Swooning Just a Bit

Even though I have been known to click on Roni Loren’s Boyfriend of the Week posts, I don’t generally ogle celebrity men or think about whom I find attractive or appealing. When asked which celebs are hot, I often draw a big blank and have to think really hard to come up with some names. It may be boring, but I consider my husband hot and I don’t much think about anyone else.

But voices?

That’s what gets me. I get big ol’ crushes on certain male singers’ voices! Something about their tone, smoothness, roughness, or pitch can curl my toes and make me happy that God created the opposite sex. And who are these phenoms that put me in a goose-pimply, snuggle-up-with-my-honey mood?

Here are my votes, which also display my eclectic music taste:

Dean Martin. A silky voice and a casual flair marked Dean Martin’s songs. This member of the Rat Pack has even been called the King of Cool. Thankfully, Martin recorded a LOT of love songs, such as Ain’t That a Kick in the Head, Return to Me, Everybody Loves
, and That’s Amoré. (Note: In the video below, Dean tells jokes for a while and then starts singing around the 2-minute mark.)

Elvis Presley. I know I’m not alone in this one and maybe it’s predictable, but Elvis had a wonderful singing voice which he paired with oomph that made a lot of girls squeal with delight. I do not squeal, but I can’t listen to Teddy Bear, All Shook Up, or Can’t Help Falling in Love without feeling a little heady.

Robert Plant. The lead singer of Led Zeppelin had a distinctive and intense voice. I liken him to a male version of Janis Joplin, giving it everything he has in the hard songs and playing with the slow ones. It’s a toss-up for me on whether Plant sounds better with
something like Whole Lotta Love or D’yer Maker. Then again, Fool in the Rain and Black Dog can’t be beat.

David Lee Roth. Another hard rocker, the original lead singer of Van Halen has a playboy singing style (and the lifestyle to go along). His Just a Gigolo/Ain’t Got Nobody
covers demonstrates that! But he sounds best to me when he’s singing You Really Got Me,
Unchained, or Pretty Woman. The jump kick is a bonus, right?

John Mellencamp. When this country boy came on the rock scene, he sneaked in to my radio with Jack & Diane. But Cougar turned Mellencamp ended up having a cat-scratchy voice that clawed its way into hit after hit. I love the way he delivers the lyric “Some people . . . say I’m obnoxious, and lazy; I’m uneducated; my opinion means nothin’. But I know I’m a real good dancer.” Try out Crumblin’ Down or Lonely Ol’ Night.

Lenny Kravitz. I first heard Lenny Kravitz singing Let Love Rule, and I was hooked. Soulful, hard-rocking, and edgy, his voice can fill a room. Some of his songs are not my cup of tea, but I definitely like Fly Away and Are You Gonna Go My Way.

Josh Turner. This country singer has an unbelievable range, singing tenor and bass equally well. Maybe it’s the smoothness in which he sings or the way his voice sounds soooo manly when it dips down in the low register, but whatever it is, I like it. From
Firecracker to Why Don’t We Just Dance, every time I hear his voice on the radio, I
crank it up. I especially enjoy Your Man.

I should be clear: I don’t want to do anything with these guys. I’m not attracted to them physically. In fact, some of them are not attractive. I just swoon when they sing!

How about you? Do you find yourself attracted to certain voices? Who do you think is a sexy singer?