Top 10 Greatest Vocal Performances of All Time


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21 Come Together - John Lennon
22 Piece Of My Heart - Janis Joplin

Amazing and problably the greatest female performence of all time. -

23 Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
24 Who Want's To Live Forever - Freddy Mercury

Freddie was and still is a voice that you just can't shake it still gives me goosebumps!

25 Love Reign O'er Me - Roger Daltrey

There is no doubt "Bohemian Rhapsody" is the greatest song in popular music history and Freddie Mercury is the greatest rock singer that ever lived, but the greatest vocal performance is definitely Roger Daltrey with "Love Reign O'er Me". He belts the emotion out and it's a perfect ending to Quadrophenia. Oh God I need a drink... of COOL COOL RAIN!

It's so energetic, so loud, so real, and a major contender for the top spot position. -

Actually, there is a ton of doubt about BoRap being the GOAT. I can think of 50 songs that are better, and a dozen singers better than Freddie.

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26 Landslide - Stevie Nicks
27 And Then There Was Silence - Blind Guardian (Hansi Kürsch)
28 Victim of Changes - Rob Halford

The High Pitched Screms, the epic voice, and the song itself makes it one of the greatest vocal perfomences.

Judas Priest forever! Best vocal performance.
Victim of chaanges!

29 I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston

Come on, way better than Greatest Love of All. Perfectly arranged, sung and felt! In terms of female pop, none better.

30 Respect - Aretha Franklin Respect - Aretha Franklin
31 Baby I Need Your Loving - Levi Stubbs

Any of several songs by the Four Tops could be on this list, but I think this one is the best. Levi Stubbs had the most evocative voice anywhere.

I can't think of a song Levi Stubbs did that wasn't good, but to really hear him sing, you have to listen to the less commercial songs and unreleased tracks.

32 For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica (James Hetfield)
33 Grace - Jeff Buckley

It had it's good moment's, overall one of the all time great's. -

34 Behind Blue Eyes - Roger Daltrey Behind Blue Eyes - Roger Daltrey
35 The Unforgiven III - Metallica (James Hetfield)
36 Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley

Very influential and very good. -

37 Cry Me a River - Joe Cocker Cry Me a River - Joe Cocker
38 Alexander the Great - Iron Maiden (Bruce Dickinson)
39 For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder
40 Mi Mancherai - Jackie Evancho

Beautifully done by Jackie on her DVD "Dream With Me: In Concert." - BobG

In my opinion, this rivals Jackie's Nessun Dorma for passion, power and incredible talent far beyond the norm.

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