popular opinion Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like  

Elise Hennigan
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List Rules Only singers 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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Grace VanderWaal Pop, Indie pop

141 78
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Adele Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

86 70
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Bruno Mars Alternative hip hop, Pop music, Rock music

93 83
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Ed Sheeran Hip hop music, Indie, Pop music

77 72
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Ariana Grande Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rock

68 65
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Sia Furler Pop music, Trip hop, Dance-pop

70 70
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P!nk Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

75 78
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Rihanna Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

75 78
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Beyoncé Knowles Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

58 65
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Alicia Keys Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

53 62
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Kelly Clarkson Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul

54 66
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61 76
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Sam Smith Pop music, Dance-pop, House music

46 56
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Demi Lovato Indie pop, Blues-rock, Synthpop

The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

48 60
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Shakira Urban contemporary, Merengue music, Synthpop

45 56
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The Weeknd Indie pop, Downtempo, Dubstep

45 60
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Justin Timberlake Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

49 67
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54 77
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Taylor Swift Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

45 65
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Lady Gaga Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

32 48
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Ellie Goulding Indie pop, Dubstep, Synthpop

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35 53
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Lana Del Rey Hip hop music, Indie pop, Alternative hip hop

5 5
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Skylanderlord3 added Imagine Dragons Indie pop, Pop music, Alternative rock

36 56
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Drake Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

4 4
Jessie J is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
1526502938655 added Jessie J Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

42 67
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Justin Bieber Pop music, Teen pop, Contemporary R&B

28 44
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SZA Alternative R&B, Neo soul, R&B

5 6
Robbie Williams is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
juliejune added Robbie Williams Hip hop music, Swing music, Rock music

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2 2
Hayley Williams is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
doodlecakes4 added Hayley Williams Pop punk, Pop music, Emo

35 60
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Adam Levine Pop music, Neo soul, Rock music

39 67
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Selena Gomez Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

34 60
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Miley Cyrus Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

1 3
Chris Young is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
GarryDuncan added Chris Young Country

18 33
Amy Lee is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
PattyBernard added Amy Lee Alternative rock, Alternative metal

32 59
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Lorde Indie pop, Synthpop, Pop music

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35 66
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Katy Perry Christian music, Synthpop, Rock music

16 35
Chris Brown is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
AllyCastle added Chris Brown Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

22 48
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Kendrick Lamar Hip hop music, Political hip hop, West Coast hip hop

26 63
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Florence Welch Indie pop, Neo soul, Alternative rock

20 51
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Frank Ocean Alternative hip hop, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

10 38
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Jack White Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

8 36
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Björk Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house

The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years

3 19
Ozuna is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
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7 34
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carlybobarly added Janelle Monae Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Future soul

11 48
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J. Cole

10 45
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Charli XCX Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

8 39
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Ryan Adams Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

6 33
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PJ Harvey Punk blues, Grunge, Electronica

8 44
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Sufjan Stevens Christian music, Alternative country, Baroque pop

7 44
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Adam Granduciel (The War on Drugs)