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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

The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like The Best Dogs for Allergies

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296 107
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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607 1,136
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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539 1,100
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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698 1,050
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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468 1,164
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 6 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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354 926
Nat King Cole is listed (or ranked) 7 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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432 980
Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Johnny Cash Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana

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422 1,012
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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422 997
Marvin Gaye is listed (or ranked) 10 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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362 1,063
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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300 670
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 12 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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303 605
George Michael is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
George Michael Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-pop

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125 159
Art Garfunkel is listed (or ranked) 14 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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461 677
Dean Martin is listed (or ranked) 15 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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65 184
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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72 155
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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51 152
Billy Idol is listed (or ranked) 18 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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310 882
Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 19 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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326 921
Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 20 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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139 354
Roy Orbison is listed (or ranked) 21 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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198 614
Roger Daltrey is listed (or ranked) 22 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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103 184
Bryan Adams is listed (or ranked) 23 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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122 217
Jeff Buckley is listed (or ranked) 24 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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122 301
Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 25 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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250 561
Prince is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Prince Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

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246 616
Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 27 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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197 619
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Eric Clapton Blues-rock, Rock music, Reggae

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48 88
Ronnie James Dio is listed (or ranked) 29 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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380 920
Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Kurt Cobain Grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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124 210
Layne Staley is listed (or ranked) 31 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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209 507
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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285 936
Sting is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Sting Medieval music, Classic rock, New Wave

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159 334
Jon Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 34 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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130 317
Van Morrison is listed (or ranked) 35 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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181 603
Bono is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Bono Rock music, Alternative rock, Post-punk

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309 767
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 37 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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156 452
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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260 659
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 39 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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96 151
Robin Gibb is listed (or ranked) 40 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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157 369
Luther Vandross is listed (or ranked) 41 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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148 288
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 42 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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111 192
Leonard Cohen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
clash1977 added Leonard Cohen Synthpop, Pop music, Spoken word

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

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70 202
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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46 75
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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166 350
Michael Stipe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Michael Stipe Jangle pop, Pop music, Alternative rock

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180 335
James Taylor is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
James Taylor Blues-rock, Disco, Pop music

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62 131
Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 49 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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233 504
Thom Yorke is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Thom Yorke Electronic music, Experimental rock, Experimental music