To answer, “who are the greatest singers of all time?” is a very difficult question to answer. We have listed here the best vocalists around the world from different genres. There are numerous greatest music bands around the globe like The Beatles, Queen, The Doors, and many singles that have produced many legendary singers  over the decades.

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Top 10 Greatest Singers Of All Time

Stevie Wonder

No wonder he is on the top 10 list of great singers. He is an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who is acclaimed as one of the most successful music performers in the music history. Wonder is blind from his childhood. However, he is the only male solo artist to win 25 Grammys. Also, he is renowned for able to sell around 100 million records worldwide.

The music singles that made Wonder even wonderful are:

  • Superstition
  • Sir Duke
  • I Just Called To Say I Love You
  • You Are the Sunshine of My Life
  • Isn’t She Lovely
  • I Wish
  • Happy Birthday
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash was a famous American songwriter, guitarist and actor of the 20th century.  Cash sold 90 million records worldwide. Cash is excellent in country music, rock and roll, folks and blues. Johnny Cash Cash had a deep, calm and bass-baritone voice.

Some of the best singles of Johnny Cash are:

  • I Walk The Line
  • Folsom Prison Blues
  • Ring Of Fire
  • A Boy Named Sue
  • Hurt
  • Cry Cry Cry
  • The Man Comes Around
  • Man In Black

Elton John

Elton John plays the piano and is a famous English songwriter and composer. He has sold about 300 million records in 5 decades career. Elton John is a five-time Grammy award winner and numerous Billboard hits. He is a legend.

Some of the hits by Elton John are:

  • Your Song
  • Sacrifice
  • Tiny Dancer
  • Candle in the Wind
  • Crocodile Rock
  • Rocket Man
  • Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me

David Bowie

David Bowie was also an English singer, songwriter and actor. His records sales are 140 million copies worldwide. He is known for his innovative music and charismatic look. Bowie is a multiple Grammy award winner including Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.  He was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. David passed away this year after suffering from liver cancer.

Some of the major hits singles of David Bowie are:

  • Space Oddity
  • Ziggy Stardust
  • The Man Who Sold The World (Original)
  • Heroes
  • Fame
  • Ashes to Ashes
  • Starman

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin is an American songwriter, singer and musician. The songs by Franklin “Respect” and “Think” made her commercial success. She was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and  GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame. She has tens of Billboard hits. Aretha sold 75 million records worldwide and able to win 18 total Grammys.

Her biggest singles are:

  • Respect
  • Think
  • I Say a Little Prayer
  • Natural Women
  • Chain of Fools
  • Rock Steady

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley was American musician and actor. He is acclaimed as the king of Rock and Roll and also considered as one of the greatest singers. He is considered as the most influential cultural music icon of the 20th century. Elvis Presley died at the age of 42 in 1977.

Some of the most acclaimed singles are:

  • Can’t Help Falling in Love
  • Jailhouse Rock
  • In The Ghetto
  • Hound Dog
  • Suspicious Minds
  • Love Me Tender
  • It’s Now or Never

Frank Sinatra

 Known as one of the most influential and popular musical artists of 20th century. The selling fo more than 150 million copies of records made him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Winning academy award for “From Here to Eternity” are his other accomplishments. His music has taken the music industry to another level. Some of his unforgettable songs are:

  • My Way
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • I’ve Got You Under My Skin
  • Strangers in the Night

Michael Jackson

Although known for his dancing skills, he is a record breaking and wonderful singer artist. Popularly known as the king of pop, MJ’s Thriller album is the best-selling albums of all time. He has numerous Grammys, Guinness world records, Grammy Legend award, Grammy Lifetime achievement award. He also has multiple singles topping the charts. Some of his extraordinary singles are:

  • Billie Jean
  • Beat It
  • Smooth Criminal – Radio Edit
  • Man in the Mirror
  • Black or White
  • Remember the Time

Whitney Houston

Whitney is everyone’s favourite. Even Guinness World Records have cited her as the most-awarded female act of all time. She has all total sold 200 million copies records. Houston is the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits. “I Will Always Love You” is my all time favourite song. Her outstanding songs are:

  • I Will Always Love You
  • I Have Nothing
  • Greatest Love of All
  • I Wanna Dance with Somebody
  • I Look to You
  • Run to You
  • How Will I Know

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury is the lead vocalist of the popular rock band Queen. He is the greatest singers of all time. Freddie wrote, composed and sang numerous hits for Queen. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen is considered as the best song of all time. Queen has conducted one of the best and big music concerts of all time. All hail Freddie!!

  • These are Freddie’s special:
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • We Will Rock On
  • We are the Champions
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  • Barcelona
  • Love Kills

Other greatest singers that can be named are:

  • Paul McCartney
  • Celine Dion
  • John Lennon
  • Jim Morrison
  • Janis Joplin
  • Jimmie Hendrix
  • Bob Marley
  • Otis Redding
  • Adele