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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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377 150
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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637 1,238
Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 3 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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573 1,195
Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 4 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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734 1,151
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 5 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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428 679
George Michael is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
George Michael Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop

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490 1,261
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 7 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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369 1,001
Nat King Cole is listed (or ranked) 8 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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325 692
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 9 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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449 1,103
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 10 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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383 1,147
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 11 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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443 1,068
Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Johnny Cash Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana

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438 1,081
Marvin Gaye is listed (or ranked) 13 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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64 167
Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 14 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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84 168
George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Art Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 16 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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71 193
John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 17 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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137 228
Jeff Buckley is listed (or ranked) 18 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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150 367
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 Roy Orbison Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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320 909
Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Billy Joel Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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206 625
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 21 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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338 960
Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Steve Perry Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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269 573
Prince is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Prince Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

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110 192
Bryan Adams is listed (or ranked) 24 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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257 623
Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 25 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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126 313
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 26 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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140 218
Layne Staley is listed (or ranked) 27 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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470 755
Dean Martin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Dean Martin Swing music, Traditional pop music, Vocal jazz

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203 626
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Eric Clapton Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

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Ronnie James Dio is listed (or ranked) 30 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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293 945
Sting is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Sting Medieval music, Classic rock, New Wave

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214 515
Luciano Pavarotti is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
mwahahahaha added Luciano Pavarotti Opera

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166 342
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 33 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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187 610
Bono is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Bono Rock music, Alternative rock, Post-punk

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401 995
Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Kurt Cobain Grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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271 665
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 36 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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134 324
Van Morrison is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Van Morrison Skiffle, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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162 462
David Gilmour is listed (or ranked) 38 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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320 784
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 39 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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217 478
Peter Gabriel is listed (or ranked) 40 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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152 295
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 41 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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158 376
Luther Vandross is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Luther Vandross Hip hop music, Adult contemporary music, Contemporary R&B

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74 208
Sam Smith is listed (or ranked) 43 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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Robin Gibb is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
PeterLitjens added Robin Gibb Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Synthpop

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69 138
Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
SócNhỏ added Justin Timberlake Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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282 761
Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Eddie Vedder Grunge, Folk rock, Alternative rock

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229 534
Sam Cooke is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Sam Cooke Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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Jerry Cantrell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
but chickens double d added Jerry Cantrell Grunge, Heavy metal, Alternative rock

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Peter Cetera is listed (or ranked) 49 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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44 89
Bruce Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
RichardBeecher added Bruce Dickinson Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Alternative rock