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
Taiwan singer hits all the right notes as YouTube clip goes viral
By ANNIE HUANG
The Associated Press
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Celine Dion...her voice causes goose bumps!
celine dion.... Did you hear the christmas song?
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
Freddie is tops.
I'm listening to Brent Smith a lot lately:
Otis Redding, James Brown, Tom Jones, Joe Cocker; the first few that come to mind.
...there are so many...but when I think of women who could really belt it out....Aretha Franklin comes to mind....
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!!!!!!!!!! :
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
my voice is amazing, hold listen, [clears throat............]
what did you think?
...that was great....turn the volume up next time will ya?
...i'll give it a go.....i'll use a mic
did ya like it?
Good one, getitrite. That song is totally HAUNTING!
Here's Aretha and Annie together:
...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.
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.
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?
Oh yeah, I love TT also.
She is amazing -- always has been.
The best thighs in the biz!
..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....
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.
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 .
..yea Roy Orbison did have a sweet voice...loved Johnny Cash's voice too..... there are so many amazing singers!
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.
...that was good...thanks for showing me that....go Iggy!
...i'm sure you heard Johnny's version of Hurt....it's sad..but I love it.
...here's one for you Ben...not the best singer but...had this song playin' in my head today for some reason
'woke up this morning, my dog was dead...."
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!
Stevie Guitar Miller. I love Steve Miller.
Now talk about voices: Burton Cummings of The Guess Who
OMG.....probably the most amazing female voice I've heard is KD Lang. When she sings Roy Orbison's "Crying".....OMG.
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
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
This is another great male singer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsZL10ox … re=related
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
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!
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.
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
How about Imogen Heap. This is the voice that was sampled for Jason Derulo's Whatcha say. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYIAfiVGluk
Lotte Lenya The original "Mack the Knife" In German of course.
Grace Slick from Jefferson Airplane
and as I said before Minnie Riperton (My ears will be painful)
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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX4jAplZb0Y The Shape Of My Heart
id say mariah carey and whitney houston
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!
Boy there are so many good singers over the years. My list would be
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
And then there's Paul Rodgers -- Free, Bad Company, and now fronting Queen. What a VOICE, OMG!!!
Turn the volume up to 11!!!!
Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Steve Perry, Ann Wilson, and yes Freddie Mercury
The best song of Don I think
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?
What about the wonderful harmony of The Gatlin Brothers?
I always loved Gary Morris as a country singer, but his opera is beautiful:
Tony, you are a god from head to toe!
Gotta go for the night.
Carry on if you wish, music lovers!
Here's another singer whose voice is haunting and unusual.
there are many singers, I love to hear their voice.
U2, Enrique, Celine Dion.... and many many many more....
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