Just serviceable, without his songwriting he’s still stuck in Lodi.
73. Dolly Parton
Sadly let her breasts eclipse her talent. Fantastic, but trying to get Sylvester Stallone to sing was a mistake of epic proportions.
74. James Taylor
Pleasant enough – probably more effective than Ambien.
75. Iggy Pop
Minus the sideshow, doesn’t do much for me.
76. Steve Perry
God, I hate Journey. Are the lead singers from Styx and REO coming up next?
77. Merle Haggard
I’m not going to even pretend that I’ve listened to any Merle Haggard. Seems like it would have been cool to party with him though.
78. Sly Stone
Cocaine is a hell of a drug. Saddest flameout of all time.
79. Mariah Carey
The most successful recording artist of all time! Is that amazing or what? Amazing voice, amazing body, much of her work makes me form a silly smile. Could anyone else have taken an inane song like “Touch My Body” and made it so absurdly enjoyable.
80 Frankie Valli
Incredible range, sounds uniquely annoying at any pitch.
81. John Lee Hooker
Ranking these blues legends is tough. All the guys on the list get huge props for the danger in their voices, but B.B. King probably out sings any of them on a good night.
82. Tom Waits
Who am I to argue with Scarlett Johansson?
83. Patti Smith
With all due respect, Chrissie Hynde would be a better choice.
84. Darlene Love
Should have been a bigger star, but was dwarfed by Phil Spector’s ego and belief that he could just stick any singer in front of his wall of sound.
85. Sam Moore
Loved him in Tapeheads.
86. Art Garfunkel
Too slight of an artist to be here.
87. Don Henley
As Mojo Nixon once cheerfully sang: “Don Henley must die/Don’t let him get back together with Glen Frey.” To Henley’s credit he once drunkenly popped up on stage with Mojo and showed that he had a sense of humor.
88. Willie Nelson
There’s a lot more there than meets the eye.
89. Solomon Burke
90. The Everly Brothers
If I could tell them apart, I’d tell you which of them I like better. Hint: It’s the one that sings the solo breaks in “Cathy’s Clown.”
91. Levon Helm
Pretty much defines the best of what it means to sound country.
The Smiths' rep in England has somehow now reached Beatles level. God or buffoon, no one has ever walked that line as well as Morrissey.