Vaste question. Alors plutôt que de balancer n'importe quel nom à la sauvette pour savoir qui chante le mieux, on a fait confiance à d'excellents spécialistes, en suivant le classement du célèbrissime magazine américain Rolling Stones. Forcément discutable, comme tous les tops, mais difficile de ne pas voir dans ces 10 là quelques uns des plus grands...

  1. Aretha Franklin: "She is the reason why women want to sing" (Mary J Blidge)
  2. Ray Charles: "his joy was infectious" (Billy Joel)
  3. Elvis: "There is a difference between people who sing and those who take that voice to another, otherworldly place, who create a euphoria within themselves... he was a transformer" (Robert Plant)
  4. Sam Cooke: "Sam Cooke reached down deep with pure soul" (Van Morrison)

  5. John Lennon: "a tremendous intimacy in everything he did, combined with a formidable intellect" (Jackson Browne)
  6. Marvin Gaye: "There's no sound like Marvin Gaye: the way he sang so softly, almost gently — but also with so much power. That came straight from the heart" (Alicia Keys)
  7. Bob Dylan: "Bob Dylan did what very, very few singers ever do. He changed popular singing" (Bono)

  8. Otis Redding: "He was all emotion" (Booker T Jones)
  9. Stevie Wonder: "Stevie Wonder's voice always sounds like tears of joy" (Cee-lo)
  10. James Brown: "James Brown could call himself Soul Brother Number One" (Iggy Pop)

Et vous, vous en voyez d'autres, à part Céline Dion bien sûr qui aurait du faire parti de ce top?

Source et suite du classement: Rolling Stones

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