Honorable Mention: Alice Cooper and Don Dokken,and David Coverdale and Mike Patton and Danny Elfman and Jim Morrison and Billy Joel and Mike Patton and Kate Bush, and Bjork,and Lady Gaga,and Steve Perry.
1. Paul McCartney 2. Roy Orbison 3. Ella Fitzgerald 4. Colin Blunstone 5. Stevie Wonder 6. John Lennon 7. Robert Plant 8. Sam Cooke 9. Nat King Cole 10. Graham Nash Hon: Harry Nilsson, Sting, Gary Brooker, Otis Redding (singers I forgot and may arrange on this somehow in the future: Billie Holiday, Billy Joel)
Had to update the hell out of this list (again). Stevie enters at a high place because he's influenced my voice a lot since I started listening to him.
10: Kat Bjelland (Babes In Toyland) 9: Tod Ashley (Cop Shoot Cop) 8: Jeffrey Lee Pierce (The Gun Club) 7: Ms. Lauryn Hill 6: Gerry Roslie (The Sonics) 5: Eric Burdon 4: Lisa Germano 3: Mark Lanegan 2: John Brannon 1: Ian Mackaye (Minor Threat, Fugazi) / Henry Rollins (Black Flag, Solo, Rollins Band)
Honorable mentions: Captain Beefheart, Edmund Lyndeck, Robert Plant, Freddie Mercury, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, Michael Gira, Patti Smith, Jim Morrison, Nick Drake, Roger Daltrey, Greg Lake, Nico, Morrissey, Skip James, Joakim Thåström, Len Cariou (the only true Sweeney Todd, fight me), George Hearn, Tim Buckley, Trent Reznor, Tom Waits
Post by CaseyRockStar on Apr 16, 2018 11:40:52 GMT
New user here, noting the posted favorites in this thread lean toward hard rock/metal. If I were ranking "best" singers, my list would be much the same as my favorites, but would also lean a bit more toward rock/metal, with that genre's abundance of hyper-talented/skilled voices (e.g. Mark Slaughter).
Now, even though my first post on this board will risk immediate ostracization for the inclusion of a couppla' country voices, these are my 10 favorites:
1. Bono 2. k.d.lang 3. Robert Plant 4. Keith Whitley 5. Ann Wilson 6. Roy Orbison 7. Barbara Streisand 8. Ronnie Dunn 9. Chris Cornell 10. Don Henley
Hon.Mention: Brad Delp, Tony Bennett, Steve Perry, Alanis Morrisette, Steve Wariner, Danny Joe Brown, Whitney Houston, Judy Garland, Jerry Vale, Brian Wilson
To top it off, I'll add my opinion that Ann Wilson is the best hard rock vocalist ever (if you don't agree, I humbly suggest "What About Love," pick it up after the guitar solo, thru the key change, but watch out - her voice barrels through like a locomotive)
If you're offended by #10 (I didn't see him on any other lists), might I double down that I did not like 'The Big Lebowski' either. So there.
Post by CaseyRockStar on Apr 17, 2018 23:53:07 GMT
In case anybody needs "convincing," I'm posting the evidence here.
Roll the slider up to 2:50, and let it play. First the impeccably tight, energized self-harmonies ... then the key change out, and BAM! That's where she really proves my theory (two posts above, I believe Ann is the best hard rock vocalist ever).
1. Geddy Lee (especially during his vocal peak 1969-1980) 2. Anthony Green 3. Zhang Yu Sheng 4. Keilling Quinn 5. Wada Kouji 6. Byafra 7. Deyama Toshimitsu 8. Ariana Grande 9. Boa 10. Anibal Farias Thats about it
Unsatisfying as it may be, I've taken the liberty to make the video embeds on this page hyperlinks, 'cause frankly Mr. Shankly I didn't realize you had such bloody awful loading time. Let this act as a PSA for anyone wanting to link anything here in there future as well, the ads carry over from YouTube embeds, and YouTube has a lot of them.