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    Smile Rolling Stone's top 100 singers list....................

    Here's the current Rolling Stone list of top 100 singers...

    https://www.listchallenges.com/rolli...eatest-singers

    What do you think?
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    I think the people making the list haven't listened to any country music for decades. In no galaxy is Hank Williams Sr. the top-rated country singer, no matter how influential he was. Haggard and Jones did have great voices, and I have no problem with their inclusion. I would put Vince Gill and Martina McBride on the list for sure.

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    Elvis has a scandalously low ranking, imo.

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    Lou Reed was a terrible singer. And David Bowie wasn't that great either. Steven Tyler, and Axl Rose? No, thanks.

    Some other white boys I'd rather listen to are Ian Anderson, and Greg Lake. But RS hates prog rock so they are obvious omissions.

    I can't complain about their choices of soul singers. Solomon Burke, Bobby Blue Bland, Al Green, Donny Hathaway and Ray Charles are as good as it gets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    Here's the current Rolling Stone list of top 100 singers...

    https://www.listchallenges.com/rolli...eatest-singers

    What do you think?
    What, Linda Ronstadt didn't make the list?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    What, Linda Ronstadt didn't make the list?
    A glaring omission considering some of the less deserving females on the list.
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    In what decade did Rolling Stone lose its credibility? I remember buying the magazine as a tween in the mid/late nineties. Its musical content then consisted of articles on pseudo grunge bands and Marilyn Manson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Terror View Post
    In what decade did Rolling Stone lose its credibility?
    Probably when they started taking Lil Wayne and Katy Perry seriously. But I was never interested in their magazine.
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    No Ella Fitzgerald?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProudSquire View Post
    No Ella Fitzgerald?
    It's a rock n roll rag.
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    Great singers, or significant popular music figures who sang? Some of those names should only make the second list.
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    It's really more a list of the most influential vocalists rather than best singers. Still, it's rather ridiculous that Freddie Mercury is that low. He should be mandatory top 5 on any such list regardless of criteria.

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    And 98 of the world's 100 greatest singers coming from the Anglo-American world ...

    overall, the centristic ridiculousness of it is pretty manifest, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joen_cph View Post
    And 98 of the world's 100 greatest singers coming from the Anglo-American world ...
    What would you expect from a country that calls its baseball championship the "World Series"?
    Last edited by amfortas; Oct-22-2019 at 07:12.
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    I didn't know Howlin' Wolf had an Italian alias. Pity Laura Nyro isn't there - probably my biggest quibble.
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