Everyone loves good music and surprisingly even the unborn babies do kick with excitement when they hear the sound of music. Did you know that when a pregnant mother listens to music or sings it’s a wonderful way to stimulate the baby’s development? As children love lullabies so do grownups, they listen to music to improve their sleep quality, raises their mood, decreases stress and anxiety, and much more benefits delivered from the art. In the world there so many musicians who have been there and others are emerging everyday however, among those who have been there in the past and those that are still with us, whom among the male singers can be described as the greatest of them all? Well a hard question right?
But we have done the harder part and rounded up the list of top 10 best male singers of all time.
10. Sam Cooke
Sam was a song writer, a singer and is today referred to as the “king of soul”. Though he passed away in 1964 he contributed greatly to the growth of soul music and that led to the rise of famous singers such as Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, and Billy Preston. Some of his famous songs are “Twistin’ the Night Away”, “A Change Is Gonna Come”, “Wonderful World”, “Another Saturday Night”, among others.
9. Robert Plant
Over the past five decades Robert Plant has had a very successful career thanks to his powerful wide vocal range. He is considered among the legends in the history of Rock “n Roll and Rolling Stone ranked him as the greatest of all lead singers. Others have recognized him as the “the greatest voice in rock” and “Greatest Metal Vocalist of All Time”. Many great singers such as AXl rose and Freddie Mercury credit Robert for influencing them. Some his hit songs are “Big Log”. “In the Mood”, Little by Little”, “All My Love”, “Burning Down One Side” among others.
8. Paul McCartney
Sir James Paul McCartney was among the members of most popular and influential rock group the “Beatles”. Today he is regarded as the most successful composer and a performer of all time. His song “yesterday “has been the most copyrighted song in history. His name is in the list of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, he is 21-time Grammy Award winner, has received he is also a member of the Order of the British Empire among others. Some of his songs are “the end”, “Hey Jude”, “Let It Be” “Drive My Car” and “Live and Let Die” “Ebony and Ivory”, “No More Lonely Nights”, among others.
7. Stevie Wonder
One of the most commercially successful male artist of the 20th century in addition very popular is Stevie wonder. The multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and a singer has not allowed his blindness to be a hindrance to his success. He is one of the best-selling artist of all time having sold more than 100 million records worldwide, and also has won to date 25 Grammy Awards. Most of his songs are in the genres of Soul, pop, R&B ,funk and jazz . Some of his great songs that even today hits are “I Just Called to Say I Love You”, “Superstition”, “Sir Duke”, “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” among others.
6. John Lennon
He was a co-founder of the Rock band “The Beatles” and he passed away in 1980. Lennon though he dint contribute much in music since he was a bit rebellious in nature and his death his album “Double Fantasy” raised his standards. He is inducted in the list of Songwriters Hall of Fame, and in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. Rolling stone placed him at position five in the list of greatest singer of all time.
5. Frank Sinatra
Among the most influential music artist of the 20th century was the legendary Francis Albert Sinatra who died in 1998.he will be forever remembered as an icon in America and to the world since he can only be matched with Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley and Freddie Mercury. To the American this is the greatest male pop singer in the history of America. Frank was not only a great musician but also an actor as well. He has received three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Presidential Medal of Freedom, 11 Grammy Awards among other accolades. Some of his films are The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), High Society (1956), On the Town (1949), among others. Some of his great music is “Strangers in the Night”, “New York, New York”, “My Way”, among others.
4. Elvis Presley
Known as the “King” to many he is referred as the “king of Rock and Roll”. He died in 1977 but still has legacy has lived on to this day and he is a cultural icon. Presley songs are in the Genre of pop, blues and gospel. He is a best selling artist as he has sold over 600 million records word wide. Some of his songs that still are hits today are “Heartbreak Hotel”, “That’s All Right”, “Stuck on You”, “How’s the World Treating You?”, “It’s Now or Never” among others.
3. Axl Rose
The lead vocalist of the hard rock band Guns N Roses is one of the most popular musicians and a song writer of our time. His powerful vocal range and very energetic performances have earned him a place among the legends in the list of Rolling Stone greatest singers. He perhaps possess the most recognized voice in the rock Genre which is six octave range which is certainly world’s largest. Some of Rose albums are Appetite for Destruction (1987), Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II, among others.
2. Michael Jackson
We need no introduction to the “king of pop”. A man who has changed the genre pop and other genres and in addition influenced tens of today’s upcoming music artist. He is acknowledged in the Guinness Book of Records that he is the most successful Entertainer of all time, his album “Thriller is the best-selling album of all time even today and he has won hundreds of awards during his lifetime more than any other artist in history of music. In addition his name has been written in the Dance Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, Songwriters Hall of Fame and many other scripts where the names of legends are written. Among his most loved songs are “Scream”, “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”, “Beat It”, “The Way You Make Me Feel”, “Thriller” , and “Man in the Mirror”, among others.
1. Freddie mercury
This is perhaps the legend that will never be forgotten for centuries to come. He was a man who was able to tackle a myriad of genres and use his voice so well that many folks would find themselves in the dance floor. Though died in 1991 he is constantly voted as “one of the greatest voices in all of music”, and “one of rock’s greatest all-time entertainers. Some of his great music that people even today enjoy to listen is “Somebody to Love”, “Don’t Stop Me Now”, “Killer Queen”, and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, among others.
These are the male legends that most certainly will never be forgotten for their contribution in the growth of various music genres. They have influenced hundreds of musicians to date and we give thanks to them, for it’s from their contribution that today we get to enjoy those sweet melodies. Being a legend takes time, hard work, and certainly improving your skills every day and that’s what exactly the upcoming artist should do and never give up on your dreams.