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The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

Updated July 13, 2020 167.7k votes 11.7k voters 69.9k views185 items

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
    2,427
    3,309

    Freddie Mercury

    Pop music, Rock music

    NationalityZanzibar

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    Frank Sinatra
    1,487
    3,295

    Frank Sinatra

    Swing music, Traditional pop music

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Spotify buy button

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  • 3
    John Fogerty
    651
    1,858

    John Fogerty

    Americana, Blues-rock

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 4
    John Lennon
    848
    1,769

    John Lennon

    Blues-rock, Pop music

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

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  • 5
    David Bowie
    845
    2,730

    David Bowie

    Rock music, Psychedelic pop

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

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  • 6
    Elvis Presley
    1,042
    3,826

    Elvis Presley

    Christian music, Pop music

    NationalityUnited States of America

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    The Best Elvis Presley Songs of All Time#131 of 162 1970s Christian Pop Artists

  • 7
    Elton John
    568
    2,002

    Elton John

    Pop music, Rock music

    NationalityEngland

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  • 8
    Luciano Pavarotti
    572
    1,207

    NationalityItaly

  • 9
    Nat King Cole
    1,029
    2,514

    Nat King Cole

    Jump blues, Swing music

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 10
    Stevie Wonder
    532
    1,539

    Stevie Wonder

    Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Spotify buy button

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  • 11
    Paul Simon
    833
    2,293

    Paul Simon

    Rock music, Folk music

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 12
    George Michael
    684
    2,329

    George Michael

    Synthpop, New Wave

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

  • 13
    Billy Joel
    741
    2,472

    Billy Joel

    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 14
    Chris Cornell
    626
    2,649

    Chris Cornell

    Rock music, Grunge

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 15
    Alice Cooper
    256
    1,091

    Alice Cooper

    Glam metal, Experimental rock

    NationalityUnited States of America

  • 16
    Prince
    641
    1,849

    Prince

    Hip hop music, Synthpop

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 17
    Marvin Gaye
    570
    2,498

    Marvin Gaye

    Doo-wop, Motown Sound

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 18
    Ricky Nelson
    603
    874

    Ricky Nelson

    Pop music, Rock music

    NationalityUnited States of America

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  • 19
    Dean Martin
    494
    1,658

    Dean Martin

    Swing music, Traditional pop music

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Spotify buy button
  • 20
    Jon Bon Jovi
    376
    1,350

    Jon Bon Jovi

    Glam metal, Classic rock

    NationalityUnited States of America

  • 21
    Andrea Bocelli
    311
    567

    Andrea Bocelli

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music

    NationalityItaly

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  • 22
    Paul McCartney
    875
    2,642

    Paul McCartney

    Pop music, Rock music

    NationalityEngland

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  • 23
    Plácido Domingo
    114
    331

    Plácido Domingo

    Opera, Musical

    NationalitySpain

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  • 24
    Steve Perry
    487
    1,998

    Steve Perry

    Pop music, Rock music

    NationalityUnited States of America

  • 25
    Enrico Caruso
    96
    137

    NationalityItaly