Who is the Worst Successful Singer?

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    Agree on DLR like many rock lead singers. But getting to see EVH rip up Panama like that made my morning. Thank you sir.

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    Billy Eilish makes me want to rip my toenails out with pliers then poke my eyes out with the toenails and stab my ears with the pliers.



    This one too... he's got a decent enough voice and yay he's successful and I can see why the song is popular but its the STYLE of these current crop of singers that rubs me the wrong way. They sound like they just left the dentists office and the Novocaine hasn't worn off yet.



    but then again... I can't sing my way out of a paper bag and I have no hits on the charts or songs bringing in money so there's that.
     
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    Neil Young.
    But what a song writer.
    He is an ass though.
    But we are talking about singers.
    I don't know if it really is important being a good singer. A good voice helps but if you are singing since 30 something years you should have learned the basics at least.
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    You may be referring to his lack of basic understanding and BS talk when it comes to digital audio. There have been suggestions that the specific type of hearing damage that he suffers from make him more susceptible to unpleasant artefacts in the mp3 codec that are inaudible to listeners with healthy ears.

    Lots of half knowledge and ignorance regarding digital audio floating around pretty much everywhere, so he does not really stand out in that regard..
     
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    Springsteen has one of the most powerful, expressive voices in rock...to me.
     
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    Yes horrible.
    I liked ac dc when bon scott was the singer and I remember the time they had to replace him
    I never listened to ac dc again it was like the new lead singer did a very very bad job on trying to force his voice to imitate bon scott but all that comes out is ignorant nasal screaming[/QUOTE]


    "You Shook Me All Night Long" is one of my favorite hard rock and guitar songs of all time. There is a time for a voice like Brain Johnson and this song was it but other than that I agree.

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    Maybe you can explain this to me as you seem to know at least as much as I do about Willie Nelson. Why does he sing the first three or four words of each line in the song and then suddenly cut it off? Is this an actual vocal technique like scatting that is somehow supposed to enhance music and singing?

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    Bad can be really hard!
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    Bloody impossible to do that like he does. I had spent 20 years thinking anyone can do that until I finally tried.
    Yes, he sucks, but he has a special talent.
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    I think the vocals of Nickelback are the most irritating part. I think if they had a real voice like fellow-Canadian Colin James sing that dreck it would be much better.

    The "...uuuaaa" sound before every word Kroeger sings is making me go bald.
     
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    I saw the Who last summer, and his voice was absolutely stunning. He's taking enough days off now to be better at fewer shows.
     
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    Seeing as people continue to post technically good singers that they just don't like...

    DLR's live vocals may be shaky in his old age, but they were always perfect for VH recordings. His voice and added inflections were very musical. Sammy Hagar may have had better technical ability, but to me it's screechy and less organic.

    I'd make the same argument with Paul Di'Anno's vocals on the first two Iron Maiden albums vs Bruce Dickinson on the rest.

    And Bonn Scott vs Brian Johnson.

    Sometimes the original singers were the best match.
     
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    No question Bob dylan....i tried to listen to his music i just couldn't get through it.
     
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    +1 for Anthony Kiedis.

    I love some RHCP, but I don't know how he's stayed in while they've kicked out guitar players... :p
     
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    Bob Dylan takes the top ten slots uncontested. All the other nominees are merely amateur worst.
     
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