Hardest Songs to Sing

The Top Ten

1 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen Cover Art

This song is insanely hard to sing. My sister (a low alto) and I (a mid low soprano) have to both sing this to hit the high and low notes

As someone else said (trying to imply it was not difficult), CHOIRS sing it. CHOIRS sing a song that was actually a five part harmony by one man. Freddie Mercury single handedly creates a choir out of his amazingly versatile voice. Find another man that can and I'll agree it "isn't that difficult ".

Especially that section in the middle of the song. Very tough indeed.
Also, where is The Show Must Go On? Nobody can sing that song with as much emotion and passion as Freddie Mercury did.

Mission impossible.

2 Painkiller - Judas Priest Painkiller - Judas Priest Cover Art

This is very difficult start to finish - very fast and high pitched singing, shrieks, screams, and especially his perfect sustain of about 18-19 seconds at the end.

I have automatic respect for you if you even attempt to sing this song

Whenever I try to sing this song, my voice cracks about twice per second, and that long extension at the end of the word "Painkiller" near the end of the song is nearly impossible to pull off.

Just try to sing this song perfectly, just try, there is a reason this song is ranked IMPOSSIBLE in rock band for all instruments

3 I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston Cover Art

Going from belt to head voice... and also range range RANGE

It makes you switch notes quite quickly and harshly but creates a good texture.

Definitely one of the hardest song to sing.

You need to have a lot of breath to sing this song

4 Chop Suey! - System of a Down Chop Suey! - System of a Down Cover Art

No human can speak, oifnbwofnbownfbw Make Up! in 1 second except for this dude.

Wake up ashdhvdgs make up ashdhgdhdj then my tongue break

WAKE UP! HHHSUHSYHSHBSHUGYGYGW MAKE UP! GSGYSBYSBSHUAHUHSUB SHAKE UP! UUUSSGHSGYGUSHUSUHSUHSUH MAKE UP!

5 Parallels - As I Lay Dying Parallels - As I Lay Dying Cover Art
6 The Air that I Breathe - All that Remains The Air that I Breathe - All that Remains Cover Art
7 Rap God - Eminem Rap God - Eminem Cover Art

I can rap this whole song until the whole part after "hey fab... imma kill you"

The rap version of Bohemian Rhapsody

Ok this song is literally Impossibke to sing should be in top 10

8 Given Up - Linkin Park Given Up - Linkin Park Cover Art

This is indeed one of the most challenging Linkin Park songs. But Chester himself said that Crawling was actually the hardest Linkin Park song to sing (at least for him)

Try doing the 17 second scream in the middle

This song is easy and even if you disagree with me it doesn't belong over I will always love you.

9 Emotions - Mariah Carey Emotions - Mariah Carey Cover Art

There's a reason why you never hear anyone try to cover it or karaoke it. It's impossible for most people to sing and be able to hit all the notes.

Can you hit whistle notes like her? no? then this song deserves to be on top five, no further comments..

Needs to be #1
Mariah Carey hits a G7

Needs to be higher.

10 B.Y.O.B. - System Of A Down B.Y.O.B. - System Of A Down Cover Art

Serj, what a legend

The Newcomers

? Best of You - Foo Fighters Best of You - Foo Fighters Cover Art

This one sounds hard.

? Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana Cover Art

Cobain was a Baritenor, somewhere between a Baritone and a Tenor (Go Figure). Most Baritones and especially Tenors can hit the notes either in mixed or head voice but the hard part is singing it with the rasp and power Cobain managed to do it with. Next time nobody is at home give it a shot and expect to be asked what happened to your voice when you next talk to people.

The Contenders

11 This Darkened Heart - All That Remains This Darkened Heart - All That Remains Cover Art
12 I-E-A-I-A-I-O - System of a Down I-E-A-I-A-I-O - System of a Down Cover Art
13 My Last Sunrise - Demons & Wizards My Last Sunrise - Demons & Wizards Cover Art

Difficult because it requires high degree of versatility - there are frequent and sudden switches/transitions, and it needs both smooth angelic soft voice and powerful demonic harsh voice. The emotion is also difficult to replicate. Screams are so melodic.
The song structure is progressive - it has several parts that are not repeated (it doesn't even have a chorus). Great job Hansi Kürsch!

14 Child in Time - Deep Purple Child in Time - Deep Purple Cover Art

It's over 10 minutes long with tempo changes and Ian Gillan screams for about 2 minutes at the end (after 8:00). These are golden screams.

In my opinion you need a lot of power to sing this one

Good luck doing the scream parts.

15 Abigail - King Diamond Abigail - King Diamond Cover Art

This dude has the craziest falsetto I've ever heard and a vocal range of 4+ octaves.

16 This Calling - All that Remains This Calling - All that Remains Cover Art
17 Thriller - Michael Jackson Thriller - Michael Jackson Cover Art
18 Vision of Love - Mariah Carey Vision of Love - Mariah Carey Cover Art

The song gradually gets higher as the song goes by, and there usually isn't much room for breath. Range is a huge part of this song, and the whistle tones add another element to the song in which only some can hit perfectly. This is a very hard song, but not impossible.

Mariah's songs are always hard even for famous singers

This song is one of the reasons why Mariah is a queen.

Try nailing this one if you disagree!

19 Keeper of the Seven Keys - Helloween Keeper of the Seven Keys - Helloween Cover Art

The song is about 14 minutes long with difficult vocal lines but the most impressive thing is the series of perfect sustains after 12:30, one of them is about 18 seconds long. Pure eargasm. Great job Michael Kiske!

20 Crawling - Linkin Park Crawling - Linkin Park Cover Art

You need vocal range as well as an ability to scream and to whisper. its really a masterpiece. if you want to see how hard it is to sing 1:1 just see Oli Sykes trying to do it.

21 One Step Closer - Linkin Park One Step Closer - Linkin Park Cover Art
22 Thunderstruck - AC/DC Thunderstruck - AC/DC Cover Art

Back in black is one of the hardest songs to sing of all time. This comes close

23 Without You - Mariah Carey Without You - Mariah Carey Cover Art
24 Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande Cover Art

Her high notes and reruns are so hard to master

Try reaching the high note at the end- it’s so funny trying to see people attempt it and say it’s easy

25 Twist - Korn Twist - Korn Cover Art

The only word that I can understand is twist.

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