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

Elise Hennigan
19.9k votes 2.5k voters 15.6k views 76 items

List Rules Only individual singers (no bands) who have released a new album in the past three years.

Editor's Note: Voting and Reranking have been closed.

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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307 457
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Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

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205 357
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Hip hop music, Indie, Pop music

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Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

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Alternative hip hop, Pop music, Rock music

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Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rock

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Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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143 281
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

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Pop music, Trip hop, Dance-pop

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Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

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Pop music, Dance-pop, House music

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

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110 240
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Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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106 232
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Indie pop, Blues-rock, Synthpop

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97 227
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Hip hop music, Political hip hop, West Coast hip hop

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94 223
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Urban contemporary, Merengue music, Synthpop

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Indie pop, Downtempo, Dubstep

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Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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Pop music, Neo soul, Rock music

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Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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65 177
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

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Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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Christian music, Synthpop, Rock music

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Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

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Indie pop, Dubstep, Synthpop

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45 146
Hayley Williams is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
doodlecakes4 added Pop punk, Pop music, Emo

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Indie pop, Synthpop, Pop music

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57 185
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Hip hop music, Indie pop, Alternative hip hop

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Shawn Mendes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
h_marxna added Contemporary R&B

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38 132
Jessie J is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
djcimages1 added Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

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Alternative R&B, Neo soul, R&B

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Indie pop, Neo soul, Alternative rock

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Pop music, Teen pop, Contemporary R&B

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18 98
Halsey is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Electropop, Synthpop

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Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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26 150
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Alternative hip hop, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

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20 132
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Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house

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carlybobarly added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Future soul

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16 114
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

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Chris Brown is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
AllyCastle added Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

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Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rhythm and blues

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Adam Lambert is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

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Indie pop, Downtempo, Folk music

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12 119
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Punk blues, Grunge, Electronica

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Daisy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Daisy Yoo added K-Pop, Pop Music, Ballad