10 Most Distinctive Voices in Music

Sometimes, the songs aren't even truly exceptional, but the unique vocals serve as a huge propeller for the music – a cheat, in my opinion.

Recently, a Redditor asked, “Name one of the most distinctive voices in music.”  “A singer who despite not knowing the song in particular you'd still know who it is just by their voice.”

Reddit has responded, and these are the singers with the most unique voices.

A Redditor said, “I wish I could remember the source, but years ago I read a review of one of her albums where the writer said that she ‘makes English sound like a foreign language.' I still feel like that’s the best possible description of her singing style.”


“It is pretty unique and I always thought it was lightning in a bottle that he ended up in a band with another guy who's voice blended well with his,” u/dong_tea said.

Layne Staley

Janis Joplin was regarded as one of the most successful rock stars of her era. Her electric stage presence, personality, and uninhibited vocal style made her cultural icon, that till this day, inspires movements in rock music.

Janis Joplin

Jack Black is also an American actor and comedian, famous for his roles in movies like High Fidelity (2000) and School of Rock (2003), so it's not hard to see why his vocal skills may be overlooked.

Jack Black

“Wouldn't call it distinctive, but it's iconic for sure,” someone said. Another replied, “I occasionally find myself walked around the house singing “Killed by Death.” I can almost imitate his voice if I clench my teeth really hard.”

Lemmy Kilmister

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