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There has been a lot of buzz about Rolling Stone Magazine’s reworked “Greatest Singers List” from 2008.

Despite the publication’s bump up to 200 on the list, it was still largely rejected on social media.

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According to the editors, “Before you start scrolling (and commenting), keep in mind that this is the Greatest Singers list, not the Greatest Voices List. Talent is impressive; genius is transcendent. Sure, many of the people here were born with massive pipes, perfect pitch, and boundless range. Others have rougher, stranger, or more delicate instruments. In all cases, what mattered most to us was originality, influence, the depth of an artist’s catalog, and the breadth of their musical legacy.”

 

Fans say the list ranked many people too low, like Gladys Knight at 101 and a variety of others ranked too high or left out altogether. 

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Below are the finalist for the top 10, with the likes of Marvin Gaye at 20, and Prince at 16 rounding out the top 20.

10. Al Green

9. Otis Redding

8. Beyoncé

7. Stevie Wonder

6. Ray Charles

5. Mariah Carey

4. Billie Holiday

3. Sam Cooke

2. Whitney Houston

1. Aretha Franklin

The Rickey Smiley Morning Show crew weighs in on their opinions of the list, and opens up the question, who are the artists that would fall in YOUR top 5 list of the greatest singers of all time?

 

 

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Take a listen to the full recap and let us know on social media or in the comment section who would make your list!

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