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23 January 2012
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I love John more than the other Beatle

But

1.Paul

2.John

3.Freddie Mercury

4.Roy Orbison

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23 January 2012
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For favourites not including the Beatles, Florence Welch is amazing. I also love the voices of Norah Jones, Tom Petty, John Mayer, Freddie Mercury (who doesn't?), Paul Simon…. There's probably a bunch more that I'm forgetting. Oh I love Mick Jagger but not because he's the most enjoyable singer to listen to. He just fits the music so perfectly, and that's why he's one of my favourites.

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24 January 2012
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My favorites favorites (heart heart) are:

 

1. Gustavo Cerati, Tom Chaplin, George Harrison and John Lennon .

 

My favorites (heart) are:

 

2. Freddie Mercury

3. Brandon Boyd

4. Bono

5. Edith Piaf

6. Ringo

7. Paul

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6 January 2015
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To me, Paul is one of my favorite singers of all time, I consider him the best. He has such a range of vocals that can be soothing and gentle, to a real good rock and roll voice. He really kills it in Why Don’t we do it in the Road, Oh Darling!, Blackbird , Maybe I’m Amazed , Hey Jude , I’ve Got A Feeling and Let it Be (to name a few).

paul-mccartney

 

What are your thoughts on that/who do you think is up there? Also a huge fan of Stevie Nicks, MJ, Freddie Mercury, and Robert Plant.

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7 January 2015
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To my ears, Elvis Presley has the best voice.

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7 January 2015
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Paul’s one of my favorites for sure. To that I’d add Lou Rawls, Stevie Wonder, Karen Carpenter, Jill Scott and India Arie.

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7 January 2015
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No order:

Freddie Mercury

Elvis

Paul McCartney

Robert Plant 

Stevie Nicks 

Elton John

Aretha Franklin

Whitney Houston

7 January 2015
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My favorites (not necessarily the best, although they could be) in the male rock singer category (as I want to be fair and this is what I know) in no particular order:

Paul McCartney
John Lennon
Freddie Mercury
Jack Bruce
Sting
Clapton
Robert Plant

(BTW everything before the colon shows I’m PWT.)

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7 January 2015
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Aside from the obvious (John, Paul, George, Ringo) and ones that have been said already (Elvis, Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton), I’d add Brian Wilson and Roger Daltrey.

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7 January 2015
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If this is specific to Rock/Pop, skip the next line.

If we’re looking specifically for voices, I think about a dozen opera singers come before any popular artists.

If we’re limiting the topic to popular music…

Paul and John had tremendous harmonics in their voices, and all three emoted well.  The harmonics are so good, in fact, that sometimes it sounds like a 3rd singer is in the harmony (see my post about the harmonies that had a bunch of 2-parts listed as 3-parts). I think John edges out the other 3 though.

A lot of great singers have been mentioned…who can I add?

Steve Perry (Journey, not my favorite band but a great voice)

Art Garfunkel

Elton John

Whitney Houston (again, not my favorite, but it’s hard to argue with a 3.2* octave range, all in the same register) *from her Wikipedia entry

Aretha

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7 January 2015
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Hard Rock is my wheelhouse, so I’ll swing from there, minus names already mentioned:

 

Paul Rodgers

Brad Delp

P!nk (not known for being a hard rock singer, but when she does – she kills)

Robin Zander

Ann Wilson

Phil Mogg

Sammy Hagar

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7 January 2015
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Evry one has different opinions so in no way one can choose the greatest singer of all time.

Mine in no order are (except for Paul & John)

Paul

John

Bob Dylan

Mick Jagger

Axl Rose (I think he was the most entertaining frontman during 80 & 90s)

7 January 2015
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Hey Jude ! said
Axl Rose (I think he was the most entertaining frontman during 80 & 90s)

Say what you will about Axl Rose, but he has one hell of a range.

 

Speaking of, this graphic is pretty relevant to the topic:

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7 January 2015
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Leaving the Beatles out of this, I particularly enjoy listening to a couple of female singers: Eva Cassidy and Lara Fabian.

8 January 2015
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I’d like to add Freddy Mercury…he was on the chart.  F2-F5, E6 in falsetto.  And he slid between registers unnoticed.

It’s interesting that John and Paul had almost identical ranges.

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8 January 2015
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Getting back to eyes, I liked George’s.  His peaceful serenity showed beautifully.

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8 January 2015
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Apparently, what I posted earlier is only a picture of part of the chart.  Here is a link to the full chart if anybody’s interested.

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8 January 2015
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 I thought I posted this last night, but it’s not here…

It’s interesting that Paul & John had almost identical ranges.

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8 January 2015
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ryanhall0824 said
To me, Paul is one of my favorite singers of all time, I consider him the best. He has such a range of vocals that can be soothing and gentle, to a real good rock and roll voice. He really kills it in Why Don’t we do it in the Road, Oh Darling!, Blackbird , Maybe I’m Amazed , Hey Jude , I’ve Got A Feeling and Let it Be (to name a few).

paul-mccartney

 

What are your thoughts on that/who do you think is up there? Also a huge fan of Stevie Nicks, MJ, Freddie Mercury, and Robert Plant.

I love the way he bites down on the first line of Why Don’t We Do it in the Road, he puts so much into it he even stutters (“Why Don’t We d-do it in the Road”).  Very primal and forceful. Perfect for the White Album .

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As the thread started by @ryanhall0824 fluctuates between best and favourite singers i have merged the thread with an earlier one that covers the same ground and amended the title.

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