Musical Groups With the Best HarmoniesPetSounds Nothing sends chills up and down one's spine like tight harmonies.
The Top Ten
The most beautiful harmonies ever recorded. Sadly, they're fairly unheard of among the younger generation. They are at their best on In My Room. - PetSounds
I agree totally with you on The Beach Boys, PetSounds. They are always in perfect harmony. My personal favourite example of this is Fun Fun Fun. But also adore In My Room... - Britgirl
Just listen to "Don't Worry Baby", "God Only Knows" and "Good Vibrations" to understand why this is 1st - mswainyy
Excellent list, PetSounds. The contrapuntal sound of this band with the four voices--alto, soprano, tenor, baritone--just sends me right over the edge. The group said that when they sang really closely together, there would be an overtone like a 5th voice, which they called Harvey. John Phillips was a master at arranging their four voices to maximum effect. I could go on and on and on, but I'll stop now.
P.S. Fleet Foxes are awesome - Blue_Devereaux
The Sound of Silence is their best. Don't worry, it's not just white noise. On the contrary, it's one of the greatest songs ever recorded. - PetSounds
Although they were heavily influenced by the Beach Boys, their harmonies are quite different. A more raw, unpolished sound overall in the early stages, but it got smoother as they progressed. Listen to Nowhere Man. - PetSounds
Queen has the best. That statement is obvious
Queen is for sure in top 3, possibly one
I can name several songs that consist great harmony;
You're My Best Friend
Somebody To Love
We Are The Champions
Fat Bottomed Girls
Bicycle Race - mmarce445
Listen to "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes"; specifically the Woodstock version. The second section of the song ("What have you got to lose" section) is absolutely mesmerizing. - higgsboson2142
The Woodstock version takes your breath away.Being live makes it even more unbelievable.
The lead singer was heavily influenced by Queen and The Beach Boys but he does something different because he’s the only good singer in this band:
1) he creates and sings everything - lead and backing vox with harmonies. That’s really lots of work and singing but the result is absolutely beautiful;
2) then, if he wants to create a choir effect, he applies his signature practice of overdubbing his own voice multiple times in complex, overlapping harmonies.
So his voice is the only one you hear but it’s a godly voice. Enjoy.
Songs with moderate overdubbing:
Carry the Blessed Home, Distant Memories, Turn the Page, Otherland
Songs with more complex harmonies and massive overdubbing, creating a huge choir effect:
The Throne, At The Edge Of Time - Metal_Treasure
This band performs Gregorian chant-inspired versions of modern pop, rock and metal songs.
Amazing vocal harmonies.
Nothing else matters (Metallica), Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd), Sweet Child Of Mine (Guns N Roses), The Unforgiven I (Metallica), Kashmir (Led Zepp). - Metal_Treasure
Rather obscure, I'll admit, but their harmonies are fantastic. - PetSounds
The lead singer of this band also sings for Blind Guardian described above and he applies the same techniques here, too, but here the choir effect is not that big. However, vocals and harmonies are still extremely impressive. Again, no other singers - it's only his voice on all song sections. Music genre is a bit different.
My Last Sunrise - especially the intro and outro, the outro is exemplary;
Heaven Denies - especially the outro at 4:20 (it's gregorian chanting and it's one of the most beautiful vocal performances in the world);
Rage of passage - short intro song. - Metal_Treasure
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