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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1,790 1,815
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
891 1,742
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
765 527
Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
RobLein added Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock
4
915 1,765
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
587 1,070
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
662 1,693
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
947 1,683
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
659 1,506
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
631 1,134
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
493 1,293
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
565 1,477
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
578 1,444
Marvin Gaye is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Doo-wop, Motown Sound, Rock music
13
491 1,233
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
556 1,418
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
183 176
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
manofoccasionalthought added Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock
16
383 881
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
419 1,162
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
130 474
Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added New Wave, Rock music, Dance-rock
19
240 562
Roy Orbison is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
but chickens double d added Country pop, Pop music, Rock music
20
265 814
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop
21
108 6
Dimash Kudaibergen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Azat added
22
133 409
John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
hbg1968 added Americana, Blues-rock, Swamp pop
Creedence Clearwater Revival
23
387 873
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock
24
451 1,011
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music
25
269 784
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae