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Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like

List RulesVote 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.

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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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  • 1
    1,100
    426

    Freddie Mercury

    Record producer, Pianist
  • 2
    610
    334

    Paul McCartney

    Film Score Composer, Poet
  • 3
    587
    340

    John Lennon

    Activist, Film Score Composer
  • 4
    446
    265

    John Fogerty

    Film Score Composer, Record producer
  • 5
    367
    211

    Linda Ronstadt

    Record producer, Songwriter
  • 6
    367
    215
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    Tom Petty

    Record producer, Songwriter
  • 7
    407
    244

    Karen Carpenter

    Musician, Actor
  • 8
    423
    265
    Businessperson, Pianist
  • 9
    328
    204
    edsilva added

    Ricky Nelson

    Songwriter, Musician
  • 10
    313
    223
    Guitarist, Musician
  • 11
    340
    260
    Record producer, Pianist
  • 12
    304
    253

    Stevie Nicks

    Songwriter, Singer
  • 13
    428
    370

    Robert Plant

    Musician, Singer-songwriter
  • 14
    360
    339
    Film Score Composer, Arranger
  • 15
    244
    226
    Businessperson, Guitarist
  • 16
    304
    293

    Jim Morrison

    Film Score Composer, Poet
  • 17
    250
    239

    Johnny Cash

    Songwriter, Musician
  • 18
    282
    276
    yorambrons added

    Michael Jackson

    Film Score Composer, Businessperson
  • 19
    279
    274

    Steve Perry

    Record producer, Singer-songwriter
  • 20
    326
    329
    Soldier, Musician
  • 21
    166
    164
    Songwriter, Flautist
  • 22
    204
    223

    Joan Jett

    Record producer, Guitarist
  • 23
    189
    208

    Janis Joplin

    Songwriter, Singer
  • 24
    268
    303

    Kurt Cobain

    Guitarist, Songwriter
  • 25
    177
    201

    Jimi Hendrix

    Record producer, Guitarist
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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.