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Is there a singer that everyone likes?

Asked by babygalll (2748points) August 27th, 2008

Is there a singer that everyone of all ages enjoys listening to their music? I know that older people always complain that rappers are too loud and they don’t understand what they are saying. Then you have the age group that thinks that all these new artists are “gay” as I hear it often. My all time favorite singer is Celine Dion, but I know that a lot of people don’t like her music. Can you think of an artist that people mutually like?

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shadling21's avatar

Who doesn’t like fun bands like the Barenaked Ladies? Michael Buble is cool to most people, too, afaik. If you like Celine Dion, though… Mariah Carey. (?)

There are plenty of less mainstream artists that may apply, but most young people don’t find any artists beyond what is played on the radio.

augustlan's avatar

Elton John is enjoyed by a wide range of ages.

augustlan's avatar

oooh, oooh, I know…The Beatles!

Bri_L's avatar

I was going to say the beatles.

Randy's avatar

I’m going to have to say no. Everyone has their tastes so it would be tough to find a comon sound that EVERYONE enjoys. Some will even hate certain artists just because a lot of people like him/her/them.

@augustlan- I’m not a big elton fan and I hate hate HATE the beatles. =)

WDLittle's avatar

My kids always insist on the Disney channel in the car and my wife enjoys it (probably because it’s a safe choice). I can actually live with about half of the music that they play on there. That winning song from the American Idol show is pretty good… David (dammit, there were two of them… which one is it???) Cook, maybe? I don’t think fogies would be too offended by that for the most part? Just a thought.

WDLittle's avatar

@Randy – Yeah, I’m with you on the Beatles. Never got there, personally.

augustlan's avatar

@Randy: Gasp! You hate the Beatles?

Randy's avatar

@augustlan: hate hate hate.

shadling21's avatar

ACE OF BASE
sorry, childhood memories

WDLittle's avatar

(Sensing mass hysteria over Randy’s Beatles comment) uh, what I meant to say was “Randy, shame on you for hating the Beatles!” There, now I’m off the hook! haha.

Randy's avatar

@WD: thanks for the backup there. Haha.

augustlan's avatar

No hysteria, just surprise. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who hated them…maybe didn’t think that they were all they’re cracked up to be, but not hate. :)

WDLittle's avatar

Well, you know. In the spirit of the political season and all… ;-)

WDLittle's avatar

(Ahhh, noting that it’s not really hysteria) My sisters were fans and listened to their stuff all the time while I was growing up. Personally, it did nothing for me. (But then, I later went from Waylon Jennings to Twisted Sister, so what’s that tell you). However, I guess hate is a strong word that I’ll leave to Randy.

Now, Bette Midler is one that I can pretty much… ah, let’s not go there.

Wine3213's avatar

Michael Jackson. The whole world has listened to him.

AstroChuck's avatar

Hate and Beatles.. Can those two words really be used together in a sentence? Wow! Randy and WD (you wish you were off the hook), you really disappointed me.
So, if no Beatles, what about Elvis or perhaps Frank Sinatra? Nat King Cole? Ella Fitzgerald?
(No, Wildflower. Not Bon Jovi!)

shadling21's avatar

Yes. I don’t hate the Beatles. Sentence created.

Randy's avatar

Elvis and Sinatra are two good ones, Astro. I can’t think of anyone who doesn’t like either of the two.

augustlan's avatar

Eh, I’m not a fan of Elvis. I’ll take Sinatra, though.

AstroChuck's avatar

You just gotta make trouble, don’t you, augustlan?

wilhel1812's avatar

Elvis
Michael Jackson
Pink Floyd

AstroChuck's avatar

They’re a band, not a singer, but Chicago is a pretty safe pick. No?

whatthefluther's avatar

@AC…I think you nailed another one: singer=Sinatra and band=Chicago…lots of good music over a lot of years…you can’t help but like them both. Good job!

AstroChuck's avatar

Pat Pat.

me, patting myself on the back.

nocountry2's avatar

Who doesn’t like Al Green? Seriously.

TheHaight's avatar

@nocountry: I love Al Green….

And Sinatra, of course:: The Beatles, glitter said a good one: the beach boys… And of course Michael Jackson! :) we must all agree on one!??

JackAdams's avatar

I’ve never heard anyone say one bad thing, about Perry Como (1912–2001). Here are a few of his more well-known songs, for those who may not know, nor remember, him:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2NnelGxpg8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xHsTLXEF_k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fhw7sQwX00

August 28, 2008, 5:14 AM EDT

Randy's avatar

Como’s alright. I can’t say I dislike him. =)

JackAdams's avatar

His death went almost unnoticed by the mainstream press, for some reason.

August 28, 2008, 5:59 AM EDT

Magnus's avatar

Frank Sinatra
Dudley Perkins!

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

I, too, hate the Beatles (and Elton John and Celine Dion and the Beach Boys) but I do find John Lennon to be one of the greatest artists of all time. Does anyone dislike John Lennon?

To answer the question, though, you will never find agreement on one singer.

JackAdams's avatar

The guy who shot/killed John Lennon, probably “disliked” him…

August 28, 2008, 8:35 AM EDT

Indy318's avatar

Ray Charles and Marvin Gaye (R.I.P) are two legends that gain popularity even after their deaths. They are a must have on your iPod, espically if your into that genre of music.

flameboi's avatar

Hanson (mmmmbop!)
If you were a kid in the mid 90’s, you have a smile in your face right now….

AstroChuck's avatar

@JackAdams- Just the opposite, actually.

richardhenry's avatar

Al Green is great.

wilhel1812's avatar

@AC, yeah, i know but i had to include them :p

shadling21's avatar

@flame- Oh god, don’t remind me of Hanson.
they were a guilty pleasure for everyone

AstroChuck's avatar

@wilhel- I was referring to my mention of Chicago, not your mention of Pink Floyd.

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

Jackie: I think Mark David Chapman was quite a fan of John Lennon. A twisted fan, to be sure, but a fan.

Skyrail's avatar

I’m not a huge fan of all of the artists mentioned here. I’ll listen to their stuff without problem, but my taste is my taste, your taste is your taste :) I think due to the difference between everyone and how individual we all are, I think it’s impossible to find a tune that everyone will like (well, if someone could find a tune as such, I’d like to hear it!)

glitterrrrfish's avatar

fuck yall tupac shakur is the shit

JackAdams's avatar

@AstroChuck: The word “fan” is short for “FANatic.” I’m not a “fan” of anyone, but I deeply admire some folks, over others.

August 28, 2008, 3:50 PM EDT

JackAdams's avatar

@glitterrrrfish: Tupac Shakur is THE DEAD.

August 28, 2008, 3:52 PM EDT

AstroChuck's avatar

JA- I don’t recall saying “fan”.

flameboi's avatar

Oh 2pac… good times

JackAdams's avatar

@AstroChuck: Your most-recent post (before this one) uses that word.

August 28, 2008, 4:28 PM EDT

wilhel1812's avatar

Actually, AC never used the word fan. try searching the site (Cmd+F/Ctrl+F)

augustlan's avatar

@AC:maybe Jack is being the trouble maker, now ;)

glitterrrrfish's avatar

@jack stop being a prick

AstroChuck's avatar

No prob.
Fan, fan, fan. There. Now it’s all good.

Randy's avatar

Fans are cool.

at least they keep me cool, anyways =)

emt333's avatar

everybody loves stevie wonder. right?

Bri_L's avatar

I do.

What about Tony Bennett?

augustlan's avatar

I can really get behind Stevie!

wilhel1812's avatar

Hmm… what about Eric Clapton or Cat Stevens

AstroChuck's avatar

That’s Yusuf Islam to you.

wilhel1812's avatar

Yeah, you’re right, but I’ll never stop saying Cat Stevens lol

Wine3213's avatar

emt333: Good one! A little Stevie never hurt anyone.

Knotmyday's avatar

Sinatra reigns supreme. Along with the Supremes.

No Beatles for me…I’m with Randy and Sueanne. <props> give me the Who or the Stones instead. Or the Moody Blues, for that matter.

AstroChuck's avatar

A world without the Beatles is no world for me.

Brome's avatar

Not exactly a singer that everybody (already) loves, but I’ve always thought that Nosfell was probably the singer that could attract the broadest audience, old or young, from classical music afficionados to saturated rock guitar lovers. Everyone I know who’s attended a Nosfell concert was blown away, no matter his or her musical taste.

Not only is Nosfell a very good musician, he also has an amazing voice, which he uses to sing in a strange and unearthly language called Klokobetz, telling the tales of an imaginary world called Klokochazia. His songs are in either English, French, Klokobetz or a mix of them.

You can have a glimpse of what he does on these video :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFgGdlWPylc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hzDEZdWqR0

AstroChuck's avatar

How about Klaus Nomi?

shadling21's avatar

Cool, Brome! What a voice…
I’ll have to Google Klaus Nomi.

AstroChuck's avatar

That’s the late, great Klaus Nomi to you.

wilhel1812's avatar

Well, everyone i’ve presented Neal Morse to seem to like him.

emt333's avatar

how bout Neil Diamond

nocountry2's avatar

Dinah Washington. Bam.

AstroChuck's avatar

Ella was better.

joan9's avatar

i think it’s too hard to find any one thing that every one likes. which is cool cause it creates diversity out of necessity.

Randy's avatar

I agree. Hence the reason I listen I listen to absolutely EVERY genre of music!

Bri_L's avatar

I have to say, Tony Bennitt again He stayed popular for decades.

Bri_L's avatar

heheheh

eminem

I do like his stuff though.

I like the candy better

Indy318's avatar

@wilhel, sorry but annoying white rappers with lyrics dealing with raping his mother and wife aren’t well represented in my playlist. I agree with Bri L, the candy is more pleasing to the senses. :)

Btw, where is he? I heard he’s like over 200 lbs. nowadays

Bri_L's avatar

@ indy318 – wait a minute, he raped his raped his mother and wife? I only know about 4 songs and they didn’t have those in there. ewwww

Indy318's avatar

@Bri L, I don’t think he actually did it but i know a few songs that he wrote that dealt with committing such an act. I was listening to one of my friends’ playlist (90% of which was eminem) and a few of lesser-known songs were entirely about how was going to kidnap, rap, and kill his mom.

Bri_L's avatar

@ indy318 – what is wrong with that guy.

Indy318's avatar

@Bri L, it seems to be his childhood- a majority of his songs are about how horrible a mother he had and the neglect he suffered. Maybe he just wants street cred (e.g 8 Mile), it’s a harsh world out their for a white rapper. After all, America was permenately scarred from Vanilla Ice.

Bri_L's avatar

@ indy318 – you wouldn’t believe the twitch i had when you mentioned vanilla ice. :-)

Indy318's avatar

@Bri L, I hope you werent sipping hot coffee, if yes, sorry.

wilhel1812's avatar

Lol, i was kidding :p
but i actually like and respect his music, not into hip-hop, but it satisfies my ears.

Bri_L's avatar

I do still like the 3 or 4 songs I have.

shadling21's avatar

Eminem is pretty awesome. Even if he has issues.

Whenever my dad hears rap music OF ANY KIND he asks me, “This is Eminem, right?” He’s totally serious, too. Like when we’re at a wedding reception and the DJ plays “Jump” by Kriss Kross or “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mixalot. Apparently, Eminem is the only rapper he THINKS he listens to.

glitterrrrfish's avatar

D12 was pretty badass tho

unacornea's avatar

i actually don’t think the guy who shot john lennon hated him. i think he felt like he had to do it, it was a part of his personal mythology, he actually really idolized john lennon.

my girlfriend has a long, deep-rooted hatred of al green. i don’t get it. but yeah, i guess some people don’t like him.

klaus nomi is a pretty funny suggestion.

TheHaight's avatar

Why in the world would you have a “deep-rooted hatred” for AL Green?

By the way: I’m going to see him tomorrow. Yay! :)

unacornea's avatar

i think it was because her mom really liked him. she says his voice is too “eeehhh” like nails on a chalkboard.

LanceVance's avatar

Well, from my experience, everyone that I’ve shared my iPod with has listened to Johnny Cash and nothing but him, since everything else was dance/techno/trance-oriented and people around here kind of don’t like that music.

Generally speaking I think most people enjoy country/folk music.

leifmichelsen's avatar

Elvis…the King. Still cool no matter how old you are.

tiffyandthewall's avatar

i’m all for the beatles, elton john, michael jackson, and the beach boys.
and who can say they hate louis armstrong?

Zen_Again's avatar

Barry Manilow.

Jeremycw1's avatar

I don’t know if anyone has said this yet, but what about Aerosmith? Pretty good, right? They do have a disney ride dedicated to them.

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