So, let's see...
Helen Reddy, Candy Mafia, Play, Tegan and Sara, Sertab Erener, SISTAR, Noa, Sleep Over, Amanda Palmer, Miss A, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Mahalia Jackson, Charice Pempengo, Oh Land, HyunA, Juice Newton, Anorah - Couldn't sing you anything by any of them. I know Sertab won Eurovision and the girl with the ridiculously long surname was in Neighbours, that's about all!
Cassie, Trina - bleh - not my thing, sorry!
Elkie Brooks, Sheena Easton, Anne Murray, Roberta Flack, Alannah Myles, Emmylou Harris, Kim Carnes, Helen Shapiro, Trisha Yearwood, Expose, Ricki Lee, Cat Power - Some good acts in that list, some I like the odd song by a lot. Helen Shapiro and Roberta Flack in particular are legends, and I like "Black Velvet", "Pearl's A Singer", "For Your Eyes Only" and "You Needed Me".
Diana Vickers is a great TV talent show production, very different, but too early fof me to vote for her just yet. Plus I was let down by her actual material.
Sara Evans is another I bought an album from (off the strength of "Born To Fly") but barely listen to.
Deborah Cox has a fantastic voice and has done some good songs.
The biggest crashout of the entire list if you ask me is Eternal being effectively at No. 500!
Back when this site started, they would have been a shoo-in for No. 1!
However, two of my votes fell in that round - and they're both ones that never really made it big, but people should check out.
was my No. 36. I've bought the album, and it's very pleasant - but the standout track has to be the single "Inappropriate
The story of my No. 35, Alice Martineau
, is a really sad one. She was born with cystic fibrosis, and like many disabilities, it carries with it a significantly decreased average life expectancy. She needed a heart, lung and liver transplant, but sadly the donors didn't come through in time and after an 18 month stay on the waiting list, she passed away. With the knowledge of that story, it makes her biggest single, the gorgeous "If I Fall
", all the more poignant. Again, the whole album is good - particularly "Forget What I Said" but it's all overshadowed by the fantastic lead single!