Best Singers of All Time

The Contenders: Page 9

161 Tim Ripper Owens Tim Ripper Owens

Maybe the best earthly voice... (diamonds & rust live '98) you will cry for some reason if you hear it!

162 Janet Jackson Janet Jackson Janet Jackson is a singer and dancer who is well known for her sexually graphic records, iconic performances, and slightly weak voice. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and videos.

Janet Jackson should be tied with her brother. I mean like their the best of the of them all. They are still the best in this industry and still will be. But congrats at least she didn't come lower.

Janet is a good singer and was and still a good sister to Michael. Janet is beautiful, but she's been acting sexually crazy and freaky. I like that in female singers. I wish I could be disciplined by her like in her song Discipline.

Morteza pashaei=first in the world - nazli

I came all the way here to see one of the greatest artists of all time with an amazing voice to be 151 while Demi lovato is 50 what.

V 11 Comments
163 Sting Sting Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE, known professionally by his stage name Sting, is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor, and philanthropist.

Amazing! Can't beat it! Listen to "So Lonely, " and be amazed... Should be much higher.

The Police are the greatest band of all time!!!

One of the most iconic voices in music history. Instantly recognizable. There is a reason that his career has extended over four decades and continues with a new rock album this year! (2016)

Way better than all the other crap above it

V 7 Comments
164 Toshi - X Japan Toshi - X Japan

His voice isn't classically amazing but it has such power and emotions.

You can never hear his voice and mistake for someone else because so unique and different, I'm not from japan and I can't speak Japanese but his voice gives its own translation because you can feel his meaning in your heart even if not in your head.

I'm sorry if my English is bad but I hope you understand what is my meaning.

X japan love from korea

His voice can show so many emotions, it can easily make one cry. X Japan was a legendary band, and their songs really have a meaning.

I love the band X Japan! His voice is amazing I listen to them all the time I will never get tired of there music! His vocals are amazing, he has so much meaning in the songs he sings, and his voice is very unique, can't mistake it for anyone elses! The day I discovered X Japan was the day I found the true meaning of music in my opinion! ~

Toshi's voice when he sings is just amazing and so unique especially when you listen to tears

V 52 Comments
165 Tennessee Ernie Ford Tennessee Ernie Ford

Listening to Ernie is like being wrapped in a blanket while wearing a smile. Comedy, sorrow, religion, folk, patriotic--Ernie could do it all, and do it with a voice like warm honey.

166 Messiah Marcolin Messiah Marcolin
167 Charice Pempengco Charice Pempengco Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco, popularly known by the mononym Charice, is a Filipina singer who rose to popularity through YouTube.

Charice has a powerful and emotional voice.. She has a vocal range that is out of this world and she can hit every note with out fail. The thing that makes Charice one of the best singers in the world is the fact that she is so much better performing Live.. The Essence of Charice, which is so not the norm, is LIVE Performance.. She incomparable LIVE.. She is arguably the best LIVE Performer to date..
Charice has a voice that moves you, and when you realize that she can sing every genre of music from Rock to Opera it blows you away.. She gives you goosebumps and takes your breathe away.. Not many can do that.. She opens her mouth and Angels take notice, that's how beautiful her voice truly is.. No matter if she is singing a power ballad or pop song.. She's Stunning.. Her voice is flawless, and breathtaking.. I could go on forever talking about the Greatness that is Charice..

I have never tired from listening to her voice I find it uplifting. She is refer at a "Gift from Heaven" when she was entertaining in Italy. lea Salonga declared she is "insanely talented". Charice has charmed various Asia nations with her voice and I think Mainland China, Russia and the Latin America's are enchanted by her.

Charice is a the only artist I have ever followed intently. Her voice and personality make me do it. There's something in her that I can't pinpoint, something magical that when it hits you, that's it! You're enchanted forever. There had been instances that I express praises for her aloud with matching shaking of head in disbelief even if I was alone in my room watching her on YouTube. I just had to let the emotion out. One of the greatest singers indeed, if not the greatest in her generation.

Your one of a kind

V 107 Comments
168 Sia Furler Sia Furler

Sia has an awesome raw voice, and she is has had such an impact on the music industry. She's just coming out of her shell with her new album 1000 forms of fear

Sia should be in the top 10 of the list. She has one of the best voices around here and can easily be considered the voice of our generation. Sia can add to the emotional aspect of any song and she has great power in her voice. She even coaches singers such as Christina Aguilera, another excellent singer.

Surely she is one of the best singer/songwriter in the world. Her voice is so astonishingly beautiful

What the heck people are not updated sia is best than every singer only person that can have sia voice is

V 27 Comments
169 Brendon Urie Brendon Urie

This is bull. Brendon urie is an amazing singer. While people rate Katy Perry in the top 20, brendon's down here at 199. what. So many good singers are being shamed by the new generation, Alice Cooper, Prince, even Elton John is behind singers with no talent like Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and Rihanna. Back to urie, he has a better vocal range than the legend Freddy Mercury, consisting of four octaves and seven notes, and his lyrics are better than most of the popular music today. Just go listen to all of Panic! At The Disco's albums, singles, and even Brendon's solo stuff at the Billy Joel tribute and at Miss Universe, you won't be disappointed.

His voice is magnificent, and if you watch the APMAs for 2015 the band New Politics called him God. He is a man who can swoon a girl just by hitting one note. Everyone likes Brendon. My sister and I, sometimes fight about turning off Fall Out Boy, because she is tired of Patrick's voice. And turning off My Chemical Romance, because I'm tired of Gerard's voice. But never once have we argued to turn off Panic! At the Disco. His voice is magic. It makes you want to listen to him. At a young age he came into the world of fame, and he will be the wonderful Brendon Urie until the day he dies.


How is he not number 1 - spodermanfan1000

V 41 Comments
170 Patsy Cline Patsy Cline Patsy Cline was born Virginia Patterson Hensley on September 8, 1932, in Winchester, Virginia. She became a professional country singer in the 1950s, and became one of the most important artists in American music history. Patsy died on March 5, 1963, in a plane crash in Camden, Tennessee. She was inducted more.

patsy cline is absoulutly amazing!!!! She is a country angel!

Absolutely the best "pure" voice ever!

The greatest female vocalist of all time.

Best female singer ever!

V 2 Comments
171 Shania Twain Shania Twain

I can tell you that her voice is indeed very special. She's definitely one of my favorite singer.

No one can top that voice

How can we forget this lovely singer.

Your awesome I love your music biggest fan Leslie Forstner

V 3 Comments
172 Rod Stewart Rod Stewart Roderick David "Rod" Stewart is a British rock singer-songwriter. Born and raised in London, he is of Scottish and English ancestry.

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
173 Fergie Fergie Stacy Ann "Fergie" Ferguson is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, television host, and actress.

Fergie (contrary to popular belief) is a very talented singer (as shown in the song "Finally" by her, her cover of "Barracuda" and if you listened to her whole album you'd see also if you listened to her in the background doing vocal runs in black eyed peas albums like "Monkey Business" and "Elephunk" you'd see, she's unique! Also if you listened to her sing "Gettin' Over You" live, your opinion would change! I swear! :) Fergie forever! Also 316? How about at least 10!

Fergie is a beautiful an amazing singer and she has so much talent in her I just love her style

My favorite singer of all time, she is better than Madonna.

Nice voice beautiful women

V 3 Comments
174 Shirley Bassey Shirley Bassey

People vote for 'Best Vocalist' for many different reasons, but if this list is based on vocal ability alone, then Shirley Bassey is simply one of the greatest female vocalists of the 20th century! And, at 71 yo, she is still proving it by singing very difficult songs, LIVE. (Example - Go to Youtube (Shirley Bassey - The Living Tree) Royal Variety Performance of to be BLOWN AWAY! - Scot90230

Shirley has always been a force of nature - amazing emotion and great vocal range together with unbelievable depth and power

With classic hits such as 'I (who have nothing)', 'Goldfinger' and 'Diamonds are forever' she deserves to be on top of this list. - craza


V 4 Comments
175 Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Nusrat was a true Music Leader. He belonged to that rare class of Human Beings who understood the language of music. This is the language he used to communicate to people who did not know his language. He sang at concerts in Paris, Japan, Spain, Italy, England, USA and many other countries. Attending his concerts was a life changing experience. It was as if the participants understood what he was singing. His command over musical notes was so powerful that he could evoke different emotions through his vocal delivery in seconds that other "great" vocalists and instrumentalists would take hours to do so.


A world-renowned Pakistani musician. I Have no idea why nobody thought of this Legend yet.

He is no doubt one of the greatest singer of all time.

One of the true legend. Definitely he belong to a different category which may not be appealing to west rock bands.

But he is truly one of the best voices of all time.

V 14 Comments
176 Ann Wilson Ann Wilson Ann Dustin Wilson is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the hard rock band Heart.

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
177 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

178 Tina Turner Tina Turner Tina Turner, née Anna Mae Bullock, is a singer, dancer, actress and author, whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards.

For me tina turner is one of amazing singer ever had she must be in the top 10 considering she can one on one with the top 10 go tina go

she's the one who we can connect the word "ENTERTAINMENT" GO TIN GO TURNER

Tina should be in the top 10, she can go with the best, I mean this lady can sing blues, disco, rock, jazz, etc go through here discography in you'll find out how GREAT this lady voice is, I LOVE YOU TINA

What the heck is wrong with people today they think crap is good

V 7 Comments
179 Mike Shinoda Mike Shinoda Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, graphic designer, manager and film composer.

Mike Shinoda is really an amazing talent and has an incredible voice. He can sing (and rap! ) so softly but also really rock it with Linkin Park and Fort Minor. He's also fantastic live, I've seen him on stage once & loved every single second of the show.

What about Mike? What a joke? He is not in the list of 385 top singers. Mike who can rock with Linkin Park and Rap with Fort Minor. The fans who can die for his voice and had won many awards.

Mike should be in top 20 at least. He can sing like an angel, and he can rap hardcore. He is one of the best singers of all time... 128? You all should be ashamed..

At least put him in top 50. Yeah AT LEAST.

V 8 Comments
180 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..

PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Best Female Singers of All Time Best Female Country Singers of All Time Top 10 Punjabi Singers of All Time Best Female Rock Singers of All Time Top 10 Gospel Singers of All Time

List StatsUpdated 27 May 2017

314,000 votes
2,094 listings
10 years, 200 days old

Top Remixes (779)

1. Freddie Mercury
2. Amy Lee
3. Ashleigh Ball
1. Shania Twain
2. Bryan Adams
3. Celine Dion
1. Michael Jackson
2. Freddie Mercury
3. Axl Rose

View All 779


Is this a Scam to promote the no 1
Creative comparing #2: Michael Jackson vs Freddie Mercury
The point of this list
Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.