The Best of 2018 Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like  

Elise Hennigan
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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
49 5
Momoland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
K-pop

3
238 186
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Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

4
121 106
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Matt1345 added Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

5
154 151
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Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

6
173 178
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Hip hop music, Indie, Pop music

7
135 147
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Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

8
116 129
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Pop music, Trip hop, Dance-pop

9
143 169
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Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rock

10
147 177
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Alternative hip hop, Pop music, Rock music

11
119 141
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Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

12
105 125
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Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

13
92 107
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Hip hop music, Political hip hop, West Coast hip hop

14
90 110
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Indie pop, Blues-rock, Synthpop

15
105 140
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Pop music, Dance-pop, House music

16
97 132
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Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul

17
76 108
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Urban contemporary, Merengue music, Synthpop

18
82 118
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Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

19
73 104
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Indie pop, Downtempo, Dubstep

20
54 74
Amy Lee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
PattyBernard added Alternative rock, Alternative metal

21
36 45
Hayley Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
doodlecakes4 added Pop punk, Pop music, Emo

22
17 14
Shawn Mendes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
h_marxna added Contemporary R&B

23
61 91
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Pop music, Neo soul, Rock music

24
69 106
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Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

25
87 145
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26
73 122
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Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

27
51 83
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Indie pop, Dubstep, Synthpop

28
51 86
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Indie pop, Synthpop, Pop music

29
23 35
Jessie J is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
1526502938655 added Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

30
87 157
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Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

31
51 91
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Hip hop music, Indie pop, Alternative hip hop

32
10 14
Halsey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Electropop, Synthpop

33
75 141
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34
39 75
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Alternative R&B, Neo soul, R&B

35
60 117
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Christian music, Synthpop, Rock music

36
62 121
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Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

37
3 11
Hozier is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Indie pop, Soul music, Blues

38
35 89
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Indie pop, Neo soul, Alternative rock

39
55 136
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Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

40
27 76
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Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

41
3 15
Adam Lambert is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

42
25 74
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Alternative hip hop, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

43
10 37
Robbie Williams is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
juliejune added Hip hop music, Swing music, Rock music

44
55 159
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Pop music, Teen pop, Contemporary R&B

45
15 58
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carlybobarly added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Future soul

46
16 61
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Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house

47
15 66
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Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rhythm and blues

48
12 59
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Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

49
4 29
Chris Young is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
GarryDuncan added Country

50
9 55
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Punk blues, Grunge, Electronica