“You’re a singer – who’s your favourite then?”… has to be one of the most common questions I get asked at gigs. The hard thing is, I very rarely have an answer ready – it’s an impossible question! It depends on the genre, on whether we’re rating singing ability as opposed to performance, and bunch of other things.
I decided to write a list of my favourite singers – going purely on vocals, not songwriting, or skill as a performer.
Here, in no particular order, is a list of my favourite 20 vocalists of all time.
I’m currently in training for a 10K race, which is taking place in June (my justgiving page is here, if anyone’s feeling generous). An interesting (and unexpected) bonus to go alongside all the aching muscles and stiff joints is selecting a decent playlist to accompany a good run.