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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1,480 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
1,446 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 2,097
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
1,624 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
960 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
851 1,865
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
625 1,650
Julie Andrews is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
BrendaLiggy added

8
353 453
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
851 1,884
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
783 1,340
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
1,365 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
1,209 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
1,903 1,339
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 1,087
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
743 1,423
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
477 972
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
575 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
733 1,466
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
535 834
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
402 971
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
387 703
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
1,213 1,449
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
641 1,076
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
1,505 1,884
Jackie Evancho is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Crossover

25
391 913
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
647 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
639 1,091
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
613 678
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
229 341
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
257 548
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
390 535
Judy Garland is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
LeenaPhillips added

32
523 696
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
239 521
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
413 549
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
200 377
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
201 390
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
197 327
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
186 313
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
300 426
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
146 244
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
189 511
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
241 366
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
193 282
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
224 384
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
335 544
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
309 382
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
341 427
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
209 238
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
322 442
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
428 609
Sade Adu is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like