1 Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Zanzibari-born British singer of Indian descent, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave ...read more.
To the visitor who wrote about the Rolling Stone Magazine list: This list is a joke! Bob Dylan is 7th in this list, and Freddie Mercury is 18th. IT IS A JOKE! You can't take it seriously, ok? Or do you think, that Bob Dylan (who can't sing) is better than the greatest singer of all time? Jim Morrison can't sing, everybody knows it, are you kidding me?
Elvis was good, love him, but Freddie's voice was much various, reached very high notes, had a great vibrato...
There is only one singer whose voice was examined by scientist: and this was Freddie Mercury.
The visitor who thinks the only voice ever examined by a scientist is Freddie Mercury; is delusional. Many classical voices have been and will be examined by scientists, its very common. The joke is even trying to compare Freddie to the classical greats; he wouldn't be in the top 100, much less be ahead of Il Maestro.
If you see this topic in any other site and if number one is not Freddie, it is definitely some American bs. Most of Americans put their own musicians (like Elvis, MJ, Aretha Franklin or Sinatra) at number one, I am not saying they are bad, they are amazing too. But it is not even arguable. Number one is Freddie and always will be.
Also not even in the same league as Luciano Pavarotti, Enrico Caruso, or Andrea Bocelli, though I would not expect that the average Top Tenner has ever heard of them. Of the names in the current top 20 here, both Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley are quite a bit better.
2 Hansi Kürsch
Hansi Kürsch, born Hans Jürgen Kürsch, is the lead singer, lyricist, co-composer and bassist for German power metal band Blind Guardian . Heavily influenced by Freddie Mercury, he creates a huge choir effect by overdubbing his own voice multiple times in complex, overlapping vocal harmonies. He records ...read more.
3 Ronnie James Dio
Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture ...read more.
4 Chris Cornell
Christopher John "Chris" Cornell was an American rock musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as former lead vocalist and songwriter for the supergroup Audioslave. His vocal range was C2 to A5, while ...read more.
The Best ever, RIP Chris I will always love you Thank you for everything you have done in this world.
5 Adam Lambert
Adam Mitchel Lambert is an American singer, songwriter and stage actor. Since 2009, he has sold over 2.5 million albums and 5 million singles worldwide.
Adam Lambert is the Best male singer today. Adam has a beautiful, powerful and consistent voice.
Adam Lambert has expert control over his instrument, producing notes that are well supported, and achieved via great technique. He is a master in using Belting! Adam is capable of singing complex melisma and is able to hold notes for periods of time without wavering in pitch or tone, seemingly effortlessly.
Adam is also a brilliant showman and is able to sing in any musical style.
I love adam lambert, he is the best, and hot to.
Entertaining and fabulous
he is god
6 Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley was an American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.
Pretty funny that the biggest-selling solo artist of all time is not at #1.Elvis' total sales far exceed Michael Jackson's, and he is only behind the Beatles.
Peoples are fool that they have thrown this legendary singer so far away
7 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.
Makes Freddie Mercury sound like a little choir boy.
Makes Freddie Mercury AND Adam Lambert sound like little boys.
8 Rob Halford
Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford is an English singer and songwriter, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest and famed for his powerful wide ranging operatic voice.
9 Jeff Buckley
Jeffrey Scott "Jeff" Buckley (November 17, 1966 – May 29, 1997) raised as Scott "Scottie" Moorhead, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. ...read more.
The vocal range that he possessed is nearly unmatched. Top 5 easily!
His father, Tim Buckley was even better.
10 John Farnham
John Peter Farnham, Jr., formerly billed as Johnny Farnham from his professional debut in 1967 until 1980, is an English-born Australian pop singer.
John Farnham's range is off this planet, he can sing the phone book and will still sound awesome.
The Voice! Enough said
11 Axl Rose
William Bruce Rose Jr., better known as 'Axl Rose', is an American singer born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.
He is king and he will always bee
12 Frank Sinatra
Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra was an American singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide.
13 Robert Plant
Robert Anthony Plant (born 20 August 1948) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.
Gretta Van Fleet is one of my favorite bands
14 Michael McDonald
One of the greatest vocalist of all time white or black
Michael McDonald is the best singer period
15 Bruce Dickinson
Paul Bruce Dickinson, known professionally as Bruce Dickinson, is an English musician, airline pilot, and broadcaster. He is most well known for being the lead singer in heavy metal band Iron Maiden and his solo career.
Why is Bruce not in the top 10, and Robbie Williams is?
16 John Lennon
John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.
The richest, strongest and most soulful voice of them all.. Love Steve Perry, too!
How is he not in the top three?!
17 Daryl Hall
maneater was a great song.
18 Robbie Williams
Robert Peter Williams is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has also had commercial success as a solo artist.
19 Ozzy Osbourne
John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath ...read more.
I love Ozzy! He's got a great and distinctive voice and a fabulous vocal range. And even after leaving Black Sabbath, he's still done some amazing music. Ozzy is amazing!
20 Billy Joel
William Martin Joel is an American singer-songwriter, composer and pianist. Commonly nicknamed the "Piano Man", he has been making music since the 1960s, releasing popular albums throughout the '70s, '80s and '90s.
21 Riff Raff
Horst Christian Simco, better known by the stage name Riff Raff, is an American rapper from Houston, Texas.
22 Steve Perry
Stephen Ray "Steve" Perry is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is known as the lead singer of the rock band Journey during their most commercially successful periods from 1977 to 1987 and again from 1995 to 1998.
How can you not include him in your top 10? That's insulting, he should be a Top 4.
The greatest that has ever been! Nobody can sing like Steve Perry.
Just the best
23 George Michael
Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, known professionally as George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist who rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham!.
Some of his songs will live on for a 100 years..Careless Whisper, Last Christmas,Faith...Amazing vocalist who sounded flawless live. Deserves to be right up in the Top 5
I am such a fan of his, some of the best music ever made was made by george michael.
24 Chris Martin
Christopher Anthony John "Chris" Martin is an English singer, songwriter and musician. He is best known as the lead singer of rock band Coldplay.
25 Elton John
Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.
a wonderful singer and song writer.