My Favorite Singers


In no particular order after the first few.

1) Jay Reatard
2) Mark Sultan
3) Black Lips- Jared Swilley, Cole Alexander, Joe Bradley
4) John Lennon
5) Joey Ramone
6) King Khan
7) Zack De La Rocha
8) Bradford Cox
9) Kurt Cobain
10) Beat Happening- Calvin Johnson and Heather Lewis
11) Roy Orbison
12) Paul McCartney
13) Lou Reed
14) Lou Barlow
15) Freddie Mercury
16) Paul Simon
17) David Bowie
18) Seth Bogart aka “Hunx”
19) Paul Westerberg
20) Morrissey
21) Clayton McIntyre
22) Dean Allen Spunt
23) Jim Morrison
24) Roger Daltrey
25) H.R.
26) Glenn Danzig
27) Jello Biafra
28) Maynard James Keenan
29) Thom Yorke
30) Johnny Cash
31) Tammy Wynette
32) Patsy Kline
33) George Jones
34) Johnny Rotten
35) J Mascis
36) Michael Nau
37) Animal Collective- Panda Bear and Avey Tare
38) Nathan Williams
39) Bobby Vinton
40) Karen Carpenter
41) Dean and Gene Ween
42) Darryl Palumbo
43) Sonic Youth- Thurston Moore, Kim Gordan, and Lee Renaldo
44) Pixies- Black Francis and Kim Deal
45) Ian Mackaye
46) Steve Albini
47) David Byrne
48) Ronettes
49) Supremes
50) Beach Boys- Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Mike Love
51) Tom Gabel
52) Conor Oberst
53) Win Butler
54) Bob Marley
55) Leonard Cohen
56) Elvis Presley
57) Daniel Johnston
58) Perry Farrell
59) Elliott Smith- can’t believe I haven’t mentioned him yet!
60) Nick Cave
61) Frank Zappa
62) The Nightwatchman (Tom Morello)
63) Alex Turner
64) Shane MacGowan
65) Chino Moreno
66) Jesus and Mary Chain- Jim and William Reid
67) Meat Puppets- Cris and Kurt Kirkwood
68) Christopher Owens
69) Kip Berman
70) Milo Aukerman

I’m probably forgetting many others….

2 thoughts on “My Favorite Singers”

  1. Mark Sultan’s head resembles an acorn in that photograph.

    Jay Reatard may be the most subversive vocalist in the history of rock’n’roll and its offshoots.

  2. Cmon the Beach Boys @#50? The 49 on there NONE were better singers than Carl Wilson, esp Lennon, he was mediocre @ best.j

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