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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284 166
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
340 262
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Record producer, Pianist, Musician
3
135 119
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Film Score Composer, Poet, Businessperson
4
189 173
Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist
5
136 124
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
132 121
Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Soldier, Musician, Actor
7
108 97
Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Songwriter, Singer
8
155 146
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
117 108
Steve Perry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Record producer, Singer-songwriter
10
108 100
Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter
11
134 129
Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Film Score Composer, Poet, Songwriter
12
55 48
John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist
13
79 76
Sting is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Musician
14
132 135
Kurt Cobain is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician
15
93 93
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
83 83
Eric Clapton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist
17
113 116
Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter
18
72 72
Bono is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Activist, Film Score Composer, Businessperson
19
82 83
Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Businessperson, Pianist, Musician
20
70 70
Phil Collins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter
21
89 91
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Songwriter, Television producer, Musician
22
55 54
Ann Wilson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Songwriter, Flautist, Singer
23
88 91
Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer
24
160 171
Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Record producer, Guitarist, Musician
25
83 89
Eddie Vedder is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rock Stars Who You Wish You Could Sound Like
Accordionist, Guitarist, Songwriter