Singers Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like  

Elise Hennigan
30.3k votes 3.4k voters 19.2k views 74 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

2
412 662
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Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

3
272 511
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Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

4
258 547
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Hip hop music, Indie, Pop music

5
229 497
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Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rock

6
185 411
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Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul

7
189 422
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Pop music, Trip hop, Dance-pop

8
179 397
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Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

9
207 474
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Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

10
219 509
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Alternative hip hop, Pop music, Rock music

11
178 408
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Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

12
180 444
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Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

13
178 444
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Matt1345 added Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

14
156 395
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Pop music, Dance-pop, House music

15
142 364
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Indie pop, Blues-rock, Synthpop

16
127 381
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17
132 398
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Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

18
117 357
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Urban contemporary, Merengue music, Synthpop

19
112 348
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Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

20
108 337
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Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

21
114 360
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Hip hop music, Political hip hop, West Coast hip hop

22
106 339
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Indie pop, Downtempo, Dubstep

23
95 300
Amy Lee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
PattyBernard added Alternative rock, Alternative metal

24
101 322
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Christian music, Synthpop, Rock music

25
71 216
Shawn Mendes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
h_marxna added Contemporary R&B