Top 10 Best Rock and Metal Vocal Performances by Singers in Their 40s (40-49 Years Old)


The Top Ten

1 The Show Must Go On - Queen The Show Must Go On - Queen

Talk about giving it your all... - truckturner

One the greatest vocal performances ever! Nobody can sing this except Freddie. - Userguy44

Near to die...and he sang like nobody else.

Freddie Mercury recorded it at 44 when he was very ill (couldn't walk without help) and died 9 months after its release. But listen to that voice: gorgeous and powerful. Most singers don't have such voices in their prime. Hands down. RIP Freddie. - Metal_Treasure

2 Rainbow In the Dark - Dio Rainbow In the Dark - Dio

Dio recorded it at 41. I think it's one of his best vocal performances, if not the best. - Metal_Treasure

3 Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian

The powerful, expressive and gorgeous voice of Hansi Kursch at 44. - Metal_Treasure

4 Billie Jean - Chris Cornell

It's a live cover of MJ from: Chris Cornell: Unplugged in Sweden.
I don't think he ever recorded a studio version (I have watched several more live versions he did later). - Metal_Treasure

5 Morphine Child - Savatage

Great vocals by the incredible Jon Oliva. - Metal_Treasure

6 Barcelona - Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballe

Great vocals by Freddie but I put this song lower because he shared vocals with the female opera singer Montserrat Caballé.
Freddie was 40-41 years old (the album was recorded Jan 1987- June 1988). - Metal_Treasure

7 The Man (That I Don't Know) - Primal Fear

Vocals by Ralf Scheepers. - Metal_Treasure

8 Tanelorn (Into the Void) - Blind Guardian

Sheer vocal badassery by Hansi Kursch at 44. - Metal_Treasure

9 Perfect Strangers - Deep Purple
10 Feeling Hot - Coverdale/Page

Vocals by David Coverdale (from an album with Jimmy Page) - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 The Holy Grail - Blind Guardian

Hansi voice at 48 - it still sounded awesome, powerful and energetic. Hands down. By the way, did you notice that this song has extremely fast vocals? - Metal_Treasure

12 Straight Through the Heart - Dio
13 Diabolus - Primal Fear
14 Strangeways - Deep Purple

Ian Gillan at 42-43. Such an epic song. - Metal_Treasure

15 These are the Days of Our Lives - Queen
16 Thunderstruck - AC/DC
17 Nessun Dorma - Luciano Pavarotti
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