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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1,477 1,546
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
1,443 2,644
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
816 2,082
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
1,606 2,349
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
957 2,278
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
848 1,854
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
612 1,645
Julie Andrews is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
BrendaLiggy added

8
846 1,874
P!nk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

9
779 1,323
Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

10
1,359 990
Celine Dion is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

11
1,198 2,168
Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Rock music

12
1,901 1,323
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

13
741 1,418
Annie Lennox is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

14
553 1,086
Linda Ronstadt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
New Wave, Rock music, Latin American music

15
474 962
Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

16
564 1,527
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
349 441
Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Pop music, Trip hop, Dance-pop

18
732 1,455
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
401 956
Amy Lee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Alternative rock, Alternative metal

20
533 821
Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

21
385 687
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
391 898
Florence Welch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Indie pop, Neo soul, Alternative rock

23
634 1,060
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
1,203 1,430
Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

25
644 1,257
Lana Del Rey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Hip hop music, Indie pop, Alternative hip hop

26
1,487 1,882
Jackie Evancho is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Crossover

27
635 1,088
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
611 677
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
229 339
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
256 546
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
389 533
Judy Garland is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
LeenaPhillips added

32
237 521
k.d. lang is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Folk music

33
522 694
Cher is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Hip hop music, Rock music, Dance-pop

34
413 547
Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

35
198 376
Édith Piaf is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Kasir Radojica added Torch song, Chanson, Cabaret

36
200 390
Sinéad O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

37
196 326
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
186 311
Liza Minnelli is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Kasir Radojica added Pop music

39
299 424
Dusty Springfield is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Traditional pop music

40
146 242
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
187 510
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
240 365
Norah Jones is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Vocal jazz, Jazz blues, Jazz fusion

43
192 281
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
222 383
Hayley Williams is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
colormelivvy added Pop punk, Pop music, Emo

45
334 543
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
309 381
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
340 426
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
209 236
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
321 441
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
158 311
Agnetha Fältskog is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Disco, Pop music, Rock music