Top 10 Hardest Songs to Sing

The Top Ten
1 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen Cover Art

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.

So many different types of singing in this song. You may be able to get one section down, but then there's the next section which won't be anything like the last one

This is a long song, and because of the backup vocals and Mercury's vocals, it can be a challenge for you to sing perfectly.

2 Painkiller - Judas Priest Painkiller - Judas Priest Cover Art

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.

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.

Awesome song. Way harder than Bohemian Rhapsody

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

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

Definitely one of the hardest song to sing.

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.

Serj is a total legend.

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

Serj, what a legend

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)

9 This Darkened Heart - All That Remains This Darkened Heart - All That Remains Cover Art
10 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!

The Newcomers

? Master Exploder - Tenacious D Master Exploder - Tenacious D Cover Art
? Spoonman - Soundgarden Spoonman - Soundgarden Cover Art
The Contenders
11 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.

Good luck doing the scream parts.

12 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.

13 This Calling - All that Remains This Calling - All that Remains Cover Art
14 One Step Closer - Linkin Park One Step Closer - Linkin Park Cover Art
15 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!

16 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..

This should be much higher on the list.

How is this not any higher?

17 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.

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.

Hardest song to keep up with. You'll die!

Try nailing this one if you disagree!

19 Rap God - Eminem Rap God - Eminem Cover Art

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

20 Someone Like You - Adele Someone Like You - Adele Cover Art

Like any Adele song, she has beautiful vocals that are hard to sing by many people. She taught herself how to do these vocals.

21 Thriller - Michael Jackson Thriller - Michael Jackson Cover Art
22 Don't Stop Believin' - Journey Don't Stop Believin' - Journey Cover Art
23 Earth Song - Michael Jackson Earth Song - Michael Jackson Cover Art

Yep, MJ's high and long vocals can cause a bit difficulty while singing this song.

24 And Then There Was Silence - Blind Guardian And Then There Was Silence - Blind Guardian Cover Art

14 minutes of epic singing (I prefer the 2012 version). Hansi Kürsch left his throat on these complex and overlapping vocal harmonies - you hear a choir but there's no choir, he's the only singer. The song is very complex with symphonic arrangements and many tempo changes but it's mostly fast and energetic.

25 Twist - Korn Twist - Korn Cover Art

The only word that I can understand is twist.

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