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
157 90
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Adele Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

3
112 92
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Ed Sheeran Hip hop music, Indie, Pop music

4
95 78
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P!nk Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

5
24 5
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Matt1345 added Eminem Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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92 87
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Ariana Grande Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rock

7
76 70
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Alicia Keys Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

8
87 85
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Rihanna Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

9
95 97
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Bruno Mars Alternative hip hop, Pop music, Rock music

10
76 74
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Sia Furler Pop music, Trip hop, Dance-pop

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84 86
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Beyoncé Knowles Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

12
61 69
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Kelly Clarkson Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul

13
55 64
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Demi Lovato Indie pop, Blues-rock, Synthpop

14
57 68
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Shakira Urban contemporary, Merengue music, Synthpop

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

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67 85
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Sam Smith Pop music, Dance-pop, House music

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51 62
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The Weeknd Indie pop, Downtempo, Dubstep

17
32 37
Amy Lee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
PattyBernard added Amy Lee Alternative rock, Alternative metal

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52 68
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Justin Timberlake Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

19
61 84
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38 51
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Kendrick Lamar Hip hop music, Political hip hop, West Coast hip hop

21
10 9
Hayley Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
doodlecakes4 added Hayley Williams Pop punk, Pop music, Emo

The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

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50 73
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Lady Gaga Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

23
9 9
Jessie J is listed (or ranked) 23 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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9 9
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Skylanderlord3 added Imagine Dragons Indie pop, Pop music, Alternative rock

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33 48
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SZA Alternative R&B, Neo soul, R&B

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37 55
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Ellie Goulding Indie pop, Dubstep, Synthpop

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39 59
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Lana Del Rey Hip hop music, Indie pop, Alternative hip hop

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53 82
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The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters

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41 64
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Adam Levine Pop music, Neo soul, Rock music

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41 65
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Miley Cyrus Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

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58 99
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Taylor Swift Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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42 73
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Selena Gomez Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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36 64
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Lorde Indie pop, Synthpop, Pop music

34
6 12
Robbie Williams is listed (or ranked) 34 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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1 4
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JoniMerz added Henning May (AnnenMayKantereit) Pop-Rock

Songs That Were Total Ripoffs

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2 7
Chris Young is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
GarryDuncan added Chris Young Country

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40 79
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Drake Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

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37 74
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Katy Perry Christian music, Synthpop, Rock music

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31 65
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Florence Welch Indie pop, Neo soul, Alternative rock

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42 91
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Justin Bieber Pop music, Teen pop, Contemporary R&B

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22 52
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Frank Ocean Alternative hip hop, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

42
18 54
Chris Brown is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
AllyCastle added Chris Brown Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

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11 40
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Jack White Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

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13 49
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J. Cole

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12 49
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Charli XCX Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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9 40
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Björk Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house

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8 37
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carlybobarly added Janelle Monae Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Future soul

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7 36
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PJ Harvey Punk blues, Grunge, Electronica

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8 42
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Ryan Adams Rock music, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

50
3 22
Ozuna is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Sanja Guštin added ozuna