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Rolling Stone Top 100 Singers
« on: November 13, 2008, 02:14:20 PM »
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The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time

1 | Aretha Franklin by Mary J. Blige

2 | Ray Charles by Billy Joel

3 | Elvis Presley by Robert Plant

4 | Sam Cooke by Van Morrison

5 | John Lennon by Jackson Browne

6 | Marvin Gaye by Alicia Keys

7 | Bob Dylan by Bono

8 | Otis Redding by Booker T. Jones

9 | Stevie Wonder by Cee-Lo

10 | James Brown by Iggy Pop

11 | Paul McCartney

12 | Little Richard

13 | Roy Orbison

14 | Al Green

15 | Robert Plant

16 | Mick Jagger by Lenny Kravitz

17 | Tina Turner

18 | Freddie Mercury

19 | Bob Marley

20 | Smokey Robinson

21 | Johnny Cash

22 | Etta James

23 | David Bowie

24 | Van Morrison

25 | Michael Jackson by Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy

26 | Jackie Wilson

27 | Hank Williams

28 | Janis Joplin

29 | Nina Simone

30 | Prince

31 | Howlin' Wolf

32 | Bono by Billie Joe Armstrong

33 | Steve Winwood

34 | Whitney Houston

35 | Dusty Springfield

36 | Bruce Springsteen

37 | Neil Young

38 | Elton John

39 | Jeff Buckley by Chris Cornell

40 | Curtis Mayfield

41 | Chuck Berry

42 | Joni Mitchell

43 | George Jones by James Taylor

44 | Bobby "Blue" Bland

45 | Kurt Cobain

46 | Patsy Cline

47 | Jim Morrison

48 | Buddy Holly

49 | Donny Hathaway

50 | Bonnie Raitt

51 | Gladys Knight

52 | Brian Wilson

53 | Muddy Waters by Ben Harper

54 | Luther Vandross

55 | Paul Rodgers

56 | Mavis Staples

57 | Eric Burdon

58 | Christina Aguilera

59 | Rod Stewart

60 | Björk

61 | Roger Daltrey

62 | Lou Reed

63 | Dion

64 | Axl Rose

65 | David Ruffin

66 | Thom Yorke

67 | Jerry Lee Lewis

68 | Wilson Pickett

69 | Ronnie Spector

70 | Gregg Allman

71 | Toots HIbbert

72 | John Fogerty

73 | Dolly Parton

74 | James Taylor

75 | Iggy Pop

76 | Steve Perry

77 | Merle Haggard

78 | Sly Stone

79 | Mariah Carey

80 | Frankie Valli

81 | John Lee Hooker by Bonnie Raitt

82 | Tom Waits

83 | Patti Smith

84 | Darlene Love

85 | Sam Moore

86 | Art Garfunkel

87 | Don Henley

88 | Willie Nelson

89 | Solomon Burke

90 | The Everly Brothers

91 | Levon Helm by Jim James

92 | Morrissey

93 | Annie Lennox

94 | Karen Carpenter

95 | Patti LaBelle

96 | B.B. King

97 | Joe Cocker

98 | Stevie Nicks

99 | Steven Tyler

100 | Mary J. Blige


Roger Daltrey and Jim Morrison are far too low in my opinion.
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Re: Rolling Stone Top 100 Singers
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2008, 02:18:02 PM »
It seems to me like they just threw together a bunch of people that they already had a hard on for into an arbitrary list.

Kurt Cobain? Don't get me wrong, I think he had a really unique voice that worked for the band, but one of the top 100 singers?

Thom Yorke? I'm one of the biggest Radiohead fanboys out there, but I don't know that he deserves to be on this list either.

I don't like much about this list.

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Re: Rolling Stone Top 100 Singers
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2008, 02:26:01 PM »
Yeah... I hate these lists. Does Rolling Stone even have any relevance in todays youth culture anymore???

Seriously, Bob Dylan? As a huuuuge Dylan fan I'd have to say wtf? Bob Dylan can't sing. It's not about his singing.

Michael Jackson didn't even break the top 20? Are these people fucking stupid?
A skeptical journalist... Seriously!!

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Re: Rolling Stone Top 100 Singers
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2008, 02:37:48 PM »
You can tease me all you want but I would personally put Patsy Cline and Christina Aguilera at the top of the list.

And Axl Rose not at all. He had a very distinct influential voice...but it was a little ear splitting.

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Re: Rolling Stone Top 100 Singers
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2008, 02:56:20 PM »
This is definitly a dartboard list, like most of them.

Would Kurt Cobain be more or less influential today if he had not blown his own head off?

People are so used to criticizing religion in whispers, that a normal voice, sounds like a shout.

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Re: Rolling Stone Top 100 Singers
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2008, 03:10:08 PM »
This is definitly a dartboard list, like most of them.

Would Kurt Cobain be more or less influential today if he had not blown his own head off?



I would say he would easily have turned to less influential.

He was making no progress toward resolving his heroine addiction, so he would have gone further down that road. In the off chance he did go to rehab and clean up his music probably would have suffered (which is exactly what's going wrong with Wilco's music now that Jeff Tweedy is off the pills).

They probably would have released a few more albums that wouldn't have been as good as their others. They started the grunge movement, but they would have had trouble staying current in it.

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Re: Rolling Stone Top 100 Singers
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2008, 03:10:34 PM »
Maynard James Keenan not on the list?

Dave Matthews isn't on the list?

Axl Rose is on the list?

Might as well put William Hung on this list and be done with it...

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Re: Rolling Stone Top 100 Singers
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2008, 03:15:28 PM »
Maybe "iconic" would be a better word than "best".

And I think we're assuming that Rolling Stones made this list based off of talent. Which may not be the case.

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Re: Rolling Stone Top 100 Singers
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2008, 03:15:59 PM »
Dave Matthews isn't on the list?

In the interest of full disclosure I will admit that if given the chance I would rip out Dave Matthews' vocal cords with my teeth and then while he's busy clinging on to life I'd cut off every single one of his fingers to stop him from playing another note, but....

Dave is a one trick pony when it comes to singing. All his songs sound the same and are sung in the same whiny tone.

Did I mention I can't stand Dave Matthews?

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Re: Rolling Stone Top 100 Singers
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2008, 03:24:51 PM »
Dave Matthews isn't on the list?

In the interest of full disclosure I will admit that if given the chance I would rip out Dave Matthews' vocal cords with my teeth and then while he's busy clinging on to life I'd cut off every single one of his fingers to stop him from playing another note, but....

Dave is a one trick pony when it comes to singing. All his songs sound the same and are sung in the same whiny tone.

Did I mention I can't stand Dave Matthews?

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Re: Rolling Stone Top 100 Singers
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2008, 03:31:12 PM »
What, too soon?

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Re: Rolling Stone Top 100 Singers
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2008, 03:36:40 PM »
Maybe "iconic" would be a better word than "best".

And I think we're assuming that Rolling Stones made this list based off of talent. Which may not be the case.

Even then it would be ridiculous to see Michael Jackson not even breaking the top 20. And thenw hy the hell would Mary J. Blige make the list? These lists are so damn arbitrary. Remember the top 100 songs of all time? Like A Rolling Stone at #1? It was an amazing track, but best song of all time?
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Re: Rolling Stone Top 100 Singers
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2008, 04:57:23 PM »
It seems to me like they just threw together a bunch of people that they already had a hard on for into an arbitrary list.

Kurt Cobain? Don't get me wrong, I think he had a really unique voice that worked for the band, but one of the top 100 singers?
I know... MORE LIKE TOP 10!!!
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Re: Rolling Stone Top 100 Singers
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2008, 06:38:21 PM »
This list is fail




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Re: Rolling Stone Top 100 Singers
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2008, 10:35:17 PM »
Wow, Freddie Mercury, BB King, and Steve Perry should be much higher.

 

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