Chris Cornell is one of my very favorite rock singers/songwriters. I was first familiar with him as lead singer of the band Soundgarden, and I enjoyed songs such as "Black Hole Sun" and "Burden in My Hand." (He is also known for being the lead singer in the band Audioslave as well as Temple of the Dog.) It wasn't until a friend lent me the Chris Cornell solo record, "Euphoria Morning" some years later that I really developed a deep appreciation for his voice and songwriting.
Probably my two favorite songs of his are (click on song title to listen):
When I'm Down
Damn, those are good songs.