Popular Opinion 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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1,830 1,838
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
2
898 1,791
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
940 1,787
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
766 573
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
5
593 1,109
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
JanetBlue added Rock music, Grunge, Psychedelic pop
6
666 1,736
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock
7
954 1,721
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music
8
663 1,546
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
slantsix added Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock
9
636 1,173
George Michael is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop
10
515 1,316
Nat King Cole is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Jump blues, Swing music, Traditional pop music
11
573 1,508
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock
12
233 28
Dimash Kudaibergen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Azat added
13
583 1,476
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
496 1,267
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
561 1,453
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
16
389 912
Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music
17
429 1,191
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
470 1,028
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music
19
396 899
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock
20
187 211
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
manofoccasionalthought added Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock
21
269 844
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop
22
131 512
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
23
139 436
John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
hbg1968 added Americana, Blues-rock, Swamp pop
Creedence Clearwater Revival
24
244 595
Roy Orbison is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
but chickens double d added Country pop, Pop music, Rock music
25
424 862
Prince is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave