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Old 09-22-2003, 09:00 PM   #1
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Is Bono among top 5 Irish singers?

With so much great produce from Ireland, I who among you would rank Bono among the top 5 Irish singers of all time. Bono's got seriously stiff competition:

Sinead O Connor
Ronan Keating
Dolores O Riordan
Van Morrisson
Bob Geldof
Bono
Andrea Corr
Christy Mooore
Samantha Mumba

To me, I think he would make the top 5 Irish singers, I'm not quite sure which ranking yet though, I haven't given it a thought.

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Samantha Mumba in the same sentence or list?
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Old 09-22-2003, 09:49 PM   #3
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Re: Is Bono among top 5 Irish singers?

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With so much great produce from Ireland, I who among you would rank Bono among the top 5 Irish singers of all time. Bono's got seriously stiff competition:

Sinead O Connor
Ronan Keating
Dolores O Riordan
Van Morrisson
Bob Geldof
Bono
Andrea Corr
Christy Mooore
Samantha Mumba

To me, I think he would make the top 5 Irish singers, I'm not quite sure which ranking yet though, I haven't given it a thought.

Cheers,

J
Bono might be but what are you listing Ronan, Andrea, Samantha and even Sinead. There are alot better Irish grown talent then that!
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Bono is the best singer in the world... period
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Bono is the best singer in the world... period

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Interesting question. Sinead O'Connor and Van Morrison have wonderful voices, but I would still rank Bono above them.
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Bono is the best singer in the world... period
I love Bono's voice
but best in the world?

come now...try and be objective here
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Bono has an amazing voice but I wouldn't say he's the best in the world. On the other hand, I'd like disagree with several others on that list!!!
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Old 09-23-2003, 11:14 AM   #9
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I wasn't asking about best voice but I was asking about the best singer. One can have a good voice and not be a good singer (Xtina Aguilera), while another can have zero vocal range and still be a good singer (Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash). I was wondering if Bono would rank among the top 5 or top 10 Irish singers of all time.

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Of course he's in the top 5 no matter in what order.
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What about Brian Kennedy? Philip Lynott?

Van, Bono and Bob are my other choices.
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Originally posted by jick
I wasn't asking about best voice but I was asking about the best singer. One can have a good voice and not be a good singer (Xtina Aguilera), while another can have zero vocal range and still be a good singer (Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash). I was wondering if Bono would rank among the top 5 or top 10 Irish singers of all time.
vocal technique aside, yes he definitely is!
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I wasn't asking about best voice but I was asking about the best singer. One can have a good voice and not be a good singer (Xtina Aguilera), while another can have zero vocal range and still be a good singer (Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash). I was wondering if Bono would rank among the top 5 or top 10 Irish singers of all time.

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I think I understand the distinction. If by being a good singer you mean being unique and being able to affect people emotionally, I would think Bono would have to rank in the top 5 or 10, not only among Irish singers but anyone in the world. But if you are talking about just having a good voice technically, I guess Bono wouldn't rank nearly as high. Opera singers would probably be on top of that list.
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I definitely think he'd be in the top 5, even if he wasn't #1. Still, I don't know why Ronan, Andrea, or Samantha would even be in the same league as Bono, Van, Christy Moore, etc.

Glad someone suggested Shane MacGowan--another example of someone with no vocal range but who's a good singer.

What about Mary Black?
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What about Brian Kennedy? Philip Lynott?

I was gonna get my spoke in about Brian Kennedy there

At the moment Brian is my favourite over Bono

And Shane Mac Gowan

Nobody has mentioned Luka Bloom, Phil Coulter, Tommy Makem, Enya......

I dont know if Bono would be in my top 5 though


Random: I read somewhere that they think John Lennon should be regarded as one of top Irish singers ever because he his biographer said John thought of himself as Irish.
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my fav irish singer right now is Damien Rice.
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Nobody has mentioned Luka Bloom, Phil Coulter, Tommy Makem, Enya......
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I like Bloom's voice a lot! I never knew he covered Bad until a guy I work with suggested I listen to him so I downloaded some songs. His voice sometimes reminds me of Jimmy Fallon's, lol.
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