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BartVanHemelen

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"Best Male Rock Singers: A Top 100 Countdown Of Legendary Vocalists"

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Reply #1 posted 08/16/19 1:18pm

SimonCharles

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BartVanHemelen said:

https://www.udiscovermusi...vocalists/

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Prince is at 42.

Of course he is - the answer to life, the universe and everything.

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Reply #2 posted 08/16/19 1:24pm

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SimonCharles said:



BartVanHemelen said:


https://www.udiscovermusi...vocalists/


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Prince is at 42.



Of course he is - the answer to life, the universe and everything.



Well played.
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Reply #3 posted 08/16/19 1:26pm

SimonCharles

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mikeyaddict said:

SimonCharles said:

Of course he is - the answer to life, the universe and everything.

Well played.

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Reply #4 posted 08/16/19 1:33pm

TheFman

That list is invalid - where's Mike Patton??

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Reply #5 posted 08/16/19 1:34pm

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TheFman said:

That list is invalid - where's Mike Patton??

D'you know...I didn't notice his absence. Good point, well made.

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Reply #6 posted 08/16/19 1:46pm

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SimonCharles said:

TheFman said:

That list is invalid - where's Mike Patton??

D'you know...I didn't notice his absence. Good point, well made.

Didnt see George Michael either, but perhaps that's too much of 'no rock'? Just like MJ.

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Reply #7 posted 08/16/19 1:57pm

SimonCharles

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TheFman said:

SimonCharles said:

D'you know...I didn't notice his absence. Good point, well made.

Didnt see George Michael either, but perhaps that's too much of 'no rock'? Just like MJ.

A brilliantly curious list...Dave Gilmour's voice? Hmmm.

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Reply #8 posted 08/16/19 2:15pm

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TheFman said:

SimonCharles said:

D'you know...I didn't notice his absence. Good point, well made.

Didnt see George Michael either, but perhaps that's too much of 'no rock'? Just like MJ.

There's no Mark Lanegan, either.

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Reply #9 posted 08/16/19 3:57pm

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Prince should atleast been in the top 10, as an all round musician who could beat any other on any instrument, and his more prolific cataloge and commercial domination.

But i am not surprised Freddy Mercury is number 1, he on most lists is at number 1, especially greatest front man of all time. He communicated with teh crowd like no other. Also Bohemian Rapsody being most streamed song of the 20th centuary helped. The film is the catalyst for there new found popularity.

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Reply #10 posted 08/16/19 5:20pm

WalterBradford

I wish prince need to be on top10.

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Reply #11 posted 08/16/19 7:01pm

gandorb

No problem with the top 6, though after #1 I am not sure I would go in the same order. Prince is often discounted due to how difficult it is to categorize him.

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Reply #12 posted 08/17/19 4:39am

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I had to laugh very hard seeing people like Alice Cooper (29), David Bowie (17) and Ozzy (7 !lol!) infront of Prince, Sting and Little Richard which makes this list absolutely invalid although Freddie on #1 is okay for me.

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Reply #13 posted 08/17/19 4:52am

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Considering Prince´s vocal recognition value and his vocal range (https://www.concerthotels.com/worlds-greatest-vocal-ranges) he should definitely in the top #20 if not higher.

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Reply #14 posted 08/17/19 6:48am

PeggyO

I don't think Paul McCartney or John Lennon have beautiful voices like either Prince or Elvis.

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Reply #15 posted 08/17/19 9:14am

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PeggyO said:

I don't think Paul McCartney or John Lennon have beautiful voices like either Prince or Elvis.

Is rock music really about beautiful voices though? 'Cause there's death metal singers who do growling style vocals. Do people listen to punk rock to hear Jackie Wilson singing on the songs? A lot of rock singing is more about attitude than sounding like Minnie Riperton. lol

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #16 posted 08/17/19 10:31am

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MickyDolenz said:

PeggyO said:

I don't think Paul McCartney or John Lennon have beautiful voices like either Prince or Elvis.

Is rock music really about beautiful voices though? 'Cause there's death metal singers who do growling style vocals. Do people listen to punk rock to hear Jackie Wilson singing on the songs? A lot of rock singing is more about attitude than sounding like Minnie Riperton. lol

Perhaps beautiful is not the best word. Both Elvis and Prince were full of soul and seduction....Paul McCartney's voice sounds thin, high and reedy and John Lennon's is flat...no soul.

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Reply #17 posted 08/17/19 11:06am

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PeggyO said:

Perhaps beautiful is not the best word. Both Elvis and Prince were full of soul and seduction....Paul McCartney's voice sounds thin, high and reedy and John Lennon's is flat...no soul.

It's rock n roll though, not soul or gospel music. How many people listen to KISS, Motorhead, AC/DC, Rush, or Iron Maiden to hear soul singing? Are fans of Green Day looking for vocals to be seduced by? Same for dance music acts like New Order & Pet Shop Boys. Kraftwerk often used a vocoder on their songs to sound like a robot. Not everybody is looking for soulful or beautiful singing, that's why these acts are popular. Notice that rock fans often talk about the guitar solo or maybe the drummer more than the singer. Eddie Van Halen is more the star of his band than David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar, or Gary Cherone.

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #18 posted 08/17/19 11:50am

jfenster

ozzy is number 7.....wtf

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Reply #19 posted 08/17/19 1:49pm

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I am just happy he made the list. cool

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Reply #20 posted 08/17/19 1:53pm

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Missmusicluver72 said:

I am just happy he made the list. cool

Who is "he"?

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Reply #21 posted 08/17/19 2:00pm

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Philly76 said:

Missmusicluver72 said:

I am just happy he made the list. cool

Who is "he"?

Prince

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Reply #22 posted 08/17/19 2:03pm

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MickyDolenz said:

PeggyO said:

Perhaps beautiful is not the best word. Both Elvis and Prince were full of soul and seduction....Paul McCartney's voice sounds thin, high and reedy and John Lennon's is flat...no soul.

It's rock n roll though, not soul or gospel music. How many people listen to KISS, Motorhead, AC/DC, Rush, or Iron Maiden to hear soul singing? Are fans of Green Day looking for vocals to be seduced by? Same for dance music acts like New Order & Pet Shop Boys. Kraftwerk often used a vocoder on their songs to sound like a robot. Not everybody is looking for soulful or beautiful singing, that's why these acts are popular. Notice that rock fans often talk about the guitar solo or maybe the drummer more than the singer. Eddie Van Halen is more the star of his band than David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar, or Gary Cherone.

I am responding to them as a woman...both of them 'got' women. They were sexual and women felt it.

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Reply #23 posted 08/17/19 2:12pm

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PeggyO said:

MickyDolenz said:

It's rock n roll though, not soul or gospel music. How many people listen to KISS, Motorhead, AC/DC, Rush, or Iron Maiden to hear soul singing? Are fans of Green Day looking for vocals to be seduced by? Same for dance music acts like New Order & Pet Shop Boys. Kraftwerk often used a vocoder on their songs to sound like a robot. Not everybody is looking for soulful or beautiful singing, that's why these acts are popular. Notice that rock fans often talk about the guitar solo or maybe the drummer more than the singer. Eddie Van Halen is more the star of his band than David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar, or Gary Cherone.

I am responding to them as a woman...both of them 'got' women. They were sexual and women felt it.

I hear ya PeggyO biggrin

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Reply #24 posted 08/17/19 3:06pm

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Missmusicluver72 said:

I am just happy he made the list. cool

U shouldn´t take lists like these too serious. Many artists are randomly placed. Ozzy on #7 speaks for itself. This dude can´t even sing. Roger Daltrey on 4? I really have to get the shit the author smoked.

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Reply #25 posted 08/17/19 3:29pm

42Kristen

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Reply #26 posted 08/17/19 3:30pm

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Philly76 said:

Missmusicluver72 said:

I am just happy he made the list. cool

U shouldn´t take lists like these too serious. Many artists are randomly placed. Ozzy on #7 speaks for itself. This dude can´t even sing. Roger Daltrey on 4? I really have to get the shit the author smoked.

I know and it is all subjective. Prince is #1 in my book and that is all that matters. biggrin

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Reply #27 posted 08/17/19 3:35pm

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PeggyO said:

I am responding to them as a woman...both of them 'got' women. They were sexual and women felt it.

Maybe that's why heavy metal & prog rock acts tend to have a majority male audience. Also, songs about Dungeons & Dragons type subject matter probably has less romantic appeal. razz I guess looking like GWAR, King Diamond, or Slipknot doesn't help to attract women either. lol

https://music.mxdwn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Vans-Warped-Tour-Holmdel-2017-Gwar-2-770x470.jpg

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #28 posted 08/17/19 3:53pm

PeggyO

Your'e too funny...I think you are onto something!

MickyDolenz said:

PeggyO said:

I am responding to them as a woman...both of them 'got' women. They were sexual and women felt it.

Maybe that's why heavy metal & prog rock acts tend to have a majority male audience. Also, songs about Dungeons & Dragons type subject matter probably has less romantic appeal. razz I guess looking like GWAR, King Diamond, or Slipknot doesn't help to attract women either. lol

https://music.mxdwn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Vans-Warped-Tour-Holmdel-2017-Gwar-2-770x470.jpg

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Reply #29 posted 08/17/19 8:33pm

RJOrion

Prince, Rod Stewart, and Little Richard are all way too far down in this list...
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