Songs With the Most Beautiful Lead Vocals

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

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1Nella 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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2Bridge 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.

3God 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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4Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel

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

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5Here, 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

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

9Poor Man's Moody Blues - Barclay James HarvestV1 Comment
10Life is Beautiful - Luminous

The Newcomers

?If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot
?Path of Glory - Demons & Wizards

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

The Contenders

11The Show Must Go On - Queen
12Whispering 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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13Rainbow 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

14Hey You - Pink Floyd
15Sweet Love - Anita Baker
16Bohemian Rhapsody - QueenV1 Comment
17Hardware Store - "Weird Al" Yankovic
18I Want to Know What Love Is - Foreigner
19The Winner Takes It All - Abba

Amazing! Agnetha's voice cries through this song with pain! Just remarkable how she can sing such a devasting song with emotion! - ivylee

20Danny Boy - John McDermott
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Top Remixes (8)

1. Walk Away - Matt Monro
2. God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
3. Hey Jude - The Beatles
1. Nella Fantasia - Jackie Evancho
2. Se - Jackie Evancho
3. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Jackie Evancho
1. God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
2. Here, There and Everywhere - The Beatles
3. Walk Away - Matt Monro

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