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Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time 

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Updated June 14, 2019 408.2k views 100 items

Rolling Stone's list of the 100 best singers of all-time includes some of the greatest vocalists in the history of recording. These top singers of all time range from rock to blues to soul and even pop music, and this list is a round-up of some of the greatest singers ever to approach a microphone. The Rolling Stone 100 greatest singers is a definitive list of the greatest vocalists of all time and includes many popular artists you're sure to recognize.

Who are the 100 greatest singers of all time? Among the notable singers of the current generation are singers like Kurt Cobain and Bono as well as some of the all time greatest vocalists the world has ever heard like Elvis Presley and Freddie Mercury. This is the way that Rolling Stone Magazine ranked these talented top 100 singers of all time, but feel free to make your own list of the top singers ever. Some of these talented singers may also be the richest singers in the world or even one of the greatest performers of all time. Check out the full article here.
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Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
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Ray Charles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
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Elvis Presley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
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Sam Cooke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
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John Lennon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
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Marvin Gaye is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
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Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
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Otis Redding is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
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Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
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James Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
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Little Richard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
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Roy Orbison is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
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Al Green is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
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Robert Plant is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
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Mick Jagger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
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Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
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Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
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Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
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Smokey Robinson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
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Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
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Etta James is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
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Van Morrison is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time
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Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Vocalists of All Time