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Posted: 14 Nov 04, 10:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it is your choice. and these are mine:
1. george michael
2. freddie mercury
3. elvis presley
what about yours?

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Posted: 14 Nov 04, 12:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A quick, unstudied top 12 (but in no particular order, other than #1)...confining this to ROCK/POP music -

Freddie Mercury
Ann Wilson (Heart)
Sting
Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins)
Matthew Bellamy (Muse)
Bono (U2)
Angnetha Faltskog & Anni-Frid Lyngstad (Abba)
Robert Plant
Iva Davies (Icehouse)
David Bowie
Mariah Carey
Michael Hutchence (INXS)

:-)




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Posted: 14 Nov 04, 12:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

freddie mercury
tom waits
eddie vedder
bono
stevie wonder
michael stipe
adam duritz

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Posted: 14 Nov 04, 14:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just some of my personal favorites.

Freddie Mercury
Bono
Alice Cooper
Robert Plant
Michael Jackson
Bon Scott
Elton John

Here's a pretty comprehensive list of the best voices.

http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_vocalists.html


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Posted: 14 Nov 04, 14:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"best voices in the music history ever"

Anyone thought of mentioning opera singers (dead and living). C'mon! Even Freddie himself wouldn't have put himself on the top list of best singers ever. Freddie certainly had the best voice of rock/pop singers, but there are so many more genres out there with fantastic singers.


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Posted: 14 Nov 04, 16:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's mine:
1.Freddie Mercury!

2.Rob Halford
3.Ian Gillan
4.Bruce Dickinson
5.Ronnie James Dio
6.Elvis
7.Lennon&McCartney
8.Robert Plant
9.Glenn Hughes
10.David Coverdale

At times it's suitable of changes,it depends on the mood apart number one,my dears!


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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 11:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Ronnie James Dio has the most
powerfull voice!


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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 19:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Whisperer wrote:

"best voices in the music history ever"

Anyone thought of mentioning opera singers (dead and living). C'mon! Even Freddie himself wouldn't have put himself on the top list of best singers ever. Freddie certainly had the best voice of rock/pop singers, but there are so many more genres out there with fantastic singers.


I thought of it, and because of that, decided it would be best to frame my list with a Rock/Pop qualifier (see post above). I don't have a lot of expertise outside this genre, so I decided to keep my ass shut (so as to not start talking out of it).

You, on the other hand, made only a broad assertion as to the existence of great vocalists in other genres (DUH! That was quite the revelation!) without giving us any examples... not even one!

Any chance you'd like to JOIN the discussion rather than just arbitrarily SCOLD others?


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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 01:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Best male vocalists
Dennis DeYoung
Freddie Mercury
Ronnie James Dio
Rob Halford
Paul Rodgers
Bon Scott
Roger Daltrey
Robert Plant
Roger Hodgson

Best female vocalists
Ann Wilson
Tina Turner
Aretha Franklin


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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 03:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think that others deserve to be in that list too:

Peter Gabriel
Paul McCartney
Jon Anderson
Robert Plant (maybe)

I'm forgettin names, but well...


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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 04:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie Mercury without a doubt. I dont know any singer that versatile.


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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 05:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GonnaUseMyPrisoners: I think it's fairly safe to assume that *all* professional opera singers have better voices than every pop/rock singer listed here. I suppose you could argue over the meaning of 'best', though...

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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 05:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well
here is my top, not necessery in order

Freddie
Elvis
Lennon, Mccartney
Jussi Björling (great swedish tenor)

Sissel Kyrkjebö (great norwegian singer)


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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 08:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ronnie James Dio
Ian Gillan
David Coverdale
Glen Hughes
Robert Plant
Bon Scott
Roger Daltrey
Freddie
Paul Rodgers
Roger Waters (I love his voice, sorry)

Probably forgot few...

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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 08:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie tops my table.

Other great singers:
- Sting
- Marco Borsato (Dutch)
- Phil Collins


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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 09:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

freddie, rog and me (:P)


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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 10:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. Freddie Mercury
2. Elvis Presley
3. Georghe Michael
4. Barbra Streisand
5. Morten Harket (A-Ha)
6. Leo Sayer
7. Joe Tempest (Europe)
8. Richard Davies (Supertramp)
9. Elton John
10. Boy George


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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 10:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie has the best voice wothout question. I also like George Michael's and Elton's but the sexiest voice has got to be Simon LeBon's!

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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 12:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

my favorites are freddie, halford, sarah brightman, cabelle (in honor of freddie) and ella fiz.

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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 14:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1.)FREDDIE MERCURY 2.)MARIAH CAREY 3.)STEVE PERRY 4.)ARETHA FRANLKLIN