Watching the Whitney video now. Once i managed to get past the awful Gershwin rendition she did, I enjoyed the rest. The clarity and tone of her voice are unparalleled. Even though a lot of the material she sings is schlocky, she still gives me goosebumps.
Darlene Love – still sounds amazing at the recent rnr hall of fame ceremony, and Bette Midler too
and definately Dusty Springfield
christina does a really lovely “porgy” here, it’s very understated for her: here
well i have to admit i was skeptical but that was nice :)
This is the definitive “i love you porgy” recording, imo. I don’t know how to post a link but:
That was great! I wish she would control her oversinging like that all the time.
i can’t listen to nico because her s sounds are always really hissy and it makes me want to kill myself.
That’s why I love her.
how do you post a youtube video into the body of a comment?
Nico has the best voice, but I would definitely consider her more neo-classical than pop
I also love Deborah Harry’s voice and Janis Joplin
Nico always sounded a bit i dunno..mannish to me. runs and hides
@kate— click share, embed and copy-paste the link
this is perhaps an obvious quesiton, but where’s the share button? I only see an empty box under “Reply to Topic”
yay, it worked. thanks kyo, malik and ruby! :)
It’s between the flag and add to button on Youtube. All you have to do is paste the embedded url into the ‘reply to topic’ space.
Salyu might be my favorite modern day female pop vocalist
Ruthie Henshall is not a pop singer, but she’s best current musical theater singer in my opinion and also a great actress. I’m not crazy about Les Mis, but her rendition of this song is beautiful. She hits the right emotion in every note. It puts poor Susan Boyle’s version to shame:
and you’ve reminded me of annette hanshaw, a wonderful singer from the ‘20s, as anyone who’s seen sita sings the blues can attest. and if u haven’t, u can watch it here totally free: http://www.thirteen.org/sites/reel13/blog/watch-sita-sings-the-blues-online/347/
guaranteed to make u smile :D
CHECK THIS OUT. shame that she played second fiddle to beyonce in dream girls, since she has a better voice:
speaking of dream girls: jennifer holiday.
k i’m out ;)
BIG yes to Joan Baez.
Also, Chan Marshall. Not much range, but devastatingly effective and utterly distinctive.
“If you’re talking real pop, then Kate Bush.”
Kate Bush herself rejects the pop star tag, and I’m not certain what “real pop” is nowadays. But if you are talking REAL MUSIC, then definitely Kate Bush.
Not one of the following pop singers to emerge during the past 15 years can hold a candle to Great Kate: Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Lady GaGa, Rihanna, Beyonce, Lily Allen, the list goes on.
Not one of them has the charisma, the songwriting ability, the vocal discipline and the lyrical depth and poetry of Kate Bush. Comparing the lyrics of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” to the poetry of Kate Bush’s “Babooshka” is like comparing the scribble on a train station toilet door to the writing of Paddy Chayefsky.
But of course we are talking about voices, and if you listen to the vocal stylings of Kate Bush, you shall hear how she loses herself in the song, becoming the character she portrays. It sounds like she’s actually experienced what she’s singing about. When Aguilera or GaGa sing about something, they are always just plain old Aguilera or Gaga. Listen to Kate Bush sing “Breathing”: she actually BECOMES the child inside the womb (“Breathing…breathing my mother in…out, in, out, in”) In “There Goes A Tenner”, she BECOMES someone involved in a bank heist. It’s just some sort of feeling she has, she has a great feel for lyrics and sinking into the “character” she’s playing in any one song.
Also, please listen to “Wuthering Heights” and keep in mind that Kate was only 19 when she recorded it. Actually, Kate recorded TWO albums in 1978. Britney and Aguilera are approaching 30, and neither one has ever approached Kate’s level of greatness.
One must weep for what passes as a “diva” these days.
Andrea Echeverri – Aterciopelados
Ana Torroja – Mecano
Tania Libertad – Sin la luna
Mrs. Gwen Stefani