I love listening to the tone and timbre of a singer’s voice. In my opinion, it tells you where they’re going and invites you to accompany them on their journey from the moment a song begins until it ends. Here’s my list tenors. These voices never cease to move me.

  1. Sam Cooke
  2. Jackie Wilson
  3. Otis Redding
  4. Marvin Gaye
  5. David Ruffin
  6. Stevie Wonder
  7. Lionel Richie
  8. Peabo Bryson
  9. James Ingram
  10. Howard Hewett