The best voice thread

Discussion in 'Music' started by Simon, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. Simon

    Simon Moved on. Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    With modern technology smoothing out the screech of modern pop music who in your opinion has the best voice, or can actually sing?

    I'll start you off with Johnny Mathis.

     
  2. Simon

    Simon Moved on. Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    Then there is the beautiful voice of Randy Crawford.

     
  3. Simon

    Simon Moved on. Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    The third one that springs to mind is John Denver.

    Many songs I could have chosen, but I've gone with Annie's Song, as it's lead by his voice and not the instruments.



    Another great example of the voice doing enough.

     
  4. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    Best in Pop/ Rock? Vocal God - Freddie Mercury. I win this thread - hands down!



     
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  5. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    +1 for the Merc.
    IMHO "best voice" and "can sing" can be two very different things.
    I love Tom Waits' voice but I'm not sure I'd say he can "sing" per se. But his voice certainly carries "something" merely being able hold a tune or sing in key doesn't.
     
  6. aikiMac

    aikiMac "BJJ Over 40" club member Moderator Supporter

    Another vote for John Denver.

    Barry Manilow ("I write the songs that make the whole world sing") comes very close.

    I've always thought Karen Carpenter, Barbara Streisand, and Mary Poppins were the best female singers ever.

    Karen Carpenter:
     
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  7. Simon

    Simon Moved on. Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    Good call for Karen Carpenter.
     
  8. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member MAP 2017 Gold Award

    Would be nice to have a singer from this millenium.....
     
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  9. Travess

    Travess The Welsh MAPper Supporter

    Will this street performer do?



    May not be 'pop', or well known, but she sure gave me chills.

    Travess
     
  10. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    There's a huge difference between a vocalist and a singer in my opinion. Shane McGowan is one of the best vocalists out there...dunno about him being a singer though.
     
  11. Brigid

    Brigid Kung Fu Mother

    Great idea for a thread. Here’s a couple of my favourites. I have seen Rickie Lee Jones in concert 4 or 5 times over the years and she has a great voice:


    Nina Simone was pretty much a unique talent
     
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  12. Simon

    Simon Moved on. Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    Then how about Adele?

     
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  13. Brigid

    Brigid Kung Fu Mother

    I really like Adele but she isn’t quite at the same level. I think both my nominees have an extra quality to their voices and sing so distinctively. I’d put Kate Bush in that same category.
     
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  14. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    Suggest one then!
     
  15. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    Surely one of the greatest female voices of all time. She can go from honey sweet to a power that is just extraordinary. Straight out of the gospel tradition, you know she could produce the same performance wherever, whenever she needed to. Instantly recognisable. Aretha.



    Crystal clarity, a great range and incredible control. One of the most underrated female singers IMO, she should be near the top of everyone's list.



    I am actually in love with this voice. I could drown in it and never want to come back up for air. Unmistakeable.



    Freddie Mercury almost goes without saying. Nobody sings like Freddy.


    As for other great male voices, Chris Cornell exemplifies a kind of soulful rock voice that can roar when required. Quite how Nirvana are more famous than Soundgarden I will never understand.


    Smokey Robinson is a superb lyricist but his voice is just on another level.


    Proper. Howlin' Wolf just does the blues properly and his voice fits it perfectly.

    Howlin' Wolf "Smokestack Lightning" Live 1964 (Reelin' In The Years Archives)

    I'll sneak in a quirky mention for an unmistakeable voice. Not necessarily the best, but you know who it is when you hear it.
    Screamin` Jay Hawkins - Heart Attack & Vine

    Then there are the voices that mean the most to you, the ones that have accompanied you everywhere. Dr Rock.
    Motörhead - Doctor Rock Live Full-HD

    That's today's list, anyhow :D
     
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  16. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member MAP 2017 Gold Award

    Ed Sheeran seems like an obvious start for my generation:

     
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  17. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    Would be nice if there were any decent vocalists in your millennium............:p
     
  18. Dylan9d

    Dylan9d Valued Member

    One of the best local singers we have at the moment I think is Davina Michelle, she started as a cover singer on youtube but now even Pink is giving her some really good comments and she was her openingact on a couple occasions now



     
  19. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    I didnt mind this...

     
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  20. Simon

    Simon Moved on. Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    And how dare we forget Elvis.



    Roy Orbison had an incredible range to his voice.

     

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