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View Poll Results: the singer or the song
the Singer 5 20.83%
the song 6 25.00%
both equally as important 13 54.17%
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:46 AM   #1
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The Singer or the Song

Which is most important the singer or the song
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:52 AM   #2
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Re: The Singer or the Song

the singer can a bad song good? not really sure now but it's a good point to kick off
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:09 PM   #3
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Re: The Singer or the Song

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the singer can a bad song good? not really sure now but it's a good point to kick off
Most definitely agree. A really good singer can almost make the worst written song sound great. Example, "The Star-Spangled Banner". We've all seen a weak to average singer labor through this song:
. Then again a gifted singer can actually make you want to listen: .
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:33 PM   #4
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Re: The Singer or the Song

It really depends on how you define "singer". If you are talking purely about vocal talents (as they assess it on shows like American Idol) then that matters not a lick to me...would I rather listen to someone with a technically "perfect" voice sing weak songs or Bob Dylan...no contest.

So I guess my answer would be both....I like artists who write songs that fit their voice.
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Both.
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Re: The Singer or the Song

both - songs lots of times are key to a singer and no matter how good the singer is vocally (trained) it doesn't sound right. The opposite is true too.
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:28 AM   #7
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both equally as important
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Re: The Singer or the Song

the song is more important. If the song has, first and foremost, a good melody, and also decent lyrics, good various instrument parts, etc, than thats what matters most. Plus, id rather hear a song sung by artists that dont have great voices in the commercial sense, but speak from the heart - Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, John Frusciante, and so on. That even adds to the song to me. So singer is important, but i like songs written by these artists sung by other musicians still, so song comes first for me. Except in rare instances that i cant stand a singers voice so much that i dont want to listen to the song, like with Robert Plant.
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both equally as important
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Re: The Singer or the Song

Mick says it's the singer but I think it's the song.

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Re: The Singer or the Song

Michelle Lea can make any song sound great.
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Re: The Singer or the Song

The song. There are examples of voices I cant stand (Dylan, Fogerty, Springsteen) that have a song or two I can tolerate just because they are good songs. I'd rather hear other people sing the majority of their songs though.
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Re: The Singer or the Song

The singer. I can hear my favorite songs done by other singers and find them to be just HORRIBLE when they've covered them. But then again, if the song is shite to begin with, it may not get much better. But I think a truly grandiose singer would be able to make diamonds out of nothing when it all comes down to it
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Re: The Singer or the Song

Henley and Frey briefly wore t shirts that said Song Power, and I always liked that. Well written songs is the key to good music.
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