Who Is Your Favourite Singer Ever?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by NickE123, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. NickE123

    NickE123 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I was about to start a poll when I thought of this topice, but realised how it would limit people's options. Personally Paul McCartney is mine. He can sing every style convincingly. From blues to pop to hard rock, and even country. I admire others greatly like Frank Sinatra, Justin Timberlake, Neil Tennent (Pet Shop Boys) and Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend). Who is yours and why?
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  2. Jupiter

    Jupiter Forum Resident

    Impossible to answer.

    Some contenders:

    John Lennon
    Elvis Presley
    Ella Fitzgerald
    Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
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  3. Colin M

    Colin M Forum Resident

    Immediate reaction was Sammy Davis Jr. I have no idea why, just pure entertainment to me.
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  4. Edgard Varese

    Edgard Varese Royale with Cheese

  5. Zack

    Zack Forum Resident

    Easton, MD
    Brian Wilson.
  6. NickE123

    NickE123 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Great answers, forgot about them. Yeah I know it's extremely difficult. When I opted to pick McCartney I felt he was the one who conveyed the most diverse emotions, for me.
  7. Stefano G.

    Stefano G. Ab alto, speres alteri quod feceris.

    Male singer: Bruce Dickinson and Chet Baker

    Female singer: Billie Holiday
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  8. ruben lopez

    ruben lopez Forum Resident

    Barcelona Spain
    This is easy,George Jones.

    FACE OF BOE Forum Resident

    Macca, James Taylor, Jeff Lynne, George Michael, Phil Collins and Freddie Mercury.
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  10. ruben lopez

    ruben lopez Forum Resident

    Barcelona Spain
    Why George Jones ?....he does more with a single word than Ella Fitzgerald with the entire American Songbook,no offense to Ella.
  11. Picca

    Picca Forum Resident

    Modena, Italy
  12. Jupiter

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  13. Rufus McDufus

    Rufus McDufus Forum Resident

    Twickenham, UK
    That's a toughie. Probably Kate Bush, with Sandy Denny running a close second. Can't think of any male singers who quite do it for me in the same way. Johnny Cash perhaps. The Beatles or Beach Boys in harmony maybe but not necessarily individual voices from those bands.

    Oh, I forgot Tim Buckley.
  14. ruben lopez

    ruben lopez Forum Resident

    Barcelona Spain
  15. Big Pasi

    Big Pasi Forum Resident

    Vaasa, Finland
    John Lennon
    Paul McCartney
    David Gilmour
    Matthew Bellamy
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  16. goodiesguy

    goodiesguy Boulful Sallad

    New Zealand
    The Wild One, Johnny O'Keefe.

  17. arthurprecarious

    arthurprecarious Forum Resident

    North East England
    Yeah, that's a hard one. Once upon a time it would have been Dylan. Such fantastic phrasing and passion. These last 10 years not so much. Otis Redding is one that comes to mind. What a tragedy he died so young. So many others though...

    Roger Daltrey in his prime
    Jack Bruce circa 72-74
    Neil Young
    Salief Kieta - one of the great African voices

    I love Emmylou Harris' voice but perhaps not the greatest...
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  18. dumangl

    dumangl Forum Resident

    It depends on what mood I'm in.

    Freddie Mercury
    Gram Parsons
    Dolly Parton
    Tarja Turunen
    Lata Mangeshkar
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  20. Jupiter

    Jupiter Forum Resident

    Hey yeah I forgot Dylan. As Dave Marsh once said, he demonstrated the difference between the great voice and the great rock-n-roll voice.
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  21. Mal

    Mal Phorum Physicist

    Virginia Patterson Hensley

  22. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Member Of The Midnight Society

    Greater St. Louis
    "If I could sing like Paul McCartney."
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  23. Jackson

    Jackson Forum Resident

    MA, USA
    My favorite singer is Peggy Lee, she had it all ''vocal ability, charisma, style, sex appeal'', i'm sure i'm missing a few attributes.

    One of her's that the Beatles covered.

    Here she covers ''A Hard Day's Night''.
  24. dreambear

    dreambear Forum Resident

    Kalix, Sweden
    Elvis Presley: Raw, tender, volume, range, feeling: Yes he had it all (except for the right songs everytime...)- But Elvis is one of the few who could turn a piece of crap into gold, and that ainĀ“t bad.
  25. Bender Rodriguez

    Bender Rodriguez RIP Exene, best dog ever. 2005-2016

    New Jersey

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