My Top Ten Male Singers
Top Ten Tuesday
The flip side of the last list by request. These lists continue to be near impossible to narrow down, and this was yet another tough one. The list of my favorites would go on, and on, and on – well past “ten”, but this is a “Top Ten Tuesday” list, so I painfully cut and put this list together. Some of these slots are subject to change, others will always be where they are. All that said, for today, for right now, this is a list of My Top Ten Male Singers on Top Ten Tuesday.
My Top Ten Male Singers
1. David Bowie
“Heroes” :: David Bowie
you can be mean.
I’ll drink all the time.
‘Cause we’re lovers,
and that is a fact.
Yes we’re lovers,
and that is that.”
2. Ryan Adams
“La Cienega Just Smiled” (live) :: Ryan Adams
“And, I hold you close in the back of my mind.
Raise my glass,
’cause either way I’m dead.
Neither of you really help me to sleep anymore –
one breaks my body,
and the other breaks my soul.
La Cienega just smiles,
3. Leonard Cohen
“Famous Blue Raincoat” (live) :: Leonard Cohen
“Well, I see you there,
with the rose in your teeth;
one more thin, gypsy thief.
Well, I see Jane’s awake.
She sends her regards.”
4. Pete Yorn
“Crystal Village” :: Pete Yorn
“You were there,
and it was good in the beginning.”
5. Bryan Ferry
“Slave to Love” :: Bryan Ferry
“We’re too young to reason,
too grown up to dream.”
6. Paul Weller
“Wild Wood” :: Paul Weller
people fly by,
in the traffics boom.
just where you are blowing.
Getting to where you should be going.”
7. Sam Cooke
“Bring It On Home to Me” :: Sam Cooke
“You know I’ll always be your slave,
’till I’m buried and buried in my grave.
Oh, honey bring it to me,
bring your sweet loving,
bring it on home to me.”
8. Elliott Smith
“Waltz #2” (live) :: Elliott Smith
“I’m never gonna know you now,
but I’m gonna love you,
9. Mick Jagger
“Wild Horses” (acoustic) :: The Rolling Stones
“No sweeping exit,
or offstage lines,
could make me feel bitter,
or treat you unkind:
wild horses couldn’t drag me away.”
10. Noel Gallagher
“If I Had a Gun” :: Noel Gallagher ‘s High Flying Birds
“Excuse me if I spoke too soon,
my eyes have always followed you around the room.
‘Cause you’re the only god that I will ever need.”
7 thoughts on “My Top Ten Male Singers :: Top Ten Tuesday”
I know it’s your list and, although you stated this is for today and it is constantly changing, you have some magnificent choices but Pete Yorn number 3 and no Jeff Buckley? Other than that very impressive.
oops, Yorn is number 4, guess I was trying to rhyme three with Buckley, still my sentiment remains
Got it. Trust me, your sentiment was heard.
My list. Pete is definitely an artist I play more, and enjoy more consistently than Jeff, and his music has significance to me. That doesn’t mean that Jeff isn’t a fantastic singer. Again, my list. You have never been a fan of Yorn’s, so I am not surprised that this is what you called out.
You should put one together yourself. I’d love to read everyone’s list of favorites.
I realize that it is your list. And if we are speaking as songwriters maybe but as just vocalists, Pete has evolved but c’mon, there is a reason Buckley was know for his voice. Saying that, my list would include Frank Sinatra, Ibrahim Ferrer, Jeff Buckley, Ian McCulloch, Carl Wilson, David Bowie, Jim Morrison, Otis Redding, Elvis Presley and Prince
Agree to disagree. And Jeff would be on my list expanded. Not sure why this is bothering you so much though. I don’t think Buckley needs you to defend him, and the “c’mon” is unnecessary really. My list and my personal feelings on it.