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What male singer's voice would you most like to have? This is a different question than "who are the best vocalists ever?" - or even the best rock vocalist. Some of the greatest singers of all time have very distinct voices that may not suit your needs when, say, singing '90s alt rock at karaoke or narrating what your pets are doing (in song). What famous male singer do YOU wish you could sound like? Which voice would be the most fun to treat your friends with at parties? Which would best equip you to sing your favorite songs? Which is the most versatile? Which could make you the most money?

When you're done here, go vote on the same question for women: What great female singers do you most wish you could sound like?
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Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Freddie Mercury Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly

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235 101
Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
RobLein added Paul Simon Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

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598 1,070
Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Frank Sinatra Swing music, Traditional pop music, Big band

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689 987
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
David Bowie Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

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523 1,042
Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Elvis Presley Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

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463 1,104
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Jim Morrison Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock

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351 867
Nat King Cole is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Nat King Cole Jump blues, Swing music, Traditional pop music

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418 938
Marvin Gaye is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Marvin Gaye Doo-wop, Motown Sound, Rock music

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427 921
Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Johnny Cash Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana

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415 954
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
slantsix added Robert Plant Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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355 1,004
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Paul McCartney Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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296 545
George Michael is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
George Michael Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop

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287 612
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
JanetBlue added Chris Cornell Rock music, Grunge, Psychedelic pop

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304 824
Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Billy Joel Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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124 154
Art Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
RobLein added Art Garfunkel Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

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Dean Martin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Dean Martin Swing music, Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz

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322 865
Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Steve Perry Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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137 350
Roy Orbison is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
but chickens double d added Roy Orbison Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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244 547
Prince is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Prince Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

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372 863
Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Kurt Cobain Grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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206 503
Luciano Pavarotti is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
mwahahahaha added Luciano Pavarotti Opera

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281 887
Sting is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Sting Medieval music, Classic rock, New Wave

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243 603
Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Stevie Wonder Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music

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156 363
Luther Vandross is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Luther Vandross Hip hop music, Adult contemporary music, Contemporary R&B

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198 610
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Roger Daltrey Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop

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66 154
George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
hbg1968 added George Harrison Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock - The Beatles

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49 148
Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Billy Idol New Wave, Rock music, Dance-rock

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61 182
John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
hbg1968 added John Fogerty Americana, Blues-rock, Swamp pop - Creedence Clearwater Revival

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68 197
Sam Smith is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
runningstick24 added Sam Smith Pop music, Dance-pop, House music

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Layne Staley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
but chickens double d added Layne Staley Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

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101 180
Bryan Adams is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
colormelivvy added Bryan Adams Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Heartland rock

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45 72
Andrea Bocelli is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
DebbyHood added Andrea Bocelli Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Opera

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Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Eddie Vedder Grunge, Folk rock, Alternative rock

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129 314
Van Morrison is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Van Morrison Skiffle, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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120 300
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Rod Stewart New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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193 617
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Eric Clapton Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

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258 638
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Elton John Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

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119 215
Jeff Buckley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Jeff Buckley Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

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251 625
Otis Redding is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Otis Redding Southern soul, Soul blues, Rock music

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166 473
Dave Grohl is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Dave Grohl Doom metal, Rock music, Grunge

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153 450
David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
David Gilmour Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

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152 332
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Jon Bon Jovi Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

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96 149
Robin Gibb is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
PeterLitjens added Robin Gibb Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Synthpop

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Bono is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Bono Rock music, Alternative rock, Post-punk

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215 613
Barry White is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Barry White Disco, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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210 536
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Axl Rose Heavy metal, Hard rock

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57 130
Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
SócNhỏ added Justin Timberlake Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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147 288
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Phil Collins Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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54 127
Maurice Gibb is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
PeterLitjens added Maurice Gibb Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul

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307 713
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
John Lennon Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music