11 Singers Who Deserve the Title for the Best Female Singer Ever

We all have our favorite singers, but could we honestly say, hand on heart, that they are the best of all time? A popular online forum recently discussed this question, with many contributors making the case for their personal preferences.

Here’s what they uncovered.

1. Whitney Houston

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The much-missed Whitney Houston appeared at the top of the discussion, and the suggestion received much support. One commenter praised her range and breath control, while another described her as “irreplaceable.”

2. Adele

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The mention of Adele produced a mixed reaction on the thread. One admitted they loved her voice while claiming she has vocal issues. Others defended the UK singer, suggesting that Adele’s voice is “rich and powerful.”

3. Amy Winehouse

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Another singer who is sadly no longer with us, Amy Winehouse’s vulnerability, is clear in all the different nuances of her voice. One poster was lucky enough to see her perform in a small, stripped-back setting, and they described the experience as “genuinely moving.”

4. Ella Fitzgerald

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While the great Whitney Houston is fresh in our memories, younger members involved in this discussion may need to be more familiar with Ella Fitzgerald. The American jazz singer enjoyed a stellar career, making her stage debut at just 17. One individual sums her up by describing her voice as “pure perfection.”

5. Karen Carpenter

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Karen gets my vote: She provided the tune for our wedding song, and her voice is like no other. It’s so rich and warm that listening to Karen Carpenter is like a hug to cheer up those “Rainy Days and Mondays.”

6. Mariah Carey

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This is a suggestion that will split the readership. While some will debate her inclusion, several respondents put Mariah Carey forward, claiming that in her prime, she would be remembered as having one of the best voices of all time. I don’t necessarily disagree, but I feel she’ll be better remembered for one annoying Christmas tune.

7. Celine Dion

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Younger music fans may feel that Celine Dion is “uncool,” but those who lived through the 80s and 90s would disagree. Many forum posters are surprised that she’s not higher up this list. As a clue to her versatility, I’d recommend listening to Celine and Anastacia belting out their version of AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long.”

8. Stevie Nicks

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An iconic figure in Fleetwood Mac’s history, Steve Nicks is another singer whose voice is unique. That breathy sound could only belong to her; one person states that she has magic in her music. I’d also urge everyone to check out her work with Lindsey Buckingham before joining Fleetwood Mac.

9. Miley Cyrus

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My eyebrows were raised when I saw this suggestion, and I suspect I was not alone. Remembering watching Hannah Montana with my daughter, I was surprised to see Miley Cyrus here. Many of us have fallen into a trap with this artist. One forum member was frustrated that Cyrus isn’t taken seriously, while another recommends several songs, including covers such as “Heart of Glass” and “Like a Prayer.”

10. Ann Wilson

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As someone who is old enough to remember Heart’s 1977 single Barracuda, I was delighted to see the band’s singer, Ann Wilson, on this list. She has an enduring and powerful voice, and, like other posters on this thread, I’d recommend seeking out her rendition of “Stairway to Heaven.”

11. Aretha Franklin

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In the words of Vanessa Williams, we’ve “saved the best for last.” Can anyone compare it to the incredible voice of Aretha Franklin? One commenter describes her as the “all-time queen,” and if you lose yourself in “I Say a Little Prayer,” it’s easy to see why.

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10 Hilarious Lightweight Comedies About Rich People

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Get ready to dive into a world of luxury, laughter, and extravagant antics. We’re taking you on a whirlwind tour of ten sidesplitting lightweight comedies that revolve around the lives of the exceptionally wealthy. Having a lot of money can lead to plenty of absurd situations, and where there’s absurdity, there’s hilarity. From Crazy Rich Asians to Ruthless People, these ten films about rich people are perfect for a hilarious light viewing that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

10 Popular Movies With Perfect Endings Ruined by Lame Sequels

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When a movie becomes fans’ favorite, it’s not unusual to see filmmakers wanting to further explore its captivating storylines through sequels that may sometimes be below par. Lackluster follow-ups have been the death of perfect cinematic delivery in recent times, and a group of cineasts considers these popular movies ruined by successors that should never have been produced.

10 TV Shows People Wish They Could Watch for the First Time Again

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It feels like the first time. It feels like the very first time (I watched The Sopranos). As you endlessly scroll through the streaming verse of mediocre shows you know will leave you disappointed, why not fantasize about those shows that made you feel things you didn’t see a TV show could make you feel?

10 Actors and Actresses People Watch No Matter What They Star In

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Great actors progress through stages. Early in their careers, fans catch a glimpse of the talent and, each time they see the actor in a new role, realize that the talent is no fluke. Once the actor has built a long enough resume, the great ones enter must-see-at-all-costs territory. These actors and actresses have achieved near cult-leader status, and boy, have they earned it.

10 Movies Everyone Should See at Least Once in Their Lifetime

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If you haven’t seen these movies, what are you waiting for? You won’t find any hidden gems on this list; you may have already seen most of them. If there are any on this list that you still need to see, bump them up your watchlist. These are bucket-list movies you can’t possibly justify leaving unwatched.


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