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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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
586 393
Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
RobLein added Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

3
804 1,487
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
825 1,518
Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Swing music, Traditional pop music, Big band

5
539 907
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
903 1,438
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Rock music, Psychedelic pop, Electronic music

7
622 1,528
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
579 973
George Michael is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop

9
601 1,357
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
slantsix added Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

10
457 1,164
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
539 1,307
Marvin Gaye is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Doo-wop, Motown Sound, Rock music

12
508 1,337
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
459 1,108
Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

14
522 1,290
Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana

15
112 357
Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added New Wave, Rock music, Dance-rock

16
341 765
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
76 65
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
manofoccasionalthought added Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock

18
384 735
Prince is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

19
380 1,059
Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

20
414 915
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

21
113 343
John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
hbg1968 added Americana, Blues-rock, Swamp pop - Creedence Clearwater Revival

22
248 743
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

23
204 487
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

24
347 796
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock

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146 313
George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
hbg1968 added Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock - The Beatles

26
254 492
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

27
248 722
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

28
319 660
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Heavy metal, Hard rock

29
105 206
Ronnie James Dio is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
hbg1968 added Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

30
514 1,132
Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock

31
434 753
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Motown Sound, Rock music, Electronic music

32
175 271
Art Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
RobLein added Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

33
78 167
Bruce Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
RichardBeecher added Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

34
35 101
Peter Cetera is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
DebbyHood added Adult contemporary music, Rock music, Soft rock

35
185 334
Jeff Buckley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock

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161 405
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added New Wave, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

37
206 384
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

38
321 1,021
Sting is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Medieval music, Classic rock, New Wave

39
225 697
Bono is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Rock music, Alternative rock, Post-punk

40
197 312
Layne Staley is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
but chickens double d added Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

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127 286
Lionel Richie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

42
346 816
Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Grunge, Folk rock, Alternative rock

43
193 519
David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Blues-rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

44
93 126
Andrea Bocelli is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
DebbyHood added Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Opera

45
100 162
John Legend is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
danman082200 added Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

46
149 259
Bryan Adams is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
colormelivvy added Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Heartland rock

47
50 69
Billie Joe Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Pop punk, New Wave, Rock music

48
259 560
Luciano Pavarotti is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
mwahahahaha added Opera

49
262 486
Bruno Mars is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Alternative hip hop, Pop music, Rock music

50
155 374
Van Morrison is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Skiffle, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music