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They Rock My World – Steve’s Top Five Female Singers in the Past Twenty Years

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I love all types of music, and one of the best sounds to me is the sweet sound of a woman’s voice, saying the right things, set to the right tone. It is as if they were serenading me personally with their heartfelt messages. I have a list of women I love listening to which dates all the way back to the 1950s and ’60s.  However, for you, I have narrowed the list to the last twenty years. Here are my personal favorites:

5. Gwen Stefani

She had me at “Just a girl,” her first hit with the band No Doubt. She came on with this new energy with what I can only describe as an alternative twang in her voice. When she graced the screen on MTV,  I was instantly in love with her look, and more importantly, her voice.

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4. Jewel

To be perfectly honest, when she first came out with “Who Will Save Your Soul,” I couldn’t change the channel fast enough. However, the planets must have aligned because when I eventually sat and listened that song, another love was born. Since then, I have bought and loved every album she has put out. I have followed her through her transitions from contemporary to pop, and even into country music, where she seems to be staying.

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3. Tori Amos

Tori has a haunting lyrical approach to her music that leaves me spellbound at times. She pulls from her own pain and experiences to empower her music with her voice and piano, telling her truth like no one else. She is enchanting and charming, and though it has nothing to do with her voice, I hear she’s a great cook!  Everyone knows the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.

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2. Alanis Morissette

If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, then the way to his soul is through music. Alanis started out strong with the in-your-face hurt and angry female approach that you cannot ignore. Once she got my attention, she has refused to let go. She has a unique story-telling ability that has become more positive over the years.  Alanis has written the single most important CD to me in JAGGED LITTLE PILL and the song “Everything” is the perfect song for when I need to appreciate my wife.

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1. Christina Aguilera.

This woman is the whole package, and has something for everyone. Songs to make you get up?  “Dirrty”, check.  Songs to make you teary-eyed?  “Reflection”, check.  Songs that make you think?  “Beautiful”, check.  She has all the heart and soul you could ask for, and has a Christmas album. For fifteen years she’s been speaking to me, and it doesn’t hurt that I think she’s the sexiest woman in the world.  But that’s just me.

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