Top 10 Songs Not Sung by Lead Singers

These are some songs where the lead singers didn't do lead vocals. However they may have done backing vocals or few vocal parts. But the majority of the song was sung by other member.
The Top Ten
1 (Don't Fear) the Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
2 Long Away - Queen

Sung by Brian May. I don't know if he ever took vocal lessons, but he does great in this song.

3 Outlaw - Whitesnake

A very pleasant song from 1979 sung by their guitarist Bernie Marsden - pretty good vocals. I mean, better than some lead singers for other rock bands.

4 Hijack My Heart - Queen

A great song of Queen sung by Roger Taylor.

5 King of the Kill - Annihilator

Written and entirely sung by guitarist Jeff Waters. One of their most liked songs of the '90s.

6 Can't You See - The Marshall Tucker Band

Doug Gray is a very good singer. But unfortunately/fortunately, their biggest hit was sung by their lead guitarist Toy Caldwell.

The beginning of this song is second to none.

7 No You Don't - The Sweet

Lead vocals by the bassist Steve Priest. One of my favorite songs by this band. Steve Priest really can sing if you ask me. He sang on many songs and he sounds great even on the live videos I watched.

8 Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll - Queen

A song written and sung by drummer Roger Taylor in 1973. He sings it very well - he's even better than some lead singers for other bands in that era. It's a very obscure Queen song on their debut album - a short but very fast song, with pretty heavy sections in the context of the early '70s.

9 Beth - Kiss

For me, the singing wasn't very good, but it became famous.

10 Remember a Day - Pink Floyd

Sung by Richard Wright. Roger, David, and Barrett were their regular singers, but here Richard sings.

The Contenders
11 Happy - The Rolling Stones
12 21 - Annihilator

It was written and entirely sung by guitarist Jeff Waters.

13 Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles

Sung by George Harrison. A year and 205 days after this list was created, a song by The Beatles is added.

14 Death of a Clown - The Kinks
15 While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles
16 Drive - By the Cars

Great song, but I don't know if it counts. Bassist Benjamin Orr sang on this, but he was one of the lead singers. He sang on "Let's Go," "Just What I Needed," and the song of topic here, "Drive," just to name a few.

17 Before They Make Me Run - The Rolling Stones

Not on top, because even though Keith Richards is not a regular vocalist of the band, he did lead vocals on some songs.

18 Marigold - Nirvana

Sung by Dave Grohl and the only Nirvana song not sung by Kurt.

19 Free Flight - Whitesnake

A 1978 song sung by their guitarist Bernie Marsden. Play the sample and be convinced.

20 Something - The Beatles
21 Have a Cigar - Pink Floyd
22 The Loser in the End - Queen
23 Take It to the Limit - Eagles
24 Lady Starlight - The Sweet

Lead vocals - Andy Scott (guitarist). In this band, all members provided lead vocals and there are more songs.

25 Holy Man - Deep Purple
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