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List Rules Vote up any female singer whose voice you wish you had

What female singer's voice would you most like to have? This is a different question than "who has the best female voice ever?" Some of the greatest vocalists have most distinct voices that may not suit your needs. Like, can you imagine Amy Winehouse singing "Sk8er Boi"? Or Whitney Houston singing a Dolly Parton song? ...What famous woman singer do YOU wish you could sound like? Say you can steal any voice like Ursula steals Ariel's. Whose would be the most fun to whip out at parties? Which would best equip you to sing your favorite songs? Which is the most versatile? Which coveted female singing voice would make you the most money?

 When you're done here, go vote on the same question for men: What male singing voice do you most wish you had?
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Barbra Streisand is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Barbra Streisand Adult contemporary music, Show tune, Traditional pop music

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Ella Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Ella Fitzgerald Ballad, Swing music, Traditional pop music

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Adele is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Adele Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

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Julie Andrews is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
BrendaLiggy added Julie Andrews

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Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Whitney Houston Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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Amy Winehouse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Amy Winehouse Doo-wop, Pop music, Neo soul

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Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Aretha Franklin Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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Karen Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
GHMariadeLourdes added Karen Carpenter Pop music, Soft rock

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P!nk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
P!nk Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

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Annie Lennox is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Annie Lennox Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

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Florence Welch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Florence Welch Indie pop, Neo soul, Alternative rock

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Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Christina Aguilera Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Rock music

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Madonna is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Madonna Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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Jackie Evancho is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Jackie Evancho Crossover

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Cher is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Cher Hip hop music, Rock music, Dance-pop

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Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Mariah Carey Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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Édith Piaf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Kasir Radojica added Édith Piaf Torch song, Chanson, Cabaret

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Dusty Springfield is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Dusty Springfield Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Traditional pop music

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Nina Simone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Nina Simone Folk music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Alicia Keys Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

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Lana Del Rey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Lana Del Rey Hip hop music, Indie pop, Alternative hip hop

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Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Stevie Nicks Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music

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Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Janis Joplin Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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Liza Minnelli is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Kasir Radojica added Liza Minnelli Pop music

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Agnetha Fältskog is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Agnetha Fältskog Disco, Pop music, Rock music

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Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Tina Turner Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

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Judy Garland is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
LeenaPhillips added Judy Garland

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Linda Ronstadt is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Linda Ronstadt New Wave, Rock music, Latin American music

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Doris Day is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Doris Day Traditional pop music, Big band

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Amy Lee is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Amy Lee Alternative rock, Alternative metal

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Roberta Flack is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Kasir Radojica added Roberta Flack Folk music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Beyoncé Knowles Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

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Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Lady Gaga Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Kate Bush Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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Celine Dion is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Celine Dion Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Rihanna Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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290 434
Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Shania Twain Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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132 118
Dinah Washington is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Kasir Radojica added Dinah Washington Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz, Rhythm and blues

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Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Debbie Harry Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, New Wave

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k.d. lang is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added k.d. lang Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Folk music

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Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Sia Furler Pop music, Trip hop, Dance-pop

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Shirley Bassey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
munnimi added Shirley Bassey Popular music, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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Kelly Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Kelly Clarkson Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul

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Cyndi Lauper is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Cyndi Lauper Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Pop music

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Diana Ross is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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Etta James is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Etta James Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

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Sarah Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Kasir Radojica added Sarah Vaughan Cool jazz, Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz

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Joan Jett is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Joan Jett Glam punk, Rock and roll, Hard rock

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Norah Jones is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Norah Jones Vocal jazz, Jazz blues, Jazz fusion

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Olivia Newton-John is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
cubguy added Olivia Newton-John Country pop, Pop music, Soft rock