Ray's Female Voices Top 50

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Postby HotPotato » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:57 pm

RayRay wrote:
HotPotato wrote:Britney is legendary of course - great great hits, but so many amazing album tracks you should check out too, many better than the single choices from their album, including:

Don't Go Knockin' On My Door
What You See (Is What You Get)
Anticipating - should have been a global single
Let Me Be - one of my alltime faves
Hot As Ice
Kill The Lights
Shattered Glass
Just Luv Me
Liar
I'll check out the album tracks you name later.
I'll be surprised if you don't approve at least a couple of those overlooked gems, I'd be interested to hear which. :)

You are throwing out some great artists so far...can't wait to see where Queen Debbie lands. :D
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Postby RayRay » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:58 pm

Tomorrow I'll start with the Top 10.

- It will feature 9 solo singers.
- The 10 acts are from 5 different countries.
- The Top 5 have over a 1000 scrobbles each.
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Postby RayRay » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:41 pm

At #10 it's the Carpenters.

The first in the Top 10 and the only duo. The siblings Carpenters with the beautiful voice of Karen Carpenter, who died way too young.

We have all their CD's, but I mainly listen to their hits.

One of my favorite songs is Top Of The World.



Other songs I really like:
Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
Solitaire
Only Yesterday
(They Long To Be) Close To You
Rainy Days And Mondays
We've Only Just Begun
For All We Know
Superstar
Yesterday Once More
I Won't Last A Day Without You

Total Carpenters scrobbles: 587
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Postby RayRay » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:54 pm

At #9 it's Janet Jackson.

I've loved Janet since 1986. What Have You Done For Me Lately and Nasty were huge hits here. But When I Think Of You was the song that won me over. Control is still one of my all time favorite albums. I have most of her cd's (some special Japanese editions with bonus tracks), some cd-singles and some dvd's. I saw her live in concert in 1995.

One of my favorite videos is Love Will Never Do (Without You).



Other songs I really like:
What Have You Done For Me Lately
Nasty
When I Think Of You
Control
Let's Wait Awhile
You Can Be Mine
He Doesn't Know I'm Alive
Miss You Much
Rhythm Nation
Escapade
Alright
Livin' In A World (They Didn't Make)
Lonely
State Of The World
That's The Way Love Goes
If
Again
This Time
Where Are You Now
New Agenda
Velvet Rope
All For You
All Nite (Don't Stop)
Rock With U
No Sleeep

Total Janet Jackson scrobbles: 606
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Postby RayRay » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:24 pm

Coming up at #8... another huge superstar.
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Postby JSparksFan » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:01 pm

So many divas to catch up on!

Christina Aguilera is fantastic. She just might be the best balladeer of her generation. "Army of Me" is one of my favourites from her, too. It felt very much like the sequel to "Fighter", which is my favourite Christina song.

Cyndi Lauper has those two classic songs - "True Colours" and "Time After Time" - that have aged so well over the last three decades.

Kelly Clarkson is one of my all-time faves. I was worried she'd lost the magic with Piece by Piece, but Meaning of Life restored my confidence that the same lady who recorded Breakaway and All I Ever Wanted was still alive and well.

Ah, Britney Spears! I fell in love with Britney during her breakdown, so it was really special to see her return to some favour with the general public again, and really and truly, some of Brit Brit's best songs came post-In the Zone. I especially remember the excitement for the "Womanizer" video premiere. I had to create a second YouTube account and change my age so I could bypass the age restriction on the video. :lol:

Kylie Minogue is an artist I didn't really come to appreciate until I joined UKMix. "Better the Devil You Know" is absolutely one of my favourites. She and Janet have similar, light voices that took some getting used to, but now I wholly appreciate them. Also, Kylie is behind what just might be the campest song of all-time, "Your Disco Needs You", so she deserves special recognition for that feat alone.

My mother likes the Carpenters. "Solitaire" is probably my favourite Carpenters song.

Janet Jackson is an act whose discography I'm exploring in its entirety now, and I'm discovering so many gems! She really is a superstar.
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Postby biscuits » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:15 pm

Janet is the best. #9 to low.
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Postby RayRay » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:40 pm

biscuits wrote:Janet is the best. #9 to low.
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Postby BodyShop » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:50 pm

JSparksFan wrote: "Fighter", which is my favourite Christina song.

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It's mine as well :D
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Postby RayRay » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:57 pm

At #8 it's Whitney Houston.

I bought Whitney's debut album in February 1986. I couldn't believe what a beautiful voice she had. I have all her CD's, a lot of cd-singles and some special (Japanese) editions. I saw her live in concert in 1988. I've seen her movies and have them on VHS or DVD.

One of my favorite songs is the European version of I'm Your Baby Tonight.



Other songs I really like:
All At Once
You Give Good Love
How Will I Know
Nobody Loves Me Like You Do
Take Good Care Of My Heart
If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful
Where You Are
Love Is A Contact Sport
All The Man That I Need
Anymore
Lover For Life
I Will Always Love You
I Have Nothing
I'm Every Woman
Run To You
Queen Of The Night
Exhale (Shoop Shoop)
Step By Step
Same Script Different Cast
It Isn't It Wasn't It Ain't Never Gonna Be
Try It On My Own
Tell Me No
My Love Is Your Love
Heartbreak Hotel
It's Not Right But It's Okay
When You Believe
I Learned From The Best
Million Dollar Bill
Nothin' But Love
Salute

Total Whitney Houston scrobbles: 673
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Postby Goldmoney » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:59 pm

I hope this isn’t a bad omen for Kween if Whitney is this low. :cry:
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Postby RayRay » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:01 pm

Goldmoney wrote:I hope this isn’t a bad omen for Kween if Whitney is this low. :cry:
Although Whitney is one of my all time favorite singers, she is this "low" because:

- she hasn't released new songs since I Look To You

- her back catalogue is not that huge

So with that in mind, I think she is quite high.
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Postby Nippian93 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:26 pm

RayRay wrote:At #8 it's Whitney Houston.

Total Whitney Houston scrobbles: 673
When did you start counting scrobbles ?
❤Whitney Houston
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Postby SummerPeur » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:24 am

Not sure how I feel about carps being higher then Kylie in this list :lol: or Janet for that matter.
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Postby RayRay » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:03 am

Nippian93 wrote:
RayRay wrote:At #8 it's Whitney Houston.

Total Whitney Houston scrobbles: 673
When did you start counting scrobbles ?
August 2015. So I listened to 22/23 Whitney songs a month.
Which is true. I almost play at least one Whitney song a day.
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Postby RayRay » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:07 am

SummerPeur wrote:Not sure how I feel about carps being higher then Kylie in this list :lol: or Janet for that matter.
The Carpenters were lucky that I have been going through their back catalogue a lot since I've got Spotify.

As for Janet, she is one of my all time favorite artists. If I hadn't looked at the scrobbles, I would have placed her even higher.
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Postby JSparksFan » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:37 pm

"I'm Your Baby Tonight" is my in my Top 5 favourite Whitney Houston songs. It's epic.

As for Whitney Houston herself, what can I say other than voice my opinion that she is the greatest singer of all-time, and a global treasure of a talent taken from us far too soon? I grew up on Whitney's music, and her death had more magnitude for me than any other celebrity passing. There will never be another like her.
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Postby DNK » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:45 pm

I love Whitney

Mariah Carey best singer of all time
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Postby BodyShop » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:46 pm

Whitney is a Queen.
As much as I love Celine and Mariah,there will never be another voice like hers.
Like you,I also play at least one Whitney song everyday.
My ultimate Whitney song(for years) ,used to be One Moment In Time but that has changed since late last year.
Now,this place belongs to Run To You.
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Postby RayRay » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:03 pm

At #7 it's Sarah Connor.

I first heard of Sarah Connor when she had a Top 10 hit in the Netherlands with From Sarah With Love in 2002. It reminded a lot of Mariah Carey's My All and I loved it, so I bought the album. She had two more Top 40 hits here that same year with One Nite Stand (feat. Wyclef Jean) and Skin On Skin. Although she didn't have other hits here, I was well aware of her many #1 hits in Germany and kept buying every CD she released. I also bought some cd-singles and I have one DVD.

The song that started it all for me is From Sarah With Love.



Other songs I really like:
Takin' Back My Love (duet with Enrique Iglesias)
Sexual Healing (duet with Ne-Yo)
Music Is The Key (with Naturally 7)
Just One Last Dance (duet with Natural)
Wie Schön Du Bist
Kommst Du Mit Ihr
Bedingungslos
Keiner Ist Wie Du
Wenn Du Da Bist

When I heard about her first German language album, I was not interested. But when I got Spotify, I thought to just have a listen anyway. I was amazed! I love most of the songs on the album and it is my most scrobbled album since August 2015. The Muttersprache album has over 600 scrobbles, so without it... she would not have been in my Top 10.

Total Sarah Connor scrobbles: 730
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Postby RayRay » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:04 pm

BodyShop wrote:Whitney is a Queen.
As much as I love Celine and Mariah,there will never be another voice like hers.
Like you,I also play at least one Whitney song everyday.
My ultimate Whitney song(for years) ,used to be One Moment In Time but that has changed since late last year.
Now,this place belongs to Run To You.
Have you heard Glennis Grace sing One Moment In Time and Run To You?
It's like she brings Whitney back to live. :D
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Postby stevyy » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:04 pm

yass at Sarah. I own 3 of her albums. her debut, another one in english and Muttersprache. <3
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Postby RayRay » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:06 pm

At #6 it's Tina Arena.

I first heard of Tina Arena when she released the single Chains in Europe. It was a top 10 hit in the UK and I watched Top Of The Pops when she performed this song. I fell in love with her voice right there and then. Ever since I've been buying her cd's, cd-singles and dvd's. I saw her in London when she did the musical Notre Dame De Paris. I met her outside and we took some pictures, she gave me her autograph and we had a little talk. I've also seen her live in concert in Brusssels.

Tina performing at Top Of The Pops is what started it all for me: Chains.



Other songs I really like:
Heaven Help My Heart
Sorrento Moon (I Remember)
Wasn't It Good
Show Me Heaven
Burn
Now I Can Dance
I Want To Know What Love Is
No Shame
If I Was A River
Symphony Of Life
Aller Plus Haut
Aimer Jusqu'a L'impossible
You Set Fire To My Life
Overload
When You're Ready
L'ombre De Ma Voix

Her biggest hit here was the Marc Anthony duet I Want To Spend My Lifetime Loving You from the movie The Mask Of Zorro. Written by the same people as Celine's My Heart Will Go On. Still, I prefer a lot of other songs. Her last English album "Eleven" is one of my most scrobbled albums (I only played Sarah Connor's Muttersprache more). Her huge back catalogue and her latest English album scored her so many scrobbles. With her new French album coming up she may cement her position even more. To me, Tina Arena is Australians answer to Canada's Celine Dion.

Total Tina Arena scrobbles: 753
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Postby Goldmoney » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:07 pm

Hew?
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Postby RayRay » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:20 pm

Goldmoney wrote:Hew?
Tina Arena is a singer-songwriter, musician, musical theatre actress, and record producer. She is one of Australia's highest selling female artists who, as of July 2014, has sold over 10 million records worldwide. In April 2013 she was voted Australia's all-time greatest female singer and third-greatest singer overall in an industry poll conducted by music journalist, Cameron Adams, for the Herald Sun.

Tina Arena has earned several international and national awards, including seven ARIA Awards, and two World Music Awards for 'Best-selling Australian Artist', which she received in 1996 and in 2000. In 2009, she became the first Australian to be awarded the Knighthood of the Order of National Merit – presented by the President of the French Republic.

Don't Ask was the highest-selling album of 1995 in Australia and one of the biggest-selling albums by an Australian female singer to date.

Her duet with Marc Anthony was her first single to go gold in France and gave her career a new impulse.

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