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Thread started 12/28/17 10:54am

hollywood0024

Who was/is the better singer: Whitney Houston or Madonna?

Who would you say?

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Reply #1 posted 12/28/17 11:16am

PANDURITO

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lol

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Reply #2 posted 12/28/17 11:27am

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Big Maybelle

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Reply #3 posted 12/28/17 11:27am

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Besides being contemporaries (not necessarily musical rivals) during the 80's and 90's, I never really thought of comparing them on any level. I stopped following Whitney by the mid 1990's and was a casual Madonna listener who trailed off after Ray of Light.

Madonna's voice was a perfect vehicle for her material. She was not ever going to be confused for a powerhouse vocalist, but sang her material well. Likewise, Whitney as a singer had a tremendous voice that was unique to her material. I couldn't see Whitney necessarily doing Madonna tunes and feel pretty confident that some of Whitney's musical standards could not be reached vocally by Madonna.

I guess it depends on whose voice resonates with the listener....

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Reply #4 posted 12/28/17 12:33pm

dancerella

In my personal opinion, Madonna!
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Reply #5 posted 12/28/17 1:06pm

Empress

Is this a joke??

These two names shouldn't even be said in tha same sentence. Whitney was a singer! Madonna is a performer. No question here as to who had the real singing voice.
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Reply #6 posted 12/28/17 2:38pm

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No one with a lick see Maddonna as a great singer.

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Reply #7 posted 12/28/17 3:28pm

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Someone's smoking crack again...
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Reply #8 posted 12/28/17 3:30pm

1contessa

Is this a trick question.....come on! lol

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Reply #9 posted 12/28/17 3:31pm

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dancerella said:

In my personal opinion, Madonna!

In my personal opinion, lol lol lol

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Reply #10 posted 12/28/17 7:43pm

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dancerella said:


In my personal opinion, Madonna!


In my personal opinion, lol lol lol




I know I'm in the minority, which is why I said that. I'm a die hard Madge fan but was never a Whitney fan,though I know she was a great vocalist. I still prefer Madonna.
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Reply #11 posted 12/28/17 8:23pm

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The question is ludicrous. Whitney is a singer. Madonna was not and is not.


SEPARATE THREAD CONCEPTION:

WHITNEY: is a singer
MADONNA: WAS an artist.



That's all there is to it.


I don't even want to state it again. Whitney. ...OBVIOUSLY tops the one



Madonna= better artist.
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Reply #12 posted 12/28/17 9:10pm

RJOrion

Whitney Houston is a better singer than Madonna

Cissy Houston is a better singer than Madonna

Thelma Houston is a better singer than Madonna

Marques Houston is a better singer than Madonna

J.J. Watt Of The Houston Texans is a better singer than Madonna

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Reply #13 posted 12/29/17 12:16am

206Michelle

Whitney Houston, and it's not even close. And I love Madonna.

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Reply #14 posted 12/29/17 1:57am

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RJOrion said:

Whitney Houston is a better singer than Madonna


Cissy Houston is a better singer than Madonna


Thelma Houston is a better singer than Madonna


Marques Houston is a better singer than Madonna


J.J. Watt Of The Houston Texans is a better singer than Madonna


Heck....John Huston (deceased) is a better singer



Kiki Hernandez, too
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Reply #15 posted 12/29/17 4:39am

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StrangeButTrue said:

Big Maybelle


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Reply #16 posted 12/29/17 4:42am

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intresting. Madonna just recently covered Britney Spears


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Reply #17 posted 12/29/17 5:07am

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I thought it was some kind of put on. In her prime Whitney was not to be messed with, by anyone. I once saw her at this stadium gig about '88 I think and the crispness with that power and raw soul was somewhat otherworldly. Sounded like an angel blowing the roof off. Never will forget it.

Is she the GOAT of pop? Well that's another discussion altogether.
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Reply #18 posted 12/29/17 5:34am

purple05

Whitney can sing anything Madonna could. If you say otherwise, you're smoking. Madonna can barley sing her songs
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Reply #19 posted 12/29/17 11:52am

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lol lol lol
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Reply #20 posted 12/29/17 12:35pm

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Whitney was an egomaniacal crackhead, Madonna is a doting mother of many adopted children and two of her own. Whitney Houston was a lovely ideal that sadly shattered into many sordid fragments over time. Madonna may have made some tragic moves over the years but Whitney Houston's overall life and career is tragic in retrospect.
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Reply #21 posted 12/29/17 12:37pm

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Whitney can sing anything Madonna could. If you say otherwise, you're smoking. Madonna can barley sing her songs

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Have you listened to her last album? SHE was the one smoking and barely singing lol. Million dollar bill lmfao
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Reply #22 posted 12/29/17 12:42pm

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Devils advocate that is more appropriate:
Who was the better singer Whitney Houston or Judy Garland? IMHO Whitney is the new Judy.
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Reply #23 posted 12/29/17 5:11pm

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StrangeButTrue said:

purple05 said:

Whitney can sing anything Madonna could. If you say otherwise, you're smoking. Madonna can barley sing her songs

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Have you listened to her last album? SHE was the one smoking and barely singing lol. Million dollar bill lmfao
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Yet she still sounded better than Madonna. Whitney couldn't hit the high notes and the agility in her voice was gone but she was solid
These are Whitney with her vocal decline.






This is Whitney at her lowest.... Madonna could never!

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Reply #24 posted 12/29/17 5:12pm

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StrangeButTrue said:

Whitney was an egomaniacal crackhead, Madonna is a doting mother of many adopted children and two of her own. Whitney Houston was a lovely ideal that sadly shattered into many sordid fragments over time. Madonna may have made some tragic moves over the years but Whitney Houston's overall life and career is tragic in retrospect.

See my other thread on Madonna. I don't want to derail this one. I touch on hat subject
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Reply #25 posted 12/29/17 6:29pm

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What the fuck does crack use have to do with her singing? You must have forgot about Madonna's sex book.

StrangeButTrue said:

Whitney was an egomaniacal crackhead, Madonna is a doting mother of many adopted children and two of her own. Whitney Houston was a lovely ideal that sadly shattered into many sordid fragments over time. Madonna may have made some tragic moves over the years but Whitney Houston's overall life and career is tragic in retrospect.

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Reply #26 posted 12/29/17 8:00pm

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Apples to oranges. Better comparison would be Madonna and Beyonce. Both are attention whores first, singers second.

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Reply #27 posted 12/29/17 10:43pm

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Apples to oranges. Better comparison would be Madonna and Beyonce. Both are attention whores first, singers second.


Beyoncé can be attention seeking but she's a bad ass singer.
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Reply #28 posted 12/30/17 1:59am

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nod

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Reply #29 posted 12/30/17 6:56am

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laurarichardson said:

What the fuck does crack use have to do with her singing? You must have forgot about Madonna's sex book.



StrangeButTrue said:


Whitney was an egomaniacal crackhead, Madonna is a doting mother of many adopted children and two of her own. Whitney Houston was a lovely ideal that sadly shattered into many sordid fragments over time. Madonna may have made some tragic moves over the years but Whitney Houston's overall life and career is tragic in retrospect.


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Smoking all that shit (not just crack) made her sound horrible during those final years. That GMA performance in Central Park was literally some late Elvis/Judy sweaty cracky embarrassment.
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I kinda think Madonna could have done Whitneys tunes better now than she did there. Madonna just belted out Borderline for now reason on Jimmy Kimmel and it was a decent live performance. Also in regards to "artistry" creatively and lyrically Madonna is superior. Whitney was a really good wedding singer that got in too deep, but she really set that bar high for wedding singers. There are a few Whitney songs I dig (One of those days, my love is your love, I'm your baby tonight) but a lot of it is torch song 80s prom stuff. She had a strong voice at a point in time that was undeniably stronger than Madonna's but realistically in terms of years, performances, and creative output Madonna's voice has obviously bested Whitney Houston. And then there's sales/charts etc. touring... its a fun catty argument comparing people from the 80s but realistically in 2017 Madonna is still here and can still sing and could probably sing wayyyyy better than Whitney if she were still alive taking care of her voice the way she was in the clip above.
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Also re: Sex book fast forward 20 years later you can type your fantasies into a box on a screen and get it all for free. Madonna sold her sexy naked Instagram photos for 100 bucks years ago, big whoop. Whitney Houston recorded and approv d release of that cover of A Song For You, I find that more offensive.
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