Culture Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like  

Elise Hennigan
35.3k votes 3.7k voters 20.4k views 100 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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465 746
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Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music
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288 582
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Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rock
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291 599
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Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk
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297 625
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Hip hop music, Indie, Pop music
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233 481
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Pop music, Trip hop, Dance-pop
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219 491
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Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul
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237 542
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Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop
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212 475
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Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul
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202 471
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Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music
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244 601
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Alternative hip hop, Pop music, Rock music
12
205 513
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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184 458
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Pop music, Dance-pop, House music
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205 538
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Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music
15
160 427
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Indie pop, Blues-rock, Synthpop
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166 468
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Country pop, Pop music, Rock music
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151 443
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18
98 269
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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129 415
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Urban contemporary, Merengue music, Synthpop
20
130 419
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21
126 406
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Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music
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119 393
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Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music
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119 394
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Indie pop, Downtempo, Dubstep
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123 423
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Hip hop music, Political hip hop, West Coast hip hop
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111 379
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Christian music, Synthpop, Rock music