I love. It is soothing and sweet, loving. And sometimes when she hits those super-low notes, it sends a chill up my spine to this day.
And sometimes when she is singing tenderly, her voice crackles, and again, you hear that vulnerability.
Some other adjectives I can use to describe her voice are warm, sincere, touching, loving, and soothing. It wraps you up like a fluffy blanket on a cold day. The emotion ...more - jonk0469
Karen had the most beautiful voice I have ever heard in my life time. Perfect pitch awesome vibrato and just sang effortless. She made you listen to the words with perfect phrasing and timming. Karen was not a belter and when you added a mic to that voice out came this flawless instrument, she knew her talent. No one can come close to that god given voice. Karen never made a mistake and it has been said she was incapable of singing off key. Amazing singer.
The best.V 48 Comments
Can't beat him. No one knows him so therefore he's this far down on the list. Don't let metal suffocate in pop and hip-hop, and look up Breaking Benjamin in your spare time. - Giusti97
In my mind, Ben one of my favorite male singers, along with Roy Khan. Both are fantastic singers, with powerful, beautiful voices. It doesn't hurt that they both sing with phenomenal bands, and some of the best songs I've ever heard. (For the record, Breaking Benjamin is my favorite band, and Simone Simmons is my favorite singer of all time -- I don't see her on this list, though).
Hands down, my personal favorite of this list so far. I've gone out of my way to be a die-hard breaking benjamin fan. His songs are just epic. My favorite heavy songs are "I Will Not Bow" and "Had Enough", while Burnley is able to slow things down with "Forget It" and "Rain". He is incredibly, ridiculously underrated and tied for my fave singer of all time with Shaun Morgan.
The Unknown LegendV 16 Comments
Ashley is a great singer and actress. I also heard that she got married a while back. I wonder if she's still in contact with her cast mates from the High School Musical movie series.
Ashley is amazing and beautiful she is very talented and deserves to be higher
She's A Talented Successful Singer!
I love you, Ashley! - DynastiSugarPopV 2 Comments
If I'm not hallucinating I think he's below Justin Bieber. Why is he so low down here? He's the best singer ever!
Why on earth is he all the way down at 159? His music is awesome!
There's a lot of people who should be higher than Justin Bieber. WAY higher.
His voice is one of the best for rock music. He's a good lead vocalist. - LightningBladeV 3 Comments
Music doesn't contain the greatest lyrics but singing is really goodV 2 Comments
If you Listen to Tool & A Perfect Circle and read the lyrics and all you who are voting for others will realize that Maynard James Keenan has most likely made the greatest vocal contribution to the world's music library of all singers so far. His vocal range is vast, from soft light and sensitive to heavy all consuming passion. Delivering the sacred words of life through intelligent & thought provoking lyrics. There is always an undeniable wisdom & subtlety in the lyrics & their delivery.
The instrumentation is always very unique. The Rhythms are very pure & polished and resonate perfectly with the emotion of the songs.
There is always an underlying Intelligence in the songs that reveals itself as the song progresses. With sensitivity, Maynard sings in ways that are therapeutic to the soul. Tribal and primal. Something very special for mankind.
I hate sounding like a Tool fanboy, but the fact that Maynard is even on the same list as folks like Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, let alone below them, is a symptom of what is wrong with modern culture. This guy is seriously talented and his ability to drag you through emotions with his style is pretty amazing.
Never got that feeling listening to "Toxic".
This list is a joke. There's no reason for Maynard to be any lower than the top 5. I don't even see Geoff Tate on the list. This is just ridiculous. Sure MJ had a great voice, but Elton John's was used more dynamically. Sure, some 80's rock singers had great ranges, but Maynard's is just as good if not better than most... Not only that, but he can use that range softly, loudly, and passionately.
I think I saw Chester Bennington up there. Are you guys serious? You think he can scream? Listen to Ticks and Leaches, Eulogy, and Grudge? He's got power and length and can easily transition into the softest voice in rock in an instant. This list is a Joke.
Anyone who thinks MJK isn't one of the top ten vocalists in the world doesn't know a thing about music.V 48 Comments
Ann Wilson is the best female singer. When I heard about this list I thought: "What about Ann? " she should be "Alone" in this list. Besides I cast my vote for her "Straight On" and when you think about this list, you know now "Who will you run to" vote for because she's a Magic Woman's voice and I Never would think on someone else for this list. There's The Girl Ann, way to go... You made These Dreams sweeter with your voice!
Number 30.. No offense to anyone listed here but she was the 1st and still reigning QUEEN of Rock. If you like studio altered vocalist than vote for Madonna if you want a true legend with the voice of an goddess than vote for Ann. I have seen almost everyone perform in the last 40 years but the Only concert I go to every year is to see Heart and as soon as it is over I can't wait for the next concert.
Madonna ranked higher than Dreamboat Annie. Ann Wilson is a rock star not a pop star. Madonna does not have a song that comes close to anything HEART has done. Have you people lost your minds. Were talking about the lead singer of one of the best rock bands of all time not a cheap pop star.
No one compares to this lady! Even voice coaches say she is #1! Same beautiful range and control as Whitney had pre drugs! Saw her 2 years ago! still as strong as ever! It's amazing to me being over 60 and still able to perform like she does! the list maker here is way off!V 29 Comments
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