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Which singer has the best voice?

  1. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Genre doesn't matter. Can be male or female.
    What singer do you think has (or had) a KILLER set of pipes?

    I'll start with the one and only Freddie Mercury


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxbFLYa0_bw

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Taiwan singer hits all the right notes as YouTube clip goes viral
      By ANNIE HUANG
      The Associated Press
      TAIPEI, Taiwan

      As a younger man, Taiwan's Lin Yu-chun sang for hours on end, trying to get his mind off the sneers he endured because of his portly figure.

      The round-faced soprano with the bowl haircut never imagined his voice would one day transform him into an international sensation.

      But now, he is being compared to Britain's Susan Boyle, the plain-looking 48-year-old who shot to stardom after singing "I Dreamed a Dream" on "Britain's Got Talent."

      Lin's Whitney Houston-like rendition of "I Will Always Love You" on Taiwan's "Avenue to Stardom" talent show last Friday has already racked up some 1.3 million views on YouTube, and the number is climbing fast.

      For the 24-year-old with the disparaging nickname of "Little Fatty," the event has been a life-changer.

      "I now have more confidence in pursuing a singing career," Lin told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. "You don't have to be a good-looking man or woman to succeed. Just be yourself and try your best."

      Lin said he had long suffered from a lack of self-confidence because of his plain looks and rotund figure.

      "Being fat draws a lot of mockery in our society," he said.

      To cope with the pain of his exclusion, he locked himself in his room and sang along with the songs of Celine Dion and Mariah Carey.

      But the artist who really grabbed him was Houston — particularly the song "I Will Always Love You," from the soundtrack to the 1992 film "The Bodyguard."

      "I played it again and again even though my parents couldn't stand it any more and asked me to stop," Lin said.

      Lin has had a bumpy start to stardom.

      After graduating from college last year, he failed to make much of an impression on another Taiwanese talent show, where judges criticized both his looks and his high-pitched voice.

      "One said I should instead pursue the career of a comedian, and another questioned whether it was right for a man to sing soprano," he said.

      Now all that is behind him.

      "(The show) has reinvigorated me," he said.

      Still, Lin said, he is doing his best not to let his new found fame go to his head.

      "I'm trying not to be overwhelmed," he said.


      TRUST  ME ON THIS ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA-tOsM6F4Y

    2. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Celine Dion...her voice causes goose bumps!
      Qwark

    3. kiragirl04 profile image61
      kiragirl04posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      celine dion.... Did you hear the christmas song?

  2. thooghun profile image85
    thooghunposted 6 years ago

    I concur with your choice, Freddie had such an amazing, powerful and unique voice. He stood, and continues to, stand out.

    I have always adored he flexibility of Eddie Vedder's voice. For those who don't recognize the name, he is the lead singer of Pearl Jam.

    Here's a snippet of what I'm talking about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRUGvArWXLk

    1. wyanjen profile image89
      wyanjenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Vedder is one of the best.
      smile

  3. wyanjen profile image89
    wyanjenposted 6 years ago

    Awesome topic!

    Freddie is tops.

    I'm listening to Brent Smith a lot lately:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B89Osfj8dg

  4. getitrite profile image80
    getitriteposted 6 years ago
  5. Jayne Lancer profile image90
    Jayne Lancerposted 6 years ago

    Otis Redding, James Brown, Tom Jones, Joe Cocker; the first few that come to mind.

  6. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

    ...there are so many...but when I think of women who could really belt it out....Aretha Franklin comes to mind....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0XAI-PFQcA

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      mom

      don't freak out so hang out please for 5 cause I am about to call you out for a 4some challenge and your the only one Id want to do this with its against 2 staff 1 hub u c?

      this will either explode-use to that or as i expect not only be fun.....but.......10 min tops

      game on!!!!!!!!!!  hmm:

  7. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Had not heard of this guy, Kimberly. Thx.
    They don't call Aretha the Queen of Soul for nuthin!

    Here's a lady I think has the most distinctive, amazing voice in rock. This is one of my fave songs of hers -- circa 1983, but shows her range oh so well:
    Ms. Annie Lennox:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oTHm2Tb … re=related

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago

    yikes  my voice is amazing, hold listen, [clears throat............]



































    what did you think?

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ...that was great....turn the volume up next time will ya?

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        kimberlyslyricsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        pee. yikes

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          Tony Starkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Still peeing !

      2. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
        SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        ...i'll give it a go.....i'll use a mic


















        http://images.icanhascheezburger.com/completestore/2009/4/12/128840469657381447.jpg

        did ya like it?

        1. nikmaya62 profile image51
          nikmaya62posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I like it,,, She has a strong caracter...

  9. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Good one, getitrite. That song is totally HAUNTING!

    Here's Aretha and Annie together:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Pu0Fn1oRN4

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ...good one...Annie's voice is amazing too!.....and ....i'm struggling with this...I recall Cher can belt it out...i'm not a fan however.

    2. camlo profile image85
      camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      YouTube won't let me watch this in my country, but I guess it must be 'Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves'. Two fantastic voices - was one of my favourite songs in the eighties.

  10. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    It matches yer hair, at least!

  11. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    hmm, I would have to agree with Eddie Vedder..
    Steve Perry - from Journey fame.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-BOipyWv3Y


    natalie merchant is one of my favorites. her voice is amazing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4FpUhtfbBY

    another favorite Diana Krall
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVCgf6_M7i4

    1. tony0724 profile image60
      tony0724posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Good call. I really like Diana Krall.

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    klarawieckposted 6 years ago

    Whitney Houston - shame she's had so many health problems.

  13. camlo profile image85
    camloposted 6 years ago
  14. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Bummer camlo! I didn't realize there was that kind of censorship in Germany! Yikes.
    Yes, it's Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves -- a great song (and the video is cool, too).

    Why don't you post a song/artist that you are allowed to view on YouTube?

    1. camlo profile image85
      camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It's something to do with broadcasting rights (UMG in this case).
      I just posted the Tina Turner Video above. I suppose she has the voice I most admire.

  15. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Oh yeah, I love TT also.
    She is amazing -- always has been.
    The best thighs in the biz!

  16. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

    ..yea Tina is pretty cool...still is...

    my fav song that she sings (CCR song)....Proud Mary....

    she looks like she just has so much fun and her energy has always been amazing....movin' and groovin' while still belting it out....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqIpkMDRjYw

    1. camlo profile image85
      camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Really enjoyed that, SomewayOuttaHere. Thanks!

  17. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Holy Toledo -- look at that outfit!
    Yeah, she's a character!
    This song is particularly poignant because she used to sing it with Ike back in the day. Before she escaped from the abuse and became a star and he became a has-been.

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      yep...and she didn't look back i'm sure...i see alot of power within her....

  18. nikipa profile image19
    nikipaposted 6 years ago

    Me, singing Diana by Paul Anka smile

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      okay...let's hear it......

      1. nikipa profile image19
        nikipaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Well, I haven't posted in on YouTube yet, but I provide here the opinion my overseas friends who listen to it. wink

        1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
          SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          that's good...one day you'll post for us!

  19. Ben Evans profile image75
    Ben Evansposted 6 years ago

    Roy Orbison had an incredible sweet sounding voice.   While Ozzy Osbourne was not in the category of good voices he had an incredible range.

    We cant forget Minnie Riperton for those real high notes.  I thought I would throw that one in.  I don't know why.  It actually makes me want to climb the walls big_smile.

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ..yea Roy Orbison did have a sweet voice...loved Johnny Cash's voice too.....  there are so many amazing singers!

      1. Ben Evans profile image75
        Ben Evansposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Johnny Cash is great.

        Have you seen Iggy Pop's "Punk Rocker" with the Teddy Bears.  He actually sounds a lot like Johny Cash.  60+ Iggy Pop wow not the best voice but I think the song is cool and I heard it first about 5 years ago on Cadillac commercial.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8P09rxVaQAM

        1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
          SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          ...that was good...thanks for showing me that....go Iggy!

          1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
            SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            ...i'm sure you heard Johnny's version of Hurt....it's sad..but I love it.

            http://vimeo.com/10372748

            1. Ben Evans profile image75
              Ben Evansposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              That is a good one.  I always think of songs like burning ring of fire but that was the first time I heard that.  It is sad.  It is a good song.

  20. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

    ...here's one for you Ben...not the best singer but...had this song playin' in my head today for some reason lol


    'woke up this morning, my dog was dead...."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9onbJfiLCV0

    1. Ben Evans profile image75
      Ben Evansposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh yea Nazerath. That is a good song.  They can belt out some blues.  Now you have me going.  big_smile

      or "Walking the Dog"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SD9kZJYn2s

      Not bluesy enough so

      How about a little Peter Green?

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KE4HGlmtOcg

      Good Saturday night blues.

      1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
        SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        thank you for those....good stuff!

        i'm a big aerosmith fan...

        "Oh well"..that's a good one!

        i don't know why but....Steve Miller was a fav at one time...still hear the joker in my head from time to time....there are so many good songs, now, then  and they'll ring on forever.....later gater...Thanks Ben!


        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFV2iG3dnpU

        1. Ben Evans profile image75
          Ben Evansposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Stevie Guitar Miller.  I love Steve Miller.

          Now talk about voices:  Burton Cummings of The Guess Who

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfcSXmFFVfE

          1. Ben Evans profile image75
            Ben Evansposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            oops looks like I got a Spanish sub-titled.  Oh well.  big_smile

  21. blondepoet profile image80
    blondepoetposted 6 years ago

    Apart from me I reckon it is Celine Dion.

  22. KCC Big Country profile image84
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Cc8TI1KomU

    OMG.....probably the most amazing female voice I've heard is KD Lang.  When she sings Roy Orbison's "Crying".....OMG.

  23. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

    yea...KD is quite the singer....

  24. blondepoet profile image80
    blondepoetposted 6 years ago

    Jimmy Barnes omg we cannot forget him as well.
    Loves me like a sister dum dee
    Loves me like an only child ahh eee
    Loves me like a sister wee wee
    Loves me like an only child bop bop
    She's my connection
    I'll hold on
    And never, never, never let her down
    Cause she's alone dum dee
    And she loves me like an only child
    Yea yea dum dee dahhh

  25. A la carte profile image61
    A la carteposted 6 years ago

    For me Suzzane Claichair takes some beating but there are so many out there...Elvis, Dean martin, Frank Sinatra and oh yes..Neil Young is sensational

  26. KCC Big Country profile image84
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago
  27. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    thanks for including this link. gorgeous song. Eddie Vedder's work on the soundtrack, Into the Wild is simply brilliant. his music and voice really made the movie breathe.
    another one from the movie, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEwNEbFq … re=related

    Evenflow - pearl jam
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1bxH4O0 … re=related

  28. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    IGGY!!! I think his voice actually got better with .... I was gonna say age, but I wonder if "chemical enhancement" would be more accurate. Here's a performance from 1977. You gotta wait for it.... but it's worth it!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kD5X5OGLySI

    1. Ben Evans profile image75
      Ben Evansposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Iggy was sure a showman.  I haven't seen that on before.  In the same genre I like Blonde "Heart of Glass"  The voice sounds so good.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXlaOsNBDkk&ob=av2e

  29. profile image68
    logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago

    George Thorogood is pretty good!

  30. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Need some more women on our list.
    Some great ones so far -- Diana Krall, wow.
    And kd + tony b together = magic!!!!

    So for a really, really distinctive female voice, here are TWO that I really, really like:

    Fiona Apple and Joss Stone
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgEu12FjeCo


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBH8o8XXnVM

    1. Ben Evans profile image75
      Ben Evansposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      How about Imogen Heap.  This is the voice that was sampled for Jason Derulo's Whatcha say.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYIAfiVGluk

      Aretha Franklin

      Lotte Lenya  The original "Mack the Knife"  In German of course.  big_smile

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPG9GcykPIY

      Grace Slick from Jefferson Airplane

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUbMWtUyIIE


      and as I said before Minnie Riperton (My ears will be painful)

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE0pwJ5PMDg big_smile

  31. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    George Thorogood rocks,too!!

  32. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    I like Celine a lot. her voice is so powerful and beautiful.

    and I also love sasha lazard - trained opera singer, beautiful
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XhRl5gq … playnext=1
    these songs are part of the Modigliani soundtrack
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FtFXaDW … playnext=2

  33. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Stunning, rebekahELLE.
    And she's beautiful, too!

  34. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    STING!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX4jAplZb0Y   The Shape Of My Heart

  35. korayd profile image60
    koraydposted 6 years ago

    id say mariah carey and whitney houston
    http://hubpages.com/_koray/hub/Yahoo-Mail-vs-Gmail

  36. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    also emmylou harris

  37. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    All great additions -- thank you!
    Ben Evans -- PLEASE stop with the Minnie Ripperton!
    I cannot think of her without thinking of her "famous" song Loving You. Just the thought of it islike nails on a chalkboard!

  38. tony0724 profile image60
    tony0724posted 6 years ago

    Boy there are so many good singers over the years. My list would be
    Bryan Ferry
    Roy Orbison
    Barbara Stiesand
    Janis Joplin
    Stevie Wonder
    Robert Plant

    And the up and comer in the bunch is a gal called Imelda May from Ireland. I wrote a hub about her. Also a guy who really does not get mentioned that much named Jeff Buckley

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MMXjunS … re=channel

  39. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    And then there's Paul Rodgers -- Free, Bad Company, and now fronting Queen. What a VOICE, OMG!!!

    Turn the volume up to 11!!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htuxb-m4-ng

  40. thirdmillenium profile image59
    thirdmilleniumposted 6 years ago

    Don williams?  Any takers?

  41. schoolgirlforreal profile image74
    schoolgirlforrealposted 6 years ago

    Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Steve Perry, Ann Wilson, and yes Freddie Mercury tongue

  42. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Post a YouTube of Don Williams,pls!

    1. KCC Big Country profile image84
      KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago in reply to this
    2. thirdmillenium profile image59
      thirdmilleniumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwaAxvD3MD8

      MIghty mom
      The best song of Don I think

      1. KCC Big Country profile image84
        KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That is a very pretty song by Don.  Thanks for sharing it.  I posted "Amanda" further up.  It's one of my Don W fav's.

  43. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Ann Wilson -- absolutely!

  44. tony0724 profile image60
    tony0724posted 6 years ago

    I do a pretty killer version of " Poker Face ". smile

    1. tony0724 profile image60
      tony0724posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      My legs are better then you might think !

  45. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    You missed open mic. We had that earlier today.
    But we'll open it back up for you, Tony.
    Gotta be in costume, tho. How about a meat dress, maybe? lol

  46. KCC Big Country profile image84
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    What about the wonderful harmony of The Gatlin Brothers?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6066JG-KyYA

  47. KCC Big Country profile image84
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    I always loved Gary Morris as a country singer, but his opera is beautiful:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbmVAfYTeKo

  48. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Tony, you are a god from head to toe!

    Gotta go for the night.
    Carry on if you wish, music lovers!

    xo,
    MM

  49. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Here's another singer whose voice is haunting and unusual.
    Sarah MacLachlan

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx4RsCfL_fA

  50. khmohsin profile image61
    khmohsinposted 6 years ago

    there are many singers, I love to hear their voice.

    Like
    U2, Enrique, Celine Dion.... and many many many more....

 
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