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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494 269
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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698 1,354
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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741 1,385
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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451 763
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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828 1,303
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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504 839
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

8
574 1,408
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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538 1,235
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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91 242
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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412 1,063
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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489 1,204
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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456 1,215
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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402 1,009
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

The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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487 1,175
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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95 244
John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 16 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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124 223
George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 17 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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303 671
Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 18 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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330 629
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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217 400
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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350 956
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

The Best Video Games of 2015

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372 824
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 22 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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74 134
Ronnie James Dio is listed (or ranked) 23 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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229 661
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 24 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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313 706
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 25 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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172 408
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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168 278
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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63 125
Bruce Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
RichardBeecher added Bruce Dickinson Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

The Worst Bands of All Time

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150 224
Art Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
RobLein added Art Garfunkel Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

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176 259
Layne Staley is listed (or ranked) 30 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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229 663
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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465 1,058
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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143 358
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 33 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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178 335
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 34 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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308 983
Sting is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Sting Medieval music, Classic rock, New Wave

The Worst Albums by Great Bands

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376 702
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 36 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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253 590
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Axl Rose Heavy metal, Hard rock

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134 229
Bryan Adams is listed (or ranked) 38 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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206 655
Bono is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Bono Rock music, Alternative rock, Post-punk

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20 75
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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106 258
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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319 786
Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Eddie Vedder Grunge, Folk rock, Alternative rock

Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like

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42 107
Daryl Hall is listed (or ranked) 43 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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174 495
David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 44 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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97 242
Sam Smith is listed (or ranked) 45 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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70 101
Andrea Bocelli is listed (or ranked) 46 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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177 331
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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79 135
John Legend is listed (or ranked) 48 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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232 509
Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 49 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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233 449
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