Monday, 24 January 2011

Favourite Vocalists

There seem to be a lot of music memes doing the rounds at the moment. I've just done this one on Facebook and thought it might be fun to post it here too. Any comments, lists, outrageous claims etc. are welcome.....

The rules: Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen vocalists that will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. *And in no particular order*.

John Lydon ( Sex Pistols / PiL )

Joe Strummer ( The Clash )

John Lennon

Paul McCartney

Bob Marley

Bruce Springsteen

Otis Redding

David Bowie

Richard Manuel ( The Band )

Levon Helm ( The Band )

James Hetfield ( Metallica )

Robert Plant ( Led Zeppelin )

Bob Mould ( Husker Du )

Black Francis ( Pixies )

Wayne Coyne ( Flaming Lips )

Some very obvious choices there :-)

I've just realised I haven't listed any rappers, so I'll cheat and mention these:



Chuck D ( Public Enemy )

Here are a couple more lists from Dez and Geof - Check 'em out!

And, of course, you could always head to 15 Albums for more music witterings.....


DEZMOND said...

uh, it's a tough task :) Meatloaf, Robin Thicke, Usher, Justin Timberlake, Alice Cooper :), Elton John, Ryan Tedder, Brandon Flowers ... just on top of my mind ...

Pearl said...

Hmm. :-)

Janis Joplin
Otis Redding
Jack White
Paul Westerberg
Tom Jones :-)
Whoever the singer is for TV on the Radio...
Frank Black
Jamie Lidell
Amy Winehouse
Paul McCartney
Glen Hansard
Ian Gillan
Rob Halford


cerebus660 said...

@Dez, Meatloaf is a great choice. I'm not a great fan of his music beyond Bat Out Of Hell, but he's got an incredible voice!

@Pearl, Hi! Nice to see you here. How did I leave Amy Winehouse off my list? I admit I didn't mention enough female vocalists. Should have listed Rihanna, Alison Goldfrapp, Karen O, but didn't have enough room :-(
And good to see some love for old skool metal with Gillan and Halford!

The Igloo Keeper said...

Johhny Cash
Gram Parsons
Emmylou Harris
Kim Deal
Isaac Hayes
Karen Carpenter
Morrissey, of course
Mick Jagger
Evan Dando
Laura Cantrell
Townes Van Zandt
Otis Redding
Bob Marley
Jim Morrison


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