Female Singers The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like  

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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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1,486 1,576
Barbra Streisand is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Adult contemporary music, Show tune, Traditional pop music

2
1,456 2,669
Adele is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

3
823 2,108
Ella Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Ballad, Swing music, Traditional pop music

4
1,642 2,357
Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

5
970 2,293
Amy Winehouse is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Doo-wop, Pop music, Neo soul

6
859 1,870
Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

7
635 1,654
Julie Andrews is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
BrendaLiggy added

8
357 460
Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Pop music, Trip hop, Dance-pop

9
856 1,889
P!nk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

10
785 1,351
Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

11
1,372 1,009
Celine Dion is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

12
1,216 2,177
Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Rock music

13
569 1,091
Linda Ronstadt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
New Wave, Rock music, Latin American music

14
1,905 1,350
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

15
750 1,428
Annie Lennox is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

16
584 1,535
Karen Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
GHMariadeLourdes added Pop music, Soft rock

17
479 981
Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

18
737 1,477
Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

19
542 847
Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

20
407 982
Amy Lee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Alternative rock, Alternative metal

21
392 713
Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

22
1,226 1,460
Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

23
649 1,086
Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

24
1,515 1,889
Jackie Evancho is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Crossover

25
395 916
Florence Welch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Indie pop, Neo soul, Alternative rock

26
652 1,266
Lana Del Rey is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Hip hop music, Indie pop, Alternative hip hop

27
645 1,095
Kelly Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul

28
619 680
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music

29
234 344
Joan Jett is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Glam punk, Rock and roll, Hard rock

30
258 551
Nina Simone is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Folk music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

31
527 700
Cher is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Hip hop music, Rock music, Dance-pop

32
393 539
Judy Garland is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
LeenaPhillips added

33
241 524
k.d. lang is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Folk music

34
201 379
Édith Piaf is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Kasir Radojica added Torch song, Chanson, Cabaret

35
204 394
Sinéad O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

36
414 553
Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

37
197 330
Shirley Bassey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
munnimi added Popular music, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

38
301 429
Dusty Springfield is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Traditional pop music

39
186 316
Liza Minnelli is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Kasir Radojica added Pop music

40
148 247
Doris Day is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Traditional pop music, Big band

41
190 515
Bonnie Raitt is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

42
229 388
Hayley Williams is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
colormelivvy added Pop punk, Pop music, Emo

43
195 284
Dinah Washington is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Kasir Radojica added Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz, Rhythm and blues

44
242 370
Norah Jones is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Vocal jazz, Jazz blues, Jazz fusion

45
337 546
Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, New Wave

46
311 384
Cyndi Lauper is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Pop music

47
343 430
Etta James is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

48
209 241
Roberta Flack is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Kasir Radojica added Folk music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

49
324 445
Pat Benatar is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal

50
430 611
Sade Adu is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like