The 100 best singers of all time

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The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time is a list published in 2008 by the American pop magazine Rolling Stone with what they consider to be the 100 best singers of all time. 99 of those listed come from English-speaking countries; the only exception is Björk , although she also sings her famous songs in English.

A selection can be found in the following list.


The list was drawn up by a 179-person jury, whose members are either musicians or producers. In addition to the singers themselves, the corresponding songs were also published, which underlined the presence of the artists, so-called key tracks .

Places 1–25 on the list

  1. Aretha Franklin - (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman , Respect , I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) , Think , Chain of Fools
  2. Ray Charles - What'd I Say , Pts. 1 & 2 , I Got a Woman , You Don't Know Me , Georgia on My Mind
  3. Elvis Presley - Mystery Train , Hound Dog , Suspicious Minds
  4. Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come , Bring It on Home to Me, You Send Me
  5. John Lennon - I Feel Fine , Strawberry Fields Forever , Imagine , Instant Karma!
  6. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On , Let's Get It On , I Heard It Through the Grapevine
  7. Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone , Lay Lady Lay , Visions of Johanna
  8. Otis Redding - (Sittin 'On) The Dock of the Bay , These Arms of Mine, Try a Little Tenderness
  9. Stevie Wonder - Superstition , Sir Duke , Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours
  10. James Brown - I Got You (I Feel Good) , Papa's Got a Brand New Bag , The Payback, Give It Up or Turnit a Loose
  11. Paul McCartney - Yesterday , Hey Jude , Let It Be , Maybe I'm Amazed
  12. Little Richard - Tutti Frutti , Good Golly Miss Molly, Long Tall Sally
  13. Roy Orbison - Oh, Pretty Woman , Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel) , You Got It
  14. Al Green - Let's Stay Together , Love and Happiness, Tired of Being Alone
  15. Robert Plant - Dazed and Confused , Immigrant Song, Sea of ​​Love
  16. Mick Jagger - Gimme Shelter , Sympathy for the Devil , (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
  17. Tina Turner - Proud Mary , River Deep - Mountain High, What's Love Got to Do with It
  18. Freddie Mercury - We Are the Champions , Bohemian Rhapsody , We Will Rock You , The Show Must Go On
  19. Bob Marley - No Woman, No Cry , Redemption Song , I Shot the Sheriff
  20. Smokey Robinson - The Tracks of My Tears, You've Really Got a Hold on Me (the Miracles), Cruisin '(solo)
  21. Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire , I Walk the Line , Folsom Prison Blues
  22. Etta James - At Last , Sunday Kind of Love, Tell Mama
  23. David Bowie - Life on Mars? , Fame, Space Oddity , Heroes
  24. Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl , Moondance , Tupelo Honey
  25. Michael Jackson - I Want You Back ( The Jackson Five ), Billie Jean , Man in the Mirror (solo)

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