How the hell could Aretha Franklin be the greatest singer of all time?

Rolling Stone Magazine's "100 Greatest Singers of All Time"

1. Aretha Franklin

2. Ray Charles

3. Elvis Presley

4. Sam Cooke

5. John Lennon

6. Marvin Gaye

7. Bob Dylan

8. Otis Redding

9. Stevie Wonder

10. James Brown

11. Paul McCartney

12. Little Richard

13. Roy Orbinson

14. Al Green

15. Robert Plant

16. Mick Jagger

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

26. Jackie Wilson

27. Hank Williams

28. Janis Joplin

29. Nina Simone

30. Prince

31. Howlin' Wolf

32. Bono

33. Steve Winwood

34. Whitney Houston

35. Dusty Springfield

36. Bruce Springsteen

37. Neil Young

38. Elton John

39. Jeff Buckley

40. Curtis Mayfield

41. Chuck Berry

42. Joni Mitchell

43. George Jones

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

54. Luther Vandross

55. Paul Rodgers

56. Mavis Staples

57. Eric Burdon

58. Christina Aguilera

59. Rod Stewart

60. Bjork

61. Roger Dawltrey

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 Carrey

80. Frankie Valli

81. John Lee Hooker

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

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

Update:

AND WHERE THE HELL IS LEONARD COHEN ??????????????

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
    Best Answer

    where the hell is Britney Spears???

  • 8 years ago

    Hahaha. Rolling Stones has always written the dumbest shi* ever.

    You really think they know what good singing is? For pete's sake, they don't even know what originality is, considering they took their name from some other stupid band.

    Don't always believe what you read.

    Edit: That list is solely based on popularity, which is why it's bs, just like the magazine. Plus, they put steven tyler's stupid screaming on the list, so you KNOW they're on crack too.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    santo bought me CD Gladys Knight and The Pips, I think its maddening.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Stevie Nicks should be #1

    these lists never really add up

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  • EAS™
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    interesting

    why is Whitney houston number 34, she should be in the top ten

    and Elvis is not number 3 -_-

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    because she was good! really good

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