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

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What male singer's voice would you most like to have? This is a different question than "who are the best vocalists ever?" - or even the best rock vocalist. Some of the greatest singers of all time have very distinct voices that may not suit your needs when, say, singing '90s alt rock at karaoke or narrating what your pets are doing (in song). What famous male singer do YOU wish you could sound like? Which voice would be the most fun to treat your friends with at parties? Which would best equip you to sing your favorite songs? Which is the most versatile? Which could make you the most money?

When you're done here, go vote on the same question for women: What great female singers do you most wish you could sound like?
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Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly
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Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Swing music, Traditional pop music, Big band
3
Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Christian music, Pop music, Rock music
4
Dimash Kudaibergen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Azat added
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Nat King Cole is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added
Jump blues, Swing music, Traditional pop music
6
John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
hbg1968 added
Americana, Blues-rock, Swamp pop
Creedence Clearwater Revival
7
Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music
8
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock
9
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock
10
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
JanetBlue added
Rock music, Grunge, Psychedelic pop
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Elton John is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock
12
Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
RobLein added
Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock
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John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music
14
Marvin Gaye is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Doo-wop, Motown Sound, Rock music
15
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
slantsix added
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock
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Prince is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave
17
Luciano Pavarotti is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
mwahahahaha added
Opera
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Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana
19
George Michael is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop
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Ricky Nelson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly
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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music
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Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added
New Wave, Rock music, Dance-rock
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Roy Orbison is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
but chickens double d added
Country pop, Pop music, Rock music
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Jimin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
nellyjiminie added
K-pop
25
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music