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List of the all-time best singers, based on a 1999 Mojo Magazine poll. Mojo readers chose the top popular music singers and vocalists from the 20th Century - with a focus largely on rock and roll - for the magazine's 66th issue. Included are a number of obvious choices, such as Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday, along with some less conventional voices, such as Bob Dylan or Neil Young. Nonetheless, each vocalist brings his or her unique style to their songs, and can give a variety of material a unique spin. (Consider vocalists such as Ray Charles or Smokie Robinson, as well, equally adept at performing their own original compositions as well as covers of other classic songs from different artists and genres.)

See if you agree with the Mojo Readers' poll... Are these really the greatest singers in history? Or are their picks a little pitchy?

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John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Mojo's Top 100 Singers of All Time Poll
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Mojo's Top 100 Singers of All Time Poll
Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

3
Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Mojo's Top 100 Singers of All Time Poll
Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Mojo's Top 100 Singers of All Time Poll
Swing music, Traditional pop music, Big band

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Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Mojo's Top 100 Singers of All Time Poll
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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Roy Orbison is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Mojo's Top 100 Singers of All Time Poll
Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Mojo's Top 100 Singers of All Time Poll
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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Otis Redding is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Mojo's Top 100 Singers of All Time Poll
Southern soul, Soul blues, Rock music

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Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Mojo's Top 100 Singers of All Time Poll
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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Ray Charles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Mojo's Top 100 Singers of All Time Poll
Soul blues, Pop music, Rock music

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Van Morrison is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Mojo's Top 100 Singers of All Time Poll
Skiffle, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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Marvin Gaye is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Mojo's Top 100 Singers of All Time Poll
Doo-wop, Motown Sound, Rock music

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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Mojo's Top 100 Singers of All Time Poll
Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

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Dusty Springfield is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Mojo's Top 100 Singers of All Time Poll
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Traditional pop music

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Sandy Denny is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Mojo's Top 100 Singers of All Time Poll
Folk music, Electric folk, Folk rock

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Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Mojo's Top 100 Singers of All Time Poll
Blues-rock, Rock music, Dance-rock

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Sam Cooke is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Mojo's Top 100 Singers of All Time Poll
Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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Brian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Mojo's Top 100 Singers of All Time Poll
Pop music, Rock music, Outsider music

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Joni Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Mojo's Top 100 Singers of All Time Poll
Pop music, Folk music, Folk jazz

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Captain Beefheart is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Mojo's Top 100 Singers of All Time Poll
Captain Beefheart

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Eric Burdon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Mojo's Top 100 Singers of All Time Poll
Rock music, Latin American music, Heavy metal

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Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Mojo's Top 100 Singers of All Time Poll
Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly

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Howlin’ Wolf is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Mojo's Top 100 Singers of All Time Poll
Howlin’ Wolf

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Ella Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Mojo's Top 100 Singers of All Time Poll
Ballad, Swing music, Traditional pop music

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Tom Waits is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Mojo's Top 100 Singers of All Time Poll
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music