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#1
I regularly buy a magazine called Q (its british and has a fond love of radiohead and oasis).

This months main feature is the hundred greatest singers of all time. I thought you guys would be interested. (btw, why is Kurt Cobain in the top 100 nevermind the top 10)

100. Jon Por Birgisson
99. David Cosby
98. Whitney Houston
97. Stevie Nicks
96. Rufus Wainwright
95. Smokey Robinson
94. Laura Nyro
93. Chris Cornell
92. Jimmy Scott
91. Harry Nilsson
90. Meat Loaf
89. Richard Ashcroft
88. Ian Curtis
87. Axl Rose
86. Horace Andy
85. Don Henley
84. Lauryn Hill
83. Ian McCulloch
82. Nick Cave
81. Ray LaMontagne
80. Nico
79. Dionne Warwick
78. Mary J Blige
77. Norah Jones
76. Paul Weller
75. Tom Waits
74. George Michael
73. Dave Gahan
72. Lou Reed
71. Tom Jones
70. Beth Gibbons
69. Sly Stone
68. Antony Hegarty
67. Frank Black
66. Elisabeth Fraser
65. Neil Young
64. Dolly Parton
63. Iggy Pop
62. Bruce Springsteen
61. Prince
60. Bryan Ferry
59. Hank Williams
58. Tom Buckey
57. PJ Harvey
56. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
55. Little Richard
54. Leonard Cohen
53. Emmylou Harris
52. Levi Stubbs
51. Michael Jackson
50. Jack White
49. Patti Smith
48. Karen Carpenter
47. Freddie Mercury
46. Howlin' Wolf
45. Elton John
44. Joe Strummer
43. Bon Scott
42. Michael Stipe
41 Al Green
40. Jim Morrison
39. Scott Walker
38. Barry Gibb
37. James Brown
36. Joni Mitchell
35. Bjork
34. Stevie Wonder
33. Rod Stewart
32. Paul McCartney
31. Bob Marley
30. Morrissey
29. Dusty Springfield
28. David Bowie
27. Roger Daltrey
26. Bono
25. Ella Fitzgerald
24. Ray Charles
23. Roy Orbison
22. Van Morrison
21. Nina Simone
20. Carl Wilson
19. Kate Bush
18. Bob Dylan
17. Janis Joplin
16. John (Rotten) Lydon
15. Sam Cooke
14. Johnny Cash
13. Thom Yorke
12. Billie Holiday
11. Liam Gallagher
10. Jeff Buckley
9. Mick Jagger
8. Robert Plant
7. Kurt Cobain
6. Marvin Gaye
5. John Lennon
4. Otis Redding
3. Frank Sinatra
2. Aretha Franklin
1. Elvis Presley

So there you have it
Last edited by ianl at Mar 4, 2007,
#2
Kurt at #7?

I don't think so.


Edit: Johnny Rotten at #17 and Freddy Mercury at #47. WTF?
#3
where is layne staley and jeff keith on that list?!

wok-edit: kurt cobain at 7? what... he wasnt the best singer ever or something, he was pretty average.
Last edited by wokketywok at Mar 4, 2007,
#4
John ****ing Lydon at 16???
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#5
well thats all wrong. kurt above robert plant wtf.
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#7
Any list of best singers without the guy from Alter Bridge is illegal.
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#9
That has to be one of the worst lists I've ever read, it mixes men with women, of all genres but completely ignoring operatic and classical singers, defines no criteria for the ranking and worst of all is generally wrong!
#13
Dave Mustaine is shit. This is list is pretty inaccurate, I don't really understand what criteria they have based it on... There are alot of alternative singers that should replace singers on that list...
#16
Why Elvis for **** sake! Hendrix sang better than him and he wasn't even a real singer!
#18
i think i saw BJORK in there :S?
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#20
WTF is Anselmo. I don't care what some of you will think, but as a singer I think he should bw in the top 20 - 30 at least.
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WTF is Anselmo. I don't care what some of you will think, but as a singer I think he should bw in the top 20 - 30 at least.


anselmo is a legend, and in one of the best bands ever, but hes a shit singer
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#23
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anselmo is a legend, and in one of the best bands ever, but hes a shit singer


Ow now that isn't true. If you ever listened closely to 'Cemetary Gates', you would know this guy has a magnificent voice.

And seriously that is one ****ing shitty list. After i saw Cobain on #7 i already stopped reading -.-.
#25
Quote by rabidguitarist
anselmo is a legend, and in one of the best bands ever, but hes a shit singer

Duely noted. Now please record yourself singing Cemetary Gates .
Thats what I meant by singing, not some of his other, more monotone songs.
EDIT: Hehe, PollutedSoul beat me to it
Last edited by 3lusiv3 at Mar 4, 2007,
#26
Please remember people...I think they are also talking about presence and general awesomeness.

Hence Gallagher and Cobain in the top 15
#27
Problem with Q magazine is that they seem to be mostly classic rock elitists who cant accept theres good music (with decent singers) coming out in the 21st century...
#28
ottis reading was good but why is freddy mercury so low on it?and where is ozzy ozbourne xD
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#30
This list is innacurate. For the sole reason that every best vocalist list should contain:
Ronnie James Dio
but Cobain at #7...nah, maybe top 100 but not that high and certainly not above Freddie Mercury.
#31
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#33
Where's Bruce Dickinson and Sebastian Bach???
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Dave Mustaine is shit.

You sir are a liar. You will be punished for this blasphemy.
#38
Iggy Pop's above Axl Rose ? Iggy doesn't even sing that much...He 'talks' a lot of his songs
#39
it lacks maynard james keenan, amy lee, and matt heafy, and hetfield!
#40
Quote by ianl
They had a list of the top 10 worst singers of all time as well, and Ozzy was on it! (but only recent voice ozzy)

Hahahahah! Have you heard Axl's voice lately? And that shithead gets on the list? What about Elvis or J. Morrison? I wonder how they're sounding these days? This list is obviously biased and must have been compiled by the stupidist person on their staff.
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