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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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Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Christian music, Pop music, Rock music
3
Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Swing music, Traditional pop music, Big band
4
Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Dimash Kudaibergen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Azat added
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Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
JanetBlue added Rock music, Grunge, Psychedelic pop
7
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock
8
Nat King Cole is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Jump blues, Swing music, Traditional pop music
9
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music
10
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 10 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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George Michael is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop
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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock
13
Marvin Gaye is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Doo-wop, Motown Sound, Rock music
14
Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock
15
Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana
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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
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Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music
18
Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music
19
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music
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Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music
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Elton John is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock
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Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop
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Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 23 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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John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
hbg1968 added Americana, Blues-rock, Swamp pop
Creedence Clearwater Revival
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Roy Orbison is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
but chickens double d added Country pop, Pop music, Rock music