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 Post subject: 100 Greatest Modern Male Pop Vocalists
PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:50 pm 
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100 Greatest Modern Male Pop Vocalists
Criteria: - Versatility, emotion, range, power and mastery of the format of pop music. (This list has to do with the Voice, Not record sales or popularity.)

http://digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_ ... a-pop.html

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1. Tom Jones
2. Jay Black - (Jay & The Americans)
3. Adam Lopez
4. Lou Rawls
5. Julio Iglesias
6. Peter Cetera - (Chicago, solo)
7. Morten Harket - (A-ha, solo)
8. George Michael
9. Bobby Darin
10. Michael Jackson
11. Terence-Trent-Darby
12. John Farnham
13. Peabo Bryson
14. Barry Manilow
15. Michael Bolton
16. Robbie Williams - (Take That, solo)
17. Alexander O'Neal
18. Seal
19. Elton John
20. Pat Boone
21. Billy Joel
22. Barry White
23. Sting
24. Boy George - (Culture Club, solo)
25. Andy Bell - (Erasure)
26. Clay Aiken
27. Roachford
28. Lionel Ritchie
29. Luther Vandross
30. Will Young
31. Daryl Hall - (Hall & Oates)
32. Kenny Loggins
33. Barry Gibb - (Bee Gees)
34. Neil Finn
35. Guy Sebastian
36. Donny Osmond
37. Jeffrey Osbourne
38. Donny Hathaway
39. Jake Shears - (Scissor Sisters)
40. Daniel Bedingfield
41. Darren Hayes - (Savage Garden, solo)
42. Rod Stewart
43. John Oats - (Hall & Oates)
44. Lee Ryan - (Blue, Solo)
45. Lemar
46. Art Garfunkel
47. Danny Hutton
48. Mark Anthony
49. Rob Thomas
50. Shane Filan - (Westlife)
51. Marti Pellow - (Wet Wet Wet, solo)
52. Errol Brown
53. John Denver
54. Bryan Adams
55. Brian Harvey - (east 17, E17, solo)
56. John Mayer
57. Craig David
58. Bryan McFadden - (Westlife, solo)
59. David Grant
60. Chris De Burgh
61. Bobby Brown
62. Wanya Morris - (Boyz II Men)
63. Adam Levine - (Maroon 5)
64. Tony Orlando
65. Phillip Bailey - (Earth Wind & Fire)
66. Usher
67. Errol Reid - (China Black)
68. Mick Hucknel
69. Rick Astley
70. Bobby Vinton
71. Don Henley
72. Kristian Leontiou
73. Ruben Studdard
74. D:Ream
75. Billy Ocean
76. Michael McDonald
77. Mario
78. Espen Lind
79. Brian McKnight
80. Pete Murray
81. Gareth Gates
82. Brian Littrill
83. Jim Croce
84. Paul Anka
85. Tony Hadley
86. Darius
87. Tim Finn
88. Ronan Keating
89. Jack Johnson
90. Paul Simon
91. Nicholas Tse
92. Nick Carter - (Backstreet Boys)
93. Peter Cox - (Go West)
94. Christopher Cross
95. Jay Sean
96. Simon Webb - (Blue)
97. A.J McLean - (Backstreet Boys)
98. Ben Harper
99. Justin Timberlake - (NSync, solo)
100. JC Chasez - (NSync, solo)

Sidebar: Rock Vocalists With Strong Pop Leanings
1. Elvis Presley
2. Prince
3. John Lennon
4. Paul McCartney
5. Freddie Mercury
6. Brian Wilson
7. Roy Orbison


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Modern Male Pop Vocalists
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:59 pm 
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Tom Jones ahead of Michael Jackson? :???:


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Modern Male Pop Vocalists
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:11 pm 
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Yeah, MJ at #1 or the list is kinda broken.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Modern Male Pop Vocalists
PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:57 am 
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FWIW: In the old forum, the original creator of the list was very adamant that Michael Jackson should not be higher. His argument was that the criteria have nothing to do with success or influence; it's all about technique and range. Hence the high ranking for Adam Lopez, about whom I (and probably a lot of people) thought: WHO? Apparently he's a singer and vocal coach from Australia.

Anyway, I'm not a technique guy, so I have no idea whether Tom Jones really has more chops than Jackson, so I'll just remind everyone that that's the criteria on which to argue here.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Modern Male Pop Vocalists
PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:55 am 
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Sounds like a someone forgot to lock the gates to the vocalist forum. Being a popstar has shit all to do with technical ability, and MJ is perhaps the defining example of a popstar.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Modern Male Pop Vocalists
PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:10 am 
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Mitch NZ wrote:
Sounds like a someone forgot to lock the gates to the vocalist forum. Being a popstar has shit all to do with technical ability, and MJ is perhaps the defining example of a popstar.
However, technical ability does come into being a good pop singer. How important it is really depends on the vocalist's style. Maybe the list should have been called "Best" rather than "Greatest" pop vocalists, but in any case I'd say Michael Jackson does well by the stated criteria and probably ought to be a bit higher.
As for Adam Lopez - can somebody explain to me why he's so high? I admit I've heard very little of his material, but from what I have heard he strikes me as mediocre aside from his freakish range.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Modern Male Pop Vocalists
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:12 pm 
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being one of the vocal guys, im gonna have to say that dividing the criteria with 50 percent influence and impact is the best thing to do, and MJ will be 1 with that ....

and MJ is far more skilled than people give him credit for....


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Modern Male Pop Vocalists
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:22 am 
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The thing is, in the (rock) vocalists forum we have separate lists for "greatest" and "most technically skilled", using different criteria, so what's appropriate for the vocal forum "greatest" list isn't necessarily appropriate for this one. If we're sticking with one list here I quite like the idea that it should be for the best singers (and I will admit that I might be slightly influenced by the fact that I don't know enough about the pop music scene worldwide to judge Vitas' influence, acclaim etc with any accuracy).
Since nobody's yet replied re Adam Lopez, how about we provisionally switch his and Michael Jackson's places? Or should we trawl through the old forum in a quest to learn why Lopez is placed so high?
I think we also need to consider Adam Lambert, who wasn't yet famous when this list was made. He is on some of the rock lists too, as are several other singers who also feature in the pop list.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Modern Male Pop Vocalists
PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:46 pm 
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MJ and George Michael, 1º and 2º respectively, without a doubt.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Modern Male Pop Vocalists
PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:52 pm 
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Too low:

Quote:
15. Michael Bolton
19. Elton John
29. Luther Vandross
31. Daryl Hall - (Hall & Oates)
33. Barry Gibb - (Bee Gees)
41. Darren Hayes - (Savage Garden, solo)
42. Rod Stewart
54. Bryan Adams
60. Chris De Burgh
65. Phillip Bailey - (Earth Wind & Fire)
68. Mick Hucknel
69. Rick Astley
94. Christopher Cross


Elton John, Bolton and Barry Gibb should be in the top 10.

No Phil Collins and Andru Donalds? :confused:


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Modern Male Pop Vocalists
PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:57 pm 
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A preview:

1 Michael Jackson
2 George Michael
3 Elton John
4 Barry Gibb
5 Phil Collins
6 Michael Bolton
7 Rod Stweart
8 Bryan Adams
9 Darren Hayes
10 Jon Secada
11 Andru Donalds
12 Seal
13 Morten Harket
14 Peter Cetera
15 Rick Astley
16 Philip Bailey
17 Richard Marx
18 Lenny Kravitz
19 Christopher Cross
20 Daryl Hall
21 Luther Vandross
22 Mick Hucknall
23 Simon Le Bon
24 Robin Gibb
25 Sting
26 Billy Joel
27 Terence Trent D'Arby
28 Tom Jones
29 Russell Hitchcock
30 Andy Gibb
31 Damien Rice
32 R. Kelly
33 James Ingram
34 Chris De Burgh
35 Wanya Morris
36 Brian Mcknight
37 Barry Manilow
38 Glenn Lewis
39 Isaac Slade
40 Eric Clapton
41 Tunde
42 Caleb Followill
43 Babyface
44 Michael McDonald
45 Colin Hay
46 Robbie Williams
47 James Taylor
48 Lou Rawls
49 Lionel Richie
50 Boy George


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Modern Male Pop Vocalists
PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:08 pm 
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Bruno_Antonio wrote:
A preview:

1 Michael Jackson
2 George Michael
3 Elton John
4 Barry Gibb
5 Phil Collins
6 Michael Bolton
7 Rod Stweart
8 Bryan Adams
9 Darren Hayes
10 Jon Secada


What do you mean by "a preview"? Have you been asked to take over this list? Is this a proposal? Or just a personal favorites list?

I have a hard time imagining criteria that would put Darren Hayes and Jon Secada in the top ten of modern male pop vocalists.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Modern Male Pop Vocalists
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Brett Alan wrote:
Bruno_Antonio wrote:
A preview:

1 Michael Jackson
2 George Michael
3 Elton John
4 Barry Gibb
5 Phil Collins
6 Michael Bolton
7 Rod Stweart
8 Bryan Adams
9 Darren Hayes
10 Jon Secada


What do you mean by "a preview"? Have you been asked to take over this list? Is this a proposal? Or just a personal favorites list?

I have a hard time imagining criteria that would put Darren Hayes and Jon Secada in the top ten of modern male pop vocalists.

No, I was not invited to this list. I've been doing this list some time ago and only posted so that we can debate and discuss this TOP 100. Just trying to work here, since this sub-forum there is no participation of members.
The list was based on the criteria proposed in the first post.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Modern Male Pop Vocalists
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Criteria: Skill, Originality, Reputation/Acclaim, Influence

1. Michael Jackson
2. George Michael
3. Elton John
4. Barry Gibb
5. Michael Bolton
6. Peter Cetera
7. Rod Stweart
8. Phil Collins
9. Bryan Adams
10. Darren Hayes
11. Christopher Cross
12. Tom Jones
13. Jon Secada
14. Roland Orzabal
15. Seal
16. Morten Harket
17. Mick Hucknall
18. Philip Bailey
19. Rick Astley
20. Richard Marx


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Modern Male Pop Vocalists
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<3 Darren Hayes' voice.


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