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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1,473 1,544
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
1,438 2,638
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
813 2,080
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
1,599 2,347
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
952 2,275
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
845 1,852
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
611 1,642
Julie Andrews is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
BrendaLiggy added

8
1,195 2,165
Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop, Rock music

9
1,901 1,313
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

10
738 1,415
Annie Lennox is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

11
1,352 988
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
552 1,083
Linda Ronstadt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
New Wave, Rock music, Latin American music

13
838 1,869
P!nk is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

14
562 1,525
Karen Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
GHMariadeLourdes added Pop music, Soft rock

15
730 1,453
Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

16
398 954
Amy Lee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Alternative rock, Alternative metal

17
383 682
Janis Joplin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

18
772 1,317
Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

19
468 958
Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

20
529 818
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
388 891
Florence Welch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Indie pop, Neo soul, Alternative rock

22
631 1,049
Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

23
1,200 1,413
Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

24
640 1,241
Lana Del Rey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Hip hop music, Indie pop, Alternative hip hop

25
633 1,076
Kelly Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul

26
1,473 1,881
Jackie Evancho is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Crossover

27
255 545
Nina Simone is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Folk music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

28
608 676
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
236 520
k.d. lang is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Folk music

30
389 531
Judy Garland is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
LeenaPhillips added

31
225 338
Joan Jett is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Glam punk, Rock and roll, Hard rock

32
521 692
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
411 546
Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

34
196 375
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
198 388
Sinéad O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

36
195 325
Shirley Bassey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
munnimi added Popular music, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

37
185 310
Liza Minnelli is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Kasir Radojica added Pop music

38
297 423
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
145 241
Doris Day is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Traditional pop music, Big band

40
339 440
Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Pop music, Trip hop, Dance-pop

41
186 509
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
239 364
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
191 280
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
332 542
Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, New Wave

45
308 380
Cyndi Lauper is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Pop music

46
339 425
Etta James is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

47
208 235
Roberta Flack is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Kasir Radojica added Folk music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

48
320 440
Pat Benatar is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal

49
156 310
Agnetha Fältskog is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Disco, Pop music, Rock music

50
199 380
Kate Bush is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock