I was surprised to realise we didn't already have a thread in which we can share our top 10 favourite singers, so I thought I'd go ahead and make one . All I'm looking for here is your list of 10 (with or without reasoning), so this isn't a 'Top 10 Best Singers Ever' thread, or somewhere to bash other people's choices.
1. Freddie Mercury 2. Jim Morrison 3. Roger Taylor 4. Robert Plant 5. Jeff Buckley 6. Brian May 7. Eric Clapton 8. Tom Jones 9. Lucianno Pavarotti 10. Neil Young
Post by Fetty Mercury on Apr 20, 2017 20:25:32 GMT
1. Freddie Mercury 2. Geddy Lee 3. Geoff Tate 4. Roger Daltrey 5. Robert Plant 6. Elton John 7. Ronnie James Dio 8. Billy Joel 9. David Gilmour 10. Paul McCartney
Mercury, Lee, Tate, and Daltrey are the full package: Great tones, great range, great powerful and soft singing, high amounts of standout performances, maintained their voices. Plant was the whole package in his prime but wrecked his voice after 5 years. Elton John, Billy Joel, and David Gilmour are all great soft, emotional singers even if they don't have much powerful belters, and still sound great to this day, Dio would possibly higher if I was more familiar with him, and McCartney's only at 10 because his top performances don't impress me as much as the other singers on the list.
1. Geoff Tate 2. Daniel Gildenlow 3. Warrel Dane 4. Matt Barlow 5. Floor Jansen 6. Dan Swano 7. Devin Townsend 8. Anneke van Giersbergen 9. Roy Khan 10. Peter Hammill
Not much of an order taking place here but these are definitely 10 singers that I go back to a lot both for inspiration and for general listening. There are a TON of other names I'd like to mention but these are perhaps the essentials for me. Would really like to get Danny Elfman and Jeff Scott Soto on there but had to widdle it down to ten and Elfman was there before but I Feel that might've been a bit too pre-emptive, plus Soto's voice is amazing but though I like his music I don't consider myself a "fan" of most of it.
Post by jaredletoisbackagain on Apr 27, 2017 18:42:14 GMT
Quickly put together and not that well thought out: 1. Jimmy Gnecco 2. Chris Corner 3. Maynard James Keenan 4. Thom Yorke 5. Anohni 6. Matt Bellamy 7. Martin L Gore 8. Jeff Buckley 9. Emilie Autumn 10. Hayley Williams
I feel low key out of place cause I'm prob the only one up in this gig who is gonna pick modern boppy and new pop and majority is Kpop cause I'm trash, forgive (oh and in bands I pick it's all of the members who can sing)
1. Ariana Grande (this girl honestly is making me turn my head every time I listen to her with that unbelievable ease) 2 Bangtan Sonyeondan (Multi-Talented legends and their not even planning to stop any time soon with their record breaking hits and albums) 3 Mamamoo (absolute perfection, possibly the best Kpop girl group during UOAY and YTB up to recent album, Memory) 4 Sohyang (possibly the best Korean singer in history, trust me) 5 Ailee (arguably the one who will possibly branch out to greater things in the Kpop and American music world) 6 AKMU (just... listen to this group) 7 Little Mix (no words needed) 8 Elizabeth Gillies (a little random for some but she has the best development of the nickolodeon stars that I have seen in terms of talent) 9 Amy Lee (just started listening to her but her tone is angelic) 10 IU (her recent hits have been Opps or Yey's, but her classic hits are beyond all female idols)
HONORABLE MENTIONS: Sistar, Pentatonix, Beyoncé (she should be on this list but I favor other artists more) Barbra Streisand, Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin (honestly these are the holy trinity of vocal perfection, but again... same reason with Bey) Lee Hi, Shannon Williams (possibly the best starting female idols in recent time)
Jared Leto definitely has a cool voice, but not really top10 material. My username was mostly a joke I cant remember the context of (other than being the name I took after "JaredLeto" got banned). Daniel Gildenlöw is mostly a favourite of mine because of songwriting. His voice is great, but it's mostly there to suit the music for me, rather than something I appreciate very much on its own.
Well, this is a ridiculous struggle. I decided to leave off the opera singers for this list and not worry overmuch about the order—and frankly the list itself is pretty arbitrary, other than that I've stuck to people who I like both live and in studio. I just find it disappointing when someone sounds mediocre live.
I've selected some video for each if anyone is interested or unfamiliar. I hope someone does!