There are so many great voices that spring to mind when I think of this one, so I am going to include three who I have not yet discussed during this challenge.
Jeff Buckley has long been one of my favourite singers, and it really was a great loss to the music world when he passed away before even seeing the release of his unfinished, second album. If you haven’t heard his cover of the song “Hallelujah” (which is preferred by many to the original), you really must, but I am actually going to link to one of my favourite songs of his, a song he had written for a potential second album called “Everybody Here Wants You”.
Stevie Wonder is another one of my favourites, despite the cheesiness of some of his songs. For me, he was at his peak musically in the early to mid 70s, particularly with the albums Music of my Mind, Talking Book, Innervisions and Fulfillingness’ First Finale. I’m sure most people would agree on his vocal talents, but for a quick reminder, I thought I’d include one of my personal favourites of his.
Rufus Wainwright has an amazing blend of classical training and pop music sensibilities to produce some of the finest songwriting and singing out there. His recent albums have varied from darkly intimate music with just him and a piano, to his newest album Out Of The Game which is a triumphant return to a more pop-oriented sound. The following song, one of my favourites, is an older song from his album Want Two, called “The One You Love”.
What do you think of these singers?
Who are your favourites?