Top 10 Best Voices On YOUTUBE
Oh boy, am I excited about this one! Top 10 Best YouTube Voices. Finally, my time to shine! I wonder where I'm at on this one. Probably not number 1, that’s too obvious. Maybe ten? Yeah, that makes sense! I mean, we should be a bit modest and probably should be honoring other YouTubers, too. So, without further ado, the Top 10 Best YouTube Voices!
Okay, okay… who didn’t see this coming? Though his voice wasn’t as much of a predominant feature in his earlier videos, as his technology evolved, so, too, did the presence of Markiplier’s iconic vocals. Mark Edward Fischbach joined the YouTube scene in 2012 with a Let’s Play series that revolved around horror and survival games and, from there, created a “Markiplier nation” of over 16 million subscribers as of 2017. From his high-pitched screaming to his calmer, deeper, and soothing tone, Markiplier’s voice is easily recognized and has become a staple of the gaming community.
In 2007, Tay Zonday enjoyed the start of YouTube fame with “Chocolate Rain”, a song about the tribulations of being an African American throughout history. At almost a decade later, Zonday’s song sits at over 111 million views, so it’s safe to say that the singer’s unique vocals are a fairly big attractor. Though it may seem as digitalized as the keyboard accompaniment, Zonday’s voice really is that, well, awesome. Beyond singing, Zonday has taken his vocal talents and used them to appease fan requests, recite Kanye West Tweets, and even parody himself with another original song, “Cherry Chocolate Rain.” Regardless of what he’s doing, those vocals are always front and center.
It’s not so much the tone of VSauce1's host Michael Stevens that lands him on this Archive, but how he uses it. Though it is fairly recognizable, Michael’s voice is soothing and endearing, making it extremely easy to trust and understand what he portrays. For a channel devoted to dishing out a large cache of information since its inception in 2007, Vsauce doesn’t have to rely on fancy gimmicks or cheap parlor tricks to get YouTube’s attention. If the 11.5 million subscribers have anything to say, Michael’s mild-mannered, trustworthy vocals continue to attract a large crowd of viewers.
Known to 5 million subscribers as the voice behind Screen Junkies’ “Honest Trailers” and to another 130,000 subs as Epic Voice Guy, Jon Bailey’s vocals have proven a worthy callback to Donald LaFontaine, or the man behind over 5,000 movie trailers. While his “Epic Voice” is his most remarkable feature, Bailey has also proven his worth as a celebrity impersonator, having accurately mimicked the likes of Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Fassbender, Liam Neeson, and Christopher Walken. Beyond giving life to “Honest Trailers,” Bailey also lends his voice to parodies and the occasional Let’s Play segment on his personal channel.
When it comes to YouTube voices, there are few more recognizable and enjoyable than that of Ireland’s own JackSepticEye. Before Sean William McLoughlin took on the alias of JackSepticEye, his vocals were subdued by his position as drummer for local band Raised to the Ground. Luckily for his 14.5 million subscribers, the hyperactive YouTuber changed directions to launch his Let’s Play gaming channel in 2012. His first video, which debuted in November of 2012, put his vocals to the test as he impersonated one of gaming’s most iconic voices – that of Metal Gear Solid’s Solid Snake. Though he spoke plenty in his earlier videos, it wasn’t until about six months later that he let his accent and boisterous personality shine through.
Knowing his voice was something worth making money off of, in October of 2012, Brendaniel started making videos where he read YouTube comments, fan fiction, and selections from books like The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Since his start, Brendaniel has used his distinctive vocals to give a voice to the Doom comic books, the Not Safe for Work story series “Jesus and Hitler: A Romance,” and even started his own Let’s Play channel, BrendanielGaming. The booming voice narrating the over 800 videos across both channels belongs on radio and certainly deserves every one of the 130,000 plus subscribers that it’s received.
Though the face of Undoomed is expressionless, the voice behind the channel is more than enough to give it life and a proverbial identity. The man behind Undoomed uses his channel to “expose stupidity,” typically by calling out social trends and criticizing or commenting on the actions and ramblings of other YouTubers. Chances are, the concept may not have worked as well had ”Undoomed’s” voice been far less sultry and appealing. The even-paced and firm tone behind the channel remains steady, making it easy to engage with each video from beginning to end. With almost 300,000 subscribers and over 25 million views as of March of 2017 - and a mere 2 years after launch - chances are we’ll be listening to the smooth sounds of “Undoomed” for some time to come.
Flula Borg is so much more than a great voice. He’s an incredibly hilarious personality and talented DJ, but we’re constantly drawn to him because of his overly excited vocals. We admit, a good part of his appeal is the language barrier and German accent that amplifies the humor behind videos like “Daddy Long Legs, Who Did Name You” and “Dropping Kids at Pool? Scott is a Bad Father.” Even beyond his heart-to-hearts with the camera, Flula’s voice is not easy to forget and even harder to not want to listen to.
Gentle Whispers ASMR
If there was ever a voice that is easy to fall asleep to, it’s Maria from GentleWhispers ASMR. When it comes to ASMR, or autonomous sensory meridian response, Maria’s soft whispers are at the top of the “best of” list. Pleasant, gentle, and consistent, Maria’s tone tends to overshadow many of the audible triggers she features throughout her videos. Typically, what’s better and more tingle-inducing than the tapping, clicking, or scratching she produces is the explanation leading up to it.
Though all of the key three voices of RedLetterMedia are distinguishable, it’s Mike’s that tends to stand out as one of YouTube’s most pleasing. Throughout lengthy movie reviews, commentary, and other videos of ridiculousness, Mike’s voice ranges from leveled and personable to an over-excited Jewish movie critic. Pinpointing Mike out of the trio of hosts, adding to the appeal of RedLetterMedia is his range of vocal talent that lends to the channel’s nasally and ornery movie reviewer, Mr. Plinkett.