popular opinion Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like  

Elise Hennigan
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List Rules Only singers 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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Grace VanderWaal Pop, Indie pop

2
130 76
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Adele Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

3
79 65
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Bruno Mars Alternative hip hop, Pop music, Rock music

4
87 74
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Ed Sheeran Hip hop music, Indie, Pop music

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71 66
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Ariana Grande Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rock

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63 59
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Sia Furler Pop music, Trip hop, Dance-pop

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63 64
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P!nk Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

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69 72
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Beyoncé Knowles Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

9
68 73
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Rihanna Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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55 58
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Alicia Keys Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

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57 71
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Sam Smith Pop music, Dance-pop, House music

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46 56
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Kelly Clarkson Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul

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48 59
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41 50
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Demi Lovato Indie pop, Blues-rock, Synthpop

The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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43 55
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Justin Timberlake Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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40 52
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The Weeknd Indie pop, Downtempo, Dubstep

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43 58
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Shakira Urban contemporary, Merengue music, Synthpop

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35 50
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Drake Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

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43 63
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3 0
Jessie J is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
1526502938655 added Jessie J Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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48 72
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Taylor Swift Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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41 62
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Lady Gaga Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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32 48
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Lana Del Rey Hip hop music, Indie pop, Alternative hip hop

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30 45
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Ellie Goulding Indie pop, Dubstep, Synthpop

25
4 3
Robbie Williams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
juliejune added Robbie Williams Hip hop music, Swing music, Rock music

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Skylanderlord3 added Imagine Dragons Indie pop, Pop music, Alternative rock

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39 61
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Justin Bieber Pop music, Teen pop, Contemporary R&B

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33 54
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Miley Cyrus Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters

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25 41
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SZA Alternative R&B, Neo soul, R&B

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33 55
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Adam Levine Pop music, Neo soul, Rock music

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37 62
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Selena Gomez Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

32
17 29
Amy Lee is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
PattyBernard added Amy Lee Alternative rock, Alternative metal

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2 4
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1525053266880 added Joji Lo-Fi, Trip-hop, Emo

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2 4
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1525053266880 added Brendon Urie Pop punk, Pop music, Dance-punk

35
16 29
Chris Brown is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
AllyCastle added Chris Brown Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

15 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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31 56
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Lorde Indie pop, Synthpop, Pop music

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33 61
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Katy Perry Christian music, Synthpop, Rock music

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21 44
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Kendrick Lamar Hip hop music, Political hip hop, West Coast hip hop

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26 60
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Florence Welch Indie pop, Neo soul, Alternative rock

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19 48
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Frank Ocean Alternative hip hop, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

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8 33
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Björk Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house

42
3 17
Ozuna is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Sanja Guštin added ozuna

The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

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Jack White Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

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7 33
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carlybobarly added Janelle Monae Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Future soul

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J. Cole

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10 45
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Charli XCX Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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8 39
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Ryan Adams Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

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6 33
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PJ Harvey Punk blues, Grunge, Electronica

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8 44
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Sufjan Stevens Christian music, Alternative country, Baroque pop

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