Ray's Female Voices Top 50

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Postby stevyy » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:07 pm

Rihanna is OK. But Meghan is annoying AF.

Shania should be higher. <3
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Postby JSparksFan » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:57 am

Rihanna is my second most played artist of the decade, and my second favourite artist of all-time. She has so many brilliant songs to her name that it's challenging to whittle it down to a Top 10, but "Umbrella" and "Diamonds" are my clear Top 2. Beyond those, there are at least 50 that I love, and a further 25 or so that I would miss if they were completely axed from my playlists.

I think her voice is actually criminally underrated, not in its technical greatness (or lack thereof), but in its ability to make a song distinctly Rihanna's. Rihanna owns her songs in that no one else - not even more technically skilled vocalists - could deliver the same song with the same degree of impact.
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Postby RayRay » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:12 am

JSparksFan wrote:
I think her voice is actually criminally underrated, not in its technical greatness (or lack thereof), but in its ability to make a song distinctly Rihanna's. Rihanna owns her songs in that no one else - not even more technically skilled vocalists - could deliver the same song with the same degree of impact.
Although she gets a lot of critizism on her voice, there are also a lot of singers that sound or try to sound like her. Sia, Anne Marie, Zara Larsson to name a few. That's a compliment.
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Postby RayRay » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:39 pm

At #43 it's Bonnie St. Claire.

I have all her cd's and a few LP's (not everything is on CD).

My favorite song is Sla Je Arm Om Me Heen. It's the Dutch version of ABBA's Agnetha Faltskog's Wrap Your Arms Around Me.



Other songs I really like:
Cassandra (ABBA original; Bonnie & José Dutch version)
Zoals Vrienden Doen (ABBA original; Bonnie & José Dutch version of The Way Old Friends Do)
Dr. Bernhard
Pierrot
Verder Valt 't Wel Mee (duet met Benny Neyman)
Rocky (duet met Don Mercedes)

Total Bonnie St. Claire scrobbles: 161
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Postby Benjamin » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:47 pm

Paloma is a hit or miss for me.
I love me some Riri.
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Postby RayRay » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:55 pm

At #42 it's P!nk.

I don't have any P!nk cd's, but the songs I love are on my Spotify playlist.

My favorite song is What About Us.



Other songs I really like:
Family Portrait
Perfect
Try
Just Give Me A Reason

Total P!nk scrobbles: 168
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Postby Wayne » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:23 pm

P!nk is awesome.

That said, none of what you've listed is amongst her best IMO - except for maybe Try.
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Postby RayRay » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:13 pm

Wayne wrote:P!nk is awesome.

That said, none of what you've listed is amongst her best IMO - except for maybe Try.
Which of her songs do you like?
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Postby bluecherry » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:58 am

Who Knew is by far Pink’s best. Closely followed by U + Ur Hand.
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Postby JSparksFan » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:42 am

"What About Us" is among P!nk's five worst singles. I do love all the other songs you listed, though, especially "Family Portrait".
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Postby RayRay » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:50 am

JSparksFan wrote:"What About Us" is among P!nk's five worst singles. I do love all the other songs you listed, though, especially "Family Portrait".
I'm not that big of a P!nk fan. Whole albums are not for me. But as soon as I hear the first notes of What About Us, I'm like: "OMG, this is soooooooo good!" :D
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Postby RayRay » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:58 pm

At #41 it's Glennis Grace.

I have all her CD's. Even the first one, which she released when she was just 16 years old. I've also seen her live and was lucky enough to get her autograph and have her take a picture with me. :D

My favorite song is The Greatest Love We'll Never Know.



Other songs I really like:
Absolutely Not
They Don't Play Our Love Song Anymore
Afscheid
NYE
A Moment Like This
Before Your Love
Is This A Dream

Total Glennis Grace scrobbles: 169
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Postby RayRay » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:27 pm

At #40 it's Edsilia Rombley.

I have most of her CD's. Even the one that was only released for a coffee brand. Best memory is when I won to do an interview with her. She was very nice, I got her autograph and a picture of the two of us together. :D

One of my favorite songs is [b]Hemel en Aarde/b] which she sang the first time she represented our country at Eurovision.



Other songs I really like:
Thuis
Dan Ben Ik Van Jou
Uit Het Oog Niet Uit Mijn Hart
I'll Be That Someone
Over And Out

Total Edsilia Rombley scrobbles: 171
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Postby SummerPeur » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:30 pm

Here for both Brandy and J.Simpson (who I feel should be a bit higher...).

Excited to see how this turns out ;D
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Postby RayRay » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:34 pm

SummerPeur wrote:Here for both Brandy and J.Simpson (who I feel should be a bit higher...).

Excited to see how this turns out ;D
Brandy and Jessica haven't released an album in years... They probably would have been higher, had they released some great music in the last two years.

Who do you expect to be in my Top 5?
How high do you expect Kylie?
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Postby SummerPeur » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:55 pm

RayRay wrote:
Who do you expect to be in my Top 5?
How high do you expect Kylie?
I'm going to have to think about that for a bit.......

I don't expect Kylie to be too high. Maybe looking at Top25? But I'll revisit this!
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Postby Erotica » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:00 pm

I love Rihanna, P!nk and Shania :)

Meghan Trainor annoys me to be honest
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Postby RayRay » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:11 pm

Erotica wrote:I love Rihanna, P!nk and Shania :)

Meghan Trainor annoys me to be honest
What don't you like about her?
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Postby RayRay » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:59 pm

At #39 it's Tamar Braxton.

I have her first two albums and the first album she did with her sisters. I saw her live at a Toni concert. And I have her autograph. :D

One of my favorite songs is Love And War.



Other songs I really like:
All The Way Home
King
Angels & Demons
Pick Me Up
Blind

Total Tamar Braxton scrobbles: 184
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Postby JSparksFan » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:32 pm

Beyond "Love and War" I can't say I'm a huge Tamar Braxton fan, but that song is one hell of a song.
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Postby RayRay » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:33 pm

At #38 it's Adele.

We have her cd's, but I say "we" as it is more my husband who is the Adele fan.

My favorite song is Hello.



Other songs I really like:
Rolling In The Deep
When We Were Young
Million Years Ago

Total Adele scrobbles: 190
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Postby JSparksFan » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:08 am

25 really sold me on Adele. She's a huge talent who's here to stay. "Rolling in the Deep" and "Hello" are probably my Top 2 from her as well, though "River Lea" might kick "Hello" out of that spot soon enough.
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Postby RayRay » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:45 pm

At #37 it's Dolly Parton.

We have some of her cd's, but I say "we" as it is more my husband who is the Dolly Parton fan.

My favorite song is Jolene.



Other songs I really like:
Love Is Like A Butterfly
Backwoods Barbie
Coat Of Many Colors
Islands In The Stream
9 To 5

Total Dolly Parton scrobbles: 191
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Postby JSparksFan » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:00 pm

"Jolene" and "9 to 5" are my favourite Dolly Parton songs.

Of course, I'm also indebted to her for penning "I Will Always Love You".
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Postby RayRay » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:58 pm

JSparksFan wrote:"Jolene" and "9 to 5" are my favourite Dolly Parton songs.

Of course, I'm also indebted to her for penning "I Will Always Love You".
Those are also my two favorite Dolly songs.

I've never liked I Will Always Love You till Whitney sang it.
Isn't it strange how a different singer and arrangement can turn a song into something magical?
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