Songs With the Most Beautiful Lead Vocals

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The fourth installment in my "Songs With the Most Beautiful..." series.

The Top Ten

1 Nella Fantasia - Jackie Evancho Nella Fantasia - Jackie Evancho

There is no one who comes close to this young lady. No one.

A voice so pure, beautiful and uplifting that many people of all ages shed tears on listening to her.

Watch her sing this for Sharon Osbourne on "The Talk" and you can't help feeling uplifted.

This child has ruined every other singer, male or female, for me. Ever. She is a little goddess.

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2 Bridge Over Troubled Water - Jackie Evancho

Sung at a charity event by Jackie Evancho. The most beautiful rendition of this song ever done.

Absolutely fantastic version by Jackie. She's the best. Thanks to Paul for writing this song for Jackie!

Sung at Cirque du Soleil's "One Night for ONE DROP" charity gala. Look for the YouTube video.

3 God Only Knows - The Beach Boys God Only Knows - The Beach Boys

Carl Wilson didn't even crack Rolling Stone's Top 100 Vocalists list. Bloody shame. Even Paul McCartney (see below) has to strain a bit when he sings God Only Knows. Carl doesn't even sound like he's trying. - PetSounds

Paul Mccartney's favorite Song! - Beatlesboy9

Loved the movie "Love and Mercy", what a great story.

I like this song.

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4 Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel

This is an incredibly moving song. One of the best songs ever, yeah!

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5 Here, There and Everywhere - The Beatles Here, There and Everywhere - The Beatles

The lead vocal, and indeed the whole song, was inspired by God Only Knows (see above). Paul rarely uses falsetto, but he does it masterfully. - PetSounds

6 White Christmas - Bing Crosby White Christmas - Bing Crosby
7 Hey Jude - The Beatles Hey Jude - The Beatles
8 Walk Away - Matt Monro Walk Away - Matt Monro

My heart misses a beat when I first hear Matt's warm voice on this song and leaves me quite breathless and in tears... It's just... Beautiful. - Britgirl

9 Life is Beautiful - Luminous Life is Beautiful - Luminous
10 Poor Man's Moody Blues - Barclay James Harvest Poor Man's Moody Blues - Barclay James Harvest V 1 Comment

The Newcomers

? Thoughts - Michael Schulte Thoughts - Michael Schulte
? Give Me a Sign - Breaking Benjamin Give Me a Sign - Breaking Benjamin

The Contenders

11 The Show Must Go On - Queen The Show Must Go On - Queen
12 Whispering Wind - Moby Whispering Wind - Moby

I listened to this song for the first time today. The lead vocal is unlike anything I've ever heard. Thank-you, PositronWildhawk. - PetSounds

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13 Rainbow Eyes - Rainbow Rainbow Eyes - Rainbow

Ronnie James Dio, aka Mr. Golden Voice for a reason.
Very powerful yet velvety voice. Great vocal technique.
The only real competitor on this list is Jackie Evancho.
Dio's voice and the song in general sound like a music message from the center of the Universe. - Metal_Treasure

14 Hey You - Pink Floyd Hey You - Pink Floyd
15 Sweet Love - Anita Baker Sweet Love - Anita Baker
16 If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot
17 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen V 1 Comment
18 Hardware Store - "Weird Al" Yankovic Hardware Store -
19 Path of Glory - Demons & Wizards

A definition of beautiful modern vocals, especially the beginning of the song. - Metal_Treasure

20 I Want to Know What Love Is - Foreigner I Want to Know What Love Is - Foreigner
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