Rock Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like  

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List Rules Vote up the rock stars you wish you could sound like - based on their singing voices only. Can be from any era, but must be in the rock genre.

Pretend that you could magically have the voice of any famous rock singer. Who would it be? Just for a minute, imagine it - the lights come up, you saunter onstage, do some kicky dance moves, grab the mic, and quick! Who do you sound like? Do you confidently belt it out in a tenor voice like John Lennon? Do you make all of the ladies swoon in your new Elvis Presley voice? Or maybe Tina Turner's sultry, powerful voice possesses you. Or perhaps you sound like someone more alternative, like Bradford Cox or Karen O.

For this list, you aren't voting on rock stars with the best voices from a technical standpoint. You're voting on rock stars you wish you could sound like. Rock stars with coveted voices don't necessarily have to be known for hitting all the notes, so keep that in mind when casting your votes below! 

When you're done here, vote on the most coveted singing voices of any genre for women and men: The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like and The Male Voice You Most Wish You Had.

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288 174
Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter
2
360 267
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Record producer, Pianist, Musician
3
200 175
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist
4
145 123
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Film Score Composer, Poet, Businessperson
5
143 128
John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Activist, Film Score Composer, Record producer
6
139 125
Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Soldier, Musician, Actor
7
112 100
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Songwriter, Singer
8
163 152
David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Film Score Composer, Arranger, Record producer
9
121 112
Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Record producer, Singer-songwriter
10
137 132
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Film Score Composer, Poet, Songwriter
11
110 104
Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter
12
86 80
Sting is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Musician
13
91 87
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist
14
60 55
Ann Wilson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Songwriter, Flautist, Singer
15
100 98
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Record producer, Pianist, Television producer
16
58 53
John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist
17
87 87
Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Businessperson, Pianist, Musician
18
135 140
Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician
19
167 176
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Record producer, Guitarist, Musician
20
95 97
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Songwriter, Television producer, Musician
21
116 121
Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter
22
87 89
Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Accordionist, Guitarist, Songwriter
23
75 76
Bono is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Activist, Film Score Composer, Businessperson
24
73 74
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter
25
97 101
Chris Cornell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Businessperson, Guitarist, Songwriter