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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

2
1,361 2,425
Adele is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Adele Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

3
775 1,871
Ella Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Ella Fitzgerald Ballad, Swing music, Traditional pop music

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1,513 2,143
Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Whitney Houston Pop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

5
914 2,056
Amy Winehouse is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Amy Winehouse Doo-wop, Pop music, Neo soul

6
800 1,641
Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Aretha Franklin Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

7
581 1,421
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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1,138 1,925
Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Christina Aguilera Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Rock music

9
531 1,332
Karen Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
GHMariadeLourdes added Karen Carpenter Pop music, Soft rock

10
785 1,676
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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1,691 1,242
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Madonna Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

12
1,203 954
Celine Dion is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Celine Dion Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

13
650 1,319
Annie Lennox is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Annie Lennox Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

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679 1,301
Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Alicia Keys Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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1,152 1,351
Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 15 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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726 1,240
Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 16 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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429 872
Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Rihanna Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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373 891
Amy Lee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Amy Lee Alternative rock, Alternative metal

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492 763
Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 19 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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373 837
Florence Welch is listed (or ranked) 20 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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600 977
Kelly Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 21 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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451 1,022
Linda Ronstadt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Linda Ronstadt New Wave, Rock music, Latin American music

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356 635
Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 23 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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608 1,003
Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 24 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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623 1,193
Lana Del Rey is listed (or ranked) 25 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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239 489
Nina Simone is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Nina Simone Folk music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

27
580 634
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 27 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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497 648
Cher is listed (or ranked) 28 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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368 499
Judy Garland is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
LeenaPhillips added Judy Garland

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227 489
k.d. lang is listed (or ranked) 30 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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1,412 1,850
Jackie Evancho is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Jackie Evancho Crossover

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211 320
Joan Jett is listed (or ranked) 32 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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188 357
Édith Piaf is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Kasir Radojica added Édith Piaf Torch song, Chanson, Cabaret

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188 368
Sinéad O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 34 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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391 529
Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 35 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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177 293
Liza Minnelli is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Kasir Radojica added Liza Minnelli Pop music

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184 308
Shirley Bassey is listed (or ranked) 37 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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286 407
Dusty Springfield is listed (or ranked) 38 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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135 224
Doris Day is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Doris Day Traditional pop music, Big band

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186 262
Dinah Washington is listed (or ranked) 40 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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181 493
Bonnie Raitt is listed (or ranked) 41 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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317 427
Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Sia Furler Pop music, Trip hop, Dance-pop

The Best Female Vocalists Ever

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Cyndi Lauper is listed (or ranked) 43 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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200 221
Roberta Flack is listed (or ranked) 44 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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323 526
Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 45 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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327 410
Etta James is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Etta James Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

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222 353
Norah Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Norah Jones Vocal jazz, Jazz blues, Jazz fusion

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152 291
Agnetha Fältskog is listed (or ranked) 48 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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194 361
Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Kate Bush Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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417 593
Sade Adu is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like