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

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163 92
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Adele Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

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118 93
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Ed Sheeran Hip hop music, Indie, Pop music

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98 79
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P!nk Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

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31 8
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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Ariana Grande Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rock

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78 72
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Alicia Keys Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

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88 88
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Rihanna Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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77 75
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Sia Furler Pop music, Trip hop, Dance-pop

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85 87
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Beyoncé Knowles Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

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97 105
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Bruno Mars Alternative hip hop, Pop music, Rock music

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64 69
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Kelly Clarkson Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul

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56 66
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Demi Lovato Indie pop, Blues-rock, Synthpop

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58 69
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Shakira Urban contemporary, Merengue music, Synthpop

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

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Sam Smith Pop music, Dance-pop, House music

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52 63
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The Weeknd Indie pop, Downtempo, Dubstep

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44 52
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Kendrick Lamar Hip hop music, Political hip hop, West Coast hip hop

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52 69
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Justin Timberlake Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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32 39
Amy Lee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
PattyBernard added Amy Lee Alternative rock, Alternative metal

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

The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

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Lady Gaga Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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10 10
Hayley Williams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
doodlecakes4 added Hayley Williams Pop punk, Pop music, Emo

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34 49
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SZA Alternative R&B, Neo soul, R&B

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40 60
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Lana Del Rey Hip hop music, Indie pop, Alternative hip hop

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37 57
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Ellie Goulding Indie pop, Dubstep, Synthpop

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9 11
Jessie J is listed (or ranked) 27 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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Adam Levine Pop music, Neo soul, Rock music

The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters

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Miley Cyrus Adult contemporary music, Bubblegum pop, Synthpop

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46 74
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Selena Gomez Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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54 89
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62 106
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Taylor Swift Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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37 65
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Lorde Indie pop, Synthpop, Pop music

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6 13
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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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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Katy Perry Christian music, Synthpop, Rock music

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Drake Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

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

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

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43 99
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Justin Bieber Pop music, Teen pop, Contemporary R&B

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

The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

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19 61
Chris Brown is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
AllyCastle added Chris Brown Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

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14 49
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J. Cole

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

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4 22
Ozuna is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Sanja Guštin added ozuna

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Charli XCX Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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9 41
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Björk Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house

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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