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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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Adele is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Adele Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

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Ella Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Julie Andrews is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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Amy Winehouse is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Karen Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Karen Carpenter Pop music, Soft rock

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Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 8 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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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
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
Madonna Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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Dusty Springfield is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Édith Piaf is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Édith Piaf Torch song, Chanson, Cabaret

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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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Nina Simone is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Cher is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Jackie Evancho is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Jackie Evancho Crossover

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Liza Minnelli is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Liza Minnelli Pop music

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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
Lana Del Rey Hip hop music, Indie pop, Alternative hip hop

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Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Agnetha Fältskog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Agnetha Fältskog Disco, Pop music, Rock music

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Doris Day is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Doris Day Traditional pop music, Big band

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Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 25 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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Roberta Flack is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Roberta Flack Folk music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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

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Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Kate Bush Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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Dinah Washington is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Dinah Washington Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz, Rhythm and blues

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Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Janis Joplin Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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Celine Dion is listed (or ranked) 31 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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Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 32 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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Linda Ronstadt is listed (or ranked) 33 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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Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 34 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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Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 35 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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Shirley Bassey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Shirley Bassey Popular music, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 37 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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Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Sia Furler Pop music, Trip hop, Dance-pop

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Amy Lee is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Amy Lee Alternative rock, Alternative metal

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Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 40 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) 41 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
k.d. lang Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Folk music

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Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Rihanna Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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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
Cyndi Lauper Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Pop music

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Sarah Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Sarah Vaughan Cool jazz, Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz

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Diana Ross is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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Olivia Newton-John is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Olivia Newton-John Country pop, Pop music, Soft rock

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Etta James is listed (or ranked) 48 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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Norah Jones is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Norah Jones Vocal jazz, Jazz blues, Jazz fusion

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Joan Jett is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Joan Jett Glam punk, Rock and roll, Hard rock