singers 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
Freddie Mercury Pop music, Rock music, Rockabilly

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496 277
Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
RobLein added Paul Simon Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

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702 1,361
Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Elvis Presley Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

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743 1,392
Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Frank Sinatra Swing music, Traditional pop music, Big band

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463 770
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
JanetBlue added Chris Cornell Rock music, Grunge, Psychedelic pop

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838 1,308
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
David Bowie Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

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510 843
George Michael is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
George Michael Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop

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579 1,414
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Jim Morrison Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock

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544 1,238
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
slantsix added Robert Plant Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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94 247
Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Billy Idol New Wave, Rock music, Dance-rock

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414 1,067
Nat King Cole is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Nat King Cole Jump blues, Swing music, Traditional pop music

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493 1,206
Marvin Gaye is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Marvin Gaye Doo-wop, Motown Sound, Rock music

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459 1,219
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Paul McCartney Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

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403 1,014
Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Steve Perry Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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492 1,178
Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Johnny Cash Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana

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126 226
George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
hbg1968 added George Harrison Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock - The Beatles

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305 675
Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Stevie Wonder Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music

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96 248
John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
hbg1968 added John Fogerty Americana, Blues-rock, Swamp pop - Creedence Clearwater Revival

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334 631
Prince is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Prince Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

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218 403
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Jon Bon Jovi Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

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353 958
Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Billy Joel Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

Current Singers You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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77 138
Ronnie James Dio is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
hbg1968 added Ronnie James Dio Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

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374 826
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
John Lennon Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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316 707
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Elton John Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

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230 664
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Roger Daltrey Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop

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172 411
Roy Orbison is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
but chickens double d added Roy Orbison Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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169 280
Jeff Buckley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Jeff Buckley Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

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152 225
Art Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
RobLein added Art Garfunkel Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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178 261
Layne Staley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
but chickens double d added Layne Staley Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

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63 127
Bruce Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
RichardBeecher added Bruce Dickinson Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

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230 665
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Eric Clapton Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

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471 1,059
Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Kurt Cobain Grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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180 336
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Phil Collins Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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143 361
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Rod Stewart New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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257 592
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Axl Rose Heavy metal, Hard rock

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310 985
Sting is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Sting Medieval music, Classic rock, New Wave

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378 705
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Michael Jackson Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music

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207 656
Bono is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Bono Rock music, Alternative rock, Post-punk

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134 231
Bryan Adams is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
colormelivvy added Bryan Adams Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Heartland rock

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20 76
Peter Cetera is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
DebbyHood added Peter Cetera Adult contemporary music, Rock music, Soft rock

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106 259
Lionel Richie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Lionel Richie Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

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99 243
Sam Smith is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
runningstick24 added Sam Smith Pop music, Dance-pop, House music

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319 787
Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Eddie Vedder Grunge, Folk rock, Alternative rock

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43 108
Daryl Hall is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
CharlesHarrison added Daryl Hall Blue-eyed soul, Soul rock, Rhythm and blues

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71 101
Andrea Bocelli is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
DebbyHood added Andrea Bocelli Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Opera

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175 495
David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
David Gilmour Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

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178 332
Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Bruce Springsteen Americana, Blues-rock, Heartland rock

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234 509
Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Peter Gabriel New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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79 136
John Legend is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
danman082200 added John Legend Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

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234 451
Bruno Mars is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Bruno Mars Alternative hip hop, Pop music, Rock music