Rolling stone 100 greatest singers of all time.?

100 Mary J. Blige

99 Steven Tyler

98 Stevie Nicks

97 Joe Cocker

96 B.B. King

95 Patti LaBelle

94 Karen Carpenter

93 Annie Lennox

92 Morrissey

91 Levon Helm

90 The Everly Brothers

89 Solomon Burke

88 Willie Nelson

87 Don Henley

86 Art Garfunkel

85 Sam Moore

84 Darlene Love

83 Patti Smith

82 Tom Waits

81 John Lee Hooker

80 Frankie Valli

79 Mariah Carey

78 Sly Stone

77 Merle Haggard

76 Steve Perry

75 Iggy Pop

74 James Taylor

73 Dolly Parton

72 John Fogerty

71 Toots Hibbert

70 Gregg Allman

69 Ronnie Spector

68 Wilson Pickett

67 Jerry Lee Lewis

66 Thom Yorke

65 David Ruffin

64 Axl Rose

63 Dion

62 Lou Reed

61 Roger Daltrey

60 Björk

59 Rod Stewart

58 Christina Aguilera

57 Eric Bourdon

56 Mavis Staples

55 Paul Rodgers

54 Luther Vandross

53 Muddy Waters

52 Brian Wilson

51 Gladys Knight

50 Bonnie Raitt

49 Donny Hathaway

48 Buddy Holly

47 Jim Morrison

46 Patsy Cline

45 Kurt Cobain

44 Bobby “Blue” Bland

43 George Jones

42 Joni Mitchell

41 Chuck Berry

40 Curtis Mayfield

39 Jeff Buckley

38 Elton John

37 Neil Young

36 Bruce Springsteen

35 Dusty Sprinfield

34 Whitney Houston

33 Steve Winwood

32 Bono

31 Howlin’ Wolf

30 Prince

29 Nina Simone

28 Janis Joplin

27 Hank Williams

26 Jackie Wilson

25 Michael Jackson

24 Van Morrison

23 David Bowie

22 Etta James

21 Johnny Cash

20 Smokey Robinson

19 Bob Marley

18 Freddie Mercury

17 Tina Turner

16 Mick Jagger

15 Robert Plant

14 Al Green

13 Roy Orbison

12 Little Richard

11 Paul McCartney

10 James Brown

09 Stevie Wonder

08 Otis Redding

07 Bob Dylan

06 Marvin Gaye

05 John Lennon

04 Sam Cooke

03 Elvis Presley

02 Ray Charles

01 Aretha Franklin

I think steve perry should be at least in the top ten if not number one. Whos your top ten?

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  • Lana H
    Lv 5
    9 years ago
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    One of the most ridiculous lists I had ever seen at the time, and still is to this day. Any list that has Elvis Presley beneath Ray Charles & Aretha Franklin (who I'm not saying aren't amazing, but c'mon, NO ONE had Elvis' pipes) and PATSY CLINE (PATSY CLINE for goodness sakes!!!!!!!) at 46(!!!!!!!!!!) (under Kurt f***ing Cobain, Janis Joplin, & Bob Dylan no less, not to mention about 35 more bullshit "artists") has absolutely no basis or legitimacy. In all honesty this list isn't worth the match it would take to burn it

    Ones (I feel) should remain (definitely not in this order though):

    91 Levon Helm

    90 The Everly Brothers

    89 Solomon Burke

    87 Don Henley

    84 Darlene Love

    80 Frankie Valli

    79 Mariah Carey

    77 Merle Haggard

    73 Dolly Parton

    72 John Fogerty

    71 Toots Hibbert

    70 Gregg Allman

    69 Ronnie Spector

    68 Wilson Pickett

    67 Jerry Lee Lewis

    65 David Ruffin

    63 Dion

    62 Lou Reed

    58 Christina Aguilera

    56 Mavis Staples

    54 Luther Vandross

    53 Muddy Waters

    52 Brian Wilson

    51 Gladys Knight

    50 Bonnie Raitt

    48 Buddy Holly

    46 Patsy Cline

    44 Bobby “Blue” Bland

    43 George Jones

    41 Chuck Berry

    34 Whitney Houston

    31 Howlin’ Wolf

    27 Hank Williams

    26 Jackie Wilson

    24 Van Morrison

    22 Etta James

    21 Johnny Cash

    20 Smokey Robinson

    13 Roy Orbison

    12 Little Richard

    10 James Brown

    09 Stevie Wonder

    08 Otis Redding

    06 Marvin Gaye

    04 Sam Cooke

    03 Elvis Presley

    02 Ray Charles

    01 Aretha Franklin

    Omissions:

    Carl Wilson (Beach Boys)

    Dennis Wilson (Beach Boys)

    Connie Francis

    Loretta Lynn

    Faron Young

    Marty Robbins

    Buck Owens

    Bill Monroe

    Jim Reeves

    Alan Jackson

    George Strait

    Natalie Maines

    Shirley Owens (The Shirelles)

    Ben E King

    Clyde McPhatter (Drifters)

    Tony Williams (Platters)

    Linda Ronstadt

    Rick Danko (The Band)

    Richard Manuel (The Band)

    Ricky Nelson

    Glenn Frey (The Eagles)

    John Denver

    Anita Carter (Carter Family)

    Lala Brooks (The Crystals)

    Mary Wells (Shangri-Las)

  • 3 years ago

    Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Singers

  • 3 years ago

    Agnetha Faltskog

    Al Stewart

    Barry Gibb

    Barry Manilow

    Billy Joel

    Bob Dylan

    Elton John

    Elvis

    Frank Sinatra

    Jimi Hendrix

    John Denver

    John Lennon

    Micheal Jackson

    Olivia Newton John

    Paul McCartney

    Rod Stewart

    Stevie Wonder

    Van Marrison

  • 3 years ago

    Greatest Singers Of All Time

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  • 5 years ago

    1. Sam Cooke

    2. Otis Redding

    3. Elvis

    4. Everly Brothers

    5. Orbison

    6. Everyone else

  • 5 years ago

    WORST R.S. LIST EVER. Was the author smoking crack, on the take or a chimp?

    Bob Dylan...Steve Tyler..Stevie Nicks (aka The Goat)... really?? What does Rolling Stone define as a singer? Don't they have to be able to sing to be on this list of singers?

    Biggest mistake is no Richard Manuel. Holy F.S, how can you have Dylan on a list , Levon Helm (I do like) at 91 but no Richard Manuel. the vocalist from The Band.?? WTF...!! "I Shall Be Released" alone should put him the top 10.

    That's it for R.S. for me. Too incompetent to be relevant.

  • nelly
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    http://www.youtube.com/user/elvisworldwide#p/u/19/...

    The KING Elvis Presley

    http://www.elvismyhappiness.com/joomla/index.php?o...

    Stevie Wonder

    Aretha Franklin

    Roy Orbison

    Otis Redding

    BB King

    Prince

    Freddie Mercury

    Michael Jackson

    Céline Dion

    Mariah Carey

    Whitney Houston

    Tom jones

  • 9 years ago

    1. Frank Sinatra (why is he not on this list?!)

    2. Elvis Presley

    3. John Lennon

    4. Robert Plant

    5. Paul McCartney

    6. Johnny Cash

    7. Michael Jackson

    8. Aretha Franklin

    9. Elton John

    10. Axl Rose

  • I think all of Rolling Stone's lists are out of whack. Bob Dylan can't sing. I love him, I admire him, he's great, but the man can't sing. And where's Syd Barrett? Grace Slick? Joan Beaz? She could sing, man! Paul McCartney, 11? I think some more could come before him. And my favorite band is The Beatles, so I think that's saying a lot, personally. I don't dig it, man.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    1. Elvis Presley

    2. Stevie Wonder

    3. Patsy Cline

    4. Aretha Franklin

    5. Ray Charles

    6. David Ruffin

    7. Roy Orbison

    8. Jim Morrison

    9. David Bowie

    10. Paul Simon

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