AC/DC step aside to make way for Aretha Franklin, the top-ranked vocalist in Rolling Stone‘s list of the 100 greatest singers of all time. Joining Franklin on other covers — hitting newsstands today — are John Lennon, Bob Dylan and Elvis Presley. Click below for the full list of singers and thoughts on the greats from Bono, Robert Plant, Mary J. Blige and a host of others. Also check out the gallery of behind-the-scenes photos of some of the greats like Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye and Roger Daltrey in the studio. And before you get all bent out of shape over who’s on top and who didn’t rank, check out how the voting worked right here.
• The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time
• What Makes a Great Singer? By Jonathan Lethem
• Gallery: In the Studio With the Greatest Singers of All Time
• Behind the Ballots: Handwritten Picks From Springsteen, Richards, Love and More