My Top 10 : My Favorite Female Singers

These are my favorite female singers. For the popular music, and the music categories are pop, rock, country, soul, and jazz.
I put them in order, start from the best (of course IMHO, feel free to say disagree with me.) Appreciate if you could save me your list too ๐Ÿ™‚

1. Celine Dion
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An angel from heaven. For my money, she can make a concert without any musical instrument, just herself and the sound system. She has an incredibly beautiful voice, very deep, outstanding range. Don’t lie that you have never heard the Titanic soundtrack. IMO her strong point is her articulation, she can do a storytelling by just singing the lyric to us. As I said above, I will pay 100 bucks to see her just with microphone.I vow that I must see her singing before I die.
Listen to : Immortality, My Heart Will Go Om

2. Adele
A new sensation in modern music in the wake of such a pitiful music industry and constant singing contest waves. With quality, her voice can call tears to our eyes when singing song like “Someone Like You” or “Rolling in the Deep”. Her voice reminded me of 60’s vocalist like Shirley Easton or woman version of Frank Sinatra, but no questions to the ability she has. Powerful voice, the high range, sweet and soulful style, to me she comes the 2nd after Celine Dion.
Listen to : One and Only, Set the Fire to the Rain

3. Whitney Houston
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Who on earth doesn’t know “I Will Always Love You” or “I Had Nothing”? I would argue with many people about not putting her on my #1 in place of Celine Dion, but she definitely Top3 best female singers in the world. She has a very beautiful voice and very controlled tone (compare to waving voice of Adele and Celine), no one can keep their eyes off of her on stage. Unluckily she can’t keep the same quality on her later years till she finally left us for good two years ago. Thanks for the voice, RIP Whitney Houston.
Listen to : I Will Always Love You

Perhaps the best female singer in her generation, the millennium era. While I rarely very like her songs but it is her technical and incredible range of her voice, mixing of soul, R&B, and pop, that make her stand out of other young singers. She may not as gorgeous as Aguilera or Celine Dion but her voice is golden. There are still plenty of years for Beyonce to step up more and make Lady Gaga and Katy Perry finally thinking that they are not as great as they think.
Listen to : Halo, Crazy in Love

5. Mariah Carey
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Another extraordinary singer that may bring me to argument with other people about why not putting her on #1 or at least #2. To me her special talent is her range. Maybe not as soulful and sweet as Adele or Celine Dion, but the power when she singing high notes can simply raise the hair on the back of the neck. Her pitch accuracy is also awesome. I pity her constant changing music favor, otherwise she could keep her legacy just like Celine Dion has done over the years and years.
Listen to : Hero, Open Arms

6. Dolores O’Brien
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Ex The Cranberries vocalist. When looking for someone who has distinct but beautiful voice, she is the singer. Her voice can come like an electric razor cutting the sky in “Zombie”, but she can also be soulful like in “Ode to the Family”. But the most unusual thing, she has such a strictly unique voice that we may will never hear from someone else, just like John Lennon’s voice.
Listen to : Zombie, Star

7. Marie Fredrickson
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I always never like a female rock vocalist but this one. Hearing hits such ‘Joyride’ and ‘It Must have Been Love’ for the first time was like Wow! I love this singer. Her deliverance is still remaining in my ears up to this point even after 15 years gone from the first time I got the ‘Roxette – The Greatest Hits’ back in 1995. While credits also must be given to her partner Per Gessle for the songwriting and creating the catchy hooks and riffs, Marie’s performance is powerfully Rocking!
Listen to : It Must Have Been Love

8. Annie Lennox
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I really love her big mature voice. I was first caught after hearing “Walking on Broken Glass”, that song really tied me up. Honestly I could not stand for a long time to listen to female voice, but Annie Lennox is one exception. I love her voice. For a modern music listeners she might not be that popular, but I bet you listen her and you will easily like her voice. Sometimes I consider her as the 2nd Celine Dion because they have the same voice style and colour, not to mention the similarity between their songs. If she is not a singer, I would like to suggest to her to become a military commander, her voice is perfect for that ๐Ÿ˜€
Listen to : Walking on a Broken Glass, Why

9. Agnetha Faltskog
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Remember ABBA? To me she is the most responsible person for such worldwide hits like “Knowing You Knowing Me”, “Mamma Mia”, “Dancing Queen”. Yes she may not on par with Carey or Houston in term of talent, but the razor edge of her crispy voice is perhaps everyone on planet earth from 70’s till today have ever heard , thanks to those wonderful ABBA hits (I bet so many people ever heard her singing may never know who is her name, so underrated :)). Very original voice, she can laugh or cry easily with the vocal style she practiced day by day.
Listen : Mamma Mia, Fernando

10. Gery Halliwell
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She has stunning baritone-tenor voice, so much power and passion. Both low and high voice she can perform very well. But it is the color of her voice that is big asset, no wonder why she sang so many songs about brave and optimistic, rarely girly poppy songs like Britney or even Madonna often sang. Oh yeah, her talent as a songwriter also must be counted.
Listen to : Look at Me, Spice Girls “Wannabe”

My TOP 10 : The Best Love Songs

Okay, I’m not referring to everlasting love songs album contains material from George Benson, Bee Gees, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, or anything you usually find from those kind of records. These are the love songs that can make me feel about love and the meaning inside. Some may seem unfamiliar to you if you are a ballad lovers, but that’s just how I review and love a love song.

1. THE BEATLES Here There And Everywhere
Only Paul McCartney can create a masterpiece love song like this. Maybe the best love song ever? I love you here, there, and everywhere…very romantic, isn’t it? It’s not a silly lyric like Bon Jovi style, instead it is a pure hearty passionate lyric and song. The chord progression is very difficult to learn, but that’s what made this song so exceptional. Granted you’ll fall in love with this song at the first shot.

2. JAMES BLUNT You’re Beautiful
A very deep lyric by James Blunt, he sang it with his Britain-style voice. About an admiration of a girl who a man could never have by his side. Desperation? No, it is just a voice from the heart and we can find this reality everywhere all over the world. Love have not to be about having someone beside us.

3. CELINE DION It’s All Coming Back To Me Now
It’s hard to choose Celine Dion because she has performed many emotional and everlasting love songs like Immortality, My Heart Will Go On, Because You Loved Me, etc. But ‘It’s All Coming Back To Me Now’ has the most livable melody in my head and she sang it very graciously and full of emotion. Like a magnet.

4. TAKE THAT Back For Good
This is Gary Barlow’s masterpiece, and who people that live around 90’s didn’t know this song? Accompanied by a rainy day video, Take That voice a desire about a man who wants his forever love to come back and stay with him for good, after he made mistakes before. A great proposal for a man who has broken his girlfriend’s heart.

5. BOYZONE Key to My Life
R.I.P. Stephen Gatley. He sang the first verse of this nice love song. There are 3 main factors that made me really love this song, the vocals, melody, and the lyrics. Using of word ‘key’ is really perfect, and Boyzone sing it wonderfully that I can’t get this song out of my head when thinking about love and relationship.

Only needs to look at the title to know what is this song about. We can get to know how it feels without someone we love. But there is a sad and ironic story behind this song. Originally created by Pete Ham and Tome Evans (BadFinger, band where they were playing), both of the writers committed suicide in a 7 years gap. Pete hanging himself in his garage because he couldn’t live a difficult life at that time and his mate Tome Evans could not live without his best friend Pete, resulting in him also hanging himself by a willow tree. Those real stories related perfectly with the lyric of this very famous love songs. Many lovers of this song and even Whitney Houston didn’t know who created the song and what story was left by the original writers.

7. FIREHOUSE When I Look Into Your Eyes
In the height of slow rock / rock ballad era, this song is perhaps the most beautiful love song from rock music. A very nice lyric and C.J. Snare with his incredible voice range scream it so passionately. Doesn’t need to be a rock fans to love this song. The chorus with higher key at the end of this song never cease to amaze and make me shivering.

8. BRITNEY SPEARS : Sometimes 1998
It is a very sentimental yet happy song from the โ€˜wasโ€™ beautiful singer Britney Spears. It colored my Junior High School Days, and even now the theme and melody are still relevant with my life. The melody, it is absolutely the best among all of Britney Spears. Donโ€™t start me by comparing this song to her later music career which to me are nonsense. I always love her when hearing this song in eternal.

9. JOURNEY Open Arms
You only need to hear Steve Perry’s tremendous voice to understand how lovely this song is.

10.TRAIN Marry Me
And what a perfect end to my list. Perhaps the most anticipated words in all love stories, Train transformed this sacred proposal into a tender and beautiful love songs.