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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218 127
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Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

2
101 41
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Matt1345 added Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

3
231 172
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Pop, Indie pop

4
134 100
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Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

5
152 122
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Hip hop music, Indie, Pop music

6
119 109
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Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

7
99 96
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Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

8
101 101
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Pop music, Trip hop, Dance-pop

9
135 144
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Alternative hip hop, Pop music, Rock music

10
125 140
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Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rock

11
102 110
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Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

12
76 76
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Hip hop music, Political hip hop, West Coast hip hop

13
94 108
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Pop music, Dance-pop, House music

14
75 92
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Indie pop, Blues-rock, Synthpop

15
86 109
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Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul

16
72 94
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Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

17
70 91
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Urban contemporary, Merengue music, Synthpop

18
68 88
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Indie pop, Downtempo, Dubstep

19
47 59
Amy Lee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
PattyBernard added Alternative rock, Alternative metal

20
24 27
Hayley Williams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
doodlecakes4 added Pop punk, Pop music, Emo

21
65 93
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Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

22
56 80
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Pop music, Neo soul, Rock music

23
83 125
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20 24
Jessie J is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
1526502938655 added Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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49 73
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Indie pop, Dubstep, Synthpop

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50 75
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Hip hop music, Indie pop, Alternative hip hop

27
8 5
Shawn Mendes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
h_marxna added Contemporary R&B

28
4 0
Halsey is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Electropop, Synthpop

29
71 120
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45 75
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Indie pop, Synthpop, Pop music

31
58 98
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Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

32
38 63
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Alternative R&B, Neo soul, R&B

33
62 106
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Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

34
80 138
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Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

35
55 95
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Christian music, Synthpop, Rock music

36
1 1
Hozier is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Indie pop, Soul music, Blues

37
1 1
Adam Lambert is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

38
0 1
Courtney Barnett is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Indie rock, Alternative rock, Grunge

39
52 112
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Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

40
35 78
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Indie pop, Neo soul, Alternative rock

41
8 26
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

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23 63
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Alternative hip hop, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

43
54 133
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Pop music, Teen pop, Contemporary R&B

44
4 19
Chris Young is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
GarryDuncan added Country

45
14 47
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carlybobarly added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Future soul

46
17 61
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Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

47
13 51
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Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house

48
12 49
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Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

49
14 56
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Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rhythm and blues

50
9 45
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Punk blues, Grunge, Electronica