Saturday, June 2, 2007

Great Contemporary Female Vocalists

For whatever reason I grew up appreciating and intoxicating myself in female voices. I never liked male voices, they seem too dull and erm, 'familiar' :s. My younger adolescent childhood was plagued with really bad bands. Backstreet boys, NSYNC, Westlife l0l? I actually liked them for a bit, but what can I say, everyone has had dodgy patches in their life. I also listened to a shitload of Madonna, and I still have her GHV2 album sitting somewhere. I don't really know how I fell in love with the queen but she's really one hell of an artiste.

It's really quite daunting to put the greatest female vocalists in one list. Each has their own style that makes them unique. You have Dido who has probably made you go wtf when you hear her on radio, or Norah Jones who make you go, wow Jazz is amazing, and then you have Mary J who actually makes you feel like you really have a soul. Either way I'm giving it a shot. I also tried to link a live performance to each artiste.

15. Sinéad O'Connor : Mandinka

14. Kelly Clarkson : Beautiful Disaster

13. Patti LaBelle : Somewhere Over the Rainbow

12. Norah Jones : Don't Know Why

11. Mary J. Blige : No More Drama

10. Christina Aguilera : Beautiful

9. Sarah Mclachlan : Fallen

8. Barbra Streisand : What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life

7. Celine Dion : This Prayer

6. Leona Lewis : A Moment Like This

5. Aretha Franklin : Bridge Over Troubled Waters

4. Cai Qin : Love Without End

3. Dido : Stoned

2. Mariah Carey : We Belong Together/Fly Like a Bird

1. Whitney Houston : I Believe In You and Me/I Will Always Love You


Alanis Morisette, Chaka Khan, Nadia Ali, Cher, Nelly Furtado, Gwen Stefani all deserve great mention too :>

7 comments:

empathogen said...

fiona apple should be on there

Julzy said...

giles mum should be on there.

Leon said...

julz would you like to spend the rest of your life with me?

Julzy said...

i hate to break your heart leo, but no sorry ):

Leon said...

why do you have to be so mean. i'm gonna terrorize your blog just watch it julz

cyper said...

christina aguilera number 1 imo

empathogen said...

im telling johnny you're cheating on him leon