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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300 186
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Pop, Indie pop

2
231 150
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Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

3
114 82
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Matt1345 added Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

4
164 143
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Hip hop music, Indie, Pop music

5
147 125
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Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

6
129 136
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Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

7
110 120
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Pop music, Trip hop, Dance-pop

8
134 163
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Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rock

9
139 173
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Alternative hip hop, Pop music, Rock music

10
88 101
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Hip hop music, Political hip hop, West Coast hip hop

11
101 120
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Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

12
112 137
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Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

13
84 105
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Indie pop, Blues-rock, Synthpop

14
99 133
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Pop music, Dance-pop, House music

15
92 126
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Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul

16
75 102
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Urban contemporary, Merengue music, Synthpop

17
78 116
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Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

18
51 71
Amy Lee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
PattyBernard added Alternative rock, Alternative metal

19
34 43
Hayley Williams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
doodlecakes4 added Pop punk, Pop music, Emo

20
69 102
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Indie pop, Downtempo, Dubstep

21
61 90
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Pop music, Neo soul, Rock music

22
67 105
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Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

23
86 144
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24
51 82
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Indie pop, Dubstep, Synthpop

25
13 14
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

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72 121
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Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

27
23 34
Jessie J is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
1526502938655 added Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

28
51 90
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Hip hop music, Indie pop, Alternative hip hop

29
48 85
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Indie pop, Synthpop, Pop music

30
9 13
Halsey is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Electropop, Synthpop

31
83 157
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Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

32
74 140
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33
61 119
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Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

34
38 74
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Alternative R&B, Neo soul, R&B

35
57 117
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Christian music, Synthpop, Rock music

36
3 10
Hozier is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Indie pop, Soul music, Blues

37
35 88
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Indie pop, Neo soul, Alternative rock

38
3 14
Adam Lambert is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

39
27 75
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Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

40
53 135
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Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

41
10 36
Robbie Williams is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
juliejune added Hip hop music, Swing music, Rock music

42
24 73
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Alternative hip hop, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

43
55 155
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Pop music, Teen pop, Contemporary R&B

44
15 57
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carlybobarly added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Future soul

45
16 60
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Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house

46
12 58
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Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

47
14 65
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Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rhythm and blues

48
4 28
Chris Young is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
GarryDuncan added Country

49
9 54
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Punk blues, Grunge, Electronica

50
11 65
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Christian music, Alternative country, Baroque pop