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My 5 Favorite Music Artists: Great Vocals!

Updated on January 29, 2015

The Creative Artist Is Close To My Heart

We all have our favorite music. Favorite singers and performers who touch us in many ways. The 5 I've shown here are hardcore professionals. They have earned their status as "rock gods". It takes a few things in a rock star I need to really like them:

  • Great voice
  • Individuality
  • Great stage performance
  • Passion

There are many great singers and songwriters. But I'd like to share some of my favorites and say why I like them. You may have noticed my favorite genre is classic rock. I hope you enjoy the following :-) Honestly, I feel this may be my most passionate hub, talking about these greats and how music makes me so happy, is an honor and a priviledge. Music is life, that's how I feel and it's so joyful to ponder on the beauty and creativity of these lovely musicians.


Aerosmith Love in An Elevator

Steven Tyler

Steven Victor Tallarico was born March 26, 1948. He is and the lead singer of Aerosmith and also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion. He is well-known for his stage acrobatics. During his high-energy performances, he wears bright, colorful outfits with his trademark scarves hanging from his microphone stand. [source: Wikipedia]

What drew me to Aerosmith when I was young was their album Big Ones . I remember hearing Janie's Got a Gun in high school. But I really fell for them when I heard their older hits "Walk this Way " and "Sweet Emotion ". The videos with Alicia Silverstone were really cool during the beginning of MTV in the 80's! Steven had a drug addiction in the past and the band has fought on several occasions but I don't think anyone could replace Steven Tyler. Steven has a prowess on stage, an attitude that I really like and he's from my hometown, Boston, MA. I love his style and music.

Tina Turner

Tina Turner is an exceptional singer, with a powerful stage presence who blossomed in the 70's also. She started out with Ike Turner and they married. Ike was very abusive to Tina and she eventually divorced him. She then began her own career, a bold move to go out on her own. Since then she's had numerous hits like "What's Love Got to Do With It" and a slew of others including, "Simply the Best", "Private Dancer", and "Better Be Good to Me".

Tina is still very attractive and she is in her early 70's! She still peforms. After years of being on her feet in heels, she has amazing legs and sings like a champion. She is well liked by her fans and doesn't disappoint.

I love her voice and passion and total dedication to singing and dancing. I also loved the her autobiographical movie What's Love Got to Do With It . She has been recognized as one of the greatest singers of all time in Rolling Stone magazine.


The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones formed in April, 1962, coming from England. Mick and Keith were boyhood friends. Today they still tour and have been together 48 years, just shy of 50 yrs. I have not seen any other band alive today who has been together as long. It's amazing!

Mick Jagger is the frontman and singer. What an amazing prescense he has on stage! He runs around and moves fast like a 30 year old. I like the way he moves, his confidence and mobility, his style. I imagine myself like that as a performer. He is passionate and puts everything into his perfomance. He and Tina did some collaborations also.

Band members: Mick Jagger (vocals), Ron Wood (guitar), Charlie Watts (drums), Bill Wyman (bass guitar) and Keith Richards (guitar). Past Members: Mick Taylor, Brian Jones.

I saw the "Stones" in 1993 on their Voodo Lounge tour. My favorite all time song by them is Start Me Up!


Crazy on You~Ann and Nancy Wilson

Heart

With Heart, I chose a video in which they are older than when they started in the 70's...Ann's voice just seems to have gotten better and better and I LOVE this verson ;) I have to give credit to Heart. Starting out in the early 1970s from Seattle Washington, even in the very beginning Ann Wilson, lead vocalist and her sister Nancy were very impressive. Ann's voice got even better as time went on. She blew me away in "Magic Man", "Barracuda", and in the 80's with "What About Love" and also my all time favorite "Crazy on you."

I have never seen such passion, such vocals, from any other woman band. The two are also beautiful and their song lyrics powerful. Their success declined in 1882-1984 and came back in 1985-1990. The have 2 Greatest Hits Albums. Ann also besides lead and back vocals does flute, guitar, keyboards, percussion, violin, autoharp. Impressive! Nancy also does besides vocals: guitar (acoustic guitars, electric guitars, lead guitar), mandolin, keyboards, synthesizers, harmonica.

The video you are about to watch [Above] gives me chills. These are two kickass women and I like that!


Open Arms with photos

Stever Perry~A man after my heart

Steve is one of the sweetest, most passionate male singers I've heard. Watching videos of him, I am captivated by his amazing voice, amazing is an understatement in his case, (but also he gives his complete all in passion....)

He was with Journey for about 10 years and got worn out from all the constant touring. During his time with them, their fame and success went up several notches. His velvety voice and collaboration with the band to do softer, more romantic songs, sent female fans, and male a flying. Never before had they heard rock music with such words and passion.

Steve was always a gentleman to my knowledge to his fans and people in life. Clips show him going out of his way for fans. He is just such a humble sweet guy--the kind of guy you just love. He did a solo album Street Talk and his hit Oh Sherrie appealed to women on a massive level. He is also considered to be one of the best vocalists of all time by Rolling Stone magazine ranking #76 on that list.

"Perry's vocal classification is Tenore contraltino, a term used to describe a man who sings in the highest possible male register, He is known for his extensive vocal range (high tenor-low bass). He is also famous for his ability to change quickly from a low to high note, which can be heard on the Journey song "Homemade Love" on the album Departure. "[Courtesy Wikipedia] Perry and Freddie Mercury both have huge vocal ranges along with Maria Carey.

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    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR

      schoolgirlforreal 

      3 years ago

      Hey truthfornow,

      I saw the Rolling Stones in 1994 - the Voodo Lounge Tour- at Foxboro, MA stadium!- a football field as well!!! It's now called Gillette Stadium where the Pats just won their 4th Super Bowl in 14yrs!

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR

      schoolgirlforreal 

      5 years ago

      That's great. I totally agree! Rock on!

    • truthfornow profile image

      truthfornow 

      5 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Putting on some tunes I really like can get me out of the blues and into feeling happy about life again. Aerosmith was one of my faves when I was in high school ~ they always had the coolest videos. I got to see the Rolling Stones live in 1993 in a huge football field ~ it was a great experience.

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR

      schoolgirlforreal 

      5 years ago

      LKMoreo1,

      Wow, what a great insight. Yes music IS the passion of life, isn't it? I used to sing all the time and dance all the time and I forgot how fun it was. Life without music is dead. Music is how we express happiness. Thank you for your comment!

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR

      schoolgirlforreal 

      5 years ago

      Hello Mike I appreciate you reading this and commenting. I've been trying to update my hubs and pick which ones I think are the best and most enjoyable to read.

      I do love these guys and there are so many more too. Thanks for sharing. :)

    • LKMore01 profile image

      LKMore01 

      5 years ago

      "Honestly, I feel this may be my most passionate HUB."... and that is the power of music. What I loved about your article was the loving attention to the artists details. What is life without music? I can't even imagine. It gives us hope, strength, courage and ignites our passions. Well done, schoolgirlforreal. For those about to rock, I salute you.

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      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      This was a awesome hub Blondey, not sure why you thought it might be fun, it was a blast from the past to be able to catch up to all these rock gods! and great music legends all in a single place. You also put a very cool personal touch into it from your love of their music as well as placing major historical relevance into it all.

      4 Thumbs up on this one and thanks for sharing it with us all today. Bravo!

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    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR

      schoolgirlforreal 

      7 years ago

      mtsi1098, btw, speaking of Aerosmith..I know a lady in her 40's or early 50's who has a tatoo of the symbol of Aerosmith and she's so cool, she's been to tons of their concerts, says she won't go to any more unless she has front row seats and backstage passes, a hardcore fan if I ever saw one.

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR

      schoolgirlforreal 

      7 years ago

      Hi mtsi1098, thanks. I agree! lol agree on that too! Journey is definitely not the same, the new singer Arnel P, I think it is, sounds similar but I just love Perry- he was the first and unreplaceable. Such a sweet man.

      Oh...I didn't put Billy Joel in it though? ;)

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      mtsi1098 

      7 years ago

      I absolutely love the songs love in an elevator and open arms - two great artists. I will say that Areosmith either hits or misses with their songs and Journey has not been the same without Perry. I love this hub though.

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR

      schoolgirlforreal 

      7 years ago

      I think I agree :) They have to be ;) Did I mention I love the way Mick moves -struts? I just love it, great showmanship :D tx for stoppin in, nice to see u!

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      quicksand 

      7 years ago

      Delighted to see the Rolling Stones here! They are the best rock band for all time! Cheers!

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR

      schoolgirlforreal 

      7 years ago

      cool, I'll give them a look

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      zzron 

      7 years ago from Houston, TX.

      Yes they are, that is ZZ Top. You mentioned in one of your comments above that you like groups and music that came out before you. In case you're interested, a lot of my hubs have classic rock videos in them that I think you may like.

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR

      schoolgirlforreal 

      7 years ago

      zzron

      I can see why your name is zz ron! Thankyou for the detailed comment about my hub. I love it and love to discuss these things.

      Is zz top the ones with the very long beards? Lol I like their song "She's got leggs!"

      Thanx zzron!

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      zzron 

      7 years ago from Houston, TX.

      Great hub and awesome videos. My all time favorite has always been ZZ Top then the Rolling Stones but I do have to agree that Steve Perry of Journey probably has the best male singing voice of all time.

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR

      schoolgirlforreal 

      7 years ago

      @polly

      I can't get enough of songs -that came out before me! I'd love to see what songs you'd come up w! :)

      Thanks so much for leaving a nice comment, xo Rose

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      pollyprescription 

      7 years ago

      classic songs, i love you for making this article ;D

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR

      schoolgirlforreal 

      7 years ago

      @kashmir56

      Hi! Been seeing a lot of you lately :) thanks! I have a huge variety of music, these are a few! I like sinatra, celine dion, sara brightman, classical Johann Strauss, etc. Thanks for reading and commenting, I appreciate!

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      Thomas Silvia 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts

      Very awesome and well written hub,love the videos to!

      Thumbs Up!!!

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR

      schoolgirlforreal 

      7 years ago

      Thank you very much! I love music and I guess it's universal..anyways so glad you enjoyed it! It's one of my longer hubs!

      I really put my heart and soul into it...I was so nervous of messing it up lol. This kind of hub doesn't "flow" to me easily, but it's so worth it.

      Thx

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      mythbuster 

      7 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

      Awesome choices, schoolgirlforreal. I love this hub, the vids, the write-up/commentary - everything. U r bookmarked! Thanks for putting this together and sharing. *thumbsup*

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