Culture Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like  

Elise Hennigan
20.3k votes 2.6k voters 16.7k views 71 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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318 471
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Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

3
188 326
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Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

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207 367
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Hip hop music, Indie, Pop music

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172 327
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Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rock

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172 335
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Alternative hip hop, Pop music, Rock music

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160 312
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Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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145 281
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Pop music, Trip hop, Dance-pop

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148 290
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Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

10
145 292
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 10 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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132 267
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Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

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122 259
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Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul

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114 242
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Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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123 264
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Pop music, Dance-pop, House music

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107 235
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Indie pop, Blues-rock, Synthpop

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98 231
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Hip hop music, Political hip hop, West Coast hip hop

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96 227
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Urban contemporary, Merengue music, Synthpop

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87 217
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Indie pop, Downtempo, Dubstep

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99 253
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85 220
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Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

21
68 181
Amy Lee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
PattyBernard added Alternative rock, Alternative metal

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78 210
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Pop music, Neo soul, Rock music

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100 272
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Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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87 236
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Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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89 245
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