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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
1,299 2,338
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
757 1,768
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
1,451 2,059
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
887 1,947
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
772 1,538
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
566 1,294
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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1,087 1,794
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
520 1,194
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
1,566 1,207
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Madonna Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

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749 1,540
P!nk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
P!nk Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

12
635 1,183
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
1,126 908
Celine Dion is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Celine Dion Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

14
645 1,173
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 Smartest Celebrities

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566 875
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

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442 931
Linda Ronstadt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Linda Ronstadt New Wave, Rock music, Latin American music

17
363 802
Amy Lee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Amy Lee Alternative rock, Alternative metal

18
397 760
Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Rihanna Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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692 1,141
Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Beyoncé Knowles Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music

20
468 706
Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 20 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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365 769
Florence Welch is listed (or ranked) 21 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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1,118 1,324
Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 22 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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344 598
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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557 621
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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488 628
Cher is listed (or ranked) 25 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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590 990
Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 26 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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611 1,173
Lana Del Rey is listed (or ranked) 27 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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356 483
Judy Garland is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
LeenaPhillips added Judy Garland

The Best Female Vocalists Ever

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1,396 1,833
Jackie Evancho is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Jackie Evancho Crossover

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220 461
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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229 474
Nina Simone is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Nina Simone Folk music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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184 347
Sinéad O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 32 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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183 339
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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377 515
Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 34 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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171 278
Liza Minnelli is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Kasir Radojica added Liza Minnelli Pop music

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197 309
Joan Jett is listed (or ranked) 36 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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177 291
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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277 391
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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129 208
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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179 249
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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303 415
Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Sia Furler Pop music, Trip hop, Dance-pop

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190 211
Roberta Flack is listed (or ranked) 42 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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282 353
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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318 512
Debbie Harry is listed (or ranked) 44 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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173 479
Bonnie Raitt is listed (or ranked) 45 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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213 339
Norah Jones is listed (or ranked) 46 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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312 401
Etta James is listed (or ranked) 47 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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151 274
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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190 343
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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408 579
Sade Adu is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like