Top 10 Singers Who Might Surprise You that Have Higher Vocal Ranges Than Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift has got to be one of the most overrated singers in recent memory. These are people that can actually sing higher notes than Taylor Swift (her vocal range is 2 octaves, 1-1/2 notes). Some of these people might actually shock you.

The Top Ten

1 Chad Kroeger Chad Kroeger Chad Robert Kroeger is a Canadian musician and producer, best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist for the Canadian rock band, Nickelback.

What was the need to point out Swift? - ProPanda

Because she is called one of the greatest singers ever when objectively she isn't this list was made to show other singers who have higher ranges than Taylor Swift - christangrant

I'm a Nickelback fan, so it's no surprise that it's Chad

Taylor Swift, the queen of Auto-Tune.

TheEvilNuggetCookie I agree that she's talented, but just like every other singer, there are people that call her one of the greatest singers. It's an opinion.

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2 Justin Bieber Justin Bieber Justin Drew Bieber (born March 1, 1994) is a Canadian singer, song writer, and record producer. He currently resides in Ontario, Canada (despite once claiming he was Part-Indian) and he is Christian. He is the son of an author, Pattie Mallet. more.

I don't agree with that she has a really good voice in her own way! - Ilovedolphins4b

3 octaves, 1/2 note - he's got almost a whole octave more than her. - Metal_Treasure

3 Dave Mustaine Dave Mustaine David Scott "Dave" Mustaine (born September 13, 1961) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. Mustaine is best known as a pioneer in Thrash Metal, being the former lead guitarist of Metallica before his dismissal in 1983, leading to finding and becoming the front man of his own more.

@jack2244 - his range is bigger than hers but he doesn't hit higher notes than her because range isn't the highest note a singer can hit. Range is the interval between the highest AND the lowest note s/he can hit. The quoted ranges on this list are correct - they are taken from my old comments. Just a wider (bigger) range doesn't mean ability to hit higher notes - this is a very common misconception, by the way. - Metal_Treasure

@jack2244 - I thought you were surprised he does hit higher notes and wrote my comment to explain that he actually doesn't hit higher notes but his range is still bigger than hers. - Metal_Treasure

2 octaves, 6-1/2 notes is the range of Dave Mustanie which is higher than Taylor Swifts bet you wouldn't have thought that Dave Mustaine who says he isn't a good singer can hit higher notes than one of the most Praised Singers - christangrant

4 Billie Joe Armstrong Billie Joe Armstrong Billie Joe Armstrong is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor who is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter, and guitarist of the punk rock band Green Day, which he co-founded with Mike Dirnt.

2 octaves, 6-1/2 notes is his vocal range bet you wouldn't have thought he could sing higher notes than Taylor Swift - christangrant

This was one of the most surprising things of this list. - zxm

5 Roger Taylor Roger Taylor Roger Meddows Taylor is an English musician , multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter born on April 26th,1960 in Kings Lynn, Norfolk. He was the drummer of the band Queen and wrote few of many hits such as including Under Pressure, A Kind Of Magic and Radio Ga Ga. Despite being well known in Queen more.

A drummer with four octave vocal range. - zxm

A drummer with a fantastic voice. Listen "Galileo" in Bohemian Rhapsody, or the vocal of Somebody to love. He has an extremely good voice.

Amazing voice with 4 octave vocal range!

6 James Hetfield James Hetfield James Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.

James Hetfields Vocal range 3 octaves, 3 notes which if you haven't already guessed he can sing higher notes than she can - christangrant

7 Johnny Cash Johnny Cash John R. "Johnny" Cash (1932-2003) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author, who was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. He died of more.

Vocal range 2 octaves, 5-1/2 notes - christangrant

8 Phil Anselmo Phil Anselmo Philip Hansen "Phil" Anselmo is an American musician who is best known as the former lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Pantera. He currently is the vocalist of heavy metal bands Down and Superjoint Ritual.

Yes, his range is almost 2x bigger than hers. Where are all those ignorant and biased people who say that metal is talentless, and respectively - metal singers have no talent? - Metal_Treasure

This fact IS so obvious...look who is compared to him..Taylor Swift - Ananya

Range 4 octaves, 1/2 note - christangrant

9 Lady Gaga Lady Gaga Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the first female artist to ever since Cher to get nominated by the Grammys and Emmys . In 2013, during her era on Artpop, she was chosen to perform in a concert from iTunes . more.

Probably my favorite pop singer of today. Her voice doesn't get enough credit. A perfect example of a talented popstar.
(Range: 3 Octaves, 3 notes) - cjWriter1997

10 Chester Bennington Chester Bennington Chester Charles Bennington (March 20th, 1976 - July 20th, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. He also has a few side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 due to depression.

Chester Bennington has a range of 3 octaves which is higher than Taylor Swift's - christangrant

The Contenders

11 M. Shadows M. Shadows Matthew Charles Sanders, better known by his stage name M. Shadows, is an American musician, best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter and founding member of the American metalcore/alternative metal band Avenged Sevenfold.

I don't think it's a very surprising think that he posses bigger vocal range than Taylor Swift. He is talented, and he has powerful singing voice. - zxm

Range 3 octaves, 4 notes - christangrant

12 Glenn Hughes Glenn Hughes Glenn Hughes is an English rock bassist and vocalist, best known as a member of Deep Purple and the rock pioneers Trapeze, and his solo career. Hughes was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Deep Purple. He is acclaimed for his wide vocal range.

A bassist and only backing vocalist for Deep Purple with a 4 octave vocal range. - Metal_Treasure

13 Paul McCartney Paul McCartney Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer . With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music .

Range 4 octaves, 5 notes - christangrant

14 Roger Waters Roger Waters George Roger Waters, is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He was mostly known for the secondary lead vocals and bassist of Pink Floyd .

Range 4 octaves, 6-1/2 (Almost 5 Octaves) - christangrant

Roger is a prime example that great vocal range does not always equate to good singing, while his vocal range is vary impressive he is on my opinion the third or fourth best singer in Pink Floyd, David and Syd were better singers, and also Rick was better initialy but Rick has ruined his voice with his heavy smoking so it's kind of tied.
And also Roger is suprior to Taylor Swift in any musical way (singing, playing, song writing, composing...).

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16 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1970, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry, with 18 number 1 records to her name. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and music videos, and is "well known" for her over-the-top sexy more.

Probably she is the female singer with biggest vocal range. But it doesn't really surprise me that she has bigger vocal range than Taylor Swift. - zxm

7 Octave Range people! - lavashooter

Mariah has 5 octaves 2 notes (F#2 - Bb7). Her belts has resonance. Low notes are dark and deep. And amazing whistle voice! She sings like a bird. I'm sure she is better and higher voice than Taylor Swift. Taylor has a terrible voice.

Mariah Carey: 4 octaves, 6-1/2 notes (from G#2 to G7).
Sorry but only Mike Patton of Faith No More has a 6-7 octave range. - Metal_Treasure

17 Amy Lee Amy Lee Amy Lynn Hartzler, known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter, classically trained pianist and composer. She is also the lead singer to the Arkansas band Evanescence.
18 Axl Rose Axl Rose William Bruce Rose Jr., better known as 'Axl Rose', is an American singer born on February 6, 1962, in Lafayette, Indiana. He Is the founder and lead singer of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. He is a celebrated but controversial figure in the world of rock.

The singer almost everyone loves to hate has 5 octaves, 2-1/2 notes! - Metal_Treasure

19 Eddie Vedder Eddie Vedder Eddie Vedder is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as a member of the rock band Pearl Jam, with whom he performs lead vocals and is one of three guitarists.

3 octaves, 4-1/2 notes. Much bigger range than Taylor's. - Metal_Treasure

My favorite singer has 5 octaves - jack2244

20 Katy Perry Katy Perry Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (Katy Perry) was born on October 25, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. Katy Perry is a singer, songwriter, actress and an ambassador on one of the most popular companies of now, UNICEF. more.
21 Ariana Grande Ariana Grande Ariana Grande-Butera, known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress . She was born on June 26th 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera. She is best known for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom, "Victorious". She later become a singer more.
22 Daniel Gildenlöw Daniel Gildenlöw Daniel Gildenlöw is a Swedish musician and songwriter. He is best known as a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist for the progressive metal band Pain of Salvation.
23 Rob Halford Rob Halford Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford is an English singer and songwriter, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest and famed for his powerful wide ranging operatic voice.
24 David Gilmour David Gilmour David Jon Gilmour is an English singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He joined the progressive rock band Pink Floyd as guitarist and co-lead vocalist in 1968.
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