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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
1,224 2,237
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
727 1,666
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

4
1,381 1,966
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
841 1,842
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
741 1,437
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
538 1,185
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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1,045 1,688
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
488 1,091
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
1,058 845
Celine Dion is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Celine Dion Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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1,492 1,158
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
603 1,102
Annie Lennox is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Annie Lennox Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

13
703 1,449
P!nk is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
P!nk Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

14
605 1,102
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

Famous (Alleged) Illuminati Members

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533 821
Kelly Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Kelly Clarkson Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul

16
1,085 1,272
Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Mariah Carey Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

17
423 885
Linda Ronstadt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Linda Ronstadt New Wave, Rock music, Latin American music

18
441 665
Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 18 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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345 766
Amy Lee is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Amy Lee Alternative rock, Alternative metal

20
658 1,097
Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Beyoncé Knowles Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

21
372 725
Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Rihanna Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

Musicians Who Died of Alcoholism

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350 753
Florence Welch is listed (or ranked) 22 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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473 605
Cher is listed (or ranked) 23 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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534 605
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 24 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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323 582
Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 25 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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342 461
Judy Garland is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
LeenaPhillips added Judy Garland

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1,378 1,813
Jackie Evancho is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Jackie Evancho Crossover

28
570 975
Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Tina Turner Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years

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596 1,143
Lana Del Rey is listed (or ranked) 29 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

30
213 441
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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178 321
Édith Piaf is listed (or ranked) 31 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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165 260
Liza Minnelli is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Kasir Radojica added Liza Minnelli Pop music

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176 328
Sinéad O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 33 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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171 273
Shirley Bassey is listed (or ranked) 34 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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218 459
Nina Simone is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Nina Simone Folk music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

The Best Late Night Downtown LA Party Spots

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271 376
Dusty Springfield is listed (or ranked) 36 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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123 190
Doris Day is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Doris Day Traditional pop music, Big band

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362 500
Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 38 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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188 295
Joan Jett is listed (or ranked) 39 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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175 234
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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183 197
Roberta Flack is listed (or ranked) 41 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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288 404
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 Workout Songs of 2018

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313 497
Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 43 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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148 259
Agnetha Fältskog is listed (or ranked) 44 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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270 340
Cyndi Lauper is listed (or ranked) 45 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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300 389
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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169 464
Bonnie Raitt is listed (or ranked) 47 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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188 329
Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Kate Bush Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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201 327
Norah Jones is listed (or ranked) 49 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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398 569
Sade Adu is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like