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List Rules Vote up any female singer whose voice you wish you had

What female singer's voice would you most like to have? This is a different question than "who has the best female voice ever?" Some of the greatest vocalists have most distinct voices that may not suit your needs. Like, can you imagine Amy Winehouse singing "Sk8er Boi"? Or Whitney Houston singing a Dolly Parton song? ...What famous woman singer do YOU wish you could sound like? Say you can steal any voice like Ursula steals Ariel's. Whose would be the most fun to whip out at parties? Which would best equip you to sing your favorite songs? Which is the most versatile? Which coveted female singing voice would make you the most money?

 When you're done here, go vote on the same question for men: What male singing voice do you most wish you had?
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Barbra Streisand is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Barbra Streisand Adult contemporary music, Show tune, Traditional pop music

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606 1,162
Ella Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Ella Fitzgerald Ballad, Swing music, Traditional pop music

3
935 1,714
Adele is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Adele Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

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605 966
Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Aretha Franklin Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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1,062 1,522
Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Whitney Houston Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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670 1,349
Amy Winehouse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Amy Winehouse Doo-wop, Pop music, Neo soul

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435 703
Julie Andrews is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
BrendaLiggy added Julie Andrews

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391 619
Karen Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
GHMariadeLourdes added Karen Carpenter Pop music, Soft rock

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482 800
Annie Lennox is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Annie Lennox Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

10
520 1,009
P!nk is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
P!nk Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

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141 200
Édith Piaf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Kasir Radojica added Édith Piaf Torch song, Chanson, Cabaret

12
346 635
Linda Ronstadt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Linda Ronstadt New Wave, Rock music, Latin American music

13
835 1,234
Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Christina Aguilera Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Rock music

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278 562
Florence Welch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Florence Welch Indie pop, Neo soul, Alternative rock

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1,069 974
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Madonna Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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128 157
Liza Minnelli is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Kasir Radojica added Liza Minnelli Pop music

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143 150
Dinah Washington is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Kasir Radojica added Dinah Washington Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz, Rhythm and blues

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464 819
Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Alicia Keys Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

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134 184
Shirley Bassey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
munnimi added Shirley Bassey Popular music, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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335 441
Cher is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Cher Hip hop music, Rock music, Dance-pop

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1,241 1,690
Jackie Evancho is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Jackie Evancho Crossover

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260 489
Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Janis Joplin Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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184 392
Nina Simone is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Nina Simone Folk music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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152 146
Roberta Flack is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Kasir Radojica added Roberta Flack Folk music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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839 1,105
Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Mariah Carey Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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85 111
Doris Day is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Doris Day Traditional pop music, Big band

27
159 352
k.d. lang is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added k.d. lang Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Folk music

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419 510
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Stevie Nicks Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music

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230 316
Dusty Springfield is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Dusty Springfield Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Traditional pop music

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726 765
Celine Dion is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Celine Dion Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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271 695
Amy Lee is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Amy Lee Alternative rock, Alternative metal

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520 1,063
Lana Del Rey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Lana Del Rey Hip hop music, Indie pop, Alternative hip hop

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263 389
Judy Garland is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
LeenaPhillips added Judy Garland

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517 938
Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Beyoncé Knowles Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

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509 922
Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Tina Turner Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

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313 542
Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Lady Gaga Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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128 206
Agnetha Fältskog is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Agnetha Fältskog Disco, Pop music, Rock music

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149 243
Joan Jett is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Joan Jett Glam punk, Rock and roll, Hard rock

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305 450
Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Shania Twain Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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138 272
Sinéad O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Sinéad O'Connor Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

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286 449
Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Debbie Harry Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, New Wave

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279 649
Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Rihanna Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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96 92
Sarah Vaughan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Kasir Radojica added Sarah Vaughan Cool jazz, Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz

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161 279
Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Kate Bush Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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233 356
Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Sia Furler Pop music, Trip hop, Dance-pop

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252 286
Diana Ross is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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225 301
Cyndi Lauper is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Cyndi Lauper Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Pop music

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409 784
Kelly Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Kelly Clarkson Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul

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152 423
Bonnie Raitt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Bonnie Raitt Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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250 350
Etta James is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Etta James Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll