Thursday, July 06, 2006

Top Ten...

...Female Artists EVER

I've always liked to listen to women's voices more than men's, which is why I'm doing this particular list -- the male list would have one runaway winner anyway (Morrissey). You will not believe how incredibly difficult this was. I was literally grieving over leaving a couple of fabulous women out of this list. Anyway, after much deliberation, here is a list of my favourite ten female artists ever:

10. Aaliyah
Her collection diverse, she is able to switch between edgy pop and urban grind effortlessly.
Best Song: "Don't Know What To Tell Ya"

9. Debbie Harry (Blondie)
With a gorgeous swagger Harry's voice remains one of the most acknowledgeable voices ever.
Best Song: "Heart Of Glass"

8. Alanis Morissette
She leans into every word with a brute force, launching into tirades you can liken to an assault.
Best Song: "You Oughta Know"

7. Mariah Carey
Terrific vocal range, and some particularly great pop AND rnb efforts.
Best Song: "Hero"
6. Dusty Springfield
Sings every song as if it's a final number. Instills her songs with more emotion than any other.
Best Song: "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me"

5. Annie Lennox
Deep, booming, piercing, overwhelming voice. Enthralling and monopolising.
Best Song: "Love Is A Stranger"

4. Kylie Minogue
Churns out pop classic after pop classic. Oozes personality and sex appeal. Love her.
Best Song: "Love At First Sight"

3. Kate Bush
Haunting, stunningly thin voice. A genius whose creativity cannot be surpassed.
Best Song: "Wuthering Heights"

2. Bjork
A unique woman with a powerful voice and a poetic mind. And she's a drama queen. Bonus.
Best Song: "Bachelorette"

1. Madonna
Aka God. The most amazing performer ever to walk the earth. A vast portfolio of brilliance. Iconic in every sense of the word.
Best Song: Too many to mention

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