100 Greatest Singers of All Time

The world's Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, who made hits such as (You Made Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Respect, Bridge Over Troubled Water and many other during the 60's and the 70's, has been named the "Greatest Singer of All Time" by the Rolling Stone Magazine.

According to Grammy-winning singer Mary J. Blige, who is also one of the 100 Greatest Singers and the writer of the special feature about Franklin, the Queen of Soul is a force from heaven, God-given and the very reason why women want to sing.

"Aretha has everything — the power, the technique. She is honest with everything she says. Everything she's thinking or dealing with is all in the music, from 'Chain of Fools' to 'Respect' to her live performances. And she has total confidence; she does not waver at all. I think her gospel base brings that confidence, because in gospel they do not play around — they're all about chops, who has the vocal runs. This is no game to her," describes Blige.

Coming in second to Franklin is another soul singer Ray Charles followed by the King of Rock 'n' Roll Elvis Presley.

Other prominent names who made it to the list include John Lennon at 5th slot, Stevie Wonder at #9, Paul McCartney (#11), Tina Turner (#17), Bob Marley (#19), Michael Jackson (#25), Prince (#30), Whitney Houston (#34), Elton John (#38), Mariah Carey (#79), Karen Carpenter (#94) and many other.

I was looking for the names Jon Bon Jovi, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand and Diana Ross on the list, but they're missing.

Is Britney Spears part of the list? Unfortunately, Britney has been snubbed, but Christina Aguilera is brilliant at #58, probably the newest artist in the list.

Here's the complete list of Rolling Stones' 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 Orbison
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 Björk
61 Roger Daltrey
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 Carey
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

About M.I.

Mykiru is an entertainment blogger, having been named as one of the Top 10 Pinoy Showbiz Resources in the Philippines. For a decade now, Mykiru.ph has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.

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