OT: G.O.A.T Singers

Submitted by MichiganFan1984 on June 1st, 2018 at 9:39 PM
Happy Weekend everyone! A few weeks back I did a G.O.A.T movies thread and I really enjoyed everyone’s responses. Out of boredom, I thought doing one on Singers would be fun. Criteria = Their songs do for you what you need them to do for you... that’s it because specific criteria would be to hard with crossing all the genres. Let’s do top 3 even though it is very hard. My top 3 in order are... 1. Elvis 2. Eminem 3. Johnny Cash. MJackson is great, but not a big fan so I left him out. Obviously he will be in many, but we all have different tastes so my list may seem weird and many of yours might as well, but hey that’s the fun part. Keep the criteria in mind and remember everyone has different tastes.



June 1st, 2018 at 10:00 PM ^

But my issue with him and Queen is that their music is pretty but it has no soul. I am impressed and even awed by his range, but I cant imagine wanting to hear Freddie Murcury sing- not even "The Show Must Go On"- after the death of a loved one or after a break up.


June 2nd, 2018 at 6:09 AM ^

after I lost a job of 20 years due to "Force Reduction" - AKA, had worked there long enough to be making too much money for the Dave Brandon types at my company to be able to collect large enough bonuses to feed their families properly. OK, yeah, I was a little bitter...but Freddy fit the bill perfectly for what I was feeling. Lots of soul there. Or maybe it was anger? :-)


June 2nd, 2018 at 6:20 AM ^

but I can't answer this without wanting a Female/Male split:

How about Stevie Nicks/Grace Slick/Janis for Rock

Diana Ross for Motown

Etta James for soul

I Don't Know for female metal singer - Suzy Quattro could beat me up (does she qualify as metal? Probably not.)


Then I'd pile through my collection and totally change my mind. Too much great music/singers to choose from.


June 1st, 2018 at 10:01 PM ^

Based on singing talent and selection of music to show off her range, not based on choice of male companions, chemical dependency, or genral likeability. Sigh. What a waste.