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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1,482 1,563
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
1,448 2,658
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
818 2,098
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
1,626 2,353
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
962 2,290
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
852 1,866
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
626 1,651
Julie Andrews is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
BrendaLiggy added

8
355 453
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
852 1,885
Pink 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
783 1,342
Beyoncé 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
1,367 1,002
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
1,211 2,171
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
1,904 1,340
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

14
565 1,088
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
744 1,424
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
479 972
Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

17
576 1,531
Karen Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
GHMariadeLourdes added Pop music, Soft rock

18
734 1,467
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
536 836
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
403 974
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
389 705
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
1,214 1,451
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
643 1,078
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
1,507 1,885
Jackie Evancho is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Crossover

25
392 913
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
648 1,262
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
640 1,092
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
615 678
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
230 342
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
258 548
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
392 535
Judy Garland is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
LeenaPhillips added

32
525 696
Cher is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Hip hop music, Rock music, Dance-pop

33
240 521
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
201 377
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
413 550
Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

36
202 391
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
197 328
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
301 426
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
186 314
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
146 245
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
189 512
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
241 367
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
194 282
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
225 385
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
337 544
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
311 382
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
341 428
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
209 239
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
323 443
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
429 609
Sade Adu is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like