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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1,777 1,797
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
765 506
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
883 1,724
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
905 1,749
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
582 1,056
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
661 1,676
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
943 1,667
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
654 1,495
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
629 1,119
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
563 1,464
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock
11
488 1,282
Nat King Cole is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Coolza added Jump blues, Swing music, Traditional pop music
12
573 1,432
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
490 1,218
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
174 162
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
manofoccasionalthought added Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock
15
554 1,404
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
380 869
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
416 1,148
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
129 461
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
237 547
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
385 858
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Pop music, Rock music, Piano rock
21
263 802
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
130 398
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
446 999
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music
24
268 768
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae
25
415 823
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