Sunday, June 29, 2014

Wordsmithonia Radio: My Top Ten Female Vocalists Of All Time

Going forward, Sundays will be all about music on Wordsmithonia.  It could be a song that is stuck in my head, a soundtrack that I can't get enough of, a feature on a favorite artist or genre, a theme that seems appropriate for whatever reason, or like today, a Top Ten List.

After reading, music is one of my great loves.  I use it to relax or get revved up for a night on the town, which rarely happens anymore.  It's an accompaniment when I'm cleaning the house, slaving over a hot stove, or when I'm curled up on the couch, reading.  The weather can dictate what I listen to, or hearing a commercial can have me going on a Youtube binge for hours, pulling up song after song.

Music is such a huge part of my life, and while I've shared some of what I like with you guys over the years, I want to make it a little more central to the blog.  It will give you insight into who I am as a person, as I really do think musical taste reflects personality traits.  I hope it will allow you to discover a love for an artist you have never heard of before, or reconnect with one you haven't paid much attention to lately.  Either way, I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I do.

Today's post will give you a big glimpse into what I like.  It will feature my ten favorite female vocalists of all time, and it wasn't an easy list to come up with.  There are so many great voices out there, narrowing it down was incredibly hard.  I could have easily done a top twenty list, so don't be surprised if you see another list of my favorite female vocalists pop up done the road.

So with no further ado, here are my ten favorite, in no particular order.

Stevie Nicks

Patti Labelle

Julie London

Annie Lennox

Loreena Mckennitt

Rosemary Clooney

Dolly Parton

Linda Eder

Whitney Houston



Rich Mom, Rich Dad. Poor Mom, Poor Dad. said...

The only ones I am not familiar with are Loreena Mckennitt and Linda Eder.

I am so surprised you didn't have Laura Branigan on here!

I'd definitely (for myself) add- Laura Branigan, Ronnie Spector and Grace Slick to the list. I love, love the ones you listed!

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

Great idea, Ryan. Some of these are my faves as well...Loreena, Rosemary, Annie, Madonna, Stevie. But you're missing one of my top ten, Sinead O'Connor. ;)

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Great list! Annie Lenox, Whitney Huston,Stevie Nicks.... Excellent!

Angela's Anxious Life said...

Holy S^&* how did I miss this post??? Though you and I have a lot of the same tastes in music.. I think we are really going to differ on this list! I have to be honest. The woman's list was much harder then the men's list. Ok here goes mine:

1. Madonna
2. Mariah Carey
3. Stevie Nicks
4. Britney Spears
5. Cher
6. Bonnie Raitt
7. Carol King
8. Mary J Blige

Honestly.. I don't know.. I do enjoy Katy Perry.. but is she all time?? I don't know.