Hardest Songs to Sing


The Top Ten

1 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

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

Best song ever. Queen is the most amazing, talented band ever. There wouldn't be classic rock without them

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 ".

Mission impossible.

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2 Painkiller - Judas Priest

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. - Metal_Treasure

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

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

I legit lost my voice trying to sing this song

3 Parallels - As I Lay Dying
4 Chop Suey! - System of a Down

Wake up ashdhvdgs make up ashdhgdhdj then my tongue break - Jancukman777

5 I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston

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.

6 The Air that I Breathe - All that Remains
7 This Darkened Heart - All That Remains
8 Given Up - Linkin Park

Except the scream that is really long, the song is very easy to sing. But there are many songs with screams longer than this scream that aren't on this list. I know about songs with screams that are 25, 28 and even 33 seconds long. - Metal_Treasure

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 - spiderskull98

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

9 B.Y.O.B. - System Of A Down
10 Child in Time - Deep Purple

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. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 My Last Sunrise - Demons & Wizards

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! - Metal_Treasure

12 This Calling - All that Remains
13 Abigail - King Diamond

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

14 Crawling - Linkin Park
15 One Step Closer - Linkin Park
16 Keeper of the Seven Keys - Helloween

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! - Metal_Treasure

17 Rap God - Eminem

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

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

18 And Then There Was Silence - Blind Guardian

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. - Metal_Treasure

19 Thriller - Michael Jackson
20 Twist - Korn
21 Vision of Love - Mariah Carey

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

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

The hardrst song by female!

22 Hounds - Savatage
23 The March of the Black Queen - Queen

Bohemian Rhapsody x2! Very difficult

24 Bodies - Drowning Pool

Is this a joke...

25 Face The Day - From Ashes To New
26 Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande

I just love the song.

27 Thunderstruck - AC/DC

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

28 Highlander - Lost Horizon

Daniel Heiman has some mad vocal skills and if you are really interested in difficult singing material, I would recommend to try this song (it's over 12 min long, progressive power metal). - Metal_Treasure

29 Laying the Demon to Rest - Theocracy

The intro scream is about 23 seconds long (Matt Smith). The song isn't easy in general and is almost 10 minutes long. - Metal_Treasure

30 Octavarium - Dream Theater

Actually it's not 'that' hard to sing,

if you can endure for 24 minutes...

yes 24 minutes for one song... That's why I love'em

31 Y'all Want a Single - Korn
32 Killer Queen - Queen
33 Wrong Side - Strapping Young Lad

To sing this song you need both growls and epic operatic voice. Oh, and Devin Townsend has a 5 octave vocal range. His vocal skills are insane. - Metal_Treasure

34 Nessun Dorma - Luciano Pavarotti
35 The Great Gig in the Sky - Pink Floyd

Anyone who says anything but this song has yet to hear this song.

36 Under Pressure - Queen

Just listen this verse starts with "chipping around kick my brains..." line. - zxm

37 E for Extinction - Thousand Foot Krutch

To be honest, this isn't particularly difficult. I can do it, and my singing leaves a lot to be desired

38 Don't Rain on My Parade - Barbra Streisand
39 The Disappearance of Hatsune Miku - cosMo@Bousou P
40 Life on Mars? - David Bowie
41 Come on Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners
42 Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian
43 Dark Chest of Wonders - Nightwish
44 Monster - Exo
45 Time to Say Goodbye - Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman
46 With or Without You - U2
47 So Real - Jeff Buckley
48 Viva la Vida - Coldplay
49 All I Have - NF
50 Egypt - Mercyful Fate
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Top Remixes (5)

1. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
2. Painkiller - Judas Priest
3. Child in Time - Deep Purple
1. This Darkened Heart - All That Remains
2. Parallels - As I Lay Dying
3. This Calling - All that Remains
1. Painkiller - Judas Priest
2. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
3. Abigail - King Diamond

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