Culture Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like  

Elise Hennigan
35.5k votes 3.7k voters 20.4k views 88 items

List Rules Only individual singers (no bands) who have released a new album in the past three years.

Do you ever listen to your favorite singers and wish you could sound like that? Maybe you drive in your car, turn the music so loud you can't hear your own voice, and tell yourself that you sound exactly like Adele while you're singing along. Or maybe you lip sync to the latest Drake while you're on a run and convince yourself that you're just as good as the child star turned rapper. It sounds silly, but we've all been there. Who doesn't, on occasion, entertain a fantasy in which they're as talented as their favorite musicians? 

Okay, you probably aren't going to sound like the singers with the best voices. If you sounded like Alicia Keyes or Sam Smith, you'd probably have an agent already. But some of the best current singers - like Bjork, Kendrick Lamar, or Devendra Banhart - don't even technically have great voices. They are just unique and memorable, which makes sounding like them feel like a less undoable feat. You could be unique and memorable too, right? 

Who are the singers you wish you could sound like? If you could pick any current singer and switch singing voices with them for a day, who would it be? Vote up your favorites and add anyone that you don't see on the list below. And if you like this game, go over and vote on the rock stars or hip hop artists you wish you could sound like too.

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Pop, Indie pop
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Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music
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294 586
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Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rock
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292 603
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Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk
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300 627
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Hip hop music, Indie, Pop music
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234 484
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Pop music, Trip hop, Dance-pop
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240 545
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Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop
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220 494
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Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul
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214 478
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Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul
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205 473
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Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music
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248 603
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Alternative hip hop, Pop music, Rock music
12
210 515
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Matt1345 added Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop
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185 461
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Pop music, Dance-pop, House music
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208 539
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Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music
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162 429
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Indie pop, Blues-rock, Synthpop
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168 469
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Country pop, Pop music, Rock music
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154 443
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101 270
Shawn Mendes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
h_marxna added Contemporary R&B
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132 417
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Urban contemporary, Merengue music, Synthpop
20
132 421
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126 408
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Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music
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121 394
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Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music
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120 396
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Indie pop, Downtempo, Dubstep
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112 379
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Christian music, Synthpop, Rock music
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124 425
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Hip hop music, Political hip hop, West Coast hip hop