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Which male singer has or had the highest ratio between beauty and singing talent?

We did this thread on female singers a while ago and Whitney Houston was the clear winner of that one. I wonder if we are going to reach a consensus on this one too, since the criteria for what constitutes a beautiful male voice are a bit broader than they are for female voices.

I think it was Elvis. He was purty as hell and had an amazing vocal range to go with his good looks.

by Anonymousreply 38604/17/2019

Ricky Nelson

by Anonymousreply 102/28/2019

Chris Isaak. Seems to be a pattern here.

by Anonymousreply 202/28/2019

Robert Goulet

by Anonymousreply 302/28/2019

R2, From the waist down.

by Anonymousreply 402/28/2019

(R2) Good call

by Anonymousreply 502/28/2019

Another vote for Elvis

by Anonymousreply 602/28/2019

Mike Pender of The Searchers.

by Anonymousreply 702/28/2019

Tom Jones

by Anonymousreply 802/28/2019

Jim Morrison

by Anonymousreply 902/28/2019

Bono was a thing of beauty.

by Anonymousreply 1002/28/2019

Morten Harket of A-ha

by Anonymousreply 1102/28/2019

The lead singer of A-ha 😆

by Anonymousreply 1202/28/2019

Engelbert Humperdinck.

by Anonymousreply 1302/28/2019

Robert Plant.

by Anonymousreply 1402/28/2019

Marvin Gaye had it all.

by Anonymousreply 1502/28/2019

Highest ratio between beauty and singing talent?

I like men. I'll take Jack jones.

by Anonymousreply 1602/28/2019

Sam Cooke

by Anonymousreply 1702/28/2019

Iggy Pop

by Anonymousreply 1802/28/2019

Kurt Cobain. Maybe not his voice but songwriting and everything else.

by Anonymousreply 1902/28/2019

R16, Fun fact: Jack Jones' godmother is/was Joan Crawford.

by Anonymousreply 2002/28/2019

Sufjan Stevens

by Anonymousreply 2102/28/2019

Mick Jagger

by Anonymousreply 2202/28/2019

Young Glen Campbell.

by Anonymousreply 2302/28/2019

Jeff Stryker

by Anonymousreply 2402/28/2019

Brandon Flowers

by Anonymousreply 2502/28/2019

I can't believe you mouth breathers are mentioning Bono and Sufjan Stevens in the same breath as Elvis in regards to male beauty.

by Anonymousreply 2602/28/2019

Kurt Cobain

Freddie Mercury

by Anonymousreply 2702/28/2019

Adam Ant

by Anonymousreply 2802/28/2019

Freddie Mercury sans teeth

by Anonymousreply 2902/28/2019

Johnny Mathis

by Anonymousreply 3002/28/2019

Don't laugh, but I always thought Buddy Holly was adorkably handsome. And I love his voice.

by Anonymousreply 3102/28/2019


by Anonymousreply 3202/28/2019

Jackie Wilson

by Anonymousreply 3302/28/2019

Jeff Buckley.

by Anonymousreply 3402/28/2019

Good choice, R34.

by Anonymousreply 3502/28/2019
by Anonymousreply 3602/28/2019

Otis Redding

by Anonymousreply 3702/28/2019

[quote]Young Glen Campbell.

Oh yes Glen Campbell too!

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by Anonymousreply 3902/28/2019

How has no one mentioned George? Great voice and was beautiful in his prime.

by Anonymousreply 4002/28/2019

Yes. George Michael.

by Anonymousreply 4102/28/2019

The tres adorbz Freddie Mercury! Because he looked so much like RAMI, SQUEEEEEEEE!

by Anonymousreply 4202/28/2019

Jon Bon Jovi

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by Anonymousreply 4402/28/2019

Marvin Gaye for me.

by Anonymousreply 4502/28/2019

Marvin Gaye got more handsome the older he got.

by Anonymousreply 4602/28/2019

I don’t think we’ll have a Whitney type near consensus on this thread. But if people are honest, it’s gonna have to be Chris Isaak.

by Anonymousreply 4702/28/2019

Beauty and singing talent? Franco Corelli, of course. No one else comes close.

by Anonymousreply 4802/28/2019

George Michael

by Anonymousreply 4902/28/2019
by Anonymousreply 5002/28/2019

Dean Martin.

by Anonymousreply 5102/28/2019

Ricky Martin.

When I saw his Grammy performance, I thought he was the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen.

by Anonymousreply 5202/28/2019

Baritone Nathan Gunn.

by Anonymousreply 5302/28/2019

The great German tenor Jonas Kauffmann

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by Anonymousreply 5502/28/2019

Perry Como

by Anonymousreply 5602/28/2019

I'm shocked that no one mentioned Shawn Mendes yet - for DL fans anyway! If you did, I apologize for missing it. I don't agree (he is nothing special outside of pretty), but he is a DL icon after all.

by Anonymousreply 5702/28/2019

Iconic Elvis is the Whitney here followed by mere mortal George had the something..... no one else comes close to these 2 beloved talented lookers...

by Anonymousreply 5802/28/2019

This one actually has me sort of stumped. Most of my initial thoughts have already been listed, so I'll go with Bowie.

by Anonymousreply 5902/28/2019

Shawn Mendes

by Anonymousreply 6002/28/2019

Chris Cornell

by Anonymousreply 6102/28/2019

Another vote for Johnny Mathis.

by Anonymousreply 6202/28/2019

Paul, the pretty and most talented Beatle.

by Anonymousreply 6302/28/2019

Eddie Vedder

by Anonymousreply 6403/01/2019

Some of the singers listed are pretty but their voices are nothing special. Jon Bon Jovi, Eddie Vedder and Shawn Mendes are nowhere near the same league as Elvis, Marvin Gaye and Jeff Buckley.

by Anonymousreply 6503/01/2019

While there is no denying Ricky Martin's beauty (seemingly eternal!), even I as a major fan recognize that his vocal range is somewhat limited. Thus, OP's ratio is widened.

by Anonymousreply 6603/01/2019

It was Luis Miguel, but he has aged hard. Paul McCartney, probably, though his pipes are old and cracky now, he is still cute for an old geezer.

by Anonymousreply 6703/01/2019

Rick Springfield

by Anonymousreply 6803/01/2019

R65 you are confusing your personal taste with talent. Both Bon Jovi and Eddie Vedder have prodigy voices (4 octaves) and they write their own songs. I don't know anything about Shawn Mendez outside DL

by Anonymousreply 6903/01/2019

Giovanni Martinelli

by Anonymousreply 7003/01/2019

A "ratio" is "A" divided by "B." In this case, "A" is beauty, while "B" is singing talent.

So the highest "ratio" would result from great beauty and terrible singing talent.

Just curious: if you applied that standard, your choice would be....

Mine: Zac Efron (yes, he sings).

by Anonymousreply 7103/01/2019

R69 Actually I love Bon Jovi and Pearl Jam (couldn’t give two fucks about Shawn Mendes). I was just saying that those guys rarely if ever come up in discussions about the greatest and most iconic male voices.

by Anonymousreply 7203/01/2019

Most opera singers can't even sing 4 octaves, if you believe Bon Jovi can then I have a bridge to sell you

Efron and Mendes are okay at best

by Anonymousreply 7303/01/2019

R19, Songwriting? Hahahahahaha.

by Anonymousreply 7403/01/2019

David Sylvian

by Anonymousreply 7503/01/2019

George Micheal hands down.

by Anonymousreply 7603/01/2019

Sam Cooke and Teddy Pendergrass

by Anonymousreply 7703/01/2019

Elvis -no contest. Then Freddie and Ricky.

by Anonymousreply 7803/01/2019

Ooooh, he is lovely, R75.

by Anonymousreply 7903/01/2019

George Michael was one of the most musical, if not the most musical pop artist working in the 80s, 90s and 2000s. His talent was insane.

by Anonymousreply 8003/01/2019

Elvis or George Michael

by Anonymousreply 8103/01/2019

Nick Kamen - "Each Time You Break My Heart" --dreamy!

by Anonymousreply 8203/01/2019

Hugh Jackman

by Anonymousreply 8303/01/2019

Mario Frangoulis

by Anonymousreply 8403/01/2019

Gordon McRae

by Anonymousreply 8503/01/2019

Number 69 up thread does not know what an octave is.

by Anonymousreply 8603/01/2019

Rico Suave

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by Anonymousreply 8803/01/2019

R85, In her autobiography, his wife Sheila graphically described how athletic and creative Gordon was in bed.

by Anonymousreply 8903/01/2019

John Barrowman

by Anonymousreply 9003/01/2019

Marvin Gaye!

by Anonymousreply 9103/01/2019

Two word: Don Henley.

by Anonymousreply 9203/01/2019

Andy Williams

by Anonymousreply 9303/01/2019

When it comes to men, they're judged by their musical talent--mostly in songwriting--, not necessarily their vocals and looks like women are. A great musical talent would be Bob Dylan but he has a weak voice and no great looker.

Freddie Mercury is the only one who combines three - great vocals, great musical talent and looks. If Freddie wasn't gay and didn't have those teeth, he'd be another Elvis. George Michael is right behind him.

by Anonymousreply 9403/02/2019

Tom Bailey from the Thompson Twins

by Anonymousreply 9503/02/2019

I've always found Weezer's Rivers Cuomo to be adorable. Cute, good voice, and he's written nearly all the band's songs.

by Anonymousreply 9603/02/2019

Piero Barone of the Italian trio 'Il Volo'

by Anonymousreply 9703/02/2019

Elvis and when George Michael was in his prime he was a 10 for looks and he had that voice.

by Anonymousreply 9803/02/2019

R97, If you're going to mention Il Volo, the handsome one is baritone GianLuca Ginoble!

by Anonymousreply 9903/02/2019

I don't want to play semantic games but the ratio between beauty and singing talent goes up as the beauty factor goes up OR the singing talent goes down. So the highest ratio should go to the best looking singer with the worst voice. I mean mathematically.

by Anonymousreply 10003/02/2019

Jim Morrison, hands down.

by Anonymousreply 10103/02/2019

Morrison didn't have a fantastic voice

by Anonymousreply 10203/02/2019

Prince and a THIN Luther Vandross.

Not merely good or pleasant voices. Both had VIRTUOSIC voices both in terms of technique, expression and tone color. Prince, to me, has the better voice, but a thin Luther edged him out in beauty.

by Anonymousreply 10303/02/2019

Prince was just strikingly beautiful. And his voice was a miracle.

by Anonymousreply 10403/02/2019

Ew, Prince looked like a drag queen

by Anonymousreply 10503/02/2019

R99 Ignazio Boschetto of Il Volo has grown quite handsome as well.

by Anonymousreply 10603/02/2019

Jason Mraz

by Anonymousreply 10703/02/2019

Winner: Elvis

First runner up: George Michael

Honorable mention: Freddie Mercury

by Anonymousreply 10803/02/2019

To all of you who keep pointing out the misuse of highest ration, thanks but we don't need any more pedantry--we know what OP meant.

Italian singer Eroz Ramazzotti. He was cute when young, and has aged into a hot daddy.

by Anonymousreply 10903/02/2019

Marvin is tied with Elvis, or at least George. The man was beautiful, and walking sex.

by Anonymousreply 11003/02/2019

Waldemar Matuška

by Anonymousreply 11103/02/2019

Smokey Robinson

by Anonymousreply 11203/02/2019

Julio Iglesias

by Anonymousreply 11303/02/2019

A great singer without a great "voice" and ungf a fucking hottie: Bruce.

by Anonymousreply 11403/02/2019

I only thought of him because Google is honoring him, but Desi belongs here. Woof, no wonder Lucy was so smitten.

by Anonymousreply 11503/02/2019

Paul McCartney

by Anonymousreply 11603/02/2019

This guy--Dimitri Hvorostovsky--great Russian operatic baritone who died of cancer 2 years ago at age 55. I love white hair on young men. Great voice too.

by Anonymousreply 11703/02/2019

Non opera goes to





by Anonymousreply 11803/02/2019

I don't even think George Michael was the best looking member of Wham!

by Anonymousreply 11903/02/2019


by Anonymousreply 12003/02/2019

R119, Andrew had comparable looks, but George was the better singer.

by Anonymousreply 12103/02/2019

David Usher

by Anonymousreply 12203/02/2019

George Michael? Oh c'mon. He was certainly talented but his looks were nothing special at all. Glamour photography helped him out but otherwise he was very ordinary/borderline ugly.

I never particularly cared for Elvis' but in his prime he was undeniably handsome and charismatic . A face that is iconic.

And the young Robert Goulet had genuine movie star looks. As did Rick Nelson.

Jim Morisson, Kris Kristofferson, Glen Campell had big handsome manly faces.

Sorry... but George Michael just can't compare.

by Anonymousreply 12303/02/2019

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by Anonymousreply 12403/02/2019

Ozzie and Harriet Nelson hit pay-dirt giving birth to a kid that looked like this.

by Anonymousreply 12503/02/2019

R123, sure if you post an unflattering pic of him when he still had babyfat.

In his prime, though, George was gorge.

by Anonymousreply 12603/02/2019

Rickey Nelson's voice was good but not great

by Anonymousreply 12703/02/2019

R124 was supposed to be Dino & Frankie.

by Anonymousreply 12803/02/2019

Paolo Nutini

by Anonymousreply 12903/02/2019

Sir Paul

by Anonymousreply 13003/02/2019

John Raitt

by Anonymousreply 13103/02/2019

Mario Frangoulis

by Anonymousreply 13203/02/2019

Michael Jackson

Justin Timberlake

LL Cool J

Andy Gibbs

Adam Lambert

Luther Vandross

Keith Urban

Paul Anka

by Anonymousreply 13303/02/2019

Literally none of the people you just mentioned are beautiful

by Anonymousreply 13403/02/2019

You must be over 70 years old, R134.

by Anonymousreply 13503/02/2019

R126 The spray tan and frosted hair helped somewhat but he was rat faced.

The splended Jim Morrison:

by Anonymousreply 13603/02/2019

Luther Vandross, Paul Anka, Michael Jackson and LL Cool J beautiful?... oh God....

by Anonymousreply 13703/02/2019

r135, if you love Paul Anka, then YOU'RE probably the one who is 70 years old

by Anonymousreply 13803/02/2019

Barry Gibb

by Anonymousreply 13903/02/2019

Haha! I don't love Paul Anka, my grandmother had some VHS tapes of him. Gorgeous and what a voice. When he was young lol. I think he was a bit after your time R138? Anyway I forgot Bruno Mars and Shawn Mendes. Legendary singers, hot as fuck.

by Anonymousreply 14003/02/2019

Bruno Mars is hot as fuck?!

Shawn Mendes is legendary?!

by Anonymousreply 14103/02/2019

Michael was good-looking for about a half hour in the early 80s, before he hacked off too much of his nose. I think he looked his best in the "Billie Jean" video.

by Anonymousreply 14203/02/2019

Freddie wasn't beautiful, come on.

by Anonymousreply 14303/02/2019

R137 I went down a really weird rabbit hole a few months ago when my mother was dying, I'm actually still in that rabbit hole. Anyway, Put You're Head On My Shoulder by Paul Anka has come up, and was surprised by how many views it's had. I've always sort of liked his music because of her, but never realized his staying power.

Just looked it up, but I don't think this is the one I saw. I think the one I watched had even more views. Still, 22 million views.

by Anonymousreply 14403/02/2019

No denying Paul Anka was an important talent, but beautiful handsome? No.

by Anonymousreply 14503/02/2019

R143, only because of the teeth (and later the pornstache). But teeth aside he had a handsome and expressive face.

by Anonymousreply 14603/02/2019

Another vote for Macca.

I like Elvis, and he was very handsome in his prime, but he can't beat McCartney ' pipes.

I'd say Bruce Springsteen was beautiful, but more of a songwriting than as singing talent.

by Anonymousreply 14703/02/2019

R142 Scary. MJ was cute when he was 10. but he was not a handsome man by a long shot.

R146 Those teeth were front and center making him unattractive but if you want to argue that he had the greatest voice in pop history...I might agree with you.

by Anonymousreply 14803/02/2019

"I like Elvis, and he was very handsome in his prime, but he can't beat McCartney ' pipes."

Elvis was a much better singer than McCartney

by Anonymousreply 14903/02/2019

Sam Cooke

by Anonymousreply 15003/02/2019

[quote]I like Elvis, and he was very handsome in his prime, but he can't beat McCartney ' pipes.

The annoyingly twee Paul McCartney can't hold a candle to Elvis as far as voices go.

by Anonymousreply 15103/02/2019

R125 Woof!

by Anonymousreply 15203/02/2019

I third (or fourth or whatever) Sam Cooke.

by Anonymousreply 15303/02/2019

R145, I agree, am R144. I have my mom's copy of The Best of Paul Anka album, and remember her joking about how he looked on the cover, but yeah, there's no denying hearing those words combined with that voice would be divine.

And why are there so few songs about love currently? They dominated the charts for decades to where a break was nice, but now there's too little of it.

by Anonymousreply 15403/02/2019

Sam Cooke was pleasant looking but not handsome in the league of some listed here.

by Anonymousreply 15503/02/2019

It was a short run, granted, but for a time there, Jason Donovan looked like something I would have invented on a slab. Perfect.

by Anonymousreply 15603/02/2019

Dang, I just googled Sam Cooke and I had no idea about his crazy death. It's wild.

I wonder if his date for the night really was trying to rob him or she was scared he was going to rape her and fled.

Anyway, he was good looking but not really beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 15703/02/2019

he's not twee, he's british.

by Anonymousreply 15803/02/2019

Young John Fogerty and his cute mop top. I love his voice.

by Anonymousreply 15903/02/2019

Teddy Tahu Rhodes!

by Anonymousreply 16003/02/2019

In a related story, I had the hots for the lead singer of this band for years and found myself staying in the same hotel as him in Germany once. Shook hands with him in the lobby and talked a bit, very nice guy. But odd to shake hands with a guy you have beaten off to a dozen times before. I tried to put that out of ,my mind while we were talking but didn't work.

by Anonymousreply 16103/02/2019

R123, Are you sure that's not Kristy McNichol?

by Anonymousreply 16203/02/2019

more uncensored version, fyi

by Anonymousreply 16303/02/2019

Paul can be a screamer ;)

by Anonymousreply 16403/02/2019

Glenn Frey looked and sounded beautiful for a few decades. I wonder what he's up to now?

by Anonymousreply 16503/02/2019

R164 love your choice. And he can be an angel... with a mullet..

by Anonymousreply 16603/02/2019

He’s not up to anything R165, he died in 2016

by Anonymousreply 16703/02/2019

Good one, R122, David Usher should have had a much bigger career (or maybe he did in Canada or wherever he was based). So hot and "Black Black Heart" is one of the all time greatest singles ever released. Thanks for reminding me of it again.

by Anonymousreply 16803/02/2019

Nick Laird-Clowes of The Dream Academy

by Anonymousreply 16903/02/2019

That's a bad pic of George at R123. No way was Glen Campbell more handsome than George. Campbell was plain looking.

by Anonymousreply 17003/02/2019

R75 is right as far as looks go. But I can’t even remember whether he could sing well. Who cared? He was the Most Beautiful Man in the World.

by Anonymousreply 17103/02/2019

John Legend

John Mayer

Chris Brown

Brian Stokes Mitchell

by Anonymousreply 17203/02/2019

End of discussion.

by Anonymousreply 17303/02/2019

R173 Not the end of discussion.

by Anonymousreply 17403/02/2019

I don't know. This was towards his latter years, and I have to say I would probably have lost my words if I was in front of him. He was something else.

by Anonymousreply 17503/02/2019

Now he was beautiful. Fucking pity! IMO had a great rock voice.

by Anonymousreply 17603/02/2019

The late Billy MacKenzie of The Associates. Swoon-worthy.

by Anonymousreply 17703/02/2019

[quote]No way was Glen Campbell more handsome than George. Campbell was plain looking.

Square jawed, cleft chined Glen Campbell was so good looking that Hollywood called.

George Michael looked like a fancy hairdresser by comparison.

by Anonymousreply 17803/02/2019

Preferred him with a beard. Brought out his Native American Cherokee heritage.

by Anonymousreply 17903/02/2019

Meow! Fuck Me Now!

by Anonymousreply 18003/02/2019

Feeling the George Michael votes, but even more love for Marvin here

by Anonymousreply 18103/02/2019

Never saw bearded Elvis. Very handsome.

R180 woof!

by Anonymousreply 18203/02/2019

Whatever. They were/ are all influenced by Sister Tharpe.

by Anonymousreply 18303/02/2019

Elvis was extremely handsome in a greasy way. But nobody listens to him sing. He sounds like Cher.

by Anonymousreply 18403/02/2019

Sam Cooke had it all!

by Anonymousreply 18503/02/2019

He looks like William Petersen from CSI at r180.

by Anonymousreply 18603/02/2019

My 2 cents.

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by Anonymousreply 18803/02/2019

I win!

by Anonymousreply 18903/02/2019

I never cared for Elvis, I preferred the Beatles at the time. I have to admit, he was super hot in his all black leather outfit in the NBC special he did in 1968. That was his best look and he was in great shape. Amazing that only 6 years later, he'd become Fat Elvis.

by Anonymousreply 19003/02/2019



by Anonymousreply 19103/02/2019

"Only" six years later? People can gain massive amounts of weight in a matter of months.

by Anonymousreply 19203/02/2019

Too bad Elvis's singing talent and sexy ooks didnt extend to the bedroom. Appatently he was a dud.

by Anonymousreply 19303/02/2019

R193 here. Autocorrect issues in my prior post. Please ignore.

by Anonymousreply 19403/02/2019

I have to say, I think it's Freddie Mercury that would win this. If we're tilting it towards handsome, Elvis wins by a landslide, but if we're keeping it even looks to talent ratio, it's Freddie. No one is better.

by Anonymousreply 19503/02/2019

Y'all realize this is completely pointless exercise without merit? My therapist says that all gay men have the psychological need to categorize and sub categorize everything and everyone until they are completely unhappy with everything. She thinks we should be reinstated in the DSM.

Truth is no one ever thinks about Elvis and I'd blow my brains out if I had to listen to Freddie Mercury for longer than 15 minutes.

There are living good looking men who sing, ya know?

by Anonymousreply 19603/02/2019

I liked the first and third Paul - couldn’t stand the second one.

by Anonymousreply 19703/02/2019

David Bowie for me.

second is Freddie Mercury, who was not as attractive but had unparalleled vocal talent. Bowie's was phenomenal but Mercury's vocals have been scientifically shown to be, basically, beyond the ability of any other human.

by Anonymousreply 19803/02/2019

R196, I know this. Someone I've known for thirty years, and was very close to for a very long time, died earlier today. My mom died at the end of November. I understand the importance of things and people. I'm on here as a distraction. Am R195. I fully understand there is no real importance to any of this,. How would you therapist feel about that? Would my behavior be OK with them?

by Anonymousreply 19903/02/2019

AIDS in the 80s and 90s was so fucking unfair 😥 An entire generation, gone.

by Anonymousreply 20003/02/2019

For today's artist, Shawn Mendes.

by Anonymousreply 20103/02/2019

And no, the person I referenced did not die of AIDs. People die of all sorts of things, in case you didn't know.

by Anonymousreply 20203/02/2019

I was not making any reference to your friend, r199/r202. It would be a little unusual for someone in a developed country to die of AIDS today given the availability of meds that prevent or suppress HIV. I was just mourning the loss of Freddie Mercury and untold numbers of other gay men who were wiped out in the early years of the AIDS epidemic.

I'm sorry for your loss.

by Anonymousreply 20303/02/2019

^^I'm R19, and I'm apologize, R203, I thought you were R196, and piling on the reference to AIDs based on someone else's comment. There's no offense taken, and thank you.

by Anonymousreply 20403/02/2019

^^should say I'm R199

by Anonymousreply 20503/02/2019

unusual talent

by Anonymousreply 20603/02/2019

Adam lambert. Justin Timberlake.

by Anonymousreply 20703/02/2019

Adam Lambert has nice facial features but those acne scars of his are trully icky.

by Anonymousreply 20803/02/2019

Tom Jones.

by Anonymousreply 20903/03/2019

In my mind it is between these two. Just my taste. And Marvin Gaye was a pretty man with great pipes..I place him 3rd.

by Anonymousreply 21003/03/2019

Jonah Kaufmann

by Anonymousreply 21103/03/2019

R185: Yes Aretha Sam had it all, possibly one of your children......

by Anonymousreply 21203/03/2019

Saw his American Masters special on PBS this week, Charley Pride was quite the handsome man back in the day.

by Anonymousreply 21303/03/2019

I assume the minimal mentions of Ricky Nelson have to do with his lack of musical talent (I don't know much about music and the only songs I know by him are 'Mary Lou' and 'Garden Party') because with regards to his looks, he was probably one of the most beautiful men who ever lived.

by Anonymousreply 21403/03/2019

Young Sting.

by Anonymousreply 21503/03/2019

R208 Adam just needs a little more makeup to hide his acne scars.

by Anonymousreply 21603/03/2019

Rick Nelson had a great voice, especially around the Stone Canyon/country rock days, it just wasn't over the top.

by Anonymousreply 21703/03/2019

Robbie Williams

by Anonymousreply 21803/03/2019

Mr. Wahlberg...

by Anonymousreply 21903/03/2019

r172, Chris Brown and John Mayer have shitty voices and are okay looking at best

by Anonymousreply 22003/03/2019

I had such a crush on Corey Hart.

by Anonymousreply 22103/03/2019

Patrick Wolf

by Anonymousreply 22203/03/2019

Billie Joe Armstrong

by Anonymousreply 22303/03/2019


by Anonymousreply 22403/03/2019

The young Pat Boone was a very handsome man.

by Anonymousreply 22503/03/2019

Obviously, if we're establishing this by attaching mathematically perfect features to a near flawless voice, it's Taylor Hanson. Everyone on here is gorgeous but Taylor is a walking sculpture and the accuracy of his pitch and tone of his voice is exquisite.

by Anonymousreply 22603/03/2019

R226 The proportions of this face are nearly perfect. I'm just being technical about it. I have Big Science and Big Art behind me, naturally.

by Anonymousreply 22703/03/2019

His voice is not great

by Anonymousreply 22803/03/2019

R228 His voice is incredible. You may not personally like his music but he is an exceptional talent.

by Anonymousreply 22903/03/2019

No, his voice is okay at best

by Anonymousreply 23003/03/2019


by Anonymousreply 23103/03/2019

R230 He's an exceptional talent AND exceptionally good looking. Those were the standards of this thread and he easily meets both to a very high level. And he sounds exceptional live. No one else sounds this good just hitting keys on a beach.

by Anonymousreply 23203/03/2019

R227 if you have Big Art behind you, shouldn't you be paying attention to his endeavours?

by Anonymousreply 23303/03/2019

Matt Bellamy of Muse

by Anonymousreply 23403/03/2019

R223 I don't even know what this means but you're achin' for a shankin'. I've stated my boundaries and you have cartwheeled over them. Taylor Hanson is best and you know it, you taunting dollar ditch tramp.

by Anonymousreply 23503/03/2019

R232, if I'm not being too personal, whereabouts are you?

by Anonymousreply 23603/03/2019

Oops, sorry R223! I was addressing the virtual discount bleach job at R233.

by Anonymousreply 23703/03/2019

R236 I'm not speaking with you until you apologize for saying Taylor Hanson is not muey talented. Should you choose to join the civilized world and acknowledge THIS shared reality of decent persons, I will join you in it and converse, then.

by Anonymousreply 23803/03/2019

Taylor Hanson is okay looking in a white trash sort of way. But as for the singing, he sounds like he needs a Jumbo bottle of Pure for Men.

by Anonymousreply 23903/03/2019

R239 Be honest: He is perfect looking in a white trash sort of way! And his voice is really beautiful. It floats and shimmers.

But I suppose I must acknowledge, to each his own.

by Anonymousreply 24003/03/2019

R240, I think you're the answer to my nonsectarian prayers! I thought I was alone in my admiration--nay, adoration-- of the Divine Taylor. I receive only Mockery, Scorn and Derision (which is also a local law firm) whenever I express to others my esteem for Taylor. "Are you nuts?", "He can't sing for shit!", and "That skanky abortion?" are some of the more temperate comments from friends and family. But what do they know, R240? You and I are among The Enlightened. Bless you.

by Anonymousreply 24103/03/2019

R241 It's true. We are. You have to be born with The Ear.

by Anonymousreply 24203/03/2019

George Nozuka

by Anonymousreply 24303/03/2019

Beautiful face + beautiful voice = Perry Como

by Anonymousreply 24403/03/2019

Now THAT'S a yum yum.

by Anonymousreply 24503/03/2019

Taylor Hanson is good looking and has a good voice, but he's not a great singer. He still sings in that same weird pleading style (I don't know how else to describe it) as he did when he was young.

by Anonymousreply 24603/03/2019

Another vote for Chris Isaak. Johnny Mathis 2nd for me.

by Anonymousreply 24703/03/2019

Pete Burns.

by Anonymousreply 24803/03/2019

Billy Squier.

by Anonymousreply 24903/03/2019

Franco Corelli

by Anonymousreply 25003/03/2019

If Elvis hadn't been from Mississippi white trash and had instead been from Paisley white trash, he could have been that handsome Roddy Frame.

by Anonymousreply 25103/03/2019

Stop the fighting, y'all.

Here is Rolling Stone's Top 10 list of best lead singers of all time. (from a band and not looks not considered) Robert Plant is no. 1, he was only mentioned once here but he was a looker back then.

I'm surprised no one mentioned Mick Jagger. In his prime, he was so hot, he even made straight men desire him.

1. Robert Plant 2. Freddie Mercury 3. Bono 4. Mick Jagger 5. Jim Morrison 6. Roger Daltrey 7. Eddie Vedder 8. John Lennon 9. Chris Cornell 10. Kurt Cobain

Out of the 10, Jim Morrison was the most physically beautiful, Freddie the most vocally talented.

by Anonymousreply 25203/03/2019

Young Axl Rose - huge vocal range and very pretty boy (albeit for a short window of time because ginger) plus he wrote his own songs/music alone and with collaboration.

I really love his voice and Appetite for Destruction is one of the best hard rock albums ever made.

He was/is also a massive asshole but I guess that isn't relevant to the thread title.

by Anonymousreply 25303/03/2019

Bono in his youth was handsome. It's the sexual energy the men bring, not necessarily the looks. Mick Jagger had this in spades in his prime.

by Anonymousreply 25403/03/2019

[quote]Beautiful face + beautiful voice = Perry Como

Perry was suave and handsome in his 1950s/early 60s heyday...but man, he's down right beautiful in that early clip at R244. Thanks for posting it.

by Anonymousreply 25503/03/2019

Huey Lewis was a handsome man and then he showed his reportedly big cock in that Robert Altman movie.

by Anonymousreply 25603/03/2019

Plus, Perry was Italian. Probably a big dick too.

by Anonymousreply 25703/03/2019

Adam Ant. Do yourself a favor though and DON'T look for updated pictures.

by Anonymousreply 25803/03/2019

Before he turned into Gollum, Mick Jagger was beautiful. Haven't heard him sing in ages so I don't know if his voice aged any better.

by Anonymousreply 25903/03/2019

George Strait on the other hand still looks and sounds great.

by Anonymousreply 26003/03/2019

I forgot to go country. Billy Currington. Plus he's a hot mess which makes him hotter.

by Anonymousreply 26103/03/2019

Josh Turner has a beautiful deep voice and face to match, but I find his looks and his music a mite bland. The best country artists tend to be your rawboned hillbillies like Hank and redneck boys like Merle and Johnny who live the hard life they sing about and it rarely comes in a pretty package. They might look hot for a couple years when they're young but tend to hit the wall hard and early, either swell up like a tick or get that stringy vulpine look.

by Anonymousreply 26203/03/2019

You fucker I was just going to post Josh Turner. His voice alone makes you melt.

by Anonymousreply 26303/03/2019

Plus George Strait is a homosexualist.

by Anonymousreply 26403/03/2019

Agree about Jeff Buckley. Very handsome, fantastic vocal range.

by Anonymousreply 26503/03/2019

John Doe. I met him once--nice guy, salt of the earth, no pretensions, just a good old boy. Wish I could say the same about his ex-wife.

by Anonymousreply 26603/03/2019

Is that a rumor with any substance, R264, or just more DL wishful thinking?

by Anonymousreply 26703/03/2019

Iggy Pop

by Anonymousreply 26803/03/2019

R258 He doesn't look THAT bad, especially considering all the drugs he did back in the day. Unfortunately his teeth are a whole other matter (but he's a Brit so we have to forgive him for that one).

by Anonymousreply 26903/03/2019

Mick Jagger was beautiful in his younger days. Killing off his bandmate Brian Jones really aged him.

by Anonymousreply 27003/03/2019

Ty Herndon was ridiculously hot. Too bad about those bushes.

by Anonymousreply 27103/03/2019

Christopher Bryant Vélez Muñoz of CNCO

by Anonymousreply 27203/03/2019

Peter Schilling

by Anonymousreply 27303/03/2019

"Plus George Strait is a homosexualist."


by Anonymousreply 27403/03/2019

I love Elvis for both great looks and his smooth voice. But I knew I was gay when Ricky Martin shook his bonbon on the Grammy awards.

by Anonymousreply 27503/03/2019

Tom Petty - sexy when young. Nice eyes & hair.

Had that boxy chin and teeth needed work, though.

by Anonymousreply 27603/03/2019

Willy deVille - Mink

when young

by Anonymousreply 27703/03/2019

Please, I love Tom Petty but he was not attractive.

Gary Allan, country, very sexy, good voice.

Charlie Puth, very cute, good singer.

Most of the guys mentioned here are not hot at all. Freddie Mercury, George Micheal?

by Anonymousreply 27803/03/2019

Billy Ray Cyrus

by Anonymousreply 27903/03/2019

He has a shitty voice

by Anonymousreply 28003/03/2019

Zayn Malik used to be beautiful- before the tats and anorexia. He also had a great voice.

Sadly he's a wreck now.

by Anonymousreply 28103/03/2019

No one has mentioned the Biebs?

Say what you will, he's a very attractive young man.

Yes, I don't like all the ink, either.

by Anonymousreply 28203/04/2019

A lot of people didn't think so but I thought Laura Branigan was very pretty.

by Anonymousreply 28303/04/2019

I like Gary Allan but I wouldn't call him beautiful or even handsome--they probably put the cowboy hat on him to disguise the fact that his face is 2/3 forehead.

by Anonymousreply 28403/04/2019

A second vote for Eros Ramazzotti

by Anonymousreply 28503/04/2019

Marc Bolan was lovely -- before the weight gain.

by Anonymousreply 28603/04/2019

Laura Branigan is a male singer?

by Anonymousreply 28703/04/2019

DL fave Steve Grand.

by Anonymousreply 28803/04/2019

But, R282, he can't sing for shit.

by Anonymousreply 28903/04/2019

Just came across this pic of Sir Mick, JFC, if half the stories about him are true, talk about ending up with the face you deserve.

by Anonymousreply 29003/04/2019

On the other hand no one can accuse him of being a plastic surgery addict like poor Pete Burns.

by Anonymousreply 29103/04/2019

Julius LaRosa and his nice hairy arms.

by Anonymousreply 29203/04/2019

Layne Staley from Alice In Chains was a very beautiful man imo I also agree with Chris Cornell, Jeff Buckley, Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain.

by Anonymousreply 29303/04/2019

Ohhh and Daniel Johns when he was young was super pretty to me, and he can sing. Don’t laugh if you don’t believe me check out “Diorama “ by silverchair or his solo stuff.

by Anonymousreply 29403/04/2019

Silverchair was *the* band of my high school years for my friends me I. Daniel was pretty, but I always preferred Chris :)

by Anonymousreply 29503/04/2019

*and I

by Anonymousreply 29603/04/2019

R296 lol they were my favorite band during my high school years (1995-1999) and Yes Chris was pretty too, and Ben was sort of pretty as well.

by Anonymousreply 29703/04/2019

Another vote for Johnny Mathis

by Anonymousreply 29803/05/2019

Yes. And bonus points for niceness.

by Anonymousreply 29903/05/2019

Mathis was an incredible singer, attractive and with great charisma. But a handsome beauty? No.

by Anonymousreply 30003/05/2019

What about me?

by Anonymousreply 30103/05/2019

I think young Johnny Mathis was handsome

by Anonymousreply 30203/05/2019

R246 I love his expressiveness. He has a truly beautiful voice, too.

by Anonymousreply 30303/05/2019


by Anonymousreply 30403/05/2019

Extreme talent AND extreme beauty.

by Anonymousreply 30503/05/2019

R305 Though that does bring to mind another major beauty and talent, Smokey Robinson.

by Anonymousreply 30603/05/2019

Good looking? Yes. Singing talent? NO!

by Anonymousreply 30703/05/2019

R307 Taylor Hanson absolutely has talent. This isn't debatable, it just is. Whether you choose to acknowledge it or not is your prerogative. But that doesn't make what is, isn't.

by Anonymousreply 30803/05/2019


The Taylor Hansen Troll has reappeared.

Maybe we should put him and Janbot in a room together.

Sure, TH is talented. Maybe that's why he has more $$$$ in the bank than Bieber.

Oh, wait. That's right, he doesn't.

by Anonymousreply 30903/06/2019

I didn't know we had a Taylor Hanson troll. What did they have one hit song 60 years ago?

by Anonymousreply 31003/06/2019

Bryan Ferry

by Anonymousreply 31103/06/2019

Male beauty that matched an incredible voice: Robert Goulet.

by Anonymousreply 31203/06/2019

Robert Goulet is probably the best response in this thread - he was gorgeous (when he was young, at least) and had a great voice.

by Anonymousreply 31303/06/2019

When I saw Alan Paul (Manhattan Transfer) sing this song in concert, I swooned which has never happened to me any other time. I was sitting in the front row and could see the sweat dripping off his forehead.

by Anonymousreply 31403/06/2019

I also love Brendon Urie....has anyone mentioned him? Incredible voice and great charisma.

by Anonymousreply 31503/06/2019

R313, Thank you.

by Anonymousreply 31603/06/2019

R3, I didn't see your Robert Goulet post. But I agree!

by Anonymousreply 31703/06/2019

On what planet was Robert Goulet "gorgeous"?! I'm not saying he was ugly but he definitely wasn't all that handsome either.

by Anonymousreply 31803/06/2019

"Haters gonna hate."

by Anonymousreply 31903/06/2019

"Please don't hate me because I'm beautiful."

by Anonymousreply 32003/06/2019

Judy adored him.

by Anonymousreply 32103/06/2019

[quote]On what planet was Robert Goulet "gorgeous"?! I'm not saying he was ugly but he definitely wasn't all that handsome either.

Uh...on what planet are you from?

Everyone agrees that Goulet was handsome. Dashing movie star looks... those crystal blue eyes.

Elvis, Goulet, Nelson... those were unearthly handsome men in their prime.

by Anonymousreply 32203/06/2019

[quote]Judy adored him.

Goulet and Jack Jones.

She had lousy taste in husbands but good taste in singers...

by Anonymousreply 32303/06/2019

Judy also admired Vic Damone.

by Anonymousreply 32403/06/2019

Bryan Ferry posing with one of his sons in GQ

by Anonymousreply 32503/06/2019

If Judy adored Robert Goulet, it's probably because he could drink her under the table.

She didn't encounter that often.

by Anonymousreply 32603/06/2019

A haunting song by Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music

by Anonymousreply 32703/06/2019

Frankie Valli

by Anonymousreply 32803/06/2019

Not even Paul McCartney would be egotistical enough to claim he was a better singer or better looking than Elvis.

Millions listen to Elvis , have listened to Elvis and will continue to listen to Elvis. People who know about music and singing agree he had a great voice as did Freddie Mercury. Freddie was beautiful, his overbite was adorable.

by Anonymousreply 32903/06/2019

Not even Paul McCartney is egotistical enough to claim he is better looking or a better singer than Elvis. Freddie was beautiful. His overbite was adorable.

by Anonymousreply 33003/06/2019

Gino Vanelli - strong gorgeous voice and gorgeous man. IMO, his vocals are more powerful than Freddie's. He had creative differences with his record label (Clive Davis?) who wanted to steer him toward pop music (he leaned jazz). IMO, he could have been a bigger star.

by Anonymousreply 33103/06/2019

The handsome James Ingram, RIP.

by Anonymousreply 33203/06/2019

Michael McDonald

by Anonymousreply 33303/06/2019

Michael McDonald in the 80's.. Nowadays, he's looks a like a hot old man but still has that hair.

by Anonymousreply 33403/06/2019

Its Elvis. IMO of course.

by Anonymousreply 33503/06/2019

I met Ricky Nelson in the 1960s. He was exquisite.

by Anonymousreply 33603/06/2019

I haven’t read all 300 posts but has anyone pointed out what a highest ratio means? It means the largest difference between talent and looks, not the highest amounts of looks and talent.

Maybe OP shouldn’t have used the word “highest” but “best.” A best ratio is one where looks and talent are both the same at an excellent level, yielding the lowest ratio possible, i.e. 1. Elvis is a 10 in looks and a 10 in talent. His ratio would be 10/10, or 1. Tiny Tim is a 1 in looks and a 1 in talent, and his ratio would ALSO be1.

So the word highest is inappropriate, yet the word best implies a 1 that’s a result of two top scores as opposed to one that’s a result of two low scores, or, obviously a 10 that’s a result of one very high score and one very low score.

Also do not confuse incidence with ratio.

by Anonymousreply 33703/06/2019

This is Datalounge. Do you not thing Professor Post has already explained what a highest ratio means?

by Anonymousreply 33803/07/2019

R309 an R310 OP asks us which male singer has both extreme beauty and extreme talent and I'm supposed to just NOT post "Taylor Hanson" even though it's a relevant answer? And trolls don't care. I care about ALL.

by Anonymousreply 33903/07/2019

In what world does Taylor have "extreme talent"?

by Anonymousreply 34003/07/2019

R340 In the world that has music in it.

by Anonymousreply 34103/07/2019

Not the world I'm living in

by Anonymousreply 34203/07/2019

r342 Being incapable of recognizing something for whatever reason, doesn't mean it doesn't exist!

by Anonymousreply 34303/07/2019

Bowie had an amazing voice and a beautiful face.

by Anonymousreply 34403/07/2019

Never saw Bowie as handsome or sexy, either.

by Anonymousreply 34503/07/2019

Bowie looked like a lizard.

by Anonymousreply 34603/07/2019

Its Eddie Murphy for me

by Anonymousreply 34703/07/2019

Obviously Brandon Flowers, charismatic and instantly recognizable vocals, he is one of the few singers that does not employ the horrible falsetto cat on heat nasal whine technique, and is the hottest dude in music ever.

by Anonymousreply 34803/07/2019

R343, Huh?

by Anonymousreply 34903/07/2019


by Anonymousreply 35003/07/2019

I get it. Some asshole here really likes Taylor.

by Anonymousreply 35103/07/2019

As for that awful Bowie pic. Show me someone who DOES look good with shaved eyebrows, an eyepatch, and a red mullet.

by Anonymousreply 35203/08/2019

George Michael

Adam Lambert

by Anonymousreply 35303/28/2019

Kris Kristofferson

by Anonymousreply 35403/28/2019

R351 In times of universal deceit, to speak the truth about Taylor Hanson is a revolutionary act!

by Anonymousreply 35503/28/2019

Alexander Greenwald of Phantom Planet

by Anonymousreply 35604/07/2019

All American Rejects's Tyson Ritter

by Anonymousreply 35704/07/2019

Alexander Greenwald is fug. He looks like an iguana because his eyes are set so far apart.

by Anonymousreply 35804/07/2019

And his profile is ugly too.

by Anonymousreply 35904/07/2019

Dennis Morgan - as you watch "Christmas in Connecticut" every holiday season -- beautiful voice, he starred in many movie musicals

Franco Corelli - if only he had been still performing in the video age - gorgeous and thrilling voice

Tony Martin and Vic Damone - handsome and great voices, both

by Anonymousreply 36004/07/2019

Tiny Tim

by Anonymousreply 36104/07/2019

He was VERY good looking in the 1960's and 1970's (Especially when he posed NAKED in Playgirl) FABIAN though he was a NO TALENT.

by Anonymousreply 36204/07/2019

The really talented one of the group Fabian toured with in later years was Bobby Rydell -- great voice. Frankie Avalon was very cute, but with a pleasant, but usually no more than that singing voice.

by Anonymousreply 36304/07/2019

Andy McCluskey of OMD

by Anonymousreply 36404/07/2019

Stephen Tin Tin Duffy

by Anonymousreply 36504/07/2019

Engelbert Humperdinck (or as the ladies used to cry out at shows "Hump my dink!"

by Anonymousreply 36604/07/2019

New Order's Bernard Sumner

by Anonymousreply 36704/07/2019

I love Dennis Morgan - he really did have a great voice

by Anonymousreply 36804/07/2019

Felix Knight in "The March of the Wooden Soldiers" a/k/a "Babes in Toyland" -- beautiful voice and man! He didn't do to many movies, but went on to the Met Opera.

by Anonymousreply 36904/14/2019

R369 Beautiful?!

by Anonymousreply 37004/14/2019

I'm sure you look gorgeous in ALL of your photos, too.

by Anonymousreply 37104/14/2019

Here's dreamy Felix Knight, shirtless, featuring a nice hairy armpit and a beautiful voice.

by Anonymousreply 37204/14/2019

George Michael, Adam Lambert and Freddie Mercury

by Anonymousreply 37304/14/2019

I'm sorry, but this Felix guy isn't cute at all. In fact, he's more on the ugly side if you ask me.

Just compare him with John Boles, another singer/actor from that same era - now THAT is a beautiful man!

by Anonymousreply 37404/14/2019

Debby Boone

by Anonymousreply 37504/14/2019

There's always Franco Corelli.

by Anonymousreply 37604/14/2019


by Anonymousreply 37704/14/2019

Another vote for Cobain. God, he was purty.

by Anonymousreply 37804/14/2019


by Anonymousreply 37904/14/2019

[quote]So the highest ratio should go to the best looking singer with the worst voice. I mean mathematically.

Or the worst looking singer with the best voice, right?

by Anonymousreply 38004/14/2019

Seems like most of you are blind AND deaf.

by Anonymousreply 38104/14/2019

R65, from a vocally challenging perspective, Jon Bon Jovi beats Elvis.

by Anonymousreply 38204/14/2019

A young Walter Pidgeon did some musicals and sounded really good in them

by Anonymousreply 38304/14/2019

DL FAGGOTS keep DROOLING over ELVIS. He never got me HARD.

by Anonymousreply 38404/14/2019

R384 blocked

by Anonymousreply 38504/15/2019

George Michael

by Anonymousreply 38604/17/2019
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