Favorite Styx singer Dennis vs. Tommy

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  1. 80sMetalForever

    80sMetalForever Member Thread Starter

    Simple enough - do you prefer Dennis DeYoung's voice or Tommy Shaw's?
  2. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Member Of The Midnight Society

    Greater St. Louis
    Tommy has a better voice, but Dennis has the voice for epic stuff. Depends. I go Tommy for this poll.
  3. 80sMetalForever

    80sMetalForever Member Thread Starter

    I'm not even able to answer my own poll :)
  4. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Member Of The Midnight Society

    Greater St. Louis
    Tommy can't sing Queen of Spades.
  5. cabowabodude5150

    cabowabodude5150 Forum Resident

    i've always loved tommy's voice and songs. i have just about everything he's released. i have all his solo records, damn yankees, styx studio records, shaw/blades records. about the only thing i don't have are the endless live compilations styx has released in recent years. love, love, tommy's voice. and the great thing is, it's still as great as it ever was.

  6. eelkiller

    eelkiller Technically right but still wrong

    Sure, leave out JY ;)
  7. yesstiles

    yesstiles Forum Resident

    I prefer Dennis' voice, except when he overuses those affectations.
  8. Col Kepper

    Col Kepper Well-Known Member

    Texas, Where else?
    I prefer DeYoungs
  9. Atari265278

    Atari265278 Forum Resident

    Styx just isn't Styx without Dennis IMO.
  10. Hey, why leave out this guy? ;)

  11. nodeerforamonth

    nodeerforamonth Forum Resident

    San Diego,CA USA
    Correct answer is James Young. His songs rocked the hardest.
  12. KeithH

    KeithH Success With Honor...then and now

    Beaver Stadium
    Dennis DeYoung.
  13. RoyalScam

    RoyalScam Luckless Pedestrian

    DeYoung by far. He was the voice of most of their hits, and whose voice I "hear" when I think of Styx.
  14. BobT

    BobT Resident Monkeeman

    DDY. Love Tommy's songs as well, but sometimes his recorded vocals sounded a bit strained.
  15. dlokazip

    dlokazip Forum Transient

    Austin, TX, USA
    Neither. Each singer is only as good as his song. Same with JY.
  16. Fox67

    Fox67 Forum Resident

  17. Todd W.

    Todd W. A Beautiful woman continued.........

    Going with Tommy because I love Crystal Ball.
  18. nodeerforamonth

    nodeerforamonth Forum Resident

    San Diego,CA USA
    Poll say "best", yet title says "favorite". Those can be two different things.

    Dennis DeYoung is technically better than Shaw, so he would be the "best", but Shaw sang better songs which would be "favorite " of the two.
  19. DEG

    DEG Forum Resident

    Lawrenceville Ga.
  20. Gentle Giant

    Gentle Giant Active Member

    Boston, MA
    Tommy gets best vocalist, best guitarist, best writer.
  21. neo123

    neo123 Forum Resident

    Northern Kentucky
    For the rockin' stuff, Tommy. But, for the others, Dennis. His voice fits the theatrics to go along with it.

    I also like JY when he sings his songs.
  22. acdc7369

    acdc7369 Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    They all have great voices in that band. Dennis's voice is professional sounding and his technique is amazing. Tommy Shaw sounds like he's more of a self-taught vocalist. I like both their styles too much to decide. JY is my least favorite out of the three but he's still awesome.
  23. RockWizard

    RockWizard Forum Resident

    I have to agree with this statement. JY has the harder edged songs though. Just wish Half Penny Two Penny would go back in their set. JY and Tommy really tore up that one.
  24. PTgraphics

    PTgraphics Forum Resident


  25. ivan_wemple

    ivan_wemple Forum Resident

    Even if true, the correct answer is Dennis.
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