Apollo Posted August 26, 2008 Share Posted August 26, 2008 (edited) Obviously John Lennon is one of the best ever, but I couldn't figure out where to put him.I'm 38, so my music background is basically from about 1985 until now - hence the reason there are a lot of 80's and 90's singers on here.Anyway - this isn't meant to start a big fight, just a fun debate. IN MY OPINION ONLY . . . here are the top three singers at each genre.Maybe not the best "technical" singers. My criteria was if I was the lead singer of a band that played this kind of music, whose voice would I want.Melodic Rock (love)1. Steve Perry - the king of the love song, the smoothest voice EVER2. Elton John - perfect at what he does3. Van Morrison - love his voice, ripped with feelingPop1. Buddy Holly - the REAL king of Pop. Fuck Elvis and Michael!2. Prince - old prince, son. old prince ruled. little red corvette? when doves cry?3. Ann Wilson - the best female voice - everSoul/RnB/Urban/Black1. Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing - enuff said2. Bob Marley - still the best3. Otis Redding/Ray Charles - Otis's voice could melt your heartRock1. Freddie Mercury - nothing needs to be said2. Robert Plant - defined rock, how many copycats of him are there?3. John Fogerty - come on - unique cool voice. underrated in my book.Hairband Rock1. Eric Martin - OK, nobody will agree with this. But what an amazing voice.2. Sebastian Bach - you might not like him personally, but the fella can flat out sing3T. Jason McMasters - lesser known, but can hit the HIGH note and sung for a ac/dc tribute band. Listen to Queen of The Nile, Teasin pleasin, Scared.3T. Tom Kieffer - cinderellaHard Rock1. Axl Rose - dude - nothing needs to be said2. Ozzy - again, his voice defined a generation. Crazy Train is still the SONG3. Steven Tyler/Geddy Lee - Tyler, just from so many rock classic. Geddy for his uniqueness.Metal1. Bruce Dickinson - doesn't get the credit he deserves. Sounds as good live as on album.2. Rob Halford - heavy metal at it's finest3. Chris Cornell/Dio/either Ac/dc singer - tho all might belong in the hard rock section Edited August 26, 2008 by Groghan Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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