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20 Greatest Singers

Who are the best singers of all time? That's a tough question to ask. This list includes many of the greatest vocalists ever, from all genres of music. Whether it's the incomparable, late, great Whitney Houston with her extraordinary pop and R&B tones or rock icons like Freddie Mercury from Queen, Jim Morrison from The Doors or John Lennon and/or Paul McCartney from The Beatles, this list spans decades of incredible musicians. What singers do you feel are the greatest of all time? Vote for your favorites, vote down any you don't like and feel free to rerank this list your way.

Putting together the top singers in music history is a tall order. Everyone has an opinion. Some might lean more toward rock vocalists as their personal favorite (think Ann Wilson, Stevie Nicks and Mick Jagger), while others might prefer excellent pop or R&B vocalists like the late Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, or even Stevie Wonder, James Brown or Aretha Franklin.

Country musicians could also easily be included on this list. Musicians like Johnny Cash and Keith Whitley gave new meaning to great vocals with outstanding country songs. Female country artists, including modern era vocalists like Carrie Underwood could also be included. If country's your thing, vote and add away!
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    #6 on the original list Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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    #27 on the original list Ballad, Swing music, Traditional pop music

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    #20 on the original list Soul blues, Pop music, Rock music

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    #15 on the original list Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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    #8 on the original list Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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    #43 on the original list Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

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    #17 on the original list Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music

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    #1 on the original list Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly

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    #23 on the original list Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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    #4 on the original list Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

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    #117 on the original list Folk rock, Progressive rock, Art rock

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    #36 on the original list Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock

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    #44 on the original list Blues-rock, Rock music, Dance-rock

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    #28 on the original list Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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    #39 on the original list Southern soul, Soul blues, Rock music

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    #42 on the original list Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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    #22 on the original list Doo-wop, Motown Sound, Rock music

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    #48 on the original list Hip hop music, Doo-wop, Pop music

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    #187 on the original list Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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